Trump abandons science with climate walk-out

2 June, 2017 – President Trump abandons science with his pull-out from the Paris Agreement on climate change, damaging US interests and the Earth.

Urban heat islands leave cities sweltering

1 June, 2017 – Many city dwellers face a hotter future than their suburban and rural peers because the urban heat island effect can double city temperature increases.

Economist wants truth on real cost of fossil fuel

30 May, 2017 – A leading economist says the world should reject lies about carbon emissions, pricing them to show the real cost of fossil fuel.

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Planting trees will not slow global warming

26 May, 2017 – Nothing, not even the creation of huge plantations of trees to absorb carbon dioxide, is a viable alternative to drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

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Food industry is cooking the planet

25 May, 2017 – One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

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Climate models forecast extreme rainfall

24 May, 2017 – Europe, North America and tropical regions could all face even harder rainfall if fossil fuel emissions continue to increase global warming.

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World’s vanishing glaciers put millions at risk

23 May, 2017 – From the Himalayas to Switzerland, the world’s glaciers are melting – threatening vital water supplies and increasing the risk of sea level rise.

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Bigger isn’t better for energy savings

19 May, 2017 – The desire for more spacious cars and houses is cancelling out energy savings made by environmentally friendly improvements to heating and transport.

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Warming could exceed 1.5°C limit by 2026

18 May, 2017 – The planet is on course to breach the internationally agreed warming limit of 1.5°C within 10 years, according to new research from Australia.

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Future looks rocky for alpine flowers

15 May, 2017 – Scientists warn that alpine flowers and plants could face extinction as warming forces them higher up into hostile rocky mountain terrain.

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Oil industry power is slithering away

13 May, 2017 – With oil prices remaining low, hopes of combating climate change through emissions reduction are improving as the oil industry shrinks.