WE ARE making two significant changes to the Climate News Network over the next few weeks, and we want you to know about them before they happen, and also why they are happening. First, we are going to give more time and space to our mentoring work. This is designed specifically to be useful to journalists covering climate change, energy and related subjects, but it should work as well for everyone who wants to communicate facts objectively – scientists, for example. The changes mean we shall soon be providing: – a redesigned and expanded Training section (linked from our Home…
24 July, 2017 – Timber rots, cement crumbles, metal corrodes: plastics are there for ever. By 2050 there could be 12 billion tonnes in the world’s landfills.
18 July, 2017 – Even a small nuclear war could end global warming. But it would certainly precipitate catastrophic climate change.
27 June, 2017 – A group of physical chokepoints – roads, ports and waterways – could disrupt the flow of world food trade, with drastic consequences.
26 June, 2017 – US academics are arguing with ferocity about how to achieve a fossil fuel phase out. But, for now, the debate is entirely academic.
10 June, 2017 – Stone Age humans changed a landscape. Then time buried the evidence. Now researchers have unearthed the moment of the earliest human impact on the planet.
31 May, 2017 – Candidate Trump’s promises on coal are withering as the harsh winds of economic reality blow the President’s plans for the industry off course.
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.
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.
14 May, 2017 – An eye-tracking study shows that stress levels affect how much attention people pay to climate change imagery, even if they are supportive of environmental issues.
10 May, 2017 – Circulation changes caused by warming waters and melting polar ice are the most probable explanations for the rapidly falling levels of oxygen in the ocean.