Asia can gain by welcoming refugees

2 August, 2017 – Welcoming refugees instead of seeing them as a drain on national economies could offer huge opportunities to Asian countries’ private sectors.

Women take control of solar revolution

1 August, 2017 – The solar revolution is reaching the remotest parts of the world and changing the lives of women otherwise trapped in poverty.

Fossil fuel subsidies are dwarfed by health cost

31 July, 2017 – The fossil fuel subsidies paid to the industry that exploits them is a fraction of their cost to people’s health in the rich world.

More investors will spurn fossil fuels

30 July, 2017 – Oil and gas shares offer diminishing returns, and more investors will spurn fossil fuels, though finding a new home for their money is not easy.

Ocean warmth predicts US drought and fire risk

29 July, 2017 – Ocean cycles help to determine US drought and fire risk in several western states, with global warming adding to their severity.

Computer census aids declining palm trees

28 July, 2017 – Concerned that palm trees vital to his home country are vanishing in large numbers, a scientist has devised how to count them for conservation.

Geo-engineers propose climate compromise

27 July, 2017 – Humans have unintentionally changed the world and turned up the temperature. A climate compromise might turn down the heat.

Small cost can keep African forests safe

26 July, 2017 – Forests are more valuable standing than cleared. US economists have found how to subsidise protecting African forests at the village level.

Ireland’s climate plan offers vague intentions

25 July, 2017 – There’s no shortage of good intentions in Ireland’s climate plan, but they are too vague to cut emissions significantly.

The Climate News Network’s Future

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…

Plastics leave permanent indestructible legacy

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.