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Australian researchers find huge lakes beneath largest east Antarctic glacier

Scientists say research will help predict how glaciers’ melting will affect oceans Australian researchers have discovered huge underwater lakes beneath the largest glacier in east Antarctica.The lakes were detected by scientists setting off small explosives 2m below the surface of the Totten glacier and listening to the reflected sound. Continue reading...
Tags: Antarctica, Glaciers, Australia news, Science, Environment, Polar regions, World news, Oceans, Climate change


Why the ocean you know and love won’t exist in 50 years

Coral reefs may not be able to survive another human decade because of the environmental stress we have placed on them, says author David Wallace-Wells. He posits that without meaningful changes to policies, the trend of them dying out, even in light of recent advances, will continue.The World Wildlife Fund says that 60 percent of all vertebrate mammals have died since just 1970. On top of this, recent studies suggest that insect populations may have fallen by as much as 75 percent over the last...
Tags: Climate change, Earth, Water, Future, Natural disaster, Ecology, Environment, Nature, Fish, Insects, Animals, Oceans


Risky geoengineering research deemed safe, blocked by US

New study conducted by Harvard, MIT and Princeton claims that releasing sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to cool the climate could be safe, only if gas injections are limited to only cooling temperatures by half of what is needed to stop global warming. About two weeks later, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia blocked a United Nations proposal to commission further research on the emerging technology— called geoengineering— a move that both supporters and opponents of the technology see as blatant pro...
Tags: Climate Change, Technology, Geoengineering, Politics, Temperature, Trump, Climate Mitigation, Environment, Innovation, Earth Cooling


The ethics of the climate emergency

During the last few days of February we experienced the warmest Winter day since records began, with a high of 20.6 degrees (Celsius) at Trawscoed in mid-Wales. As if that was not enough, the record was broken again the next day with 21.2 degrees at Kew Gardens. This unseasonable weather is one of many signs of climate change and global warming. Another has been the flowering of snowdrops this Winter which began in late December. So did the opening of daffodils, which in William Wordsworth’s day...
Tags: Featured, Arts & Humanities, Earth & Life Sciences, Mathematics, Philosophy, Science & Medicine, Antonio Guterres, Climate Change, Climate Change Debate, Climate Emergency, Environmental Ethics Vsi, Ethicists, Global Warming, Hilary Graham, Paris Agreement 2015, Robin Attfield


Labor edges away from using Kyoto credits to reach Paris target

Bill Shorten has given a further indication that Labor will not use the ‘accounting trick’ as part of its emissions policyBill Shorten has signalled Labor is highly unlikely to use carryover credits from the Kyoto protocol as part of its climate change policy, which will be unveiled over the coming weeks.In his strongest comments to date, the Labor leader said over the weekend he recognised that other countries had resolved not to use the accounting system that allows countries to count credits ...
Tags: Energy, Kyoto protocol, Labor party, Australia news, Australian politics, Climate change, Environment, Bill Shorten, Paris climate agreement, Greenhouse gas emissions, Adam Bandt


Climate change melts Mount Everest's ice, exposing dead bodies of past climbers

Mt. Everest is the final resting place of about 200 climbers who never made it down.Recent glacial melting, caused by global warming, has made many of the bodies previously hidden by ice and snow visible again. While many bodies are quite visible and well known, others are renowned for being lost for decades. People die trying to reach the top of Mt. Everest. While about 5,000 people have gotten to the top and came back down to tell the tale, 300 have not and 200 bodies remain on the mountain. M...
Tags: Glacier, Climate change


Independents Kerryn Phelps and Zali Steggall buoyed by NSW election results

High-profile federal candidates point to progressive swings in Sydney’s east and north shore as evidence climate change remains key issueThe strong showing for independents and Greens on Sydney’s north shore in the New South Wales election, and the likely win for Labor in Coogee, have buoyed the two most high-profile independents contesting Sydney seats in the federal election.The independent MP for the federal seat of Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps, said the results showed the electorate was interest...
Tags: Australian politics, Sydney, New South Wales election 2019, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Australia news, Kerryn Phelps, Liberal party, Zali Steggall, Labor party, Australian Greens, Coalition, Climate change, Energy


Planning for the uncertain future of work

In a recently published, roughly 75-page report, British non-profit organization The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) outlined several scenarios for how the UK labor market will be impacted by frontier technologies such as automation, AI, AVs and more. The analysis titled “The Four Futures of Work” was conducted in collaboration with design and consulting firm Arup and was spearheaded by the RSA’s “Future Work Centre”, which focuses on the impact of new technologies on work ...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Europe, Finance, Government, Personnel, Philanthropy, Policy, TC, Automation, China, Climate Change, Energy, Executive, Future Of Work, Global Warming


Preparation Concierge: Getting Ahead of Climate Change

A pragmatic guide to equipping yourself for disasters Last year was the fourth-hottest in recorded human history. We’re facing an endless fire season in the west, hurricanes to the east, and floods just about everywhere. It’s undeniable that climate change will affect all of us, but the idea of getting ahead of the effects is daunting. We often hear about making a disaster plan, but …
Tags: Tech, Climate Change, Distasters, Emergencies, Environment, Jason Harper, Lifestraw, New York, Preparation Concierge, Websites


It Was 70 Degrees in Alaska This Week

Forget Cancun. Spring break in Alaska is where it’s at. Bizarre March warmth has engulfed the Frontier State, setting an all-time temperature record in the latest manifestation of a new climate gripping the Arctic.Read more...
Tags: Baked Alaska, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Climate Change, Heat Wave


Canadian company to build plant that will remove CO2 from atmosphere — convert it to fuel

Negative emissions technologies remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it or convert it to fuel.In addition to capturing carbon, Carbon Engineering also converts stored carbon into a fuel that can be used by everyday vehicles.The ability to profit from carbon capture and conversion will surely help make these kinds of technologies more cost-effective. None To hit the international goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius this century, reducing emissions and using renewable energi...
Tags: Technology, Environment, Innovation, Business, Climate change


Surging Midwest Floods Suggest Climate Change Poses National Security Threat

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military’s Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft. Days into the flooding, muddy water was still lapping at almost 80 flooded buildings at Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base, some inundated by up to 7 feet (2.1 meters) of water. Piles of waterlogged corn cobs, husks ...
Tags: News, AP story, Climate Change, Midwest flooding, Missouri River, National Security, Summer Concepcion


Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report

Ad campaigns hide investment in a huge expansion of oil and gas extraction, says InfluenceMapThe largest five stock market listed oil and gas companies spend nearly $200m (£153m) a year lobbying to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate change, according to a new report.Chevron, BP and ExxonMobil were the main companies leading the field in direct lobbying to push against a climate policy to tackle global warming, the report said. Continue reading...
Tags: Oil and gas companies, Oil, Gas, BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Climate change, Fossil fuels, Business, Environment, World news


Emily Wells: Come on Doom, Let’s Party

Backed by clips of climate crisis, protest and dance, Emily Wells appears front and center in the video for her newest single, “Come on Doom, Let’s Party.” Surrounded by strings, echoed synths and drums, Wells sings with forlorn longing. “My movements are actions of love, mimicry, isolated protest. My movements illustrate willful blindness. My movements illustrate a willingness to see. My movements illustrate a fury …
Tags: Music, Design, Climate Change, Culture, Music Video, Party, Listenup, New Music, Emily Wells, Wells, Strings, Singer Songwriter


What Exactly Is the Green New Deal?

In the months since the Green New Deal entered the public consciousness, it has been called many things: Zany. Unrealistic. Wildly popular. A socialist Christmas list. It has provoked strong reactions from both the right and ostensible left, and is already being regarded as a litmus test for the scrum of Democrats…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Lifehacks, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal, The Green New Deal


Climate change could make insurance too expensive for most people – report

Munich Re, world’s largest reinsurance firm, warns premium rises could become social issueInsurers have warned that climate change could make cover for ordinary people unaffordable after the world’s largest reinsurance firm blamed global warming for $24bn (£18bn) of losses in the Californian wildfires.Ernst Rauch, Munich Re’s chief climatologist, told the Guardian that the costs could soon be widely felt, with premium rises already under discussion with clients holding asset concentrations in vu...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Insurance industry, Guardian, Extreme Weather, Munich Re, Ernst Rauch Munich Re


Judge Blocks Oil and Gas Drilling on Wyoming Land, Citing Climate Change

It's the latest ruling that faults the U.S. for inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions
Tags: News, Climate Change, Uncategorized, Wyoming, Courts, Onetime


‘It’s Literally Our Future.’ Here’s What Youth Climate Strikers Around the World Are Planning Next

On March 15, an estimated 1.6 million students protested in over 120 countries
Tags: News, Climate Change, Environment, Uncategorized, U.K


Storms, cyclones and floods will only worsen as the planet warms | Letters

Craig Bennett, CEO of Friends of the Earth, says rich countries must act to make disasters such as the cyclone that hit Mozambique less likely. Meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky describes how Climate Matters is helping to end the ‘TV news desert’ around global warming. Plus letters from Caroline Evans and Daniel ScharfThe disaster to hit Mozambique is reported as one of the worst tropical cyclones to visit the southern hemisphere, with hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands more needing urg...
Tags: Energy, Business, London, Media, Climate Change, Africa, Environment, UK News, World news, Earth, Gas, Fracking, Fossil Fuels, Television industry, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Air transport


Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans because they ignore climate change

By JULIET EILPERIN WASHINGTON – A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing in the West. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras of Washington marks the first time the Trump administration has been held to account for the climate impact of its energy-dominance agenda, and it could have sweeping implications for the president’s plan to boost fossil fuel production a...
Tags: News, Obama, Climate Change, Washington, Environment, America, Barack Obama, Sport, West, Soccer, United States, Wyoming, Senate Environment And Public Works Committee, Interior Department, Donald Trump, BLM


Judge Halts Trump’s Drilling Plans Over Lack Of Climate Change Consideration

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and says the government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of U.S. public lands for oil and gas exploration. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade — including one last month in Montana — that have faulted the U.S. for inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when issuing leases and...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Environment, Barack Obama, Wyoming, Drilling, Donald Trump, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, Contreras, Rudolph Contreras, U S Bureau of Land Management BLM, Kristen Lenhardt


Ex-Coal Lobbyist Heading EPA: Unsafe Water Is ‘Biggest Threat,’ Not Climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency’s new administrator says unsafe drinking water is “probably the biggest environmental threat” the world faces. Andrew Wheeler told CBS News in an interview airing Wednesday climate change is “an important issue” but most of the threats it poses are “50 to 75 years out” and it’s “unreasonable” for the 2020 Democratic candidates to focus so much on it. Climate scientists see the necessity for broad and immediate action to address global warmi...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Washington, Cbs News, Ap, United Nations, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, Summer Concepcion, AP story


NYC considers Manhattan land expansion to fight climate change

On Thursday March 14, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City unveiled a $10 billion plan to prepare lower Manhattan for the inevitable invasion of sea level rise predicted with climate change. The plan was announced alongside the release of the Lower Manhattan Climate Resilience Study, which provides a complete assessment of predicted climate risks, including sea level rise, storm surge, extreme rainfall and heat waves. The plan includes extensive construction of permanent and smartly integrated...
Tags: Design, Climate Change, NYC, New York City, Environment, Urban, Resilience, Italy, Sea Level Rise, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Natural Disaster, Sustainable Development, Gizmodo, Staten Island, Brooklyn Bridge


Can Florida save its prized Everglades from climate change destruction?

Half of all Floridians will live underwater by the end of the century, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s predictions. In her disheartening article in The Guardian, researcher and author of Rising, Elizabeth Grant instructs Floridians to flip a coin – tails and your home is headed under the sea. Overpopulation, unsustainable development and sea level rise also threaten to destroy Florida’s famous Everglades, but the newly elected Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Design, Congress, Climate Change, Environment, Sea Level Rise, Sustainable Development, Caribbean, Water Quality, Wetlands, Cayman Islands, Everglades, Restoration, Steve Davis, Everglades National Park


Eco-fascism is undergoing a revival in the fetid culture of the extreme right | Jason Wilson

Some see looming ecological collapse as an opportunity to re-order society along their preferred, frankly genocidal, linesIn his shoddy manifesto, the accused shooter in Christchurch identified as an “eco-fascist”.Over the weekend Kellyanne Conway seized on the term – which is unfamiliar to many – to lump him in with so-called “eco-terrorists”, saying “He’s not a conservative. He’s not a Nazi.” No doubt she was banking on common understandings of contemporary environmentalism to draw a link to t...
Tags: Climate Change, The far right, Christchurch, Jason Wilson, Kellyanne Conway, Christchurch shooting


School climate strikes: 1.4 million people took part, say campaigners

Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, says action proved ‘no one is too small to make a difference’More than 1.4 million young people around the world took part in school strikes for climate action, according to environmental campaigners.Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish student whose solo protest last August prompted the global movement, said: “We proved that it does matter what you do and that no one is too small to make a difference.” Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Education, Climate Change, Environment, Society, World news, Schools, Young People, Environmental Activism, Greta Thunberg


Use forecast to talk about climate change, urges ex-BBC presenter

Bill Giles calls on broadcasters to add slot explaining humans’ impact on climateThe veteran weatherman Bill Giles is calling on the BBC and other major broadcasters to radically overhaul their forecasts to incorporate information about climate change.The former head of BBC weather presenters has said more needs to be done by broadcasters to highlight climate change to face the “reality more squarely and openly”. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Media, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Bbc, Television industry, UK Weather, Bill Giles


England could run short of water within 25 years

Exclusive: Environment Agency chief calls for use to be cut by a thirdEngland is set to run short of water within 25 years, the chief executive of the Environment Agency has warned.The country is facing the ‘‘jaws of death”, Sir James Bevan said, at the point where water demand from the country’s rising population surpasses the falling supply resulting from climate change. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Climate Change, Environment, Water, UK News, Environment Agency, James Bevan


US and Saudi Arabia blocking regulation of geoengineering, sources say

Delegates at UN environment assembly say the oil producers are protecting their industriesThe United States and Saudi Arabia have hamstrung global efforts to scrutinise climate geoengineering in order to benefit their fossil fuel industries, according to multiple sources at the United Nations environment assembly, taking place this week in Nairobi.The world’s two biggest oil producers reportedly led opposition against plans to examine the risks of climate-manipulating technology such as sucking ...
Tags: Climate Change, Saudi Arabia, Environment, US, World news, US news, United States, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Geoengineering, Nairobi


‘One chance at survival’: Jay Inslee is running for president to fight climate change

Democratic candidate says other issues matter, but America cannot afford to have another leader who does not have climate change as their top priorityThere are other things around which Washington governor Jay Inslee could craft his stump speech. He could talk about how he dropped out of Stanford and moved into his parents’ basement because he couldn’t afford tuition. He could tell voters he was the first governor to challenge Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Related: Pete Buttigieg to Fox: '...
Tags: Climate Change, Washington, Stanford, Environment, America, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Jay Inslee, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020