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November 17, 2017
Artificially cooling planet 'risky strategy,' new research shows
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering - the intentional manipulation of the climate to counter the effect of global warming by injecting aerosols artificially into the atmosphere - has been mooted as a potential way to deal with climate change. However new research led by climate experts from the Universit ... read more

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Sulfur dioxide emissions plunge across China as India's soars

Study finds 'black box' methods used by biologists probably overestimate number of new species

Heat island effect enables urban trees to grow faster

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Climate envoy slams rejection of Paris deal; WH says US will cut on own terms
The Obama-era official who helped deliver the 2015 Paris Agreement, lashed out Thursday at the Donald Trump administration's "wrongheaded" decision to abandon the first-ever pact committing all countries to limiting climate change. ... more
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World leaders plead for climate action at UN forum
World leaders shared the spotlight with a 12-year-old Pacific islander on Wednesday to drive home a plea for urgent climate action despite the Trump administration's rejection of a planet rescue plan. ... more
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Merkel, Macron to front diplomatic push at UN climate talks
The leaders of France and Germany will lead a diplomatic charge Wednesday to reinvigorate UN climate talks clouded by Washington's rejection of a planet rescue plan backed by the rest of the world. ... more
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Scientists warn of 'giant leap backward' at climate talks
Carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise this year after a three-year pause, scientists said at UN climate talks Monday, warning that "time is running out", even as White House officials used the occasion to champion the fossil fuels that drive global warming. ... more
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US defends fossil fuels at UN climate meeting
US officials mounted a spirited defence of fossil fuels Monday at UN climate talks in Germany, to a chorus of protest from green energy campaigners and other participants. ... more
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Heat on 'climate chancellor' Merkel over coal and cars
Angela Merkel has been dubbed the "climate chancellor" but she now faces the real risk of Germany, a green energy pioneer, missing its emissions reduction target on her watch. ... more
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Cooling in high and mid-latitudes led to aridification in Northern Africa
It is one of the driest regions of the Earth, yet, in a cave in the Egyptian Sahara, paintings have been found depicting people swimming. This stone-age art is thought to be up to ten thousand years ... more
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Under Trump, US to miss Paris climate targets: report
The United States will fail to meet its commitments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate treaty, according to a report released Saturday at UN negotiations in Bonn. ... more

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Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientist
The world must sharply draw down greenhouse gas emissions and suck billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air if today's youth are to be spared climate cataclysm, a top scientist has warned. ... more
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UN chief says $100 bln climate fund far from guaranteed
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said a $100 billion annual fund to help developing countries tackle climate change was crucial to achieve the goals of the Paris climate deal. ... more
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Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate pledges
The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned at UN negotiations in Bonn. ... more
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Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate
The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned Thursday at UN negotiations in Bonn. ... more
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Cities can cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond their urban borders
Greenhouse gas emissions caused by urban households' purchases of goods and services from beyond city limits are much bigger than previously thought. These upstream emissions may occur anywhere in t ... more
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Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US
Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty. ... more
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EU to cut car emissions to meet climate targets, rival China
The European Union on Wednesday proposed sharp automobile emission cuts over the next decade to support the Paris climate accord and compete with China by spurring electric car production. ... more
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Plea for 'urgent action' on climate shadowed by Trump
Following a cascade of grim reports on the gathering pace of global warming, Fiji's prime minister on Monday appealed for "urgent action" on climate change at UN negotiations in Bonn. ... more

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2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN
2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino phenomena, the UN's World Meteorological Organization said Monday. ... more
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White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humans
The US government released Friday a major scientific report that says climate change is "extremely likely" to be caused by human activity and will get worse without major cuts to carbon emissions. ... more
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UN climate talks resume with wary eyes on Trump
Nations that adopted the Paris Agreement with champagne two years ago, regroup next week amid grim omens of climate peril and with an anxious eye on Donald Trump's America. ... more
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Could the Neolithic Revolution offer evidence of best ways to adapt to climate change?
Human behaviour during the last intense period of global warming might offer an insight into how best to adapt to current climate change, a study suggests. Research led by the University of Pl ... more
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Shortfall in climate action is 'catastrophic': UN
There is a "catastrophic" gap between national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the actions needed to cap global warming below two degrees Celsius, the UN's environment chief warned Tuesday, days ahead of global climate talks in Bonn. ... more
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Tiny chip-based methane spectrometer could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The process of extracting natural gas from the earth or transporting it through pipelines can release methane into the atmosphere. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a greenhouse gas ... more
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At climate talks, it's America alone more than America first
Facing 195 other countries who have chosen a different path, the task of US negotiators at upcoming climate talks in Bonn is unenviable. ... more
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Carbon dioxide levels lower than thought during super greenhouse period
Concentration of carbon dioxide during an intense period of global warmth may have been as low as half the level previously suggested by scientists, according to a new Dartmouth College study. ... more
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