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Diesel car sales slump puts thousands of jobs at risk in UK

Move to electric vehicles and tax increases have dented appeal of diesel-powered vehicles and may lead to redundancies according to experts<p>Thousands of jobs in the UK car industry are under threat as diesel vehicle sales slump due to tax increases and negative publicity, experts have …

Electric Vehicles

A mini Ice Age could hit by 2030 and save us from global warming, scientists claim

It’s the middle of the bleak midwinter right now and it feels as if it couldn’t possibly get any colder.<p>But Planet Earth could soon be shivering …

Climate Change

Science suggests path to hope for human intervention to minimize climate change

The issue of climate change often seems to be a race pitting human complacence against the ecological tipping point.<p>Everyone knows that if the …

Climate

Yes, it's freezing. But climate change is still real.

The critics are loud, but weather experts still say sub-freezing temperatures do not discredit global warming theories. USA TODAY<p>It’s cold this week. Really cold.<p>Firefighters saw water freezing in their hoses as they fought a blaze south of Montreal Thursday night, and farmers in the upper Midwest …

Weather

2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Niño, thanks to global warming

Climate scientists predicted the rapid rise in global surface temperatures that we’re now seeing<p>2017 was the second-hottest year on record according to Nasa data, and was the hottest year without the short-term warming influence of an El Niño event:<p>In fact, 2017 was the hottest year without an El …

Global Warming

World’s largest plastics plant rings alarm bells on Texas coast

Communities voice fears of impact that new facility on farmland just north of Corpus Christi will have on environment<p>Donald Trump’s state visit to Saudi Arabia in May will perhaps be best remembered by his participation in an all-male sword dance where he awkwardly waved a ceremonial blade in step …

Environment

This Should Freak Everyone Out: The Arctic Will Never Be Frozen Again

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Grist<i> and is reproduced here as part of the</i> Climate Desk <i>collaboration.</i>Last week, at a New Orleans conference …

Climate Change

Can We Suck Enough CO2 From The Air To Save The Climate?

As we try to slow our carbon emissions, we also need to get carbon out of the air. A new industry is springing up to meet the challenge, but can it scale fast enough?<p>If humans stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, we’d still have a problem: Since the industrial revolution, fossil fuels and …

Sustainability

Climate Change Likely To Increase Volcanic Eruptions, Scientists Say

A warming planet due to human-induced climate change will likely contribute to an increase in volcanic activity, according to a recent study in the journal <i>Geology.</i><p>While a relationship between climate and volcanism might seem counter-intuitive, it turns out that pressure exerted by thick glaciers on …

Climate Change

Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

<b>A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.</b><p>It looks at the Earth's spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be "redistributed" globally.<p>"This provides, for each city, a picture of which glaciers, ice sheets, …

Global Warming

Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high : UN

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve …

Carbon Pollution Touched 800,000 Year Record in 2016, WMO Says

Carbon dioxide levels surged to their highest level in at least 800,000 years because of pollution caused by humans and a strong El Nino event, …

Climate Change

New data gives hope for meeting the Paris climate targets

Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking<p>Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, we’ve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more …

Climate

UK weather: Worst winter for 5 years on the way with temperatures set to plummet to MINUS 11

<b>(Video provided</b> <b>by:</b> <b>MET)</b><p>Britain is set for its coldest winter for the past five years with freezing air from the North Pole sending the thermometer …

Weather

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

<b>Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).</b><p>Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.<p>Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon …

NASA pinpoints cause of Earth's recent record carbon dioxide spike

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth's tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon …

Climate Change

Global Climate Change

features<p>A new NASA tool that links changes in sea level in 293 global port cities to specific regions of melting land ice may help coastal planners …

Climate Change

Climate Change Will Lead to the Largest Transfer of Wealth in the Country's History

A pioneering study provides a detailed look at how the U.S. economy will suffer from climate change.<br>Read More

Climate Change

This map reveals temperatures have risen in nearly every US state over the last century

Average temperatures have risen in every US state since the early 1900s, causing extreme summers, longer wildfire and allergy seasons, declines in crop and livestock production, and the spread of tropical diseases to be more common.<p>That's according to a new report by the National Climatic Data …

Climate Change

Sea ice enthusiasts are tracking Arctic melt on the blogosphere

Arctic sea ice extent has fallen precipitously since 2007, far surpassing all 18 computer models forecasting a drastically slower decline.<p>To some, …

Global Warming

"Perfect thermal storm" caused 2016 Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

The Great Barrier Reef has seen better days, after a one-two punch of coral bleaching events struck it in 2016 and 2017. Warming sea temperatures …

Oceans

Sunnier skies driving Greenland surface melt

Scientists discovered another factor leading to global sea rise<p>In the past two decades, the Greenland ice sheet has become the biggest single contributor to rising sea levels, mostly from melt across its vast surface. That surface melt is, in turn, driven mostly by an uptick in clear, sunny summer …

Global Warming

Obama Rues Loss of ‘American Leadership’ on Climate Change

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday indirectly criticized President Trump in a speech delivered in Indonesia for withdrawing “American leadership” on climate change by abandoning the Paris accord.<p>“In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history about climate change, …

Climate

The Navy showed Arnold Schwarzenegger how bad climate change will be for its bases

Arnold Schwarzenegger and the US military have at least one thing in common: they're both worried about climate change.<p>The actor and former Republican governor of California recently visited Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world, to see how it's under threat from climate change.<p>…

Climate

We Only Have 3 Years Left to Prevent a Climate Disaster, Scientists Warn

A group of the world’s leading thinkers on climate change have issued an urgent call for the world to reach peak greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, as …

Climate

How Algae Can Help Sweden Eliminate Carbon Emissions

By Avery Friedman<p>Algae is often considered a nuisance, but for Sweden, the rapidly growing sea plant is now an asset.<p>As the Scandinavian country …

Sustainability

Michael Gove says Donald Trump 'wrong' to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Michael Gove has hit out at Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement.<p>The new Environment Secretary said the American President was "wrong" to abandon the deal.<p>It comes after Theresa May was accused of "cowardice" earlier this month for failing to sign a joint …

The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail

The speed at which CO₂ is rising has no comparison in the recorded past. The fastest natural shifts out of ice ages saw CO₂ levels increase by around …

Climate Change

Apple is borrowing $1 billion to fight climate change

Apple issued a $1 billion bond on Tuesday with special rules: the proceeds it raises must be used on eco-friendly projects.<p>The proceeds from the bonds will be used for several projects, including new and ongoing solar and wind farms, new green buildings, and a program that seeks to make Apple …

Green Bonds