Global Warming:

New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

The first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global environmental catastrophe has been devised. It requires huge cuts in red meat-eating in western countries and radical changes across the world.

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  • The Guardian
  • Date:01/17/2019

We can turn the whole economy carbon neutral. Here's how

If the world is to meet the Paris climate agreement objective of limiting global warming to well below 2° C, it will have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy and industrial system to net zero across the world by around 2060. That is undoubtedly technical possible and at a relatively small economic cost.

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  • World Economic Forum
  • Date:01/17/2019

Coal plants are closing, despite Trump’s efforts

Coal is on a downward swing despite President Donald Trump’s best efforts to frame himself as a champion of the industry. According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, more coal power plants closed during Trump’s first two years in the White House than in Obama’s entire first term.

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  • Fortune
  • Date:01/08/2019

Agriculture is a big climate problem—now farmers are sharing solutions

Hans Herren began his farm as a hobby almost 20 years ago. He’s been planting grapes and growing apple orchards on an 11-acre plot of land near Napa Valley in California.

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  • Date:12/20/2018

Negotiators reach climate agreement to implement Paris pact

Delegates from almost 200 countries have managed to come to an agreement regarding a range of measures to help tackle climate change and bring the Paris pact to life. The summit accord outlined plans for a common rulebook for all countries to ensure their promises to cut carbon emissions and increase their efforts of limiting global temperature rising to well below 2C.

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  • BBC
  • Date:12/17/2018

This company pulls carbon from the air, aiming to avert a climate catastrophe

At a major climate meeting in Poland, nearly 200 countries are trying to reach a deal on dramatically reducing carbon emissions. But a recent U.N. report found that may not be enough to avoid dangerous impacts from the warming climate. In fact, the world is falling so far short of what's needed, it said, that it might be necessary to pull massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the air.

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  • Date:12/14/2018

How major cities can fight climate change... and make billions

Implementing green strategies like bike lanes and better building codes could bring 94 world cities a collective $583 billion worth of benefits, while fighting climate change, according to research by a global network of cities. C40 Cities pinpointed transport, buildings, and industry as priorities to be incorporated into climate change policies.

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  • Date:12/11/2018

Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees

Forests have long served as a critical carbon sink, consuming about a quarter of the carbon dioxide pollution produced by humans worldwide. But decades of fire suppression, warming temperatures and drought have increased wildfire risks — turning California’s forests from carbon sinks to carbon sources.

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  • Date:12/07/2018

World Bank to invest $200 billion to tackle climate change

As the all-important United Nations climate talks kick off in Katowice, Poland this week, the World Bank Group announced Monday that it will significantly ramp up its investments to fight climate change, and it is urging the wider global community to do so as well. It will double its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion from 2021-2025 to boost adaptation and resilience in a rapidly warming world, especially in the world's poorest countries.

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  • Date:12/05/2018

New technologies, not Paris climate agreement, will do the job

Since climate change began to gain political traction in 1990, very little has been achieved. The concentration of carbon in the atmosphere has kept going up.

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  • Date:11/30/2018
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