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New study finds incredibly high carbon pollution costs – especially for the US and India

As a wealthy, warm country, the US would benefit from implementing a carbon tax to slow global warming — The social cost of carbon is a measure of the economic damages caused (via climate change) by each ton of carbon pollution that we produce today. It’s difficult to estimate because of physical, economic, and ethical …

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World must act quickly to govern solar geoengineering, report says

Actions to manage solar geoengineering must “begin now”, says a report by an international group of governance experts — The idea of solar geoengineering – a set of hypothetical technologies that would lower global warming by reflecting sunlight away from Earth – cannot be “wished away nor delegated to technicians”, according to the group. Instead, …

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rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change

United Nations report spotlights government inaction on climate

The report delivers a stark message: 1.5°C is enough to unleash climate mayhem, and the pathways to avoiding an even hotter world require a swift and complete transformation not just of the global economy, but of society too — (PARIS, France) Diplomats gathering in South Korea on Monday, October 1, will find themselves in the …

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UN report on ‘mission impossible’ climate target: key points

The report lays out what it will take to prevent Earth’s average surface temperature from rising beyond 1.5°C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels — (PARIS, France) An executive summary of the UN special report on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will be vetted in South Korea this week, line-by-line, by diplomats under …

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Palu tsunami: mass burials to begin amid desperate search for survivors

Death toll expected to reach into the thousands after tsunami hit Palu and Donggala on island of Sulawesi — Authorities in Indonesia were preparing a mass burial for victims of the tsunami that hit the city of Palu as relatives of the missing searched body bags for their loved ones and the search for survivors …

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Dumping 15m tonnes of salt at Queensland creek ‘considerable’ risk to water

Study concludes considerable likelihood waste from coal seam gas operations could contaminate Stockyard Creek in headwaters of Murray-Darling Basin — Plans to dump up to 15m tonnes of salt and other waste near a creek in drought-stricken Queensland carry a “considerable” risk of water contamination, a new study has found. Approved plans to expand a …

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Scores killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Palu’s main airport shuts down after the tsunami struck, making it difficult for rescuers to assess the damage and provide the exact number of deaths brought by the earthquake — (MAKASSAR, Indonesia) Scores of people were killed when a powerful quake and tsunami struck central Indonesia, an AFP photographer at the scene said on Saturday, …

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Melting Arctic ice opens new route from Europe to east Asia

A Danish ship has successfully completed a trial voyage through the Russian Arctic — A Danish-flagged cargo ship has successfully passed through the Russian Arctic, in a trial voyage showing that melting sea ice could potentially open a new trade route from Europe to east Asia. The Venta Maersk made the journey as a one-off …

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UK’s children denied basic human right to clean air, says Unicef

Young people face a long term ‘health crisis’ unless the government acts to clean up pollution, says children’s charity — Children in the UK are being denied their basic human right to breathe clean air and facing a long term “health crisis” because of the toxic fumes they breathe on their way to and from …

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Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2018 is sixth lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its summer minimum extent for the year, clocking in at 4.59m square kilometres (sq km), which puts it joint sixth lowest in the 40-year satellite record alongside 2008 and 2010 — The twelve smallest summer lows in the satellite record have all occurred in the last twelve years. The announcement, …

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