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If climate change makes the clouds disappear, we’re screwed

That could push the planet into a dangerous feedback loop, leading to surface warming of about 8 degrees C (14.4 degrees F) globally. That’s in addition to the warming caused directly by greenhouse gas emissions. “With fewer white surfaces reflecting sunlight back to space, the Earth gets even warmer, leading to more cloud loss,” wrote journalist Natalie Wolchover

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Saudi Aramco says oil industry faces ‘crisis of perception’

Nasser’s speech did not explicitly mention climate change but he said one of the remedies to the sector’s image problem was to understand society wanted clean energy and a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Asked what the Paris climate agreement meant for Saudi Aramco, he boasted that the company would become a “global leader” in another fossil fuel – gas.

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Extreme CO2 levels could trigger clouds ‘tipping point’ and 8C of global warming

If atmospheric CO2 levels exceed 1,200 parts per million (ppm), it could push the Earth’s climate over a “tipping point”, finds a new study. This would see clouds that shade large part of the oceans start to break up.

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Corsia: The UN’s plan to ‘offset’ growth in aviation emissions after 2020

Airlines around the world have recently begun to monitor their CO2 emissions as part of a UN climate deal — Last month marked the first step of the UN’s “Corsia” scheme, which aims to ensure any rise in international aviation emissions above 2020 levels are offset elsewhere. The scheme was agreed by 192 countries in …

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Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990

The UK’s CO2 emissions peaked in the year 1973 and have declined by around 38% since 1990, faster than any other major developed country — Here, Carbon Brief presents detailed analysis of the reasons behind the decline in UK CO2 since 1990. The most significant factors include a cleaner electricity mix based on gas and …

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WTO chief is in denial over climate impact of trade

Roberto Azevêdo says he hasn’t ‘seen one, single credible study’ showing environmental impact of trade. He could start with the WTO’s own work — When the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) says trade does not impact the environment, we should all be worried. Last Thursday, as more than 30,000 students skipped school to …

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