iceberg floating in ocean water of smith sound in the high arctic of nunavut, canada, mid summer

Factcheck: Is 3-5C of Arctic warming now ‘locked in’

The accompanying press release focused on the report’s section about climate change. It warned that, “even if the Paris Agreement goals are met, Arctic winter temperatures will increase 3-5°C by 2050 compared to 1986-2005 levels” and will warm 5-9°C by 2080.

children walk out of classes in melbourne

School climate strikes go global, with actions planned in 92 countries

From the world’s northernmost town, Longyearbyen, down to Cape Town in South Africa, from the Western tip of Anchorage in Alaska to Tokyo in Japan, young people are preparing to go on a school strike for the climate.

reserve bank of australia deputy governor guy debelle

Climate change poses risk to Australia’s financial stability, warns RBA deputy governor

As a debate over coal and energy fractures the Morrison government, Guy Debelle warned a forum hosted by the Centre for Policy Development on Tuesday that climate change created risks for Australia’s financial stability in a number of different ways.

greta thunberg

Greta Thunberg, schoolgirl climate change warrior: ‘Some people can let things go. I can’t’

Greta Thunberg cut a frail and lonely figure when she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament building last August. Her parents tried to dissuade her. Classmates declined to join. Passersby expressed pity and bemusement at the sight of the then unknown 15-year-old sitting on the cobblestones with a hand-painted banner.

cherry trees blossom near the tidal basin in washington, d.c.

Cherry Blossoms’ Peak Bloom Is an Indicator of Climate Change

Experts at the park service and elsewhere say that local conditions of daylight and heat are the main factors that determine the blooming time in temperate ecosystems. However, they say that although bloom times can vary from year to year because of those local conditions, the long-term trends clearly show the impact of climate change on the trees in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.

chickamauga lock under construction, as part of the original new deal

The Green New Deal contains a tension between climate and social goals

The Green New Deal borrows its name and ethos from the New Deal – introduced in the 1930s by then US president Franklin D Roosevelt to kickstart an economy crippled by the Great Depression. But are strategies which echo the needs of the 1930s and 1940s – ending the Depression and defeating Nazism – suitable for the rapid transition from fossil fuels that defines our needs in the early 21st century?

glaciologists measuring the rate of movement on the kangerdlussuaq glacier, greenland

Factcheck: What Greenland ice cores say about past and present climate change

This modern temperature reconstruction, combined with observational records over the past century, shows that current temperatures in Greenland are warmer than any period in the past 2,000 years. That said, they are likely still cooler than during the early part of the current geological epoch – the Holocene – which started around 11,000 years ago.

the clyde wind farm in the southern uplands of scotland near biggar

Scotland needs to act more urgently on climate change – report

The environment committee said the Scottish government’s goal of cutting emissions by 90% before 2050 failed to address the scale of the challenge. Instead, ministers should aim for a net zero target, where there are no additional emissions that affect the climate, MSPs said.

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