Renewables key in race against warming

Nov 21, 2015

Renewables key in race against warming


Any plausible game plan for capping the rise of Earth’s surface temperature depends on replacing fossil fuels with energy sources that generate little or no carbon pollution. That means renewables, especially solar and wind, both of which face fewer constraints to growth than more ...

Nov 12, 2015

Paris climate talks not just hot air, France tells U.S.

Any global climate change deal reached in Paris next month will be legally binding and have a concrete impact, France’s foreign minister said on Thursday, reacting to U.S. comments that questioned the status of the accord. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was quoted ...

Nov 9, 2015

China smog almost 50 times WHO recommendations

A swath of China was blanketed with dangerous acrid smog Monday after levels of the most dangerous particulates reached almost 50 times World Health Organization maximums. Levels of PM2.5, the tiny airborne particles considered most harmful to health, reached 860 micrograms per cubic meter ...

Persian Gulf could be too hot for humans by 2100

Nov 7, 2015

Persian Gulf could be too hot for humans by 2100

Global warming could create peaks of humid heat in the Persian Gulf beyond human tolerance by the end of the century, according to a study recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change. If greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, heat waves occurring on average ...

Oct 26, 2015

Philippines cancels flights, alerts hospitals over haze

The Philippines cancelled flights and put hospitals on alert on Sunday, as its southern and central islands were covered by thickening haze from Indonesian forest fires. Smog from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming has choked vast expanses of Southeast Asia for weeks, killing at least 10 ...

A huge El Nino spreads wide range of mayhem around the world

Oct 23, 2015

A huge El Nino spreads wide range of mayhem around the world

It has choked Singapore with smoke, triggered Pacific typhoons and left Vietnamese coffee growers staring nervously at dwindling reservoirs. In Africa, cocoa farmers are blaming it for bad harvests, and in the Americas, it has Argentines bracing for lower milk production and Californians believing ...

Oct 1, 2015

World headed for 2.7 degrees Celsius warming: analysis

Earth is on track for average warming of 2.7 degrees Celsius by 2100, higher than the U.N. target, said an analysis Thursday of country pledges for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions. While exceeding the U.N. goal of limiting overall warming to 2 Celsius over ...