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/ Mar 22, 2018

World's carbon emissions are rising again

Harmful carbon emissions from energy rose in 2017 for the first time in three years, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, proof that the world's efforts to fight climate change are falling short. Strong economic growth pushed global energy demand up by 2.1 percent last ...

Last three years hottest on record: U.N.

/ Mar 22, 2018

Last three years hottest on record: U.N.

The past three years were the hottest on record and heat waves in Australia, freak Arctic warmth and water shortages in Cape Town are extending harmful weather extremes in 2018, the United Nations said on Thursday. Atlantic hurricanes and monsoon floods in India contributed to ...

Peak CO2 date is key to level of sea rise: study

/ Feb 21, 2018

Peak CO2 date is key to level of sea rise: study

How quickly humanity draws down greenhouse gases will determine whether sea levels rise half a meter or six times that, researchers reported Tuesday. "The trajectory of emissions in the next few decades will shape our coastlines in the centuries to come," said lead author Matthias ...

Axing fossil fuel subsidies scant help on climate: study

Feb 8, 2018

Axing fossil fuel subsidies scant help on climate: study

Getting rid of massive subsidies for oil, gas and coal will not significantly curb carbon pollution or speed the transition to a greener global economy, researchers said Wednesday, challenging widely held assumptions. "Unfortunately, it is not the silver bullet many had hoped," they said in ...