The world needs to focus on reducing emissions, not hydrocarbons, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said yesterday.
(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) The energy sector is not only cause, but also victim of climate change. As global temperatures rise, cooling demand is increasing. But in the face of an increased energy demand in the hot season, energy reliability may be jeopardized, due to climate change impacts on the energy system, especially in South Asia and Latin America. A review paper on Nature Energy shows how extreme climate-related events are affecting the efficiency of energy infrastructures and threatening renewable technologies.
New management approaches and technology have allowed the US. Corn Belt to increase yields despite some changes in climate. However, soil sensitivity to drought has increased significantly, according to a new study that could help identify ways to reverse the trend.
Hawaii’s most populated island, Oahu, is asking its nearly 1 million residents to come up with ideas to keep the nation’s 50th state from becoming the first one snuffed out by climate change.
The growing popularity of rooftop solar panels helped drive down Australia’s demand for electricity from July to September, according to the nation’s grid operator.
Coastal counties across the southeastern U.S. face “critical sand shortages” for projects that replenish beaches as climate change intensifies storms and raises sea levels, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
Rising seas could cause billions of dollars in damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Army Corps of Engineers researchers said yesterday, describing threats to U.S. territories that are already being battered by massive storms and flooding.
Dozens of major financial firms have begun to limit their investments in the oil and gas sector — a signal that the world has started to retreat from businesses that drive climate change, according to one advocacy group.
California will look at changing its rules for fire insurance as climate change amplifies wildfires and residents see their policies canceled.
Air conditioning and other cooling systems are widely recognized as integral to protecting people from the sometimes deadly impacts of extreme heat, which are intensifying in step with climate change.