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Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow –

BERLIN, Germany — (AP) — Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming. Officials meeting in the western city of Bonn for…


EXTREME WEATHER: Are U.S. heat waves driven by Arctic warming?

U.S. cities are bracing for another summer of extreme heat, with temperatures already skyrocketing in some places. Scientists are trying to determine if heat waves in the U.S. are caused in part by changes in the Arctic.

What is climate change? –

Climate change encompasses a range of atmospheric variants, including rising temperatures, extreme weather events and natural disasters such as wildfires and floods. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) There has been debate recently about whether climate change should actually be called a “climate…

U-M researchers testing ways to make aspen-dominated forests resilient to climate change

(University of Michigan) In an aspen-dominated hardwood forest at the northern tip of the state’s Lower Peninsula, University of Michigan scientists are testing ways to make the region’s forests more resilient to climate change.

‘Self-healing’ polymer brings perovskite solar tech closer to market

(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) A protective layer of epoxy resin helps prevent the leakage of pollutants from perovskite solar cells (PSCs), report scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST). Adding a ‘self-healing’ polymer to the top of a PSC can radically reduce how much lead it discharges into the environment. This gives a strong boost to prospects for commercializing the technology.

Planetary health and ’12 years’ to act

Posted on 14 June 2019 by Guest Author This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Jeffrey Kiehl Life makes us wake up to needed changes. A visit to the doctor’s office and accompanied tests indicate you have been diagnosed…

Not All Military Bases Plan for Warming, Watchdog Finds – Scientific American

The Defense Department may be aware of the risks of climate change, but it still needs to do a better job of preparing its facilities for the effects of a warmer planet, federal watchdogs warned in a report published yesterday….

Japan’s deadly 2018 heatwave ‘could not have happened without climate change’

Posted on 13 June 2019 by Guest Author This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Daisy Dunne The record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave in Japan in which more than 1,000 people died “could not have happened without human-induced global warming”, a…