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How China fits into global climate change – GZERO Media

Want to tackle climate change? If so you’ll have to reach out to China, which is currently responsible for over a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Beijing will certainly take your call, as climate is a huge priority for…

‘Obscene’ Wind Farm Subsidies Exposed By New Data

The Global Warming Policy Forum has condemned what it called the “obscenity” of wind farm subsidies and has called for a complete rethink of energy policy. GWPF research has shown that just six offshore wind farms are now sharing £1.6…

Ben Shapiro mocked for saying 4C of global warming not an ‘emergency’: ‘You better get good at swimming’ – The Independent

Right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro has been mocked online after saying the potential rise of global temperatures by 4C due to global warming is not an “emergency”. In a recent clip from The Ben Shapiro Show shared on Twitter, the commentator…

Statement by John Englart on Synthetic Turf to Moreland Council

John Englart addressing Moreland Council on Synthetic Turf 14 April 2021 (Image courtesy Moreland Council) I made the following statement to Moreland Council on 14 April 2021 on Synthetic turf and its climate and environmental impact, although a few sections…

Scientists more confident projecting ENSO changes under global warming – EurekAlert

IMAGE: The responses to ENSO of boundary layer humidity, rainfall, tropospheric temperature and circulation are amplified in a warmer climate view more  Credit: IAP El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is an irregular periodic variation in winds and sea surface temperatures (SSTs) over…

Literature Review: Synthetic Turf carbon footprint, environmental, health, microplastics and biodiversity impacts

Hosken Reserve: grass oval used for soccer training, informal reacreation, off-lead dog exercise (Photo by John Englart) Abstract:  The conversion of a grass oval to synthetic turf at Hosken Reserve, Coburg North, is about a failure in transparency and consultation…

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

Scientists more confident projecting ENSO changes under global warming

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators are more confident in projecting ENSO changes under global warming, although ENSO-related climate variability seems doomed to increase.