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Changing specialisation to cope with climate change | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

Bruno Conte, Klaus Desmet, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg 04 May 2021 In discussing trade policy in the context of climate change, some people are quick to argue that trade might have to be restricted. After all, trade involves transportation,…

New Geology articles published online ahead of print in April

(Geological Society of America) Thirty-one new articles were published online ahead of print for Geology in April. Topics include shocked zircon from the Chicxulub impact crater; the Holocene Sonoran Desert; the architecture of the Congo Basin; the southern Death Valley fault; missing water from the Qiangtang Basin; sulfide inclusions in diamonds; how Himalayan collision stems from subduction; ghost-dune hollows; and the history of the Larsen C Ice Shelf. These Geology articles are online at https://geology.geoscienceworld.org/content/early/recent.

Climate change will not be fixed without Africa – Atlantic Council

World leaders appear on a video screen during a virtual Climate Summit with world leaders in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., on April 23, 2021. Photo credit: Reuters/Tom Brenner. When Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi spoke…

Scientists Reveal Responses of Various Permafrost Ecosystems to Climate Warming – Mirage News

Chinese Academy of Sciences Carbon cycle of terrestrial ecosystem is an important link of global carbon cycle. Permafrost region is the largest soil carbon pool of terrestrial ecosystem. Its decomposition and carbon release under the background of climate warming may…

The Science of Climate Change Explained – The New York Times

Estimates of the cost vary widely. One recent study found that keeping warming to 2 degrees Celsius would require a total investment of between $4 trillion and $60 trillion, with a median estimate of $16 trillion, while keeping warming to…

There Is No Climate Emergency. Here’s Why

By obligating the United States once more to the Paris agreement, and by signaling very clearly that “climate” will be central to its policies, the Biden administration has joined other governments in the crusade against a supposed “climate emergency.” We…

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof – The New York Times

Estimates of the cost vary widely. One recent study found that keeping warming to 2 degrees Celsius would require a total investment of between $4 trillion and $60 trillion, with a median estimate of $16 trillion, while keeping warming to…

Media Claims Global Crops Shrinking As Harvests Set Records

Among its top search results today for “climate change,” Google News is promoting a story published by Courthouse News Service claiming climate change has caused a dramatic decline in farm productivity. However, data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture…

Learning From California’s Ambitious Climate Policy – Center For American Progress

Introduction and summary Subscribe to InProgress California has long been synonymous with effective climate policy. Beginning in 2001, the Golden State established its first voluntary emissions reporting program under Gov. Gray Davis (D). Subsequently, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) built on…

NSF award to help understand ocean ecology where Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic meet

(University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science) The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to a team of researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to study how the nutrient plume of the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, changes over the course of the year and what those changes mean for food webs and nutrient cycles in the coastal Atlantic Ocean