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Pope backs carbon pricing as ‘essential’ to cut global warming –

In an address on Friday to energy executives at the end of a two-day meeting, he also called for “open, transparent, science-based and standardised” reporting of climate risk and a “radical energy transition” away from carbon to save the planet….

Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of using the fossil fuels that contribute to global warming * Pope Francis tells top energy executives to act…

Amazing June for noctilucent clouds

For the northern part of Earth, the season for seeing noctilucent clouds – clouds that shine at night – typically begins in June. This June has been particularly fine for seeing these electric-blue clouds. Photos and video here.

Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people? –

Is climate change going to end human civilization for good, and so soon that we may as well not bother saving for retirement? That’s the theory put forward in a recent viral Vice post: “New Report Warns ‘High Likelihood of…

RSPB press release on Swifts

Swift Apus apus, lone bird flying over rooftop where they are actively encouraged to nest in houses, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, July Conservationists concerned about late swift return  This spring, nesting swifts here are arriving later than usual Swift experts have produced…

Climate change seen posing threat to global peace in next 10 years – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nearly a billion people live in areas at high risk from global warming and about 40% are in countries already struggling with conflict, says Institute for Economics and Peace By Sonia Elks LONDON, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate…