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China’s surprise climate pledge leaves Australia ‘naked in the wind’, analysts say

Australia’s resistance to a mid-century net zero emissions target is likely to become increasingly unsustainable after China surprised global leaders by pledging it would reach “carbon neutrality” before 2060, climate analysts and advocates say. The announcement by the Chinese president,…

Global Warming Causing Arctic to Become Greener Due to Increased Plant Growth, Study Finds – The Weather Channel

When Arctic tundra greens, undergoing increased plant growth, it can impact wildlife species including reindeer and caribou. (Logan Berner/Northern Arizona University) Parts of the Arctic region have become greener due to increased plant growth stimulated by warmer air and soil…

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Warming temperatures are driving Arctic greening

As Arctic summers warm, Earth’s northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study found the region has become greener, as warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth.

Warming temperatures are driving Arctic greening

As Arctic summers warm, Earth’s northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study found the region has become greener, as warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth.

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Substantial CA Forest Management Changes Needed ESPECIALLY If You Think The Fires Are Caused by Climate Change

There is a debate raging between the usual suspects as to whether the larger fires in California are the inevitable result of manmade climate change or whether they are the result of poor forest management practices.  For this post I…

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Substantial CA Forest Management Changes Needed ESPECIALLY If You Think The Fires Are Caused by Climate Change

There is a debate raging between the usual suspects as to whether the larger fires in California are the inevitable result of manmade climate change or whether they are the result of poor forest management practices.  For this post I…

40% of O’ahu, Hawai’i beaches could be lost by mid-century

The reactive and piecemeal approach historically used to manage beaches in Hawai’i has failed to protect them. If policies are not changed, as much as 40% of all beaches on O’ahu, Hawai’i could be lost before mid-century, according to a new study.

Climate: Support for simple funding plans — even if costs are high

There is growing demand for countries to take aggressive action to combat climate change, but less consensus on how to fund it. In a new study, researchers asked more than 10,000 people from the US, UK, Germany and France to weigh in. The majority preferred a constant-cost plan – even if costs are high. The finding surprised researchers, but provides valuable insight for policymakers.

The new politics of global warming – Axios

The 2020 election is both very different and very familiar when it comes to the politics of global warming and the stakes of the outcome. What’s new: Democratic voters are more concerned than in prior presidential cycles, polling shows. “It…

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SCIENCE: Trump’s climate views are extreme, even for deniers

President Trump isolated himself by claiming that rising temperatures will suddenly reverse. Opponents of climate action have largely abandoned that rhetoric because it reveals a profound misunderstanding of greenhouse gases and their effect on the atmosphere.