Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

‘Silver bullet’ to suck CO2 from air and halt climate change ruled out

Scientists say climate targets cannot be met using the technologies, which either risk huge damage to the environment or are very costly Ways of sucking carbon dioxide from the air[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

In A Race To Beat Climate Change, Scientists Are Speed-Breeding Plants

Some years ago, NASA bred wheat in space with the goal of providing an unending food supply for astronauts. To help the plant along, astronauts shined light on the plant[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

What Cape Town can learn from Australia’s millennium drought

As Day Zero looms and the South African city gets set to run out of water, experts say lessons learned during Melbourne’s brush with a similar fate may help avert[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

The Ozone Layer is Not Recovering and We Don’t Know Why

IN BRIEF Ozone levels in lower altitudes may not be healing as expected. In fact, they’ve actually decreased, according to a new study. What’s more concerning, scientists are not sure[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Climate change is increasing flood risks in Europe

A new study finds strong agreement that flood risks in central and western Europe are rising due to global warming. As humans continue to emit greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide,[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Another Victim of Climate Change: Ubiquitous Canola Oil

IN BRIEF Prolonged heat waves are causing canola seed pods to disintegrate, rendering the plants unusable by farmers. Now, researchers have isolated the gene causing this phenomenon, and they may[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

It's misleading to ask what Earth's 'ideal temperature' is. Here's what's really important

The most commonly asked questions about climate change, particularly from those who doubt the mainstream findings showing that greenhouse gases are warming the planet, tend to be zombies. They rear[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Climate change spells turbulent times ahead for air travel

From rising temperatures preventing take-off to rising seas flooding runways, aviation needs to adapt to changes already grounding flights around the world Phoenix gets hot. But not usually as hot[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

A Tax Incentive Might Finally Make Carbon Capture a Thing

IN BRIEF New U.S. tax credits could increase the nation’s use of carbon capture and storage systems. While carbon capture tech could help in humanity’s fight to stop climate change,[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Met Office warns of global temperature rise exceeding 1.5C limit

In next five years greenhouse gases may push global warming past threshold set by Paris deal Global temperatures could break through the internationally agreed upper 1.5C limit within the next[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Climate change threatens half of US bases worldwide, Pentagon report finds

Defense department says wild weather could endanger 1,700 sites Findings run counter to White House views on climate Nearly half of US military sites are threatened by wild weather linked to climate[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

The list of cities that can host the Winter Games is getting shorter. (Thanks, climate change)

In the next few weeks, the world will turn its attention to Pyeongchang, South Korea, where athletes from 89 countries will go for the gold in the 15 sports that[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Renewable Energy Is Critical To Stopping Global Warming

Myth: renewable energy isn’t helpful or important for stopping global warming. Short answer: Fast and society-threatening global warming is being caused by several large-scale human activities. Aside from burning fossil fuels for[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Reversing Climate Change With Geoengineering Could Leave the Planet Worse Off

IN BRIEF Solar geoengineering could buy us some extra time to address carbon levels in our atmosphere. But it could also have grave consequences for the planet’s regional climates and[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Devastating climate change could lead to 1m migrants a year entering EU by 2100

Researchers plotted temperature rises against the number of asylum applications and are predicting that as the southern hemisphere heats up the number of people migrating to the EU each year[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Scientists Are Engineering Carbon-Storing Plants to Fight Climate Change

IN BRIEF One of the biggest environmental challenges we face is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Now, scientists have established a method of engineering plants to address[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Let it go: The Arctic will never be frozen again

Last week, at a New Orleans conference center that once doubled as a storm shelter for thousands during Hurricane Katrina, a group of polar scientists made a startling declaration: The[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Microsoft is Expanding “AI for Earth” Program to Fight Climate Change

IN BRIEF Microsoft is expanding its “AI for Earth” program with a $50 million investment over the next five years. This could yield new artificial intelligence applications to enable scientists,[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research reveals

The unprecedented downpour and severe flooding was also 15% more intense due to climate change, which is making weather more violent around the world Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented deluge, which caused[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Recent Arctic warming and ice melt are 'unprecedented' in human history

Each year for the past 12 years, an international team of scientists have issued a “report card” on the Arctic climate system. The report amounts to a physical exam of[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Germans most worried about climate change, analysis shows

People living in Germany are the most worried about climate change, according to new analysis of 18 countries published this week. The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) examined data collected by the European Social[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE COULD TAKE THE AIR OUT OF WIND FARMS

BIG OFFSHORE WIND farms power Europe’s drive for a carbon-free society, while rows of spinning turbines across America’s heartland churn enough energy to power 25 million US homes. But a new study predicts[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Bad news: Warmest climate models might also be most accurate

Uncertainty cuts both ways, y’all. Some people who reject the conclusions of climate science claim that the existence of anyremaining uncertainty means few or no actions need be taken to reduce[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Water costs in Australia to double within 20 years, report claims

Infrastructure Australia says governments should privatise state-owned metropolitan water utility businesses Australians can expect to pay double for their water supply within 20 years unless there are big reforms, a[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Climate change is the story you missed in 2017. And the media is to blame

Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better Which story did you hear more about this year –[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Half of firms are braced for climate change impact

Almost half of firms expect climate change to impact on their value chain within next five years — but only a quarter are preparing for it, according to DNV GL survey. Nearly[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Climate change already costs us all money, and it’s going to get worse

When it comes to floods and wildfires, the damage is shared with the public. Tuesday evening, Columbia University’s Earth Institute hosted a panel that was meant to focus on an[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Lab Report: With 'Chicago Charter,' Dozens of Cities Defy Trump on Climate

”Forget Paris”: Countering President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, at least 36 U.S. cities today are poised to sign on to their own accord for reducing greenhouse gas emissions—“The Chicago[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

China's great green wall grows in climate fight

China is speeding ahead with its massive tree-planting project to combat climate change – but questions still remain over the great green wall’s effectiveness Dubbed “The Great Green Wall,” a[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough

Blue Planet 2 producers say final episode lays bare shocking damage humanity is wreaking in the seas, from climate change to plastic pollution to noise The world’s oceans are under[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

The west can’t fix the climate crisis. Asia will have to do it

The future is about resources, not technology. The planet really needs developing nations to get it right The climate change talks in Bonn have now wrapped up with little firm action. Next year[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Can McDonald's help solve climate change?

For more than four years, McDonald’s has been traversing a long and arduous path to produce “sustainable beef” in its sprawling global supply chain. Now, it’s looking for solutions right[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

$405 Million To Protect Water Infrastructure Against Extreme Weather Events In Fiji

“Small island states are vulnerable to a changing climate as witnessed by the devastation caused by Cyclone Winston in Fiji last year.” –  Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Why Al Gore isn't giving up the climate change fight

We’re in the early stages of a global sustainability revolution that has the magnitude of the Industrial Revolution but the speed of the Digital Revolution.’ The Trump Administration doesn’t believe[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Cities and states could see their credit ratings crash if they don't start preparing for climate change

A new report from Moody’s outlines how the credit rating agency will evaluate the impact of climate change in its ratings for state and local bond issuers. The report emphasizes[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. April 2018

Temperature Rise Over 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit) Possible In 13 Global Cities In 2020s, Study Finds

Over just the next decade or so, 13 large global cities are facing temperature rises that could exceed 2° degrees Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit), according to a new report from the[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. April 2018

It's 50 years since climate change was first seen. Now time is running out

Making up for years of delay and denial will not be easy, nor will it be cheap. Climate polluters must be held accountable Fifty years ago, the Stanford Research Institute[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. April 2018

Climate change soon to cause movement of 140m people, World Bank warns

Tens of millions in three regions of the developing world expected to migrate before 2050 unless environment is improved Climate change will result in a massive movement of people inside countries[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. April 2018

To Save Polar Glaciers, Scientists Recommend Ludicrous Schemes

Some reasons you should be worried about the planet’s glaciers: The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, melting the glaciers and ice abundant there. At the[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. April 2018

Guest post: Why India’s CO2 emissions grew strongly in 2017

India’s CO2 emissions grew by an estimated 4.6% in 2017, despite a turbulent year for its economy. Measured per person, India’s emissions are still very low – at only 1.8[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. March 2018

Climate change: 70% of king penguins could ‘abruptly relocate or disappear’ by 2100

The arduous journey that king penguins must make in order to hunt fish to bring back to their young could become even longer as the climate warms, research suggests. The[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. March 2018

Threat of Climate Change Is Forcing Norway to Drop Millions on Its Doomsday Vault

Today’s addition of 70,000 new seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault brings the total number of crops stored at the Arctic facility to over one million. It’s an important[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. March 2018

Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. March 2018

Climate Change — The Earth Is Screaming For Help. Is Anyone Listening?

At CleanTechnica, our main mission is to bring our readers news about how to decarbonize the economy so average global temperatures don’t rise high enough to roast us and every other[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. February 2018

Global warming is real, according to NASA, which actually knows this stuff

Last year was the second hottest since 1880, according to a new reportfrom NASA. That means the planet’s long-term warming trend is continuing, with average global temperatures in 2017 climbing 1.62 degrees[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. February 2018

Extreme Weather Is the Biggest Risk for Humanity in 2018, Say World Leaders

IN BRIEF The World Economic Forum has released The Global Risks Report 2018. According to the experts surveyed, environmental factors ranging from extreme weather to failure to adapt to climate[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. February 2018

Disaster Resilience Saves Six Times as Much as It Costs

A new report finds that federal disaster-mitigation grants produce an average of $6 in societal savings for every dollar spent. In financial terms, 2017 was the worst year for natural disasters in[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. February 2018

GLOBAL WARMING PREDICTIONS MAY NOW BE A LOT LESS UNCERTAIN

IF ONE IS the loneliest number, two is the most terrifying. Humanity must not pass a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global temperature from pre-industrial levels, so says the Paris climate[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

The Long, Slow Death Of Carbon Capture & Sequestration (Hello, Carbon Recycling!)

Carbon capture and sequestration always seemed like a dumb idea. Leaving the next generation with yet another massive mess to clean up isn’t the first thing that comes to mind[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

Burning wood for power is ‘misguided’ say climate experts

Using biomass instead of fossil fuels may not be the answer to averting global warming Policies aimed at limiting climate change by boosting the burning of biomass contain critical flaws[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

Here's what the US actually agreed to in the Paris climate deal

In December 2015, nearly every country, including all of the world’s biggest polluters, came together in Paris and agreed to limit carbon emissions. The Paris Agreement was designed to keep[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

How Corporations ‘Bypassed the Politics’ to Lead on Clean Energy in 2017

From mega wind purchases to rooftop solar arrays to electric truck orders, companies of all sizes are stepping up to act on climate. When President Trump announced plans to withdraw from the[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record

Exclusive: Renewable energy and proper climate policy are key to dropping emissions, carbon consultancy chief says Australia’s emissions over the past year were the highest on record, when relatively unreliable emissions[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

In 2017, climate change vanished from a ridiculous number of government websites

Moments after President Donald Trump took the oath of office last January, nearly all references to climate change disappeared from the White House official website. A page detailing former President Barack Obama’s[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

UK wind power potential could fall by 10% by 2100 because of climate change

Climate change could reduce the amount of wind available for power production in both the UK and the US, new research suggests. The arrival of weaker winds in the northern[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

Solar, wind and nuclear have ‘amazingly low’ carbon footprints, study finds

Building solar, wind or nuclear plants creates an insignificant carbon footprint compared with savings from avoiding fossil fuels, a new study suggests. The research, published in Nature Energy, measures the full[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

UK could cut food emissions by 17% by sticking to a healthy diet

The UK could shed close to a fifth of its greenhouse gas emissions from food production if every Briton stuck to a healthy diet based on government guidelines, a new[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty by Gethin Chamberlain (words and photographs) It was[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Should homeowners give in to climate change?

When deciding whether to rebuild homes destroyed by fire or floods, some homeowners are throwing in the towel. After a big storm damages or destroys coastal homes, it’s easy for[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Australia facing climate disaster on its doorstep, government's white paper warns

Foreign policy paper says climate-related conflict and migration could put Australia’s economic interests under pressure Climate change is creating a disaster on Australia’s doorstep, with environmental degradation and the demand for[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Shifting storms under climate change could bring wilder winters to the UK

The UK could face harsher and more frequent winter storms if global greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed, a new study says. The research uses modelling to investigate how rising global[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

A Swiss System Is Capturing Carbon Dioxide from the Air and Reselling It

IN BRIEF Concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are reaching levels that haven’t been recorded in human history. This direct-air capture system by Swiss company Climeworks might help address[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Global CO2 Levels Surged to a Disturbing, Record High in 2016

Last year’s powerful El Niño left meteorologists expecting a major surge in atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions. A World Meteorological Organization report released on Monday confirms these projections, showing that CO2 concentrations “surged at[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Study Predicts That After 2030, Every Other Year Will Bring Record-Hot Summers

Record-Hot Summers Ahead Remember those historically hot months we’ve had recently? Well, those might soon be the norm in the United States, Canada, the Mediterranean, and pretty much all of Asia. In[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Ice Apocalypse

Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century. In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, 2,500 miles from the[...]
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