A massive shift to zero-carbon energy alternatives could help the world remain within the 1.5 C target of the Paris climate deal, new research has shown. According to a research, led by Christopher Smith, of the University of Leeds, if all fossil fuel infrastructure – power plants, factories, vehicles, ships...
Warming waters due to global warming will result in rising of sea levels by about 30cm by the end of the century, in addition to the rise caused by melting ice and glaciers, says a new analysis. The report, published on Thursday in the journal Science, found that the...
Anson Mackay, UCL and George Swann, University of Nottingham Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest, deepest lake, is feeling the temperature of human-induced climate change. Situated in southern Siberia, Baikal occupies one of the fastest warming regions on the planet and, as a result, the lake itself has got warmer, seasonal...
The amount of heat that oceans have absorbed due to global warming is equivalent to one 1.5 Hiroshima-size atomic bomb explosion per second for the past 150 years, says new research. According to a report on the Guardian, the research traces the amount of heat stored in the oceans since...
Mongabay.com A recent study finds that governments and researchers routinely underestimate the potential for changes to land use and human diets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of global warming. Published in Nature last month, the research suggests that policymakers are not adequately accounting for the...
Rick Greenough, De Montfort University; Anna Pigott, Swansea University; Daniele Malerba, University of Manchester; Mike Wood, University of Salford; Parakram Pyakurel, Southampton Solent University; Rory Telford, University of Strathclyde , and Stuart Galloway, University of Strathclyde   Climate change news can be incredibly depressing. In 2018 alone, The Conversation covered...
Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan The international climate change conference that concluded in Katowice, Poland on Dec. 15 had limited ambitions and expectations – especially compared to the 2015 meeting that produced the Paris climate agreement. It will be remembered mainly for its delegates agreeing on a common “rulebook” to...
Mayank Aggarwal, Mongabay A government study of 12 states in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) and their vulnerability to climate change found that Assam, Mizoram and Jammu and Kashmir were the most vulnerable while Sikkim was the least vulnerable state. The IHR is a lifeline for millions of people...
Mark New, University of Cape Town; Friederike Otto, University of Oxford, and Piotr Wolski, University of Cape Town Between 2015 and 2017 South Africa’s South Western Cape region experienced three of its lowest rainfall years on record. This led to the progressive depletion of water supply reservoirs and by the...
Germany has closed down its last hard coal mine, Prosper-Haniel, marking the end of 155 years of coal mining at the colliery in the industrial Ruhr Valley. During the closedown ceremony on Friday at the colliery in Bottrop town, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier received the last piece of local coal from...

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