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30/07/18
Author: 
CBC staff
CBC Radio · 
 
By 2040, temperatures are expected to reach as high as 44 C in Canada, according to climate scientist Blair Feltmate.

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25/07/18
Author: 
Lilli Fuhr and Hannah McKinnon
fossil fuels and climate change

BERLIN – Since the Paris climate agreement was signed in 2015, too many policymakers have fallen for the oil and gas industry’s rhetoric about how it can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Tall tales about “clean coal,” “oil pipelines to fund clean energy” and “gas as a bridge fuel” have coaxed governments into rubber-stamping new fossil fuel projects, even though current fossil fuel production already threatens to push temperatures well beyond the Paris agreement’s limit of well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

15/07/18
Author: 
Kanya D’Almeida – Ecosocialist Horizons

17-21 minutes


It’s quite impossible to tell the story of a place, or a moment, to those who have not been there, or might not want to go.

15/07/18
Author: 
Damian Carrington
A message to divest from fossil fuels in front of Ireland's parliament buildings. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland/Trócaire/350.org

July 12th 2018

This story was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

24/06/18
Author: 
Oliver Milman
James Hansen  ‘All we’ve done is agree there’s a problem.’ Photograph: Ali Smith for the Guardian

Thirty years after a former Nasa scientist sounded the alarm for the general public about climate change and human activity, the expert issued a fresh warning that the world is failing “miserably” to deal with the worsening dangers.

30/04/18
Author: 
REINHARD KRAUSE/REUTERS

Europe’s largest bank, HSBC, said on Friday it would mostly stop funding new coal power plants, oil sands and arctic drilling, becoming the latest in a long line of investors to shun the fossil fuels.

Other large banks such as ING and BNP Paribas have made similar pledges in recent months as investors have mounted pressure to make sure bank’s actions align with the Paris agreement, a global pact to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curb rising temperatures.

12/04/18

Through two new studies in Nature, the weakening of the Gulf Stream System is back in the scientific headlines. But even before that, interesting new papers have been published – high time for an update on this topic.

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