Greenhouse Gases

Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say

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Adam Vaughan
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There is now compelling evidence to show that humanity’s impact on the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and wildlife has pushed the world into a new geological epoch, according to a group of scientists.

The question of whether humans’ combined environmental impact has tipped the planet into an “Anthropocene” – ending the current Holocene which began around 12,000 years ago – will be put to the geological body that formally approves such time divisions later this year. ... Read more about Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say

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The Path to Carbon Pricing

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Christine Lagarde, Jim Yong Kim
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WASHINGTON, DC – In just six weeks, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate-change agreement. To date, 150 countries have submitted plans detailing how they will move their economies along a more resilient low-carbon trajectory. These plans represent the first generation of investments to be made in order to build a competitive future without the dangerous levels of carbon-dioxide emissions that are now driving global warming. ... Read more about The Path to Carbon Pricing

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Climate action plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion

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Megan Rowling
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PARIS, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's 48 poorest countries will need to find around a trillion dollars between 2020 and 2030 to achieve their plans to tackle climate change - and those plans should be a priority for international funding, researchers said. ... Read more about Climate action plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion

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The Coming Green Wave: Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change

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Brendan Smith
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or decades environmentalists have fought to save our oceans from the perils of overfishing, climate change, and pollution. All noble efforts -- but what if environmentalists have it backwards? What if the question is not how to save the oceans, but how the oceans can save us? ... Read more about The Coming Green Wave: Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change

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Extinction Risk Will Rise as Earth Warms, Researcher Says

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Rosanne Skirble
Global Warming
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One in six species could be threatened with extinction from climate change unless steps are taken to reduce global warming emissions, according a new study.

Lead author Mark Urban, an ecologist at the University of Connecticut, reviewed 131 articles on species extinction to come up with a global meta-analysis of the issue. ... Read more about Extinction Risk Will Rise as Earth Warms, Researcher Says

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5 Eye-Opening Global Trends You Should Know About

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Gaelle Gourmelon
5 Eye-Opening Global Trends You Should Know About
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It’s not easy to keep track of the complex ways in which our everyday choices have an impact on a global scale. But as the world’s population surpasses 7 billion, each of our actions—positive or negative—gets multiplied. Read on to learn about five global trends from our latest publication,  that show that our consumption choices affect more than ourselves—they affect the environment and the lives and livelihoods of millions. ... Read more about 5 Eye-Opening Global Trends You Should Know About

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Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report

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Damian Carrington
 Dietary change is essential if global warming is not to exceed 2C, says report. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Getty Images
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Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change, according to a new report. But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer backlash, warns the analysis from the thinktank Chatham House. ... Read more about Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report

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We're Destroying the Planet in Ways That Are Even Worse Than Global Warming

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Oliver Milman
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Humans are "eating away at our own life support systems" at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found.

Two major new studies by an international team of researchers have pinpointed the key factors that ensure a livable planet for humans, with stark results. ... Read more about We're Destroying the Planet in Ways That Are Even Worse Than Global Warming

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"Vast methane plumes escaping from the seafloor" discovered in Siberian Arctic Sea

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FishOutofWater
Methane megaflare on Laptev Sea slope at around 62m depth. "We are “sniffing” methane. We see the bubbles on video from the camera mounted on the CTD or the Multicorer. All analysis tells the signs. We are in a Mega flare. We see it in the water column we read it above the surface an we follow it up high into the sky with radars and lasers. We see it mixed in the air and carried away with the winds. Methane in the air." Ulf Hedman, Science Coordinator, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
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Vast methane plumes have been discovered boiling up from the seafloor of the Arctic ocean on the continental slope of the Laptev Sea by a dream team of international scientists. Over the last decade a warming tongue of Atlantic ocean water has been flowing along the Siberian Arctic ocean's continental slope destabilizing methane ice, hypothesize the team of Swedish, Russian and American scientists. ... Read more about "Vast methane plumes escaping from the seafloor" discovered in Siberian Arctic Sea

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