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Extreme Heat Event in Northern Siberia and the coastal Arctic Ocean This Week

BY METEOROLOGIST NICK HUMPHREY ON JULY 2, 2018 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) This isn’t typically what I would write about in this blog, as I typically cover threatening ocean storms. However, this has implications for the Arctic Ocean and possibly mid-latitude weather. An extreme heat event for this particular region…with high temperatures of greater than 40

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UN and Partners Urge Businesses, Cities and Regions to Disclose their Carbon Pollution

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., United Nations Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Mahindra Group CEO Anand Mahindra have joined forces to spur more businesses, cities, states and regions to transparently report carbon emissions and progress toward meeting verifiable emissions reduction goals. “Tracking and reporting carbon pollution keeps governments and

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Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows

Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. Most nations, representing 90% of global population, would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Rapidly Scaled up Climate Finance

UN Climate Change News, 15 May 2018 – UN Secretary-General António Guterres has renewed his call for governments, industry, and finance to meet the challenge of climate change through innovation, urgent action, and substantial investment. “Investments in clean, green infrastructure need to be scaled up globally. For that, we need leadership

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World Needs to Prepare for Extreme Weather Even if Paris Goals Are Met

UN Climate Change News 15 February, 2018 - Extreme weather events are set to occur more frequently, even if the central goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement to limit the global temperatures rise to well under 2°C is met, according to new research by Stanford University scientists. The findings highlight the

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Paris 1.5C Goal Crucial to Protecting Communities from Rising Seas

A study by scientists from Tufts University, Rutgers University, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany projects that aiming for the lower global average temperature increase under the Paris Climate Change Agreement could save coastal communities and ecosystems from the most dire consequences of global sea-level change.

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Keep global warming under 1.5C or ‘quarter of planet could become arid’

More than a quarter of the planet’s surface could become significantly drier if global temperatures rise 2C above pre-industrial levels, scientists predict. The study, which is one of the most detailed assessments to date of future aridity, suggests that many regions could face an increased threat of drought and wildfires. Limiting global

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