Scientists Solve Climate Hiatus ‘Puzzle of the Century’: So Now What?

  Two U.S. scientists have solved the hypothetical puzzle of the century: how to explain the reported climate “hiatus” and reconcile two different ways of predicting the global temperature by 2100. They say they now know why computer simulations and the forecasts made by a study of the historical record don’t seem to agree. The… Continue reading Scientists Solve Climate Hiatus ‘Puzzle of the Century’: So Now What?

If you live in the South, climate change could kill your economy

Union County, Florida is 250 square miles, nestled in the middle of the state’s pan—not the handle—about an hour southwest of Jacksonville and nearly as far from the state’s southern border. Residents depend on four things for their county’s survival: farming, trucking, timber, and the state’s department of corrections. It is the country’s third congressional… Continue reading If you live in the South, climate change could kill your economy

Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be ‘game over’, scientists warn

New research suggests the Earth’s climate could be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than thought, raising the spectre of an ‘apocalyptic side of bad’ temperature rise of more than 7C within a lifetime Ian Johnston Environment Correspondent Wednesday 9 November 2016 If the Earth’s temperature rises seven degrees Celsius, it could trigger the kind of runaway… Continue reading Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be ‘game over’, scientists warn

World Bank loan scheme ‘failing clean energy’

By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Nations have committed themselves to decarbonising their economies as part of the Paris Climate Agreement A multi-billion dollar global fund is encouraging the construction of fossil fuel projects, at the expense of cleaner options, a study reports. An NGO said that some World Bank policy loans had the… Continue reading World Bank loan scheme ‘failing clean energy’

World’s Biggest Indoor Vertical Farm Near NYC to Use 95% Less Water

Article by Kurt, filed under Offices & Commercial in the Architecture category AeroFarms is on track to produce 2 million pounds of food per year in its 70,000-square-foot facility in Newark, under construction less than an hour outside of Manhattan. Their efficient operation, based on previous experience at similar but smaller facilities, can accomplish this astonishing… Continue reading World’s Biggest Indoor Vertical Farm Near NYC to Use 95% Less Water

Four key areas for global risks in 2017

Written by Cecilia Reyes, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Top Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Wednesday 11 January 2017 The 2017 Global Risks Report comes at a critical moment for the world as we know it. Unprecedented forces are reshaping society, economics, politics and our planet itself in ways some might not have predicted when… Continue reading Four key areas for global risks in 2017

World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row

Alister Doyle Jan 18th 2017 10:33AM OSLO, Jan 18 (Reuters) – World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday. The… Continue reading World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row

‘Extraordinarily hot’ Arctic temperatures alarm scientists

John Vidal Tuesday 22 November Danish and US researchers say warmer air and sea surface could lead to record lows of sea ice at north pole next year  Lead Photo: A large pool of melt water over ice on top of the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean. Photograph: Operation IceBridge/Nasa The Arctic is experiencing… Continue reading ‘Extraordinarily hot’ Arctic temperatures alarm scientists

Most people are wildly underestimating what Trump’s win will mean for the environment

Updated by David Roberts and Brad Plumer Nov 14, 2016, 9:21am EST It’s not just Trump. Take a look at Congress. Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images Unified Republican control of the federal government over the next two years augurs a sea change in US environmental policy like nothing since the late 1960s and ’70s, when… Continue reading Most people are wildly underestimating what Trump’s win will mean for the environment

Humans Aren’t Just Changing the Climate. We’re Changing ‘Life Itself’

It’s not just about us. By Eric Roston eroston November 16, 2016 — 6:00 AM EST The earth has warmed barely a single degree Celsius, and yet virtually no place on the planet is unaffected by climate change. That’s the conclusion of both a new study published in the journal Science and a popular-science book out this week, The Unnatural World, by David Biello,… Continue reading Humans Aren’t Just Changing the Climate. We’re Changing ‘Life Itself’