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Top scientist dismisses talk of warming slowdown

Today 11:00am - Much of the public and scientific discussion around a slowdown, or hiatus, in the rate of global warming has been misguided, says prominent climatologist.

CARBON CREEP: Suddenly, CO2 hits the 410ppm mark

21 Apr 17 - Chalk up another climate milestone … atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations hit 410 parts-per-million this week, the highest they’ve been in more than 15 million years.

Harvard boffins to turn back the sun's rays

20 Apr 17 - Harvard scientists later this year will redirect the sun’s rays back into space as part of a larger research programme aimed at understanding the benefits and risks of geoengineering the planet to have a cooler climate.

Harvesting fertiliser from ‘bionic’ leaves

20 Apr 17 - The Harvard scientist who pioneered a “bionic leaf” that could generate the production of fuel has taken artificial photosynthesis a step further.

Star Wars desert moisture farming comes a step closer

19 Apr 17 - Luke Skywalker's family farmed moisture from the atmosphere using devices called “vaporators”. In the planet’s hot and dry desert landscape, moisture farming was an important activity for survival.

Permafrost thaw threatens flood of emissions

13 Apr 17 - Permafrost, the layer of permanently frozen ground that lies just beneath the Earth’s surface in the polar regions, has been found to be more sensitive to the effects of global warming than climatology had recognised.

COOL IDEA: Forests offer way to ease climate fears

11 Apr 17 - European and US scientists have worked out how the Northern hemisphere keeps cool − so be grateful for the trees, and especially for the forests.


Crucial jet streams stall as the world gets warmer

10 Apr 17 - The warming of the atmosphere by greenhouse gases is slowing the jet streams which drive the northern hemisphere’s weather.

Just four years left of the 1.5deg carbon budget

6 Apr 17 - Four years of current emissions would be enough to blow what’s left of the carbon budget for a good chance of keeping global temperature rise to 1.5deg.

We're heading for the warmest climate in half-a-billion years

6 Apr 17 - Unabated fossil fuel use has the potential to push the Earth’s climate into a state not seen in at least half a billion years, according to a study published in Nature Communications.

Soon we could be driving on eggshells and tomato skins

4 Apr 17 - Researchers from Ohio State University have found a way to recycle food waste, specifically eggshells and tomato skin, into car tyres, replacing carbon black, a petroleum-based filler used in...

It's time to chase a Green Ribbon Award

3 Apr 17 - Nominations for this year’s Green Ribbon Awards are open.

Dead Sea drill shows unprecedented drought

31 Mar 17 - Far below the Dead Sea, between Israel, Jordan and Palestinian territory, researchers have found evidence of a drought that has no precedent in human experience.

Soil microbes hold key to climate puzzle

30 Mar 17 - Climate scientists puzzled by the traffic of carbon between soil and air might have to think more deeply about the role played by soil microbes − the planet’s smallest inhabitants.

Green chemistry key to improving sustainability

29 Mar 17 - The development and evolution of the chemical industry is directly responsible for many of the technological advancements that have emerged since the late 19th century.

US scientists go big with solar geoengineering

28 Mar 17 - US scientists are set to send aerosol injections 20km up into the earth’s stratosphere in the world’s biggest solar geoengineering programme to date, to study the potential of a future tech-fix for...

Science links China pollution haze and climate change

27 Mar 17 - The future for China is likely to become increasingly unclear – and lurking behind the obscured outlook in the nation’s capital is the spectre of climate change.

Warming world shrinks prospects for mammals

27 Mar 17 - Scientists in the US have proved it yet again that, in a rapidly warming world, mammals face a diminished future.

Climate change on pace to kill an Ice Age remnant

23 Mar 17 - Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn’t happened in 2.6 million years.


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