Not The Weather Report
Climate change news for Wednesday 11th of April 2018
"Speaking at a summit of central bank governors in Amsterdam, Mark Carney reiterated previous warnings that the global financial system could be at risk from both physical climate impacts and a 'carbon bubble' [of stranded assets] "
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Los Angeles Times
"This week, the Trump administration declared that [tough fuel economy standards]... should be weakened — a move that would undermine the single biggest action the federal government has taken to slow climate change"
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"But while the decarbonisation of the energy industry is continuing apace... the manufacturing and heavy industries sector remains one of the world's main sources... Cement alone is responsible for around six per cent... and rising"
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"The large-scale loss of stored carbon – which on an annual basis is almost four times the CO2 emissions of Nigeria – was driven by a series of severe droughts across the continent, as well as deforestation, the research suggests"
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"Wolfgang Busch... is working on a new project: to design plants that can suck even more CO2 out of the atmosphere and lock it away for centuries. “We’re not trying to get plants to do something they don’t normally do,” says Busch"
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Article #2 photo by: SPL: http://www.bbc.com/
Article #3 photo by: Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press: https://www.nytimes.com/
Article #5 photo by: Steve Helber / Associated Press: http://www.latimes.com/
Article #6 photo by: RUSSELL HOPCROFT: http://www.sciencemag.org/
Article #8 photo by: Brandt et al. (2018): https://www.carbonbrief.org/
Article #9 photo by: NOAA/NASA: https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Article #10 photo by: courtesy of the Salk Institute: https://ensia.com/
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