Not The Weather Report
Climate change news for Saturday 14th of April 2018
"The cost of natural disasters hit a record $144 billion (€117 billion) last year, a study from one of the world's top reinsurance firms, Swiss Re, said onTuesday. A full $92 billion of those losses were caused by three hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria... the report said"
*Photo credit: see #7 below
"An energy company wants to build another huge solar farm in the California desert — and it may come with the world's biggest battery. That battery would be triple the size of the one Tesla... [built] in Australia..."
"Governments at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) agreed to a provisional deal on Thursday for an initial strategy to address international shipping emissions, including a 50% long-term emission cut target..."
*Photo credit: see #11 below
"Environmentalists are divided over a provision in the recently approved U.S. budget... Critics say new subsidies for “enhanced oil recovery” included in the budget bill would simply encourage companies to pump more oil"
*Photo credit: see #12 below
"Louisiana is proceeding... to redirect the Mississippi River and rebuild some of its rapidly vanishing wetlands — but even this massive intervention may not be enough... scientists concluded in a study published Wednesday"
Article #1 photo by: AFP:
Article #2 photo by: Andrew Blakers/Matthew Stocks, Author provided:
Article #3 photo by: MODIFIED FROM SEAGER ET AL. EARTH INTERACTIONS, 2018:
Article #4 photo by: Joakim Kröger/eRoadArlanda:
Article #6 photo by: SARA HYLTON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC:
Article #7 photo by: Telsa Motors: Timothy Artman: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-29/
Article #9 photo by: Jim West / Alamy Stock Photo:
Article #11 photo by: NRG:
Article #12 photo by: Anjali Fernandes:
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