Not The Weather Report
Climate change news for Friday 6th of April 2018
"Average global warming is now 1.1°C above the late nineteenth century, and the rate of warming is likely to accelerate... So now, in 2018, the benchmark of 1.5°C of warming is just a decade away or even less, according to multiple lines of evidence from climate researchers"
"Searing spring heat ripped across parts of Asia in the last days of March, and we now know that many of the extraordinarily high temperatures were indeed records for the month in at least seven countries"
Blame War Escalates / Here is what #ShellKnew about Climate Change in the 1980s Desmog
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"[Scientists are] examining nature for whatever they can find that lays down layer after layer over a large chunk of time in relatively undisturbed environments... they’ve stumbled on some new, intriguing archives"
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"A new paper just out in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A asks... “How much larger are the impacts at 2°C compared to 1.5°C?” [Plus], "What conditions occur at a particular level of warming, such as 2°C"
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"Ireland is wetter now than at any stage in the last 300 years... 2006 to 2015 was the wettest decade on record. Aside from being the wettest,... this decade also had the stormiest winter in Irish history Ireland during the winter of 2013-2014"
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"The gigantic data centers that power the internet consume vast amounts of electricity and emit as much CO2 as the airline industry. To change that, data companies need to turn to clean energy sources and... improve energy efficiency"
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"Global warming is changing the music, with spring now arriving several weeks earlier in parts of the world than it did a few decades ago. Not all species are adjusting... at the same rate, and, as a result, some are falling out of step"
Article #1 photo by: Carbon Brief : https://www.carbonbrief.org/
Article #2 photo by: By Syed Rehan naqvi - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59378641
Article #4 photo by: Paul Dirmeyer: https://eos.org/
Article #5 photo by: Sean Haffey: http://www.abc.net.au/
Article #7 photo by: Leonid Andronov/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images: https://eos.org/
Article #8 photo by: Larry Downing/Reuters: https://www.theguardian.com/
Article #10 photo by: ILLUSTRATION BY MATT ROTA: https://e360.yale.edu/
Article #11 photo by: Toru Hanai/Reuters: https://www.theguardian.com/
Article #12 photo by: Lauren Kolesinskas for The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/
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