Daily climate news for 12th of March 2018
"San Francisco and Oakland are battling the world's oil giants in federal court for knowingly producing fossil fuels whose emissions have triggered sea level rise. The two coastal cities argue that oil companies — including BP, ExxonMobil, and Shell — should foot the bill for hugely expensive infrastructure defenses to hold back rising waters"
"We already know that climate change affects women disproportionately, but it is especially dramatic in Bangladesh. Caught between erratic rainfall and rising sea levels, women are struggling... During [a] tropical cyclone in 1991, for example, 90 per cent of the 140,000 people who died in the country were women"
"Your average backyard also has hidden superpowers: Its soil can absorb and store a significant amount of carbon from the air, unexpectedly making such green spaces an important asset in the battle against climate change"
"In a changing Arctic, perhaps no story of a species in peril is more compelling than the plight of the polar bear... But the polar bear, while iconic, is not alone in his struggles"
"A holy grail for generations of explorers is now finally open, because of climate change. Giant cargo and oil tankers regularly ply those seas, and even [a] cruise ship ... has made the journey the past two summers."
"A new study recommends raising carbon prices to make them more competitive with rubber revenue as carbon prices do not provide enough incentive to protect Southeast Asian forests from rubber expansion"
"Since electric vehicles were introduced, the infrastructure to support them has become bigger than what the oil industry built over decades in the world’s third-biggest economy — at least by this one measure"
"New Clark City promises an opportunity for people to live and work in a city that is safe, prosperous and sustainable while caring for the environment. But are Filipinos ready to do their part to make this happen?"