Not The Weather Report
Climate change news for Sunday 25th of March 2018
"Following four years of trials, which saw thousands of wheat varieties tested in the unforgiving sub-Saharan heat, scientists have successfully turned what was first thought of as a “crazy idea” into a vital new food crop...[A new] strain of wheat can withstand constant 40°C"
"Microsoft has announced the single largest corporate purchase of solar power ever seen in the US, signing an agreement with sPower to add 315 MW of electricity via two solar projects in Virginia. Microsoft has been powered by 100% renewable electricity since 2014"
"EU leaders on Thursday called upon the European Commission to draft a new EU long-term climate strategy by early next year, setting the stage for an early review of the bloc’s climate goals before many of them have been made law"
"[The communities secretary]... said he had concluded the project should not go ahead. Lawyers... said the decision was the first time the UK government had rejected a planning application citing climate change as the reason"
"If solar geoengineering were to be deployed so as to mask a high level of... warming, and then stopped suddenly, there would be a rapid and damaging rise in temperatures. This effect is often referred to as termination shock"
"Norway is a study in climate change contradictions. The Nordic country of 5.2 million inhabitants has earned its place in the top tier of global climate champions... But... the oil and gas sector remains... its most lucrative industry"