Not The Weather Report
"One of the ironies of increasing climate change is the cooling crisis: the hotter the planet becomes, the greater our demand for... air conditioning, which in turn means using more... fossil fuel to escape the heat we’ve emitted by burning so much already"
Climate change news for Sunday 20th of May 2018
"Limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels rather than 2C could halve the number of vertebrate and plant species facing severe range loss by the end of the century... [it could] also cut the number of insects facing severe range loss by two-thirds"
Photo credit: see #2 below
"The recent enhancement of CO2 uptake by the terrestrial biosphere is slowing down an acceleration of the atmospheric CO2 increase… the enhanced CO2 uptake in the 2000s cannot be fully explained without an increasing uptake by land use change"
Photo credit: NASA
"The Kashmir region... is prone to deadly floods, drought, landslides and earthquakes.... the government [has] set up emergency response centres across the region, in part to speed the flow of information to the National Disaster Management Authority"
Photo credit: see #4 below
"We now have the technology to capture... CO2 emissions and bury them underground... Norway built the first large scale carbon-capture project... in 1996... Now, Norway appears ready to take carbon capture and storage technology to the next level."
Photo credit: see #5 below
"Over the global land area, the probability of a warm extreme that occurs once every 20 years on average in the current climate is projected to increase 130% and 340% at the 1.5°C and 2.0°C warming levels, respectively (median values)"
Photo credit: see #6 below
Headline #2 photo: By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters - Eastern black rhino, Uploaded by Dolovis, Public Domain,
Headline #5 photo: By Bair175 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Headline #6 photo: By Justin Welbergen - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
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