Climate change news for Sunday 27th of May 2018
"... a group including a French lavender farmer and members of the indigenous Sami community in Sweden have launched legal action against the EU’s institutions for failing to adequately protect them against climate change"
Photo credit: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images
"Atmospheric blocking due to anomalous, persistent meandering of the jet stream often causes weather extremes in the midlatitudes... Climate change likely affects blocking frequency by modifying the jet stream’s proximity to capacity"
Photo credit: see #2 below
"Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is piloting an initiative where customers automatically offset the footprint of their retail purchases through buying Peruvian forestry offsets via blockchain technology"
Photo credit: see #4 below
"Environment ministers from China, South Africa, Brazil and India met in Durban over the weekend to solidify their cooperation in a year they hope to gain concessions from wealthy countries on the rules of the Paris Agreement"
Photo credit: Twitter/@environmentza
Headline #2 photo: By Utah National Guard, 2-222nd Field Artillery [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Headline #4 photo: By BrokenSphere [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons
Headline #6 photo: Arnot Power Station, Middelburg, South Africa
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