Climate change news for Monday 28th of May 2018
"Scientists are tearing their hair out over baseless myths about the erupting volcano in Hawaii... even though Kilauea is emitting lots of carbon dioxide, it won’t worsen global warming to any meaningful degree"
Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty
"The California Coastal Commission requires all coastal cities to have a sea-rise adaptation plan, and to include planned retreat as part of their strategy. Failure to comply could result in the Coastal Commission refusing to certify the city's plan"
Photo credit: K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union Tribune
"Funders’ perceptions that there is too much risk in investing at the local level prevents climate finance from making a real difference... [Can] new technologies... benefit local communities while delivering the confidence donors and investors need?"
"Energy and environmental commodity exchange operator CBL Markets has agreed a partnership with the UN’s climate change secretariat to list spot CERs on its trading platform, it announced on Thursday."
Photo credit: see #4 below
"Thirty per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are produced through the process of converting metal ores and fossil fuels into the cars, washing machines and electronic devices that help prop up the economy and make life a little more comfortable."
Photo credit: see #6 below
Headline #6 photo: CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2814801
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