Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Deutsche Bank to stop financing coal project – to help fight global warming

German banking giant Deutsche Bank on Tuesday announced it would stop financing coal projects as part of its commitments under the Paris Agreement to tackle global warming. ______ "Deutsche Bank and its subsidiaries will not grant new financing for greenfield thermal coal mining and new coal-fired...

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data – that Trump is ignoring

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data - that Trump is ignoring
In a post Wednesday, the secret leaking organization asked for data that might get swept under the rug by the President Donald Trump administration. ______ For scientists, the new presidency may signal a difficult period for research, especially as Trump continues to align himself with climate...

Climate Engineering make it difficult for astronomers and skywatchers to observe the heavens, study

Climate Engineering make it difficult for astronomers and skywatchers to observe the heavens, study
Tinkering with the sky to fight climate change would make it more difficult for astronomers and skywatchers to observe the heavens, a new study suggests. Spraying particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and help cool the Earth down — a strategy known as stratospheric...

Scientists frantically copying data of climate change – Fearing White House purge it

Scientists frantically copying data of climate change - Fearing White House purge it
The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science. In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public...

Antarctica: A research utopia for international governments, keeping it ungoverned

Antarctica A research utopia for international governments, keeping it ungoverned
How Science Is Keeping Antarctica Ungoverned. Antarctica: a research utopia for international governments. Do natural resources threaten the peace on Earth's only non-governed continent? ______ Antarctica is the most unique of the seven continents for many reasons. Not only is the landscape breathtakingly beautiful and the year...

White House climate change webpage disappears after Trump’s inauguration

Less than an hour after President Trump took the oath of office on Friday, the White House's webpage on climate change disappeared from the Executive Branch's main site, the latest sign that the new administration will divert resources - and attention - from the issue. ______ Just...

2016 the hottest year on record since scientists started tracking temperatures

In a powerful testament to the warming of the planet, two leading U.S. science agencies Wednesday jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set just last year — which, itself, had topped a record set in 2014.
 ______ Average surface temperatures in...

Antarctica never used to rain in 1990s, but now it rains regularly – instead of snowing: scientists

Vast icy rock peaks tower above Argentina's Carlini research base in Antarctica. But scientists who have worked there for decades say the glaciers are less icy than they once were. ______ For international experts stationed at the base, the frozen southern continent is a good gauge...

Violent winds and winter storms hit France killing a 43-year-old woman

Violent winds and winter storms hit France on Friday, killing a 43-year-old woman taking her kids to school in southern France and injuring nearly 50 other people in the north. ______ FRANCE - Elsewhere in Europe, British authorities put the military on standby for the possibility...

More Frequent Hurricanes on Atlantic Coast Predicted

Historically, notes Kossin, researchers (including himself) have focused primarily on the tropical Atlantic — the main hurricane development region –without distinguishing how hurricane-producing conditions may vary outside of it. ______ They knew a combination of warm ocean temperatures in the tropics and low vertical wind shear...

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