Satellites track variations in Antarctica’s glacial retreat

Satellites track variations in Antarctica’s glacial retreat 12-12-2016 10:00 AM CET Five satellites spanning two decades have revealed variations in the timing and pace of glacial retreat in West Antarctica. Some glaciers’ thinning spreads up to three times faster than on neighbouring tributaries, and was offset by decades. You are …

NOAA’s Jaw-Dropping Report- ‘Unprecedented’ Arctic Warming

NOAA Issues ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Assessment on ‘Unprecedented’ Arctic Warming Latest Arctic Report Card finds that region’s temperatures continue upward climb twice as fast as global temperature increase by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Published on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/14/noaa-issues-jaw-dropping-assessment-unprecedented-arctic-warming Ice floe with polar bear in Beaufort Sea. (Photo: …

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Sea Ice Hit Record Lows in November Science News from research organizations Sea ice hit record lows in November Date: December 6, 2016 Source: University of Colorado at Boulder Summary: Unusually high air temperatures and a warm ocean have led to a record low Arctic sea ice extent for November, …

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Thermal Coal in Asia: Stopping the Juggernaut Anthony Hobley interviews Mark Fulton (Founder of ETA and Advisor to Carbon Tracker) who today releases a report “Thermal Coal in Asia: Stopping the Juggernaut”. This study pulls together key sources to how that both China ( by 2020) and India (in the 2030s) will exceed their IEA ETP 2DS annual carbon budgets. Furthermore, without a massive scale-up in renewable energy right now and the development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) over time in key geographic areas (particularly China), the total carbon budget up to 2050 will also be exceeded in the 2030s. These conclusions are based …

ENB+ Video on “Accelerating Implementation: Transitioning to Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development Pathways”

          Announcement on Friday, 18 November 2016 ENB+ Video on “Accelerating Implementation: Transitioning to Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development Pathways” On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, the event “Accelerating Implementation: Transitioning to Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development Pathways” took place at the Marrakech Climate Change …

BWS Bulletin – Vol. 82 No. 30 – Budapest Water Summit 2016 – Final Summary

  BWS Bulletin Volume 82 Number 30 | Saturday, 3 December 2016 Summary of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 28-30 November 2016 | Budapest, Hungary Language: EN (HTML/PDF) Visit our IISD/ENB+ Meeting Coverage from Budapest, Hungary at:http://www.iisd.ca/water/bws/2016/ The Budapest Water Summit took place from 28-30 November 2016, involving around 2,600 participants …

Long-feared soils ‘feedback’ to climate system is really happening

Scientists have long feared this ‘feedback’ to the climate system. Now they say it’s happening By Chris Mooney Washington Post, November 30 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/30/the-ground-beneath-our-feet-is-poised-to-make-global-warming-much-worse-scientists-find/ At a time when a huge pulse of uncertainty has been injected into the global project to stop the planet’s warming, scientists have just raised the …

ENV / UNFCCC COP 22 Daily Coverage for Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Announcement on Thursday, 17 November 2016 ENV / UNFCCC COP 22 Daily Coverage for Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Africa Day was celebrated at COP 22 on Wednesday, 16 November. It provided an opportunity to bring African leaders and policy makers together to chart the course towards implementing the Paris agreement. …

Probing Greenland’s ice sheet for future satellites

Probing Greenland’s ice sheet for future satellites 16-11-2016 04:27 PM CET With a helicopter the sole feature on the vast expanse of ice and her only way back to warmth and safety, polar scientist Anna Hogg must have thought, “What on Earth am I doing out here?” as she set …