What Janet Yellen can do about climate change as US Treasury secretary

The former Federal Reserve chair has the experience and broad respect to get businesses to move on climate change and to lay the foundation for real and lasting progress.

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School, Tufts University • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

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Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'

The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.

bbcnews
yesterday ~5 min

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Earth has stayed habitable for billions of years – exactly how lucky did we get?

I simulated the climate on 100,000 exoplanets to find out.

Toby Tyrrell, Professor of Earth System Science, University of Southampton • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

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Earth has stayed habitable for billions of years – just how lucky did we get?

I simulated the climate on 100,000 exoplanets to find out.

Toby Tyrrell, Professor of Earth System Science, University of Southampton • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

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Cheaper solar power means low-income families can also benefit – with the right kind of help

Solar power doesn't have to be just for the wealthy anymore. With the right kind of financial incentives, households at all income levels can benefit from affordable clean energy.

Ryan Wiser, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

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Low-carbon policies can be ‘balanced’ to benefit small firms and average households – study

A review of ten types of policy used to reduce carbon suggests that some costs fall on those less able to bear them – but it also shows these policies can form

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 18, 2021 ~7 min

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Forests go into growth 'overdrive' to recover from drought – new study

Trees may be more resilient to future dry spells than scientists first thought.

Alistair Jump, Professor of Plant Ecology, University of Stirling • conversation
Jan. 18, 2021 ~6 min

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Wildfire smoke’s effects are getting worse

The far-reaching effects of wildfires and wildfire smoke are a growing problem, researchers say. Climate change is the "straw that broke the camel's back."

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~11 min

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Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like?

Climate models are likely underestimating the true severity of future warming in urban areas.

Robert Wilby, Professor of Hydroclimatic Modelling, Loughborough University • conversation
Jan. 15, 2021 ~8 min

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Warming oceans will be extra hard on big fish

Large fish will find it particularly difficult to extract oxygen from warming oceans, researchers report.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~3 min

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