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German Energy Policy Following the 2017 Election

26 September 2017

As the dust settles on the results of the German election, it is becoming obvious that the fall in votes for the two largest parties, including Angela Merkel’s CDU, will mean significant changes in German policies in a number of areas. There has also been speculation that the CDU will form a [read more]

Taking the Long View: The ‘Forever Legacy’ of Climate Change

26 September 2017

This article originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is republished with their kind permission http://e360.yale.edu/features/taking-the-long-view-the-forever-legacy-of-climate-change Climate change projections often focus on 2100. But the geological record shows that unless we rapidly [read more]

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2017 is eighth lowest on record

20 September 2017

DAISY DUNNE  and ROBERT MCSWEENEY Arctic sea ice has dwindled to its summer minimum for 2017, with its smallest extent for the year clocking in at 4.64m square kilometres (sq km) on 13 September. At 1.58m sq km below the 1981-2010 average, this puts 2017 as the eight lowest summer minimum in the [read more]

Water, energy, food can’t be seen separately

20 September 2017

by Joydeep Gupta Climate change is making it imperative that the nexus between the three is integrated into all development plans You need water and energy to grow food. You need water to generate energy, even in a solar farm. You need energy to pump water. The water-energy-food nexus is a [read more]

What will be in the next IPCC climate change assessment?

17 September 2017

Dr Valérie Masson-Delmotte is a senior researcher at the Laboratoire des Science du Climat et de l’environnement in France and co-chair of Working Group 1 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). At a meeting in Montreal last week, the member countries of the United Nations [read more]

Climate change jeopardises survival of snow leopards

13 September 2017

Receding snowline in Asia’s high mountains, due to global warming and infrastructure developments, poses a major threat to snow leopard as humans encroach on their habitat by Juhi Chaudhary “I love the snow leopard,” says bright-eyed Ganaium, who lives in Tamchy village close to Issyk-kul [read more]
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