Global Warming and Climate Change News

France and Germany seek agreement on EU carbon market reform by November.
Tuesday September 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

France and Germany will work together on measures to reinforce carbon pricing in the European electricity sector and want an agreement on the European Union’s carbon market reform by November, France’s ecology ministry said on Monday. [News Source]

Climate-smart agriculture urgently needed in Africa.
Tuesday September 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Africa contributes only 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, while six of the 10 most affected countries by climate change are in Africa. [News Source]

China to call on Denmark to help build offshore wind farm.
Tuesday September 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

China will tap Denmark, home to some of the world’s largest offshore energy companies, to help it build a wind farm, Denmark’s energy minister said on Monday. [News Source]

Electric cars and renewables not enough to meet Paris climate goal: Consultant.
Tuesday September 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

The cost of electric vehicles will fall to match those running on combustion engines by 2022, a key trigger that will mean by 2035 half of all passenger vehicles sold globally will be electric, according to the head of a top energy consultancy. [News Source]

Four radical plans to save civilization from climate change.
Tuesday September 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

In his scorching new book, A Farewell to Ice, Peter Wadhams, head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group at the University of Cambridge, presents a slew of radical—and sometimes theoretical—ways to save civilization. [News Source]

Boiling frogs again.
Tuesday September 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Climate change is here to stay no matter what is the cause — and for south Asia it is a purely academic argument anyway as the region reels under catastrophic monsoon floods. [News Source]

What Hurricane Harvey says about risk, climate and resilience.
Tuesday September 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Hurricane Harvey has taught us many lessons, but the most valuable may be the oldest lesson of all, one we humans have been learning – and forgetting – since the dawn of time: how much we all have to lose when climate and weather disasters strike. [News Source]

Yemen’s cholera epidemic hits 600,000, confounding expectations.
Tuesday September 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Yemen’s cholera outbreak has infected 612,703 people and killed 2,048 since it began in April, and some districts are still reporting sharp rises in new cases, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen’s health ministry showed on Tuesday. [News Source]