Climate change could already be affecting the United States

Climate Change - Impact in the US

Report suggests US is already feeling the impact of climate change Average temperatures throughout the United States have risen rapidly since 1980, according to a new report. The report comes from scientists representing 13 federal agencies. These scientists suggest that the country is already feeling a significant impact from climate change. The report itself clashes with claims coming from the Trump Administration, with some government officials arguing that climate change is little more than an urban myth. President Trump himself has likened climate change to a hoax coming from a…

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European Investment Bank upholds commitment to fight climate change

Funds to Help Fight Climate Change

Bank announces plans to continue efforts to fund the fight against climate change The European Investment Bank has announced that it will uphold its $20 billion a year investment target in its continued effort to fund the fight against climate change. The bank intends to invest these funds ever year over the next five years. Werner Hoyer, president of the European Investment Bank, suggests that Europe must lead the world against those that would deny the existence and potentially devastating impact of climate change. Hoyer has also called upon the…

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Obama Administration commits more funding to the Green Climate Fund in order to fight climate change

Climate Change - Funding for Green Energy

Program will receive more funding to aid in the fight against climate change With its time coming to an end, the Obama Administration has taken steps to increase the federal government’s investments in the Green Climate Fund. The fund is meant to provide financial aid to developing countries in order to assist them in their fight against climate change. Initially, the federal government had committed $500 million to the Green Climate Fund. Now, however, the Obama Administration has announced that it has doubled this investment, bringing its level of financial…

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Arctic warming highlights the growing impact of climate change

Climate change may be driving higher temperatures in the Arctic Unprecedented warming in the Artic has caused the region to begin to unravel, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The report has been co-authored by more than 50 scientists throughout the world, with data showing that the Arctic is warming at double the rate at which the rest of the world is warming. This could present profound challenges in the future, but how to avoid these challenges, or if they can even be…

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Methane emissions are growing, which may be accelerating climate change

Report shows that methane emissions are growing very quickly Rising carbon dioxide emissions are often cited as a major contributor to climate change, but methane may actually be much more problematic for the environment. Scientists from Stanford University have released a new report, which highlights the growth in methane emissions and the potential effect this can have on climate change. The report notes that methane emissions hit new heights in 2014 and 2015. Moreover, methane emissions have been growing since 2007 and researchers are not entirely sure why this is…

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Primary Duties Of A Waste Disposal Service Provider

There have been debates on the effects of global warming all across the world. Though it has not been well proven to be happening, there are some negative effects of waste products that can be seen. To improve or at least keep the environment looking good, you need to work on better ways of doing it. Businesses have always been competing with each other, fighting for more customers and profits. If you are looking to hire a waste management company, you will first need to understand how they work. There…

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US joins ambitious climate change agreement

President Obama agrees to climate change agreement alongside China Over the weekend, President Barack Obama officially included the United States into the Paris climate change agreement. This brings the agreement another step closer to taking effect throughout the world. President Obama agreed to the pact alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to China. The two countries signed documents committing them to the climate change agreement, with these documents then being turned over to the United Nations. US and China will work to reduce emissions in the coming years…

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Huge biofuels pilot plant announced in Australia

The development of renewable energy in Queensland would help to address climate change. Queensland, the second largest and third most populous state in Australia, is improving its renewable energy efforts by establishing a biofuels pilot plant. The state government has secured the $16 million facility for Gladstone in central Queensland. If the project is successful it could result in the state establishing a large-scale alternative fuel industry. The development of renewable energy in Queensland will also help to protect the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is located off…

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Rockefeller Family Fund to divest from fossil-fuels to fight climate change

Fund will be distancing itself from fossil-fuels as soon as possible The Rockefeller Family Fund has announced that it will be divesting from fossil-fuels as soon as possible. The Rockefeller Family made one of the world’s largest fortunes in the oil business many years ago, but it has now become very concerned with the potential impact of climate change. The fund plans to eliminate its holdings of Exxon Mobil Corp., claiming that the prominent oil company has been misleading consumers about the risks associated with a changing climate. Companies may…

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Report warns of the brutal impact of climate change

Efforts to fight climate change may be failing The European science journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics has published a new report from numerous scientists that notes that current efforts to fight climate change may be failing. Several years ago, the world’s leading nations banded together and agreed to limit the level of global warming to a degree they believed would be manageable. The report found, however, that allowing temperatures to rise by this agreed upon level may have disastrous consequences for the planet. Nations may be too slow to fight…

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Global warming could be worsened by cleaner air

New studies reveal that cleaner air could actually accelerate the warming of the planet. Two new studies, both recently released in the journal Natural Geoscience, have analyzed the powerful influence that aerosols have on the climate and suggest that as countries around the world make efforts to lower this type of pollution, global warming is worsening, because the elimination of this pollution appears to be resulting in more rapid warming than anticipated. Certain aerosols have a temporary cooling effect on the atmosphere. Although aerosols are definitely hazardous to the environment…

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Trudeau and Obama to work together to fight climate change

Canada and the United States want to mitigate the effects of a changing climate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama have committed to work together in order to fight climate change. The two believe that climate change is a potentially disastrous phenomenon that may result in serious consequences for most of the world. The two world leaders are excepted to unveil various measures they will take to mitigate the effects of a changing climate and embrace clean energy in order to reduce the amount of harmful emissions…

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Climate change may cause dietary changes that could kill half a million people

Researchers estimate that by 2050, global warming’s negative effects on crop productivity may lead to over 500,000 deaths. According to a recent study from the University of Oxford, more than half a million people could die by the year 2050, due to climate change dramatically reducing crop productivity, which would result in fewer fruits and vegetables. This change in food availability and intake will affect dietary and weight-related risk factors, reported the study’s lead author Marco Springmann, who says that a decrease in fruit and vegetable intake and an increase…

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Climate change could make transatlantic flights longer

Researchers say that changes in the climate could lengthen flights from Europe to the U.S. According to a study recently published in the journal Environmental Research Letters – conducted by a team of University of Reading researchers, lead by atmospheric scientist Paul Williams – climate change could make flights from Europe to America longer and flights traveling in the opposite direction faster, due to its effects on jet streams. A doubling of atmospheric CO2 could speed up jet stream. Jet streams are exceptionally strong winds that are responsible for moving…

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Waste to energy incinerator begins capturing CO2 emissions

The energy from waste project in Norway is the first in the world to test a W2E carbon capture experiment. The Klemetsrud incinerator in Oslo, Norway is attempting to capture CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions from the industrial and household waste that it burns as an alternative to capturing and burying greenhouse gas emissions at coal-powered plants that run on fossil fuels. The test program, involving the waste to energy plant, is being conducted by Aker Solutions, a Norwegian supplier of products, services and systems to the gas and oil industry.…

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Canada may be falling behind in its fight against climate change

Country may miss its emissions reduction targets by 2030 Canada may miss its environmental goals by a large margin, according to a projection from Environment and Climate Change Canada. The organization predicts that the amount of emissions that Canada is producing will increase through 2030, which runs counter to the country’s efforts to reduce the amount of emissions it is responsible for. Over the coming decades, emissions in Canada are likely to increase by as much as 5%, dealing a blow to the country’s efforts to fight climate change. Organization…

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