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April 2017

The massive crack in the Antarctic ice shelf is hanging on by a 12-mile ‘thread.’

It’s the ice crack that’s captivating the world.

USA Today

A roadmap for rapid decarbonization

Although the Paris Agreement’s goals are aligned with science and can, in principle, be technically and economically achieved, alarming inconsistencies remain between science-based targets and national commitments. -Science

Science

Mexico meeting to bring world together on disaster prevention

We have got much better at managing disasters but are less focused on reducing risk.

Reuters

A plan for efficient use of nitrogen fertilizers

A global analysis finds that nitrogen fertilizers could be used more efficiently if their international distribution across croplands was altered — a measure that would also decrease nitrogen pollution.

Nature

Co-occurrence of extremes in surface ozone, particulate matter, and temperature over eastern North America

Exposure to extreme temperatures and high levels of the pollutants ozone and particulate matter poses a major threat to human health

PNAS

Pacific North American circulation pattern links external forcing and North American hydroclimatic change over the past millennium

We have developed a new reconstruction of changes in the wintertime atmospheric circulation over North America based on data distributed across the region. The record spans almost 1,000 years and shows how variation in ocean temperatures, solar energy, volcanic eruptions, and greenhouse gases has affected circulation over this period.

PNAS

The best –and worst countries for air pollution and electricity use

Here the best and worst of 135 countries according to World Health Organization(WHO) and International Energy Agency data, which was shared with Business Insider by The Eco Experts, a UK-based solar energy comparison site.

World Economic Forum

In race to curb climate change, cities outpace governments

As cities from Sydney to Oslo set more ambitious targets to cut climate change than national plans, is conflict ahead?

Reuters

Ignoring the worst case scenario comes with a hefty price tag

By 2100, economic losses from climate change-related sea level rise and coastal flooding in European port cities could top a trillion US dollars every year, according to researchers from the Basque Centre for Climate Change.

Anthropocene Magazine

 



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