#climate change #extreme weather"
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"It's official, Chicago Is colder than parts of the arctic, Yukon, and Mars. Ok, this is quite a misleading headline. As the story goes on the explain... the temperature in Chicago plunged to -22° (F) by 6 a.m. on Wednesday. By comparison, it's 13° - or 35° warmer - in Murmansk, Russia, which is north of the Arctic Circle. It...
"the New York Times reports on an entirely different threat to ocean ecosystems - noise. Increasing ship traffic, sonar and seismic air gun blasts now planned for offshore drilling may be disrupting migration, reproduction and even the chatter of the seas' creatures. It's a particular concern because as part of the Trump administration's plans to...
#plastic #ocean #ecosystem #Ocean Cleanup
"I don't know if you caught up on the story from a week or so ago - about a group of large fossil fuel and plastics companies coming together to pump $1bn dollars into stopping plastic waste getting into the sea? Anyway it transpires many of those same companies are investing billions in new plants to produce plastic. It highlights...
Countries committed under the Paris Agreement to a broad goal of limiting global temperature rise to under 2°C, ideally 1.5°C. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear that half a degree of warming makes a huge difference, and 1.5°C is the safer target.