There was never a pause in global warming

There was never any “pause” in global warming, new data shows, and the world is warming at a pace that scientists warn will be catastrophic. Gaps in the data about the world temperature led people to believe that climate wasn’t heating as much as suggested. But that was wrong and global warming is progressing far…

Climate Change Is Turbocharging Growth of City Trees.

“Australian cities contain tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of trees that provide important functions such as cooling and slowing stormwater runoff, and providing habitats for birds and animals,” said Dave Kendal, lead author of the study and project leader with the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, based in the Faculty of…

How the Threat of Climate Change Spurs Ethnocentrism

One reports that confronting people with climate-change warnings provoked higher levels of ethnocentrism among residents of a central European nation—and decreased their intentions of acting in Earth-friendly ways. The other finds the threat of global warming increases group conformity, leading people to more tightly endorse the truisms their circle subscribe to. The results aren’t surprising,…

How climate change may reshape wildflower communities

Central to the field of ecology is the mantra that species do not exist in isolation: They assemble in communities — and within these communities, species interact. Predators hunt prey. Parasites exploit hosts. Pollinators find flowers. Yet these interactions are built on more than just serendipity, because species adapt over generations to environmental cues. But…

Improving climate observations offers major return on investment 

A well-designed climate observing system could help scientists answer knotty questions about climate while delivering trillions of dollars in benefits by providing decision makers information they need to protect public health and the economy in the coming decades, according to a new paper published today. Source: Improving climate observations offers major return on investment |…

Cities can cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond their urban borders 

They calculated the first internationally comparable greenhouse gas footprints for four cities from developed and developing countries: Berlin, New York, Mexico City, and Delhi. Contrary to common beliefs, not consumer goods like computers or sneakers that people buy are most relevant, but housing and transport – sectors that cities can substantially govern. Source: Cities can…

Cities that will be drowned by global warming

When UN climate negotiators meet for summit talks this month, there will be a new figure on the table: 3C. Until now, global efforts such as the Paris climate agreement have tried to limit global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels. However, with latest projections pointing to an increase of 3.2C by 2100, these goals…

Top 100 Environmental Law Blogs & Websites

This list contains blogs on natural resource law, water quality law, air quality law, mining law, waste management law and forestry law as well. Follow these blogs to keep up with the latest information relating to Environmental Law. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity…