May 24, 2016

Study: World Could Warm by Massive 10C If All Fossil Fuels Are Burned

A new study predicts the world would warm by 10 degrees Celsius if all fossil fuel reserves are burned.

"I think it is really important to know what would happen if we don't take any action to mitigate climate change," study author Katarzyna Tokarska told the Guardian. "Even though we have the Paris climate change agreement, so far there hasn't been any action. [This research] is a warning message."

Total Rules Out Arctic Oil Drilling, Citing 2C Goal

French oil giant Total on Tuesday announced in a new strategy paper its plan to not drill for oil in the Arctic due to global warming concerns, Climate Change News reports.

"The 2C scenario highlights that a part of the world's fossil fuel resources cannot be developed. Total's growth strategy takes this into account," company officials wrote in their new strategy document.

U.S. Pres. Obama Pledges to 'Support' Vietnam on Climate Change

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang on Monday agreed to work together to slash greenhouse gas emissions and help reduce the impact of climate change in the Southeast Asia nation, The Hill reports.

"We'll help communities in vulnerable regions like the Mekong Delta adapt to a changing climate and assist Vietnam's transition to a low-carbon economy," Obama said.

May 23, 2016

Trump Acknowledges Climate Change—at His Golf Course

Presidential contender Donald Trump is trying to build a sea wall to protect one of his New York golf courses from climate-related effects, according to documents reviewed by POLITICO. The Republican candidate has previously called climate change "a total hoax."

May 20, 2016

May 19, 2016

Japan Faces More Pressure on Coal Funding Ahead of G7 Meet

Ahead of an upcoming Group of Seven summit meeting, green groups are calling on the Japanese government to more aggressively shift away from fossil fuels, Bloomberg reports.

"As the President of the G7, Japan has an obligation to be a leader, not a laggard on climate," the activists wrote in a recent petition.

May 18, 2016

Skeptical Trump Says He Would Renegotiate Global Climate Deal As President

If elected President of the United States, climate skeptic Donald Trump said that he would renegotiate the country's role in the Paris climate agreement, Reuters reports.

"I will be looking at that very, very seriously, and at a minimum I will be renegotiating those agreements, at a minimum. And at a maximum I may do something else," Trump said.

May 17, 2016

Australia to Lay Off Leading Scientist on Sea Levels

One of the world's top climate scientists was recently given notice of his dismissal, the New York Times reports. Dr. John Church, who studies rising sea levels, is among nearly 300 scientists that are slated to lose their jobs at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.

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