Explainer: 10 ways ‘negative emissions’ could slow climate change. I am proud to have worked with @Borealconserve on this project. I am proud to be a climate scientist who values Traditional Knowledge. I am proud to be a researcher who is not afraid to show and share emotions. #Storytelling #SharedLand #SharedValues #Rig. Svein T veitdal sur Twitter : "Australians need a 'slip slop slap'-style campaign to learn about air pollution Doctors liken this summer’s hazardous bushfire smoke to the days when we realised the sun contributes to skin cancer… ht.
Neighbors' solar panels can shift climate change beliefs. Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license.
New research details what happens to climate change bias when people witness their neighbors putting solar panels on their roofs. “Any new laws or advancements in technologies and movements to curb climate change require substantial political and public support. Public perception is crucially important since the public is far more skeptical about climate change than the scientific community,” says coauthor Andrea La Nauze, assistant professor in the economics department at the University of Pittsburgh.
The study, which analyzed five years of survey data collected between 2010 and 2014 in Australian communities, showed that for every additional 1,000 solar panels in a neighborhood, the share of neighbors that believe human action primarily causes climate change increased by seven percentage points. *****Artificial trees - City Trees: London Has New Artificial Trees That Eat Pollution. The world is, finally, awakening to the imminent threats posed by climate change and pollution, and London is starting to do its bit to help.
From zero-emissions streets to pollution-eating solar panels, along with restaurants trending towards zero-waste and veganism, the capital has begun to put greener, more sustainable methods into practice. Next in the war on global warming are three new City Trees, a series of CO2-filtering structures which have just been installed in Leytonstone. Useful as they are, calling the City Trees ‘trees’ is a bit of a misnomer. They’re actually towers filled with different types of moss, which eat up particulates and nitrogen oxides whilst simultaneously producing oxygen. The City Trees include their own irrigation and energy systems that allows them to operate whatever the weather, and also collect data about the surrounding environment, which can then be used to inform further green solutions.
Yep, that's a better take and a great start! Others (in no particular order): *protect/restore even better Carbon sinks, e.g., peatlands *end subsidies for fossil fuels *folks in wealthy countries consume less *change behavior to conserve, not waste energ. *****All #adaptation, no #mitigation. Sounds familiar... #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency. Do Brits need to toughen up in a heatwave? Brilliant move. The Philippines is one of the world’s most severely deforested countries. *****Adaptation or mitigation? How much can painting a roof white reduce its temperature? Image copyright Getty Images It has long been known that painting the roof of a building white reflects sunlight and reduces its temperature.
But by how much and are there downsides to doing it? In a recent BBC interview, the former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon suggested that this reduction could be as much as 30C, with the internal temperature of the building falling by as much as seven degrees. So where do these figures come from and does wider research back this up? Mr Ban was talking about a pilot project in Ahmedabad City in western India, where summer temperatures can reach as high as 50C. In 2017, more than 3,000 city rooftops were painted using both white lime and a special reflective coating. Known simply as "cool roofing", this process is designed to reduce the solar radiation absorbed, which in turn means less heat is transferred inside the building. Cool roofs also emit away some heat normally retained by a building, cooling it further.
Read more from Reality Check. Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth's climate. Image copyright Getty Images Scientists in Cambridge plan to set up a research centre to develop new ways to repair the Earth's climate.
It will investigate radical approaches such as refreezing the Earth's poles and removing CO2 from the atmosphere. The centre is being created because of fears that current approaches will not on their own stop dangerous and irreversible damage to the planet. The initiative is the first of its kind in the world and could lead to dramatic reductions in carbon emissions. The initiative is co-ordinated by the government's former chief scientific adviser, Prof Sir David King.
"What we do over the next 10 years will determine the future of humanity for the next 10,000 years. Some of the approaches described by Sir David are often known collectively as geoengineering. The Centre for Climate Repair is part of Cambridge university's Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative, led by Dr Emily Shuckburgh. "It has to be. Refreezing the poles. Isle of Man to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040.
The sale of new petrol and diesel fuelled cars will be banned on the Isle of Man by 2040, the Chief Minister has said.
Howard Quayle said a new Climate Change Bill would be brought forward "before the end of the next legislative year". The proposed laws would also impose a ban on the use of gas and oil boilers in new houses by 2025. The Isle of Man Green Party's chairman Andrew Bentley said the pledge was a "good step in the right direction". Mr Quayle said the Manx government "recognises the climate change emergency that is facing the planet". The law will "commit this government and future administrations to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050," he continued.
The move would bring the island's target into line with recommendations outlined in the latest report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Twitter. *****Mitigation: A 'magic bullet' to capture carbon dioxide? News BBC News Navigation Sections Previous Next.
Scientists begin to studying whether rare heirloom plants, revived for their flavor, might also be suited to enduring a warmer world in @NatGeo □ □ #plantsci #plantbreeding… #extremecivilisation - and some!… Mike Hudema sur Twitter : "California is requiring all new homes to be built with #solar panels, all public buses to be zero emissions, and is building massive batteries to provide 24 hr #renewableenergy. We have solutions to the #climate crisis, let's im.
Katharine Hayhoe: 'A thermometer is not liberal or conservative' Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.
She has contributed to more than 125 scientific papers and won numerous prizes for her science communication work. In 2018 she was a contributor to the US National Climate Assessment and was awarded the Stephen H Schneider award for outstanding climate science communication. In 2018, we have seen forest fires in the Arctic circle; record high temperatures in parts of Australia, Africa and the US; floods in India; and devastating droughts in South Africa and Argentina. This is a big deal: D.C.'s city council just passed a historic climate bill mandated 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032 and zero-emissions transportation by 2045.
Stefan Rahmstorf sur Twitter : "See how easily we could have solved the climate crisis if we had started in 2000! Only 4% reduction per year. Now we need 18% per year. You can thank climate deniers, lobby groups and cowardly politicians for this delay. Fr. *****Paris Agreement: As a reminder, there are still 13 nations (not including the USA) who haven't ratified the #ParisAgreement. I had hoped one or more would announce their ratification during #COP24, but it wasn't to be. With the COP24 rulebook a.
Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action? “We strongly believe that action ought to go both on mitigation and on adaptation.” World Bank CEO. Does this mark a change of direction which is both more realistic and achievable?…