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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 9 January headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Labour seeks fracking restrictions to protect drinking water Low-carbon technologies and social impact both investment trends to watch Study: majority of fossil...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 8 January headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. UK lagging behind Europe on social impact investing UK government loaned £1.7bn to fossil fuel projects abroad since 2010 Green Party pledges to...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 7 January headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Wind powered a quarter of homes in 2014 FTSE chief executives surpass average annual salary in 2 days Met Office: 2014 UK’s...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 6 January headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. David Attenborough: people in power denying climate risk Asda to trial misshapen veg as Jamie Oliver criticises food waste Scotland’s electricity system...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 5 January headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Pope Francis set to issue call to action on climate change Financial resilience not enough to restore confidence in banking sector, says...


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If emissions of greenhouse gases were stopped, would the climate return to the conditions of 200 years ago?

Even if greenhouse gas emissions were stopped altogether, climate change adaption strategies would remain important, as it would take thousands of years for the Earth’s surface temperature to return to pre-industrial levels, states a Royal Society guide. If emissions of greenhouse gases were stopped, would the climate return to...


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Are disaster scenarios about tipping points like ‘turning off the Gulf Stream’ and release of methane from the Arctic a cause for concern?

Climate models do not predict abrupt changes but the longer it takes for decisive climate action to happen the likelihood of such events increases, according to a guide produced by the Royal Society. Are disaster scenarios about tipping points like ‘turning off the Gulf Stream’ and release of methane...


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What are scientists doing to address key uncertainties in our understanding of the climate system?

Taking a look at the science behind climate change in a short guide, the Royal Society aims to create informed conversations on the topic. The guide includes an explanation of how scientists are seeking to address uncertainties. What are scientists doing to address key uncertainties in our understanding of...


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Are climate changes of a few degrees a cause for concern?

Global warming of just a few degrees can cause widespread changes across the globe, state the Royal Society, demonstrating why climate action is so important and needed urgently. Are climate changes of a few degrees a cause for concern? Yes. Even though an increase of a few degrees in...


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How confident are scientists that Earth will warm further over the coming century?

In a short guide explaining the science behind climate change, the Royal Society describes scientists as being “very confident” that the earth will continue to warm over the coming century. How confident are scientists that Earth will warm further over the coming century? Very confident. If emissions continue on...


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What is ocean acidification and why does it matter?

Ocean acidification, which can be caused be rising CO2 emissions, is likely to cause as yet unknown impacts on the marine ecosystem and the food chain, a guide from the Royal Society says. What is ocean acidification and why does it matter? Direct observations of ocean chemistry have shown...


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How fast is sea level rising?

Sea level rise is being driven by warming oceans, melting mountain glaciers and the loss of the Greenland and Arctic ice sheets, the Royal Society explains in a guide that looks at climate change, including how fast sea levels are rising. How fast is sea level rising? Long-term measurements...


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How does climate change affect the strength and frequency of floods, droughts, hurricanes, and tornadoes?

Climate change will have substantial impact on the frequency of extreme weather events, from droughts to floods, according to the Royal Society. How does climate change affect the strength and frequency of floods, droughts, hurricanes, and tornadoes? Earth’s lower atmosphere is becoming warmer and moister as a result of...


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Why is Arctic sea ice decreasing while Antarctic sea ice is not?

The Royal Society is seeking to create more informed conversations on climate change. As part of this the organisation has explained why Arctic sea ice is decreasing while Antarctic sea ice is not. Why is Arctic sea ice decreasing while Antarctic sea ice is not? Sea ice extent is...


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If the world is warming, why are some winters and summers still very cold?

Weather variations and how this links to climate change has been addressed by the Royal Society in a short guide. If the world is warming, why are some winters and summers still very cold? Global warming is a long-term trend, but that does not mean that every year will...



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