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CO2 is already in the atmosphere naturally, so why are emissions from human activity significant?

If CO2 is already part of the atmosphere, why is it important to limit emissions? is one of the questions the Royal Society seeks to explain.  CO2 is already in the atmosphere naturally, so why are emissions from human activity significant? Human activities have significantly disturbed the natural carbon cycle by extracting long-buried fossil fuels...


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How do scientists know that recent climate change is largely caused by human activities?

The science behind how experts know that the majority of climate change is cause by man-made gases is explained by the Royal Society as part of a short guide on climate change. How do scientists know that recent climate change is largely caused by human activities? Scientists know that...


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Is the climate warming?

‘Is the climate warming?’ is the first question the Royal Society’s answers in its short guide to climate science. The series aims to create well informed conversations around the issues of climate change and its impacts. Is the climate warming? Yes. Earth’s average surface air temperature has increased by...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 24 December 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. Global 500 firms account for 10% of global emissions 10% of wildlife havens have been lost or damaged in last five years...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 23 December 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. Climate change affecting coral reefs across northern Pacific UK’s largest solar farm connects to National Grid —————————————————————————————————————————————— 23 December headlines The geopolitical...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 22 December 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. NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory returns first maps Climate change could cut crop production by 18% —————————————————————————————————————————————— 22 December headlines UK’s biggest solar...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 19 December 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 energy consumption falls Study: microplastics accumulating in deep sea EU approves import of tar sands oil —————————————————————————————————————————————— 19 December headlines UK...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 18 December 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. Car industry calls for standardisation for London’s ultra-low emission zone Climate change playing significant role in record temperatures Climate finance of $150bn...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 17 December 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. Greenland ice melt and sea level rise ‘greatly underestimated’ Climate change could affect half of South West rail lines Prince Charles calls...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 16 December 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. Climate agreement ‘falls short’, says 350.org Supermarket price war threatens ethical shopping Arctic sea ice slightly down on 2013 UK increasingly dependent...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 15 December 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. EU air pollution and recycling laws could be scrapped Survey: pensions industry rejects polling members on ethical investing Green Deal £24m fund...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 12 December 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. Royal Society guide aims to remove bias from climate science Study: over 5 trillion pieces of plastic now in the ocean Lake...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 11 December 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. UN’s Ban Ki-moon: we must act on climate change now IEA: oil price slump ‘golden opportunity’ to put price on carbon Government infrastructure...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 10 December 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. Greenpeace urges David Cameron to divert tax funds away from coal Met Office: chance of heatwaves in Europe has ‘increased dramatically’ European investors...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 9 December 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. Air pollution deemed a ‘public health crisis’ by MPs More research needed on risks fracking poses to human health, says study Miliband...



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