Mudança climática – climate change, aquecimento global – global warming: clipping – 02/02/2016
Progresso nas energias renováveis traz esperança contra o aquecimento global
O que está realmente em jogo na eleição americana deste ano? Bem, entre outras coisas, o destino do planeta. O ano passado foi o mais quente já registrado, por ampla margem, o que deveria acabar com –mas não o fará– as afirmações dos negadores do clima de que o aquecimento global parou. A verdade é que a mudança climática fica cada vez mais assustadora; é de longe a mais importante questão política que os EUA e o mundo enfrentam. Mas esta eleição não teria muita importância para essa questão se não houvesse a perspectiva de uma ação efetiva contra a catástrofe iminente.
5 razões científicas para você se importar MUITO com o aquecimento global
O aquecimento global tem sido um problema que tem preocupado bastante a humanidade. E isso tem sido causado por conta da emissão de gases do efeito estufa resultante da ação do homem. Segundo um estudo feito pela equipe internacional de pesquisadores publicado no Jornal El País, revelou que os últimos verões foram os mais quentes dos últimos dois milênios na Europa e na região do Mediterrâneo. Os efeitos no mundo são diversos e atingem a todas as regiões do continente. Pensando nisso, nossa redação separou para você uma matéria com 5 razões científicas para você se importar MUITO com o aquecimento global.
Rising CO2 predicted to make fish ‘drunk’
Australian Geographic (Austrália)
FISH ARE LIKELY to become ‘intoxicated’ and disoriented by rising CO2 concentrations much earlier than previously thought, according to new research. While scientists have long known that the burning of fossil fuels is leading to acidification of the world’s oceans, this latest research – published in Nature – is the first to take into account seasonal variations of CO2 concentrations and combine this with future emissions projections.
Fish Getting ‘Drunk’ From High Carbon Dioxide Levels: Study
Asian Scientist.com (Cingapura)
Carbon dioxide concentrations in seawater could reach levels high enough to make fish “intoxicated” and disoriented many decades earlier than previously thought, a new study has found. Published in the journal Nature, the study is the first global analysis of the impact of rising carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels on natural variations in carbon dioxide concentrations in the world’s oceans.
Obama’s Paris Global Warming Treaty Will Cost At Least $12.1 Trillion
The Daily Caller (EUA)
The United Nations Paris agreement to stop dangerous global warming could cost $12.1 trillion over the next 25 years, according to calculations performed by environmental activists. “The required expenditure averages about $484 billion a year over the period,” calculated Bloomberg New Energy Finance with the assistance of the environmentalist nonprofit Ceres. That’s almost as much money the U.S. federal government spent on defense in 2015, according to 2015 spending numbers from the bipartisan Committee For Responsible Federal Budget. The required annual spending is almost 3.7 times more than the $131.57 billion China spent on its military in 2014.
Study confirms global warming not driven by natural forces
Zee News (Índia)
New York: A new study confirms that global temperature does not rise or fall chaotically in the long run. The new study by researchers at Duke University and NASA’s at Propulsion Laboratory reveals that unless pushed by outside forces, temperatures should remain stable. “This underscores that large, sustained changes in global temperature like those observed over the last century require drivers such as increased greenhouse gas concentrations,” said lead study author Patrick Brown from Duke University in North Carolina, US. Natural climate cycles alone are insufficient to explain such changes, he said.
Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial
The Guardian (UK)
Much has been written about climate change in recent months, what with that record-breaking hot year we just had and the qualified success of the Paris climate talks. But if there’s one criticism I’d have of the media coverage, it’s this. Not enough graphs. So here are six that you might have missed, but that tell us a few things about the state of the climate and the state of the public’s thinking on global warming.
Using big trees to fight global warming
Lynda V. Mapes
Lush and lofty, the big trees in a 200ha forest gracing the vista of Mount Rainier in Washington in the US are now doing double duty, in the first-ever carbon-capture programme of its kind in the US Pacific Northwest. Microsoft bought the carbon credits in this forest under California’s rigorously verified cap-and-trade programme. Washington state has no such programme. The purchase was part of the company’s voluntary US$20mil-a-year (RM86mil) effort offsetting 100% of its carbon emissions worldwide across all operations, from employee air travel to energy use.
Poll: 91% Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming
The Daily Caller (EUA)
As Iowans prepare to vote for presidential candidates, a new poll has surfaced showing once again the vast majority of Americans don’t rank global warming as the most serious issue facing the country. A YouGov poll of 18,000 people in 17 countries found only 9.2 percent of Americans rank global warming as their biggest concern. Only Saudi Arabians were less concerned about global warming at 5.7 percent. The biggest concern for Americans was global terrorism — 28 percent of Americans polled listed this as their top issue.
AMs to vote on Welsh law to tackle climate change
BBC News (UK)
BBC News (UK)
“World-leading legislation” to tackle climate change and manage Wales’s natural resources more sustainably is set to be voted on by AMs. If passed, the Environment (Wales) Bill would set a target for emissions to be reduced by at least 80% by 2050. It would also require the body responsible for Wales’s landscapes and wildlife to put sustainability at the heart of its decision-making. Environmental and countryside groups have said they support the bill.
Investors want climate change risk disclosure
Radio New Zealand News (Nova Zelândia)
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is developing a fund-wide strategy to deal with the financial effects of such change. The Fund manages $29.48 billion of assets which by 2031/32 is expected to be used to help pay for New Zealanders’ pensions. It was undertaking significant work to future-proof the fund from economic, social and environmental trends such as human-made climate change. The fund is signed up to the Australia and New Zealand Investor Group on Climate Change, which has 60 institutional investor members across the two countries representing around $A1 trillion of funds.
Simone Borg to chair climate action board • eNGOs boycott meeting
Malta Today (Malta)
Ambassador for climate change Simone Borg has been appointed as chairwoman of the Climate Action Board, launched this morning by Environment Minister Leo Brincat. Borg, considered an expert in the field, obtained her Ph.D. on the conservation of marine natural resources at the International Maritime Law Institute. She was also responsible for negotiating Malta’s position in International Environmental Multilateral Agreements, including the negotiations to the Climate Change Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, the Barcelona Convention on the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea and its Protocols, the drafting of legislation and legal policy making in environmental and energy law. The board came into being as part of the law on climate action, passed last year. The law, unanimously approved, enjoys wide political consensus.
EasyJet plans to cut carbon emissions with hydrogen fuel-cell trial
The Guardian (UK)
EasyJet has unveiled plans to use hydrogen fuel cells on its aircraft to save up to 50,000 tonnes of fuel a year and cut its carbon emissions. The airline hopes to trial technology later this year that would allow planes to taxi to and from the runway using zero-emissions fuel. Around 4% of easyJet’s total fuel consumption is used in taxiing, or an average of 20 minutes a flight.
Cortiça retém carbono absorvido na atmosfera
Jornal de Notícias (Portugal)
Jornal do Notícias
O estudo coordenado pela Universidade de Aveiro (UA), o primeiro no país a quantificar a pegada de carbono do setor da cortiça, confirma os poderes ecológicos do sobreiro e do ecossistema que o envolve. A capacidade da própria cortiça de reter o carbono absorvido durante o crescimento do sobreiro, permite que constitua um reservatório de carbono ao longo do seu ciclo de vida, garantindo que por cada tonelada de cortiça duas de dióxido de carbono sejam sequestradas da atmosfera.
Vento, sol e fogo
Folha de S. Paulo
O ano passado foi mais quente já registrado, por uma larga margem, o que deve – mas não vai – pôr fim à alegação dos negacionistas de que o aquecimento global foi interrompido. A verdade é que a mudança climática está ficando cada vez mais assustadora.
Aumento na demanda por carne bovina diminui aquecimento global
Notícias da Pecuária
Segundo a tese do matemático Rafael de Oliveira Filho, para que seja possível tal afirmação é necessário que o desmatamento seja controlado. Por outro lado, se o consumo e a produção da carne caírem, essas emissões podem subir.
ICAO hopes to set new standard of CO2 emissions in 2016
Runway Girl Network (EUA)
Aircraft manufacturers have hit back at conservationists’ claims that the airline industry is not reducing its carbon footprint fast enough to account for the rapid growth of the air transport sector. And there are some reasons to believe them. While it is probably fair to say the top brass at the world’s biggest airframers are not being kept awake at night by the plight of the polar bears, regulatory changes are afoot that may result in some tossing and turning. With a new global CO2 emissions standard for all aircraft just around the corner, it may soon be the case that if conscience doesn’t dictate change, the law will.
Global warming will unleash increasingly devastating floods in coming years, scientists warn
The Independent (UK)
Climate change made the severe storms which flooded the Somerset Levels in 2014 much more likely, according to new research that suggests global warming will unleash increasingly devastating floods in coming years. The report finds that man-made greenhouse gas emissions have increased the chance of extreme flooding by 43 per cent, as the warming climate holds larger quantities of moisture, which leads to heavier rainfall.
Two-fifths of Britons ‘unwilling to make any changes to tackle global warming’
The Telegraph (UK)
Two-fifths of Britons are unwilling to make any changes to their lifestyle to help combat the threat of climate change, a survey has found. Despite more than 80 per cent of Britons saying they are concerned about the impacts global warming will have on the UK, 40 per cent said they were not willing to make any personal changes to help address the problem, research by solar panel manufacturer REC found.
Can you turn climate change activism into a game? Here’s how we’ll find out
The video that I’m watching could have been made in the ’80s. It has the corny laugh track common in that era. It has the same precocious-beyond-their-years child — in this case, “Sophie.” When Sophie sneaks into her brother’s bedroom, farts under the bedcovers, and pulls them over his head in a dutch-oven scenario — well, that’s pretty timeless. But what happens next is less standard sitcom fare. “This,” Sophie yells to the struggling figure under the covers, “is what happens when we burn fossil fuels! Smelly toxic gases get trapped in our atmosphere, warm up the planet, and make us sick! Are you going to vote pro-climate? Now that you’re 18?”
Climate change the chief culprit for stormy winter weather
The Irish Times (Irlanda)
If the weather this winter seems stormier than usual, that is because it is. It is every bit as bad as the storm-ridden winter of 2013-14, according to climate data from Met Éireann. And climate change can now be blamed for the stormy conditions we have had to endure, at least during 2013-14. New research out of Oxford shows the extreme rainfalls that flooded the UK during that winter were associated with global warming.
Is the Zika outbreak connected to climate change?
As the Zika virus spreads throughout Latin America, alarm bells are blaring and questions are flying: How dangerous is this disease? Could it reach the United States and spread here? How bad would it be? For some parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, Zika is already very, very bad. On Thursday, the World Health Organization warned that Zika was “spreading explosively” throughout the region, and millions would likely be infected this year. Earlier this week, President Obama called for rapid research on the virus, for which there is no cure or treatment. The WHO also declared a global emergency at a meeting on Monday.
Global survey: U.S. among the least worried about climate change
A historic deal to place limits on the rise in global temperatures to 2C above pre-industrial levels was reached in December, after the combined efforts of nearly 200 countries delivered consensus on carbon emissions. This is the first climate deal to commit all countries to emissions cuts, which will come into force in 2020 through a combination of legally binding and voluntary measures, and the package includes $100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020 with future finance also promised. New YouGov research reveals climate change is considered the third most serious issue facing the world by the world’s population, with a 12.8% share of concern, behind international terrorism (25.1%) and poverty, hunger and the lack of drinking water (15.2%).
CPP among major investors asking mining companies for climate change plans
CTV News (Canadá)
The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Quebec’s Caisse de depot are among institutional investors seeking greater transparency from three of the world’s biggest mining conglomerates on how they’re dealing with climate change. The “strategic resilience” resolutions put forward on Monday by a coalition of international investors ask giants Rio Tinto, Glencore and Anglo American to provide investors with more information on the risks and business opportunities from a changing climate, starting in 2017.
El Niño, ‘golpea’ a la economía de Colombia
Ecoticias.com (Espanha – edição Colômbia)
Gabriel Barreto camina descalzo sobre un terreno agrietado y árido que hace meses era parte del cauce del río más importante de Colombia, el Magdalena, que vio sus aguas bajar al menor nivel en más de medio siglo por el fenómeno de El Niño. Minutos después, el pescador alcanza las aguas someras del Magdalena y parado en su embarcación, lanza infructuosamente su red una y otra vez durante horas bajo un implacable sol que caldea con 37 grados centígrados a este pueblo del centro del país sudamericano, sin atrapar nada.
PMA pide apoyo para los más vulnerables ante el cambio climático
PEMBA, Zambia, 27 ene 2016 (IPS) – El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) exhortó a la comunidad internacional a apoyar la expansión de la tecnología agrícola resistente a las variaciones climáticas ahora que el fenómeno de El Niño se manifiesta en los países del sur de África con una ola de calor.
Estados Unidos, China, India y Brasil producen el 50% de las emisiones de nitrógeno a nivel mundial
La primera huella mundial de nitrógeno, que abarca 188 países, ha encontrado que Estados Unidos, China, India y Brasil son responsables del 46 por ciento de las emisiones de nitrógeno del mundo.
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