World Is Set to Warm 3.4°C By 2100

By approaching 2100, a world set for 3.4˚C will, on present trends, probably be the reality confronting our descendants—slightly less warm than looked likely a year ago, analysts think. That’s the good news, you could say. But the bad news is twofold. First, this improvement in planetary prospects will still leave the global temperature increase …

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Warn Humanity of Environmental Catastrophe

More than 15,000 scientists have signed a chilling article titled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice,” urging global leaders to save the planet from environmental catastrophe. The plea, published Monday in the international journal BioScience, is likely the largest-ever formal support by scientists for a journal article with 15,372 total signatories, Motherboard noted. …

Microsoft Vows to Cut Emissions 75 Per Cent by 2030

Microsoft has become the latest corporate giant to unveil ambitious emissions reduction goals, publicly pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions by three quarters by 2030 against a 2013 baseline. The company said the new target, which was unveiled on the sidelines of the UN’s COP23 Climate Summit in Bonn, would deliver a level of decarbonisation …

Reports: Syria to Sign Paris Agreement, Further Isolating US

The US looks set to become the only country outside the Paris Agreement, after Syria reportedly signalled it would ratify the international climate change accord. The New York Times reported today that a member of the war-torn country’s delegation at the UN climate summit in Bonn told the plenary session of the talks that Syria …

Scientists: Strategic Crop Growth Based on Climate Change Could Feed 825 Million More

Scientists in the U.S. and Italy have worked out a strategy to feed an extra 825 million people—by rearranging where crops are grown. Their new menu for the global table could serve up 10 percent more calories and 19 percent more protein, while reducing the use of rainwater by 14 percent and cutting irrigation by …

France & China Join Forces To Study Ocean-Based Climate Change

The space agencies of China and France recently announced that they are joining forces to launch a brand new satellite into orbit to improve the understanding and prediction of ocean storms and cyclones. The China-France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSAT), the first satellite to have been constructed as a partnership between the two countries, will have two …