Climate Friday #7

With the transition of administrations in full swing, many scientists and environmental activists are keeping a close eye on any indication of new/changing policies with regards to climate-change related issues. There’s a lot of news out there – I’ve pulled in some of the biggest headlines.

This is arguably the most powerful piece I read this week/in a while: Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Read Estate.

And there was this:

 

Trump
Trump’s new Paris comments confound greens
Trump owns stock in Dakota Access parent company
Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’
Trump aide’s Canada trip to put spotlight on Keystone
Green groups urge Obama admin to act before Trump takes office
Here’s Why the Clean Energy Industry Is Hopeful About Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump wants to speak out on climate change: report
Walden wins Energy gavel | Trump looks at Dems to head Energy, Interior

International
Canada plans new fuel rules, aims 30-megatonne emissions cut by 2030
Electricity from coal should be phased out in Australia – Senate report
Pope urges world leaders not to hobble climate change pact
Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change
Climate change will stir ‘unimaginable’ refugee crisis, says military
Swedish government commission proposes airline climate tax

 Adaptation/Development

Renewables
Coal crush: Iconic Carbon Power Plant being dismantled this week

Technology
The Actuaries Climate Index, a way of tracking the frequency of extreme climate events, made its debut this week

Research
Scientists have long feared this ‘feedback’ to the climate system. Now they say it’s happening

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