Newsdesk August 11

“Hothouse Earth”. A domino-like cascade of melting ice, warming seas, shifting currents and dying forests could tilt the Earth into a “hothouse” state beyond which human efforts to reduce emissions will be increasingly futile, a group of leading climate scientists has warned. The report considers the combined consequences of 10 climate change processes, including the release of methane trapped in Siberian permafrost and the impact of melting ice in Greenland and the Antarctic – Guardian

  • Global heatstorm hits Asia in scorching summer – CNN
  • The world is losing the war against climate change – Economist
  • Heatwave forces France to shut down four nuclear reactors – Independent 
  • On climate change, a proper state of panic is long overdue – Salon
  • 1,000GW solar and wind milestone reached –
  • North Korea warns of natural disaster as heatwave sears crops – Guardian
  • Chile enacts historic ban on plastic bags – TerraDaily
  • Demand for energy leads to end of coal-fired power freeze in China – ClimateChangeNews
  • Caribbean states beg Trump to grasp climate change threat: ‘War has come to us’ – Guardian
  • At Heartland Institute’s “America First Energy Conference, Trump officials hear climate change is fake, – solar is dumb message – Reuters