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The new 400ppm world: CO2 measurements at Mauna Loa continue to climb

The new 400ppm world: CO2 measurements at Mauna Loa continue to climb

Record amounts of CO2 are reaching the atmosphere. C02 levels are up 25% at Mauna Loa since measurements were first taken in the 1950′s.

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The curious case of Caroline, a CO2 borehole

The curious case of Caroline, a CO2 borehole

Caroline flows pretty close to pure CO2 to service our need to fizz our drinks, among other things. And provides important lessons about CO2 storage.

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Australia should treble 2020 emissions target, aim for 60% cut by 2030

Australia should treble 2020 emissions target, aim for 60% cut by 2030

Climate Change Authority report recommends ‘significant tightening’ of Australia’s existing emissions reduction target, to a 19% cut by 2020, and 60% by 2030. It also proposes a strict ‘carbon budget’, and a fund to buy cheap international credits.

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What happens in Germany will affect us all

What happens in Germany will affect us all

The utility and coal industry is determinaed to strangle growth of wind energy in Germany. If successful, they will also delay the Energiewende.

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Even in perpetual darkness, Arctic sea ice coverage drops to record lows

Even in perpetual darkness, Arctic sea ice coverage drops to record lows

Sea ice extent in the far north of the Arctic dipped to record low levels in February.

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Marine heatwaves cause unprecedented damage to Australian coral

Marine heatwaves cause unprecedented damage to Australian coral

New research shows that heat created mostly by anthropogenic climate change has caused unprecedented damage to ancient corals on the coast of WA.

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Climate solutions best found in financial risk management

Climate solutions best found in financial risk management

Climate change will crash head-on with our current investment framework, which biases short-term performance and return. It’s time to play the finance industry on its own turf.

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With Arctic freezer door open, frigid air drains into US

With Arctic freezer door open, frigid air drains into US

Destabilisation of the Jet Stream has caused frigid air to drain into north America and Eurasia, and push unusually warm air into Arctic.

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Iceland's vanishing ice

Iceland’s vanishing ice

Iceland is shedding ice at an alarming rate, threatening a culture where ice is an everyday part of life.

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So if the carbon tax is not working, then what is?

So if the carbon tax is not working, then what is?

NEM-wide emissions have fallen 14% over the past two spring seasons since the carbon tax was implemented. Something must be working.

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Arctic warming drives more extreme summer weather

Arctic warming drives more extreme summer weather

Study links past decade’s ‘exceptional’ number of extreme weather events in US and Europe summers with record declines in Arctic sea ice and snow cover.