A damning climate change report has been made public amid fear it could be hidden by the Trump administration. The study finds that the average temperature in the US has been rising quickly since 1980, and that it is now hotter than any other time in the last 1,500 years. As such, it argues that Americans are already living under the effects of climate change, and that it might already be impossible to fully mitigate against its effects. But the report is just as significant for the fact that despite being compiled by scientists from across the US government, it had to be leaked for fear that it could be stifled by the White House. Donald Trump has in the past suggested that he thinks global warming is a Chinese hoax and has appointed climate change deniers to top government positions.
Independent 8th Aug 2017 read more »
Climate scientists are concerned that massive quantities of global warming gases are being released into the atmosphere undetected. The revelation, uncovered in a BBC investigation, threatens to undermine the Paris Agreement which saw global leaders pledge to limit greenhouse gas emissions to a level that kept global warming to below 2C. But air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy – while the Italian submission to the UN records just a tiny amount of the substance being emitted, the BBC found.
The i newspaper 8th Aug 2017 read more »