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White House warned on imminent Arctic ice death spiral

National security officials worried by rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice overlook threat of permanent global food shortages Senior US government officials are to be briefed at the White House this week on the danger of an ice-free Arctic in the summer within … Continue reading

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The man who would stop hurricanes with car tyres

Stephen Salter with his “rainmaker” which is designed to produce rain clouds from sea water. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Devastating tropical storms of the kind that battered the US last week could be weakened and rendered less deadly using a simple… Continue reading

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UK tidal power potential estimated at 153GW

Crown Estate unveils findings of a new study designed to help predict the future growth of the marine energy industry The UK has the potential to install tens of gigawatts (GW) of tidal and wave power capacity, according to a new report from the C… Continue reading

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The case for expanding UK airports is based on fallacy – George Monbiot

When politicians say that we need more runways and more airports, they invariably claim that “the economy” depends on them. They seldom specify what they mean by this, but in most cases they seem to have business flights in mind. Both Tim Yeo and … Continue reading

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It’s a myth that wind turbines don’t reduce carbon emissions

Conclusive figures show that the sceptics who lobby against wind power simply have their facts wrong The assertion that wind turbines don’t reduce carbon emissions is a myth, according to conclusive statistical data obtained from National Grid and… Continue reading

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Climate change: all that is solid melts into water – Guardian editorial

Researchers have made a startling discovery: the summer Arctic could be an open sea within a decade Sometimes, the future arrives with alarming speed. In the 1990s, and again in 2000, climate scientists warned that ??? unless urgent action was taken… Continue reading

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Arctic sea ice set to hit record low – BBC News

Arctic sea ice looks set to hit a record low by the end of the month, according to satellite data. Scientists at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center said data showed that the sea ice extent was tracking below the previous record low, set in 2… Continue reading

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