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Climate change and the Trump presidency

Donald Trump has said that no-one really knows whether climate change is real. Scientists tend to disagree. But what will the new presidency have in store for the US approach to climate change? read more

expert reaction to study of the growth rate of atmospheric CO2

A pause in the growth rate of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is reported in the journal Nature Communications with the researchers also reporting a decline in the fraction of man-made emissions remaining in the atmosphere despite an increase in the levels of those emissions. read more

The state of the climate

This time last year, climate scientists came to the SMC to brief journalists ahead of the Paris negotiations. As the next COP meeting in Marrakesh approaches, those same scientists talked about the latest in climate science. What do the most recent observations show and has anything significantly changed? What trajectory are we on, and is the policy response in step with the science? What are scientists expecting to happen to temperatures and the earth’s response to greenhouse gases? And are we moving fast enough with clean energy technologies? read more

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