Science & Environment 3 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-24021772 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.What is climate change?The … [Read more...] about What is climate change?
What about climate change
Matt Ridley 20 October 2018 9:00 AM 20 October 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Donald Trump now says of climate change: ‘I don’t think it’s a hoax, I think there’s probably a difference. But I don’t know that it’s man-made.’ The climate activist Eric Holthaus said: ‘The world’s top scientists just gave rigorous backing to systematically dismantle capitalism.’ Both are wrong. The truth is that climate change is happening, but more slowly than expected. It’s now 30 years since James Hansen of Nasa raised the alarm and, as climate scientist Pat Michaels and hurricane expert Ryan Maue have pointed out, ‘it’s time to acknowledge that the rapid warming he predicted isn’t happening’. Our own government’s climate-change committee, and the hysterical BBC, should take note. This is an extract from Matt Ridley’s Diary, which appears in … [Read more...] about What Donald Trump gets wrong about climate change
Almost one third (31%) of 18 to 34 year olds are very or extremely worried about climate change, according to new research. In comparison, only one fifth (19%) of over 65s identified as concerned. “Millennials are the first generation that were taught about climate change at school – so we have grown up with it being a fact, something that we are constantly aware of,” Stephanie Shields, 24, told HuffPost UK. While 93% of Brits believe that the world’s climate is definitely or probably changing, only one quarter (25%) of people are very or extremely worried about climate change, according to the annual British Social Attitudes Survey. Meanwhile, 45% are only somewhat worried, and 28% are not very or not at all worried at all. So, why is there such a disparity when it comes to concern for climate change? For Jess Dante, 28, the biggest problem is that it’s “not a visible, tangible problem”. “No one will understand the … [Read more...] about One Third Of 18-34 Year Olds ‘Very Worried’ About Climate Change
After a devastating 2017 filled with natural disasters, questions have emerged about what climate change means for insurance and reinsurance. All in all, 16 storms broke the billion dollar mark according to NOAA , and the final tally broke $300 billion. But while the scientific community is in consensus about climate change, its effects on insurance aren’t so clear, despite the soaring cost damage. Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A , BRK.B ) CEO Warren Buffett has long been a master of the insurance business, having invested significantly with great success in the industry through Geico and others. In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Buffett decidedly put aside concerns about climate change to his business. Is there more damage or are the properties just pricier? “Every business we’re in has certain things that can happen over time,” he told Yahoo Finance Editor-in-chief Andy Serwer. “I don’t know how the internet will develop. … [Read more...] about Buffett: The surging cost of natural disasters isn’t just about climate change
The 7th edition of the summit was held at the Energy Centre — Politecnico di Torino in Italy. Radio Sputnik discussed the topic with Rae Kwon Chung, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, the UN Secretary — General's High-level Expert and Leaders Panel (HELP) on water and disasters, and an adviser to the Chair. Sputnik: I was intrigued when you said that the media sometimes spreads a wrong narrative or misleading messages about climate change actions. Could you please elaborate on that? Rae Kwon Chung: I didn’t mean to criticize the media; the point was that kind of a negative message was very well sensationalized. They are very quick to report negative messages, because people are interested about it. As I said, some person, some expert argued that investing money, spending money for climate change on the Paris Climate Agreement is a waste of money … [Read more...] about Expert Explains Why Trump Might Have Gotten It Wrong About Climate Change