Climate Change

September 22, 2016

COP22 Steering Committee Press Conference

The COP22 Steering Committee's press conference will discuss objectives and expected results of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) that will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 7-18, 2016.

"Fossil Fuel Money to GOP Grows, and So Does Climate Divide"

"Political polarization on climate change has become so stark this election cycle that researchers say the gulf between Republicans and Democrats is wider than they have seen in more than 20 years of polling. The polarization has an equally startling financial corollary: an overwhelming 91 percent of fossil fuel industry campaign donations now flow to Republican candidates and 9 percent to Democrats."

Source: InsideClimate News, 09/16/2016

Arctic Sea Ice Cover Set To Be 2nd Lowest Ever Recorded, Data Suggests

"Satellite data shows ice was close to last year’s record low confirming a long-term downward trend towards ice-free Arctic summers".

"Arctic sea ice cover could be confirmed within days as the second lowest ever recorded, the latest data suggests.

According to the US national snow and ice data centre (NSIDC) the ice which forms and disperses annually has been close to its minimum extent for the year for several days and has begun to grow again as autumn sets in.

Source: Guardian, 09/15/2016

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