The Stream, October 24: Climate Science

An independent investigation by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, found no grounds for climate skeptics’ concerns about global warming figures, the Guardian reported. The study compiled more than a billion temperature records dating back to the 1800s from 15 sources around the world and found that the average global land temperature has risen by around 1 degree Celsius since the mid-1950s.

Climate Change
This Yale Environment 360 article analyzes the ethical dimension of tackling climate change.

Plans for a major fund to channel up to $100 billion a year by 2020 to help developing countries deal with climate change hit a big barrier last week when countries could not agree on the design of the fund, the International Institute for Environment and Development reported.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will start regulating the disposal of polluted wastewater generated by hydraulic fracturing, Associated Press reported.

Yet, the gas pipeline industry in the United States is only lightly regulated, according to ProPublica.

Global energy demand will skyrocket in the coming decades, primarily driven by fossil fuels, a group of energy ministers said last week during an International Energy Agency meeting in Paris, Associated Press reported.

Water-stressed Beijing could start transferring desalinated water from the Bohai Bay within five years, China Daily reported, citing the National Development and Reform Commission.

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