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‘Climate Change’ or ‘Global Warming’ represents a change in global or regional climate patterns. It has been attributed to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

It is universally agreed by most scientists that the main cause of global warming is the human expansion of the ‘Greenhouse Effect’. Human activities across the globe are changing the natural greenhouse. The burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil have increased the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. the consequences of changing the natural greenhouse are not easy to accurately predict. However there are a number of possible effects such as the excessive heating and cooling of certain regions. The heating of regions such at the north and south pole will result in the melting of ice capes and increase sea levels.

Despite the immense research and evidence there is still debate from some as to the existence of the issue.

Debate?

Many faces in the media, have openly argued against the existence of Climate change. Most famous of which being US President Donald Trump. He has on the record stated that he believes Climate Change is a Hoax created by the Chinese.
Since the late 19th Century the average surface temperature of the planet has risen by around 0.9 degrees Celsius. Research states that most warming has occurred over the last 35 years and the 5 hottest temperatures being since 2010. So it seems almost comical to suggest that the topic could be a Hoax. However it’s true that the leader of one of the top world powers denies its existence entirely. even with compelling statistics such as 2016 being the hottest year on record.

There are articles exploring the ways in which different countries around the world tackle their own levels of pollution.

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The clean energy transition challenge

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at EU Automation, discusses what will happen to the existing infrastructures and workforce once we transition to clean energy sources.
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OECD: Discussing the Zero Carbon Bill, agriculture and climate change

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Canada: The priorities for climate change policy

Here, Jonathan Miles discusses the climate change policy priorities of recently appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson.
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Ursula von der Leyen proposes €1 trillion investment for the European Green Deal

Ursula von der Leyen unveils proposals for a €1 trillion European Green Deal Investment Plan.
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Rebooting the economic engine: Fostering healthy economic development

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UK energy policy: The latest developments

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Offshore wind farm development and underwater cultural heritage investigation

Gwo-Shyh Song, associate professor at National Taiwan University, explains their underwater investigation for offshore wind farm development.
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Connecting the Arctic’s seas for sustainable development

Carole Plessy, Head of OneWeb’s Maritime Product Development, details here the role of connectivity when it comes to the sustainable development in the Arctic’s seas.
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A new era of scientific discovery in weather and climate

Dr Anjuli S. Bamzai, Division Director for Atmospheric and Geospace articulates why the research community is at the cusp of a new era of scientific discovery in weather and climate, enabled by innovative cutting-edge technologies.
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Cardiff wins £21million to implement air quality plan

Lesley Griffiths, Environment Minister, approved the revised air quality plan for Cardiff and awarded £21million to the city for implementation.
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Improving the foundation for assessing the health impact of particles and aerosols

Anders Brostrøm & Kristian Mølhave from DTU Nanolab, Technical University of Denmark, share their views on improving the foundation for assessing the health impact of particles and aerosols.
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Connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels

Lars Tveen, President of Danfoss Heating Segment, underlines the importance of connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels.
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LEC research contributes to world climate goals

The LEC is developing large-bore internal combustion engines that emit close to zero emissions, run efficiently on a variety of fuels and are robust. Here, future large engine technology developed in Graz is discussed.
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Harnessing blockchain technology to develop climate solutions

Laszlo Giricz, Founder and CEO of Poseidon, provides an insightful account into the launch of his climate focussed blockchain company, detailing his passion for sustainable technology.
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What happened in Madrid at COP25?

As UN climate negotiations came to an end last week, we round up what really happened at the 25th climate conference in Madrid (COP25) and who the key players were.
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Firn matters: Changing runoff from Arctic Ice caps and Greenland

Luisa da Cunda Fernandes and Martin Sharp Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, discuss changing runoff from Arctic Ice caps and Greenland.
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Green gas keeps climate change at bay

Bjarne Bogner, CEO of EC Power, discusses how green gas is the answer to fighting climate change, and which role wind and solar power play.
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Six conservation success stories of 2019

When nature is eroding and ecosystems are coming under increasing stress, it can seem like the only reaction is despair: However, there are also inspiring conservation success stories from 2019.
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White Island eruption: Why were tourists allowed to visit?

Following the death of five people due to the White Island eruption within New Zealand's waters, questions are being asked as to why tourists were allowed access to the crater.
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Ways to beat increasing energy costs in 2020

In a world where we are becoming more conscious of the energy we use and our rising bills, Ella Hendrix discusses ways to beat increasing energy costs in 2020.

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