Tim Kaine’s Climate Record Is All over the Map – Scientific American

‘…Kaine supports offshore oil drilling and fast-tracking natural gas export terminals, but he was also considered instrumental in the battle against the Keystone XL oil pipeline. When he was governor of Virginia, his administration backed one of the last coal plants built in the country. At the same time, he supported renewable energy and instituted the first-ever climate change commission in Virginia to bring together environmentalists and power companies to chart a way forward on cutting greenhouse gas levels.’

Source: Tim Kaine’s Climate Record Is All over the Map – Scientific American

Climate change: Greenland loses a trillion tonnes of ice in four years as melting rate triples | Environment | The Independent

‘It’s no news that Greenland is in serious trouble — but now, new research has helped quantify just how bad its problems are. A satellite study, published last week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, suggests that the Greenland ice sheet lost a whopping 1 trillion tonnes of ice between the years 2011 and 2014 alone.’

Source: Climate change: Greenland loses a trillion tonnes of ice in four years as melting rate triples | Environment | The Independent

A high-resolution record of Greenland mass balance – McMillan – 2016 – Geophysical Research Letters – Wiley Online Library

“…Between January 2011 and December 2014 we estimate that the Greenland Ice Sheet lost an average of 269 ± 51 Gt/yr of snow and ice. The observed deficit indicates an annual contribution of 0.74 ± 0.14 mm/yr to global mean sea level, which is approximately double the 1992–2011 mean”

Source: A high-resolution record of Greenland mass balance – McMillan – 2016 – Geophysical Research Letters – Wiley Online Library

US negotiator: Presidential election won’t impact climate work | TheHill

‘Pershing, who took over as the administration’s top climate negotiator this spring, has previously said there is “some concern globally” about where the United States might take its climate work, depending on the results of November’s election. But he has sought to calm those concerns among international climate diplomats.’

Source: US negotiator: Presidential election won’t impact climate work | TheHill

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