Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement: Italy’s PM

ROME (Reuters) – President Donald Trump still refuses to back the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change, blocking efforts by world leaders meeting in Sicily to get the new U.S. leader to endorse the treaty, Italy’s prime minister said on Friday.

Reuters: Environment

New poll shows British voters want a government that cares about the environment – of course they do!

UK politicians (aside from the Green Party) may not have the environment high on the agenda but the British public want to remain part of the Paris Agreement and care deeply about climate change according to a new poll released today. JOE WARE reports
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The Ecologist

Norway’s $950 billion wealth fund commissions research on climate change

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Whitehall’s fracking science failure: shale gas really is worse for climate than coal

The UK government claim that fracking is a ‘clean’ energy source rests on the conclusions of a single scientific paper, writes Paul Mobbs. And now that paper has been conclusively invalidated: it uses misleading figures that understate the methane emissions from fracking, and subsequent findings have left it totally discredited. Yet the paper is still being quoted to justify fracking, and the fool the public on its climate change impacts.
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The Ecologist

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Reuters: Environment

U.S. works on climate interests relevant if Trump stays in U.N. pact

OSLO (Reuters) – A pared-down U.S. delegation has quietly worked to promote long-standing U.S. climate interests at global talks in Germany even though President Donald Trump is threatening to pull out of an agreement largely designed by Washington.

Reuters: Environment

Fiji says U.S. faces climate risks, urges Trump to ‘stay in canoe’

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Fiji, due to lead global talks on climate change, said on Thursday that rising sea levels threaten New York and Miami and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to “stay in the canoe” alongside other nations in the fight against global warming.

Reuters: Environment

Hydroclimate: Understanding rainfall extremes

Warming induced by greenhouse gases will increase the amount of moisture in the atmosphere, causing heavier rainfall events. Changing atmospheric circulation dynamics are now shown to either amplify or weaken regional increases, contributing to uncertainty in future precipitation extremes.

Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/nclimate3305

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Assistant/Associate Professor: Physical Glaciology, Climate Science Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Maine (Jul. 17)

Ocean Leadership ~

This full-time, tenure-track position will have a joint appointment through the University of Maine’s (UMaine) Climate Change Institute
(CCI) and their School of Earth and Climate Sciences (SECS), with tenure placement in the SECS and position responsibilities distributed between research and teaching.

Application deadline: 17 July 2017.

The successful candidate will integrate observations from field study and remote sensing of critical cryosphere phenomena into a physical framework that joins glacier dynamics to Earth’s climate on short and long periods. This position will be expected to develop and carry out glaciological field investigations with an emphasis on ice sheet dynamics, and to establish and maintain collaborations with UMaine, national, and international research programs.

The successful candidate will contribute to the research agenda of CCI and SECS, secure external funding, lead and conduct field research in remote polar environments, advise graduate students in CCI and SECS graduate programs, mentor SECS undergraduates in research, and engage in public outreach. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate/graduate level courses in glaciology and remote sensing.

Potential research collaboration areas include, but are not limited to:

– Ice-ocean interactions and sea-level rise,
– Understanding the tempo and causes of global climate change through geological observations,
– Interpretation of ice core records with the larger Earth/climate system,
– Ice sheets and mountain glaciers as indicators of past and future climate change,
– Ice rheology, and
– Coupled ice mechanics and geochemical evolution of glaciers.

Position qualifications include a PhD in glaciology or closely related field and a documented ability to conduct high-quality scientific research evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. Postdoctoral experience, prior success in obtaining funding, student teaching and research mentoring, interdisciplinary research experience, polar field experience, and written and oral communication skill are desirable.

Applications must include:

– A cover letter,
– A curriculum vitae that describes experience with specific reference to the required and desirable qualifications,
– A statement of teaching philosophy and interests,
– A statement of research vision, and
– Contact information for three professional references.

Applicants must also complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

For a full position description and to apply, go to:

For questions, contact:
Karl Kreutz

University of Maine

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