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Ones that got away

“There are two El Ninos.”

The University of Miami’s Ben Kirtman, co-author of a study published in this week’s Nature, on a newcomer El Nino pattern that will get a boost from climate change.

Emissions of CO2 Set for Best Drop in 40 Years

The International Energy Agency expects a 2.6% decrease in global emissions in 2009, largely thanks to the recession.

“We call on all member states to hold back from attempting to make use of a loophole that simply has to be closed for the carbon market, and European climate policy, to continue on a sound footing.”

An EU court rules that Poland and Estonia can choose to dole out plentiful carbon emissions allowances; the International Emissions Trading Association implores other countries not to follow suit.

“There are a host of human-induced factors that already cause deltas to sink much more rapidly than could be explained by sea level alone.”

The Colorado, Nile, Pearl, Rhone and Yangtze deltas are all increasingly prone to flooding because of dams and groundwater extraction, multiplying the risk of climate impacts, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience.

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