26/11/201826 Nov, 2018 in Earth News by Earth-News Here’s a selection of today’s environment related news from around the web. We do the hard work, so you don’t have to. Major new climate report warns U.S. could see hundreds of billions in economic losses The report, issued by the Trump administration on Black Friday, makes for bleak reading. Axios British summer temperatures could rise by five degrees over next 50 years, major report to warn British summers could become more than five degrees hotter on average over the next 50 years, a major report will warn today. The Telegraph Irish Times view on public mood for action on climate change Strong indications that Irish citizens are supportive of collective action The Irish Times China says work far from complete on national CO2 scheme China still needs to do a lot of work before it can fully launch its long-awaite... U.K. The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard? Coal, the most polluting of energy sources, shows no sign of disappearing three years after the Paris agreement, when world leaders promised decisive action against global warming. click.revue.email ‘Why David Attenborough doesn’t deserve ‘the seat of the people’ at the next climate conference’ Let’s be clear: he is not a climate change expert The Independent Opinion | Is Exxon Conning Its Investors? A New York State lawsuit charges that the oil giant has not properly accounted for the climate risks at the core of its business. click.revue.email No salmon in rivers ‘due to climate change’ The Scottish salmon industry is in crisis because of global warming, academics say. Beats on rivers including the Spey and the Nith have failed to record a single caught salmon during this year’s... click.revue.email We need to bring back the wildwoods of Britain to fight climate change | Isabella Tree Rather than replanting a vast northern forest, allow nature to do the job, says author Isabella Tree the Guardian Populism and the internet – a toxic mix shaping the age of conspiracy theories | John Naughton When we embarked on research into conspiracism five years ago, it seemed a fringe concern. Now, with Trump in office, it’s mainstream the Guardian Weatherwatch: where is the political will to tackle climate change? A report from the European Commission forecasts serious consequences in the next 30 years the Guardian Why it's time we all became climate change optimists There are plenty of reasons to feel pessimistic about humanity's future. Presented with our greatest ever challenge, scientists and technologists are showing the way forward click.revue.email Big business backs EU climate neutrality goal Business leaders have urged the EU to scrap greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and increase climate ambition in time to stick to the Paris Agreement, in a letter seen by EURACTIV. www.euractiv.com Incredible maps show how humans have devastated the planet Professor Tomasz Stepinski from the University of Cincinnati (UC) created the map, which he says 'raises alarm bells' about our impact on the environment. Mail Online US Donors Gave $177k to UK Climate Science Denying Global Warming Policy Foundation The UK’s premier climate science denial campaign group, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), received hundreds of thousands of dollars of US donations in 2017, recently published tax returns show. DeSmog UK ‘I’m probably deemed a weirdo’: Russell Martin, the footballer who joined the Green party Walsall’s defender tells Stuart James about ordering teammates to turn off the tap, being vegan and how clubs could be more socially conscious the Guardian Climate change activists Extinction Rebellion begin fourth day of protest with demonstration in Parliament Square - CityAM Climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion has launched a fourth day of action in London today by staging a demonstration [...] CityAM Germany's coal commission advises to start coal exit in the west: Der Spiegel Germany will start to shut down coal-fired power plants in the west of the count... U.S.