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How climate change forces farmers into slavery in Cambodia's brick kilns – in pictures | Global development | The Guardian

How climate change forces farmers into slavery in Cambodia's brick kilns – in pictures | Global development | The Guardian | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Global warming has forced many farmers to abandon their fields and work in the country’s burgeoning construction industry
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Concerns about the Resilience of Modular Housing to Overheating

Concerns about the Resilience of Modular Housing to Overheating | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the LSE's ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and deputy chair of London Climate Change Partnership (LCCP), in a recent article published in the Guardian, has expressed passion about his serious concerns about the risk of overheating [of lightweight modular homes.]

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ESRC funds the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at LSE.

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MPs yearn for climate change talks but constituents unconcerned

MPs yearn for climate change talks but constituents unconcerned | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A university and think tank study of MPs has found that the issue of climate change rarely features amongst their constituents, who nevertheles
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UK launches ‘world first’ greenhouse gas removal programme

UK launches ‘world first’ greenhouse gas removal programme | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK has launched an £8.6m research programme on ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in an effort to counteract global warming.

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The research programme will be joint funded by ESRC and other partners

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700-year-old West African soil technique could help mitigate climate change

700-year-old West African soil technique could help mitigate climate change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A farming technique practised for centuries by villagers in West Africa, which converts nutrient-poor rainforest soil into fertile farmland, could be the answer to mitigating climate change.

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This article references the ESRC funded research "Indigenous African soil enrichment as a climate-smart sustainable agriculture alternative".

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-year-old-west-african-soil-technique.html#jCp

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Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study

Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Improved air quality, energy efficiency and energy security, plus falling cost of renewables among extra gains of reducing global emissions.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the LSE

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States challenge clean power plan, report finds health benefits

States challenge clean power plan, report finds health benefits | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
If world carbon emissions continue to rise on their current trajectory, one in six species will be gone or on the road to extinction by century's end, according to a study published in Science magazine.
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The article cites new analysis from the ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

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Significant Errors in Study Suggesting Global Warming is Good for the World

The new issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives includes a remarkable admission about a controversial academic paper that wrongly suggested moderate amounts of global warming would have an overall positive economic impact on the world.

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Article written by Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

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