"Climate News Roundup"
Climate change could diminish drinking water more than expected - Innovations Report. “As sea levels rise, coastal communities could lose up to 50 percent more of their fresh water supplies than previously thought, according to a new study from Ohio State University.” The problem–saltwater intrusion is more complicated than scientists first realized.
The Carbon Calculus – New York Times. A good overview of the economics of carbon pricing that is comprehensive without being too technical.
Climate change ‘could bring an end to globalisation’ – EurActiv.com. “Climate change could bring globalisation to an end by 2040, according to a new report from leading national security experts — with nations turning inwards to save resources as new climate-related conflicts arise.” The article notes: “The Age of Consequences” report, produced by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in the US, predicts that scarcity of resources may “dictate the terms of international relations” for years to come as rich countries could “go through a 30-year process of kicking [the poor] away from the lifeboat”. More coverage of the CSIS report can be found on Climate Progress earlier this week.