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#114932
2017-10-23

Seeking 'common ground' in climate change dialogs

For many Americans, arguing has become a national pastime. Even the sacred ritual of pro football no longer offers temporary respite from the din: It too has devolved into a battleground of partisan refrains lobbed back and forth.

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#114915
2017-10-20

Dolphin diets show how climate change could alter food chains off the California coast

Scientists studying dolphins dining off the California coastline have found that the marine food web is starting to look a little threadbare. The length of food chains in that web appears to have gotten shorter in response to environmental changes — such as those caused by El Niño events.

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#114919
2017-10-20

Off the African coast, a new tool in the fight against climate change: drones

Nine thousand miles away from Trump Tower and Hillary Clinton's email server, Aboud Jumbe watched the 2016 presidential election closely. As policy director for Zanzibar's Ministry of Lands, Water, Energy and Environment, Jumbe's day-to-day concerns include rising and warming waters, an existent ...

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#114920
2017-10-20

Hollywood to the rescue: Can pop culture fight climate change?

"Cli-fi" movies are turning global warming into apocalyptic drama, but the genre's latest release – Geostorm – has been slammed as insensitive to climate-change victims. Can a good story motivate people to take action?

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#114894
2017-10-19

A brief history of the Earth's CO2

Climate change has been described as one of the biggest problems faced by humankind. Carbon dioxide is is the primary driver of global warming. Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.

News Headlines
#114902
2017-10-19

Climate Change Checkup, 10/19/17

Public attention has been focused on global warming — more properly referred to as climate change — but the more general subject is man’s interaction with his environment. Often, this interaction has been beneficial to humanity: paths are cleared to allow easy travel; boats are built for access ...

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#114903
2017-10-19

Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate change

Working from a small boat on the choppy lake waters in northern Canada, Sarah Crump, a paleoclimatologist, pulls up a 5-foot mud core sample from the undisturbed lakebed. Crump and her research team work with a sense of urgency. Even in summer, bad weather can move in quickly. And they must alwa ...

News Headlines
#114883
2017-10-18

Women's role stressed in addressing climate change

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Austrialia's Minister for International and the Pacific Concetta Fierravanti stressed on Wednesday the importance of the role played by women in addressing climate change problems.

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#114884
2017-10-18

World hunger is increasing thanks to wars and climate change

Around the globe, about 815 million people – 11 percent of the world's population – went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years.

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#114885
2017-10-18

World needs to adapt and build for climate change, says Figueres

The key to dealing with climate change is to decarbonize the world economy by 2050 and that requires building differently, said a leading expert on climate change.

News Headlines
#114886
2017-10-18

CliFi – A new way to talk about climate change

Cli-Fi refers to “climate fiction;” it is a term coined by journalist Dan Bloom. These are fictional books that somehow or someway bring real climate change science to the reader. What is really interesting is that Cli-Fi books often present real science in a credible way.

News Headlines
#114888
2017-10-18

Fiji to sell world's first climate-change "green" bonds

Fiji will issue a $50 million "green" bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its prime minister said on Wednesday.

News Headlines
#114889
2017-10-18

Xi Jinping to China: “Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us”

In 2012, in a key party leadership speech, China vowed to work with international society to “actively respond” to climate change. Five years on, president Xi Jinping just told China that it is in the “driving seat” when it comes to preserving the planet for future generations.

News Headlines
#114868
2017-10-17

Land management could be key in climate change battle

To combat climate change, every country on Earth could stop the burning of oil completely. Or they could simply pay attention to the way they manage their land.

News Headlines
#114872
2017-10-17

Mohammed warns about extreme weather crisis, climate change

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday warned that extreme weather crisis will continue to happen if actions are not taken to meet climate change challenges.

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#114873
2017-10-17

Climate change will impact Philippines’ ability to feed its people

Farmers and their families bear the greatest brunt of food insecurity and malnutrition in the country as prolonged droughts and extreme precipitation affect their crop yields.

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#114850
2017-10-16

Ocean Critters Contribute to Global Warming with High Amounts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A recent study discovered a new element which contributes to climate change, and to the release of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The culprits are ocean critters, such as worms and clams, which release a high amount of gases as methane and different types of nitrous oxides.

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#114855
2017-10-16

Bangladesh: fighting climate change with potatoes and pumpkins

In many people’s minds, Bangladesh is synonymous with natural disasters: from cyclones to flooding, river erosion, droughts or earthquakes, the country is regularly battered by a wide range of hazards – and with climate change, these are set to increase in both frequency and intensity. These eve ...

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#114856
2017-10-16

Nigeria to Adopt African Position in Bonn Climate Change Negotiations

With climate negotiators set to gather in Bonn four weeks time for international consideration of the guidelines to implement the Paris agreement across a wide range of issues, the Federal Government has began preparatory activities to acquaint delegates with agenda of the summit and national po ...

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#114857
2017-10-16

Climate change blamed as EU's forest fires more than double

Exclusive: The number of forest fires in the EU has more than doubled so far this year, according to figures obtained by Euronews, affecting an area twice the size of Luxembourg. There have been 1,671 blazes so far in 2017 – a huge increase on the 639 the bloc saw annually on average over the pr ...

News Headlines
#114803
2017-10-10

U.N.: Cheaper to invest in climate change fight than to rebuild after a disaster

Investments necessary to reduce climate change risks may be less than what’s needed to rebuild after related disasters, U.N. leaders said from Tehran.

News Headlines
#114804
2017-10-10

How the coffee industry is about to get roasted by climate change

Fall is always a good time to create new habits, and coffee chains know it.These days, they are desperately trying to find any excuse to get you to drink their java.

News Headlines
#114810
2017-10-10

Climate Change & Anthropocene Extinction 23: Amazon ‘tipping point’ is a sliding process, from +1C

In this article we try to quantify the Amazon rainforest climate tipping point, based on available scientific literature. We conclude there’s no real basin-wide threshold temperature to activate the forest-killing biome switch. Rather it seems to be a sliding process, that we are already largely ...

News Headlines
#114811
2017-10-10

Surfers As Leaders In The Fight Against Climate Change

How we engage with and understand our environment is a hugely complex process. We all understand the world differently, drawing on our personal experiences and preferences. The way we behave towards the environment is equally complex, simply understanding something and even caring about somethin ...

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#114784
2017-10-06

Climate change in the Caribbean – learning lessons from Irma and Maria

As a Caribbean climate scientist, I am often asked to speak about how climate change affects small islands. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, one of two category five storms to batter the eastern Caribbean in just a week, three words resonate in my mind.

News Headlines
#114786
2017-10-06

Every economy at risk from climate change, IMF says

The consequences of a changing climate pose a threat to every single economy in the world, the head of the International Monetary Fund said from Massachusetts.

News Headlines
#114787
2017-10-06

Do you know a climate refugee? You will.

Experts predict that climate change will displace millions of the world’s most vulnerable populations. CSR Asia’ Rebecca Walker Chan discusses how climate refugees could impact countries and businesses.

News Headlines
#114788
2017-10-06

Victory against climate change is within reach

Despite the recent apocalyptic omens of climate change, an energy transformation big enough and fast enough to curb the spike in global temperature remains within reach, says Rocky Mountain Institute head Jules Kortenhorst.

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#114751
2017-10-05

How Vulnerable Are Fish to Climate Change? An Algorithm Might Tell You

Researchers know that some species of fish will be impacted by climate change more than others, but which ones? Marine scientist William Cheung says a mathematical tool known as fuzzy logic may help solve that puzzle.

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#114754
2017-10-05

Climate change: Could sustainable agriculture be the silver bullet we are looking for?

As world leaders convened at the UN’s annual General Assembly last week, amidst the backdrop of New York’s Climate Week, the message was clear: we must act now and we must act together to tackle climate change.

News Headlines
#114757
2017-10-05

Aerial photos show Greenland deltas growing due to climate change

While climate change and human exploitation are drowning many deltas around the world, Greenland is experiencing the opposite: warming temperatures enabled its deltas to thrive.

News Headlines
#114732
2017-10-04

Can eating grass-fed meat help tackle climate change?

Vegetarians and vegans often point out that cows' methane-filled burps are bad for the planet. But some supporters of organic and free-range farming argue that, while this may be true for intensively-reared livestock, the emissions cows make can be offset by allowing them to graze - which encour ...

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#114733
2017-10-04

Climate change, population growth may lead to open ocean aquaculture

A new analysis suggests that open-ocean aquaculture for three species of finfish is a viable option for industry expansion under most climate change scenarios – an option that may provide a new source of protein for the world's growing population.

News Headlines
#114734
2017-10-04

Flights worldwide face increased risk of severe turbulence due to climate change

Flights all around the world will be encountering lots more turbulence in future, according to the first ever global projections of in-flight bumpiness.

News Headlines
#114707
2017-10-03

New research highlights the need to learn from past climate changes

New international research led by The University of Manchester has highlighted that learning from previous periods of climate change is essential if we are to understand the vulnerability of species and ecosystems to global warming.

News Headlines
#114684
2017-10-02

Climate change poses huge risks to investors

There’s always been some risk to investing. But climate change is posing a new kind of threat to investors. Kapur: “They see this as a risk to their portfolio and there’s no way to diversify away from this risk.”

News Headlines
#114685
2017-10-02

Win-win strategies for climate and food security

Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices. But reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding risk to food security, according to new research publish ...

News Headlines
#114686
2017-10-02

Stark Evidence: A Warmer World Is Sparking More and Bigger Wildfires

The increase in forest fires, seen this summer from North America to the Mediterranean to Siberia, is directly linked to climate change, scientists say. And as the world continues to warm, there will be greater risk for fires on nearly every continent.

News Headlines
#114687
2017-10-02

Ecosystem expert says 'interacting effects' contribute to rise in blue green algae

Global climate change could be behind the rise in blue-green algae blooms across northern Ontario, at least according to a renowned Canadian ecosystem scientist.

News Headlines
#114688
2017-10-02

Why the 97% climate consensus is important

Some have argued that consensus messaging is counter-productive. Here’s why they’re wrong.Unfortunately, humans don’t have infinite brain capacity, so no one can become an expert on every subject. But people have found ways to overcome our individual limitations through social intelligence, for ...

News Headlines
#114689
2017-10-02

Climate shocks are already costing the US $650 M / day. It will be $1 billion / day by 2027

According to a new study from the Universal Ecological Fund, the impact of climate change is already taking a huge toll, causing severe economic damage. In the past decade, climate change (which president Trump believes to be a hoax) cost the United States $240 billion a year. Weather extremes a ...

News Headlines
#114695
2017-10-02

Farm animals bad for climate, warns report

Grazing livestock is linked to climate change. They can boost the sequestration of carbon in some locally specific circumstances. At the global level, they are responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, directly linked to global warming. The conclusion: Eat less meat and dairy products.

News Headlines
#114667
2017-09-29

Climate change affecting whooping cranes' migration patterns, study finds

Endangered whooping cranes are migrating earlier in the spring and later in the fall in association with higher average temperatures, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Natural Resources and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

News Headlines
#114668
2017-09-29

Climate change: could sustainable agriculture be the silver bullet we are looking for?

As world leaders convened at the UN’s annual General Assembly last week, amidst the backdrop of New York’s Climate Week, the message was clear: we must act now and we must act together to tackle climate change.

News Headlines
#114669
2017-09-29

A stinging report: FSU reserach shows climate change a major threat to bumble bees

New research from a team of Florida State University scientists and their collaborators is helping to explain the link between a changing global climate and a dramatic decline in bumble bee populations worldwide.

News Headlines
#114644
2017-09-28

Decoded! Climate change responsible for Pluto’s ‘bladed terrain’, composed largely of methane ice

The bowl-shaped ridges in Pluto’s ‘bladed’ or ‘snakeskin’ terrain that resemble similar structures on Earth are composed largely of methane ice and are largely a result of dramatic climate change over long periods that triggered geological activity.

News Headlines
#114645
2017-09-28

Tasmanian tiger extinction a result of climate change, says study

New Delhi: The devastating effects of climate change have been responsible for the displacement and extinction of many of our animal species.

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#114646
2017-09-28

Climate change woes are closer than you think

Of the 50 companies that make up NSE's Nifty Index, 48 have at least some mention of climate change on their websites. All these companies are apparently doing something or the other that will either mitigate the effects of climate change, or will lead to more sustainable development. Which is f ...

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#114647
2017-09-28

Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, offering climate hope

Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide remained static in 2016, a welcome sign that the world is making at least some progress in the battle against global warming by halting the long-term rising trend.

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#114650
2017-09-28

Climate change and health: the vicious twin

The complex nature of climate change and its environmental and social manifestations result in diverse risks to human health. Our current, rather skewed knowledge of climate–health relationships has come from epidemiologic studies of health risks in relation to differences in temperature and fro ...

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