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#130421
2021-09-15

How inaction on climate change can worsen the crisis in Afghanistan

After decades of foreign intervention and violent conflict, the American mission in Afghanistan has ended and the Taliban have announced a new government. But for millions of Afghans, human-induced climate change has only magnified the strife.

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#130422
2021-09-15

Birds with bigger beaks and longer-legged shrews: Animals are evolving to cope with climate change

Animals are evolving quicker to cope with the warming climate — but where does that leave those that cannot adapt quick enough? A new study, published by Deakin University in Australia, found that birds, in particular, are developing larger beaks, legs and ears to better regulate their body temp ...

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#130423
2021-09-15

How Can Cities Tackle Climate Change & Biodiversity Loss in Nature-Smart Ways?

Every day, the world awakens to news of another heatwave, flood, drought, tropical cyclone, wildfire, or other climate-induced natural hazard. The new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives a code-red climate warning, with a forecast for global warming of 1.5°C by 2 ...

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#130425
2021-09-15

Younger generations are the most fatalistic about climate change

To better understand differences between generations, including how they perceive one another and the biggest challenges of the day, our team at the Policy Institute at King’s College London and New Scientist commissioned a survey of more than 4000 people aged 18 and over in the US and UK. Respo ...

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#130426
2021-09-15

Russian icebreaker fleet poses as a warning on climate change

A massive Russian icebreaker ship clears a path to the North Pole, cutting through the thin ice of the Arctic Ocean. Even in this far-flung region, the impact of climate change can be seen.

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#130427
2021-09-15

Climate change is slowly killing Lebanon's famed cedar trees

For centuries, Lebanon’s famed Cedar tree sat proudly on the mountains of this small Mediterranean state. It has also adorned the centre of the country’s red and white flag.

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#130428
2021-09-15

Globally, climate change drives a willingness to change lifestyles

This year has seen a huge number of climate-related disasters, from hurricanes to drought and from fires to floods. In the middle of the chaos, the IPCC dropped the first installment of its latest climate report, mapping out how our current choices will shape the planet's future. All of this wou ...

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#130430
2021-09-15

Excess rainfall in September result of climate change in Odisha, say experts

In the last 3 days, Odisha received 448% more rain than is normal for this time in September, bringing down the deficiency from 29% to 14%. The huge downpour has led to a deluge in several cities including Bhubaneswar, Puri and Cuttack and affected over 2 million people in 20 of the 30 districts

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#130431
2021-09-15

Climate Change Means More Subway Floods; How Cities Are Adapting

Millions of people rely on subways for transportation. But as the world warms, climate-driven flooding in subways is becoming more and more common. NPR correspondents Lauren Sommer and Rebecca Hersher talk about how cities across the world are adapting.

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#130436
2021-09-15

Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation

An estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country, which is affecting harvests. The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said people living in 23 counties across the arid north, northeastern and coastal parts of the country will be in “urgent need” of ...

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#130456
2021-09-15

Flash flood submerges southern French villages, fields

Emergency workers rescued or evacuated hundreds of people in southern France as flash flooding abruptly turned roads and fields into rivers and lakes.

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#130459
2021-09-15

Rising temperatures reshape when and how much people get outdoors on public lands

As summer winds down, millions of Americans are shelving their sandals, draining their kayaks, and dusting off skis in preparation for the recreation season ahead. But seasonal plans for hiking, biking, and skiing will likely shift with the changing climate in years ahead, according to new resea ...

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#130394
2021-09-14

Climate change is coming for your snacks: Why repeated drought threatens dried fruits and veggies

Potatoes can become more brittle, apples may be harder to dehydrate, and sultanas might be off the menu altogether—these are possible outcomes of recurring and intensifying droughts under climate change in Australia.

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#130400
2021-09-14

River Tamar allowed to flood farmland to help wildlife and climate

The herons and little egrets have already begun to hunt in the muddy shallows and the hope is that within a few years, rarer wading birds such as curlew and mammals including otters and harvest mice will appear.

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#130404
2021-09-14

Climate change: World now sees twice as many days over 50C

The number of extremely hot days every year when the temperature reaches 50C has doubled since the 1980s, a global BBC analysis has found. They also now happen in more areas of the world than before, presenting unprecedented challenges to human health and to how we live.

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#130410
2021-09-14

Is fighting poverty compatible with fighting climate change?

The amount of energy required to provide decent living standards for the entire world’s population is a fraction of the annual energy budget compatible with keeping climate change within 1.5 °C of warming, a new study suggests. It would take just 28%– 39% of the annual global energy budget in th ...

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#130412
2021-09-14

How Premier Wine Regions Are Adapting to Climate Change

Two years ago, Boris Champy left his role as estate manager for Clos des Lambrays, an esteemed Grand Cru in Burgundy’s Morey-Saint-Denis village of Côte de Nuits, to take an entrepreneurial turn in the hills above the town of Beaune.

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#130413
2021-09-14

Why eradicating moderate poverty could accelerate climate change

No country has eradicated poverty; all countries still have work to do. The UN goal to eradicate extreme poverty is vital, while each country's domestic policies to tackle extreme poverty are important for stability – but what of those living in moderate poverty? What makes these people worthy o ...

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#130414
2021-09-14

'Climate Change Single Greatest Challenge Of Our Era': UNHRC Chief

UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said at the opening session of the 48th Human Rights Council that climate crisis is the single greatest challenge to human rights in the present era. She urged global economies to concentrate on the rebuilding of a "greener post-pandemic world." Bac ...

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#130358
2021-09-13

Climate change: Animals 'shape-shifting' in response to global warming crisis, study says

Larger ears, bulkier beaks and longer wings - climate change is causing numerous species to "shape-shift" and adapt to the world's warming temperatures, a study claims.

News Headlines
#130361
2021-09-13

The climate clock is ticking fast

Most agree that urgent action needs to be taken to tackle the growing crisis caused by climate change. That is why leaders from 196 countries are meeting in Glasgow in November for a major climate conference, called COP26. But adaptation to climate change also comes at a price – writes Nikolay B ...

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#130371
2021-09-13

Climate change could trigger migration of 216 million people, World Bank warns

Without immediate action to combat climate change, rising sea levels, water scarcity and declining crop productivity could force 216 million people to migrate within their own countries by 2050, the World Bank said in a new report on Monday.

News Headlines
#130373
2021-09-13

Climate Change Is Making India’s West Coast More Vulnerable to Cyclones

A new study found significant increases in the intensity, frequency, and duration of cyclonic storms over the Arabian Sea. Is the west coast prepared?

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#130380
2021-09-13

Heatwave model shows it is hotter in more places more often

New modeling shows that heatwaves across Europe have increased in both frequency and spatial extent over the past century. Using a 100-year observational dataset and the latest techniques for modeling climate extremes has revealed the evolving dynamics of heatwaves across Europe under the influe ...

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#130381
2021-09-13

Why cities around Wisconsin are feeling the heat

While Wisconsin may be known for its "frozen tundra," an increase in hot, humid summer days is bringing attention to Wisconsin's urban heat islands and their impact on human health.

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#130335
2021-09-09

Ancient sea ice core sheds light on modern climate change

A 170 m record of marine sediment cores extracted from Adélie Land in Antarctica by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme is yielding new insights into the complicated relationship between sea ice and climate change.

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#130337
2021-09-09

La Nina climate cycle may reemerge in 2021: UN

The weather phenomenon La Nina could resurface before the end of 2021, after petering out four months ago, the UN said Thursday, predicting above-average temperatures despite its generally cooling influence.

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#130338
2021-09-09

Ancient cave deposits reveal our climate future

As natural climate archives, the deposits found in caves can play an important role in our ability to understand—and predict—climate change.

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#130339
2021-09-09

Tropical crops could suffer as climate change brings longer dry spells

Longer, hotter and drier spells in countries around the world due to climate change could hit important global crops within the next 50 years.

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#130340
2021-09-09

How climate change contributed to Madagascar's food crisis

The U.N. has announced that Madagascar is on the brink of experiencing the world's first "climate change famine". Tens of thousands of people are suffering "catastrophic" levels of hunger. Climate hazard scientist, Chris Funk, provides insights into the causes.

News Headlines
#130343
2021-09-09

Climate change fuels clashes in Cameroon that force thousands to flee

Under normal circumstances, small boats criss-cross the Logone River, which marks the border between Cameroon and Chad, in both directions. But over the past three weeks, 11,000 Cameroonians, 98 per cent of them women and children, have taken a one-way trip to Chad.

News Headlines
#130344
2021-09-09

Tropical Climate Change Is a Puzzle—Could Aerosols Be a Piece?

The eastern tropical Pacific Ocean hasn’t warmed as much as climate change models projected. A new study shows that aerosols in the atmosphere could be responsible.

News Headlines
#130299
2021-09-07

Climate crisis could double frequency of extreme regional summer droughts in Europe

The ongoing climate crisis has already had drastic global impacts. For example, droughts have become critical high-impact hydro-meteorological hazards worldwide. In Europe, the consequences of the climate crisis have been severe, with droughts having caused considerable social, economic, and env ...

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#130300
2021-09-07

Economic cost of climate change could be six times higher than previously thought

Economic models of climate change may have substantially underestimated the costs of continued warming, according to a new study involving UCL researchers.

News Headlines
#130315
2021-09-07

New Zealand records warmest winter ever as scientists blame climate change

The southern winter that just ended in New Zealand was the warmest ever recorded, and scientists say that climate change is driving temperatures ever higher.

News Headlines
#130316
2021-09-07

Climate crisis in North East India: Why are rainfall patterns changing?

The climate of North East India is changing: Rainfall patterns over the region in the last century have considerably changed, resulting in its overall drying up. The India Meteorological Department September forecast stated that normal to below-normal rainfall was most likely to continue over ma ...

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#130318
2021-09-07

As the Climate Changes, Where Are the Safest Places to Live?

Talent. King Mountain. Hugo. The town names — each the site of new wildfire ignitions following a lightning storm the day before — are all new to me. After I read each incident report, I head to Google maps to ask the same question that’s been on my mind for weeks: How close?

News Headlines
#130322
2021-09-07

Climate change helped intensify Hurricane Ida: A potential preview of what's to come

By the time Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday morning, the storm had strengthened dramatically. Picking up intensity overnight as it moved over warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, it hit the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 hurricane.

News Headlines
#130323
2021-09-07

Christian leaders unite to issue stark warning over climate crisis

Global Christian leaders have joined forces to warn that the world is facing a critical moment as the climate crisis threatens the future of the planet.

News Headlines
#130324
2021-09-07

Climate change: Dragonflies spread north in warming world

Dragonflies are moving northwards across Britain and Ireland as temperatures rise. More than 40% of species have increased their distribution since 1970, while only about 10% have declined, according to a new report.

News Headlines
#130261
2021-09-03

Warming Arctic linked to polar vortex outbreaks farther south.

Warmer air weakens the vortex, which normally keeps cold air trapped in Arctic, letting it go south. Warming of the Arctic caused by climate change has increased the number of polar vortex outbreaks, when frigid air from the far north bathes other parts of the Northern Hemisphere in killer cold, ...

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#130286
2021-09-03

Deadlines may be effective in building support for climate change action

Human-caused climate change—including increased extreme weather and climate events—is here, according to the recently released United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2021 report, but the best way to communicate the concern is still debated.

News Headlines
#130221
2021-09-02

Uphill battle: Spain's wine growers adapt to climate change

For over a century, Joaquin Gay de Montella Estany's family produced wine in Spain's Mediterranean region of Catalonia but the effects of climate change have pushed them to seek higher ground.

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#130224
2021-09-02

Gulf Stream collapse? Climate change is set to weaken the ocean currents that keep Scotland warm – Dr Richard Dixon

The record was beaten by a considerable margin and all of five of Europe’s hottest years have been since 2014. The picture was not the uniform across Europe though. Western Europe was warmer than average but central and eastern Europe were much warmer, with, for instance Russia 2.9C above the lo ...

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#130230
2021-09-02

How the “Best Accidental Climate Treaty” Stopped Runaway Climate Change

The international treaty that phased out the production of ozone-depleting chemicals has prevented between 0.65°C and 1°C of global warming, according to research.

News Headlines
#130231
2021-09-02

Climate change: Big increase in weather disasters over the past five decades

The number of weather-related disasters to hit the world has increased five-fold over the past 50 years, says the World Meteorological Organization.However, the number of deaths because of the greater number of storms, floods and droughts has fallen sharply.

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#130248
2021-09-02

This isn't a preview of cataclysmic climate change. It's the actual show

At least 14 people are dead and scores more hurt, stranded, and desperate in the Tri-State region after the remnants of Hurricane Ida thrashed the mid-Atlantic on Wednesday night, bringing the floods and devastation Ida unleashed in Louisiana earlier this week to yet another major metropolitan area.

News Headlines
#130251
2021-09-02

How Can You Overcome Climate Dread?

This summer has, to put it bluntly, sucked. Intense, climate-driven disasters across the world have killed hundreds of people and caused billions in damage seemingly every week. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released last month sounded one of the bleakest alarms on climate ...

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#130252
2021-09-02

Deadly flash floods show how vulnerable New York’s infrastructure is to climate change

Hurricane Ida’s remnants, which triggered flash floods that killed at least 22 people in New York and New Jersey on Wednesday night, exposed vulnerabilities in New York City’s infrastructure to the kind of extreme weather being generated by climate change.

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#130253
2021-09-02

Gnarly NYC storm footage shows record, climate-charged rains

Heavier, more extreme deluges are one of the most well-understood consequences of Earth's warming climate. New York City and other Northeastern regions received a powerful dose of intense, often record-setting rains on Sept. 1 from remnants of the storm (and former hurricane) Ida. The resulting ...

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