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#131943
2021-11-25

The Arctic Ocean began warming decades earlier than previously thought, new research shows

The Arctic Ocean has been warming since the onset of the 20th century, decades earlier than instrument observations would suggest, according to new research.

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#131923
2021-11-24

Alpine Space: Call for projects on decarbonisation, circular economy and biodiversity

The European Commission and Switzerland are issuing a call for projects for the 2021-2027 Alpine Space programme. The call will run until 28 February 2022. The aim of the programme is to enable Alpine regions to become climate neutral, enhance their competitiveness and to equip themselves to add ...

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#131918
2021-11-24

Fighting climate change is a dirty job, but soils can do it | Problem Solved

The Earth’s soil stores nearly three times as much carbon as all plants, animals and the atmosphere combined, researchers say. However, unchecked deforestation, modern industrialized agriculture, the failure to recognize Indigenous land rights, and the continued extraction and burning of fossil ...

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#131913
2021-11-24

Managing Climate Risks through Nature-Based Solutions

In line with recent biodiversity and climate science, the new scoping paper explains how the integration of biodiversity into resilience-building actions can strengthen ecosystems and the services they provide. These services include acting as buffers against extreme weather, protecting soils, r ...

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#131881
2021-11-24

The Win-Wins of Climate and Biodiversity Solutions

Nature is already our best defense against runaway increases of greenhouse gas emissions. Earth’s lands and waters currently absorb about 40% of the carbon dioxide human activity and natural processes release into the atmosphere. That can’t continue, though, without our oceans acidifying and pla ...

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#131823
2021-11-19

Severe weather, climate change are leading to ecological grief, anxiety

All over the world, including here in Canada, the impacts of severe weather, fueled by climate change, are becoming impossible to ignore.

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#131824
2021-11-19

Big banks want to act on climate change — so what's stopping them?

As the dust settles from the recent UN climate summit in Glasgow, there's still plenty of debate about what was actually accomplished at COP26 and how various nations will reach the lofty environmental targets they've pledged.

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#131826
2021-11-19

Climate change denial 2.0 was on full display at COP26, but there was also pushback

The COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, saw incremental progress on addressing climate change. But even if countries meet their current commitments to reduce emissions, the planet is on course to heat up 2.4 C by the end of the century. This warming will submerge low-lying islands and coastal reg ...

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#131830
2021-11-19

The ocean is essential to tackling climate change. So why has it been neglected in global climate talks?

Climate change is commonly discussed as though it's a uniquely atmospheric phenomena. But the crisis is deeply entwined with the ocean, and this has largely been neglected in international climate talks.

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#131832
2021-11-19

After COP26, regional collaboration will continue to drive bold climate change action

Long before COP26 drew to a frantically delayed close last weekend, the recriminations and finger-pointing were already in full flow. The final deal is in many respects a disappointing compromise; or as UN Secretary-General António Guterres put it, a document that reflects “the interests, contra ...

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#131833
2021-11-19

African nations settled for ‘moral pact’ with US on adaptation finance at Cop26

African nations accepted a “moral commitment” that the US will deliver increased finance for developing countries to cope with intensifying climate impacts in exchange for backing the Cop26 deal in Glasgow.

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#131834
2021-11-19

British Columbia at the epicentre of climate change-fuelled weather extremes

From dangerous heat and destructive wildfires to record breaking rainfall and catastrophic flooding, parts of British Columbia, Canada have been at the epicentre of two top-end weather extremes within the space of a few months.

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#131835
2021-11-19

Think small to fight climate change

When applied to droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, or other extreme weather events, the term "unprecedented" is getting old. In August, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report about the dire realities we face, a drought exacerbated by global warming al ...

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#131842
2021-11-19

Scorpion plagues, sharks on the move: has Cop26 done enough for nature?

If the natural world was trying to have its say on the Glasgow climate pact, the arrival of a plague of scorpions in Egypt as Cop26 came to an end was not a subtle message.

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#131844
2021-11-19

Revealed: the places humanity must not destroy to avoid climate chaos

Detailed new mapping has pinpointed the carbon-rich forests and peatlands that humanity cannot afford to destroy if climate catastrophe is to be avoided.

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#131851
2021-11-19

COP26 failed to address ocean acidification, but the law of the seas means states must protect the world's oceans

The COP26 summit may come to be regarded as a failure or an important milestone, but it certainly failed to address the "other" climate change problem: ocean acidification.

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#131863
2021-11-19

Can genetically engineered seeds prevent a climate-driven food crisis?

When John Boelts sows acres of cotton seed on his farm in Yuma, Arizona, he does so knowing that the fields will be free of an invasive pest called pink bollworm. For nearly a century, the small pink striped caterpillars terrorized cotton fields in the U.S.

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#131777
2021-11-18

Mia Mottley: the ‘fearless’ leader pushing a global settlement for the climate frontlines

The prime minister of one of the smallest and most climate vulnerable countries on Earth is on a mission to make the international financial system deliver for those on the frontline of the climate crisis.

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#131778
2021-11-18

Ten ways to confront the climate crisis without losing hope

The world as we knew it is coming to an end, and it’s up to us how it ends and what comes after. It’s the end of the age of fossil fuel, but if the fossil-fuel corporations have their way the ending will be delayed as long as possible, with as much carbon burned as possible.

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#131779
2021-11-18

Soot: What Is It? And How Does It Contribute to Climate Change

Soot, one of the worst contributors in a battle that the world has been grappling with in decades--climate change. Its impact, despite its mundane, is similar to methane emissions and is only second to carbon dioxide when it comes to its destructive potential.

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#131780
2021-11-18

Climate change: how elephants help pump planet-warming carbon underground

Imagine you’re in a hot air balloon flying over an African savanna in the late growing season. Below, herds of elephants, zebras, wildebeests and rhinos roam a mosaic landscape dotted with lonesome trees and daubs of woodland on a canvas of yellow-brown grass. The hungry and rowdy herbivores are ...

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#131781
2021-11-18

Healthcare systems pledge action against climate change

It’s an industry tasked with maintaining wellness, but it turns out the healthcare sector, worldwide, is a major contributor to climate change -- and thus to the negative health effects caused by rising temperatures and extreme weather.

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#131786
2021-11-18

'I've seen irreversible change but hope too for planet'

His face was flushed and his voice was loud. You're making it all up about global warming, a man shouted as he approached me. We were in the Royal Society, the UK's leading scientific academy, and a panel discussion about climate change had just finished. It's nothing to do with carbon dioxide, ...

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#131813
2021-11-18

Newsletter: Can Major League Baseball step up to the plate on climate change?

I’ll never forget the moment when it finally hit me how serious the pandemic was going to be. I was standing outside a dairy farm in California’s San Joaquin Valley, learning about methane emissions from cow poop, when I saw the news on my phone: Major League Baseball was canceling the remainder ...

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#131814
2021-11-18

Guest post: How hourly rainfall extremes are changing in a warming climate

The floods across Europe, China and the US in recent months have again brought to the fore the ability of extreme rainfall to take lives, destroy homes and displace communities.

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#131818
2021-11-18

Climate change denial is getting more sophisticated and experts say COP26 progress could be at risk

To limit global warming to 1.5C we need urgent action but the spread of online climate misinformation could be holding the world back.

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#131752
2021-11-17

COP26: The truth behind the new climate change denial

As world leaders met at the COP26 summit to debate how to tackle climate change, misleading claims and falsehoods about the climate spiralled on social media.

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#131767
2021-11-17

How the spin-off benefits of climate action will improve life for everyone

COP26 has drawn to a close, with mixed results. Some progress has been made since Paris 2015, but the latest projections confirm that we are nowhere near where we should be. As things stand, we are heading for 2.4℃ of warming with disastrous environmental and human consequences that will affect ...

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#131708
2021-11-16

Global heating is destroying rock art tens of thousands of years old, experts warn

Rock art that has lasted tens of thousands of years is being destroyed by the climate emergency in a matter of years. Coastal erosion, fires, floods and cyclones are among the extreme events predicted to get more severe with global heating. Archaeologists and historians are now warning that seri ...

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#131712
2021-11-16

Stop talking, start acting, says Africa’s first extreme heat official

When she was growing up, Eugenia Kargbo could have a leisurely stroll, jog or cycle around the streets of Freetown. But that easy life no longer exists in Sierra Leone’s capital for her two children. The city is so swelteringly hot that children run the constant risk of sunburn or heat rashes if ...

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#131713
2021-11-16

Floods, sewage and crocodiles: the crisis of the Gambia’s sinking city

Yedel Bah would move home if she could, but she can’t. With no income of her own, four children to feed and a husband who just about manages, her family lives from day to day, and from flood to flood, on the banks of a litter-strewn, stagnant canal.

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#131725
2021-11-16

Global warming speeds up the frequency of extreme hot weather and rainfall

The frequency of extreme hot weather and record temperatures and rainfall has increased around the world as a result of global warming, according to an international research project headed up by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and involving the participation of the Geoscience Institute ...

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#131732
2021-11-16

Climate changed abruptly at tipping points in past

Abrupt changes in ice core samples and other records indicate dramatic changes in climate occurred at certain points in the past. In Chaos, climate scientists identify abrupt transitions in climate records that may have been caused by the climate system crossing a tipping point.

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#131737
2021-11-16

The world has made more progress on climate change than you might think, or might have predicted a decade ago

It must be painful for Boris Johnson to be a footnote, especially a footnote in French, but at the end of a very long two weeks, there were always only two outcomes possible at the UN climate summit in Glasgow. A Copenhagen-style meltdown, putting the implementation of the Paris Agreement on hol ...

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#131738
2021-11-16

Climate change might mean several of Indonesia's small islands have no future

As the world's largest archipelagic country, Indonesia should be showing more concern about the impact of climate change on small islands.

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#131743
2021-11-16

Record rainfall prompts evacuations along the Pacific north-west

Communities in western Canada who were forced to flee their homes this summer by wildfires and extreme heat are once again under evacuation orders after overwhelming floods across the region.

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#131745
2021-11-16

Coastal defences need $30bn boost to prevent Australian homes becoming uninhabitable

Australia will have to spend $30bn over the next half century to bolster coastal defences against the threat of rising sea levels and other global heating impacts to cope with more exposed properties becoming uninhabitable, the Insurance Council of Australia has said.

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#131655
2021-11-15

Climate activists in Kenya fight to protect the slums — and call on the West to do more

Climate change has brought deadly flooding to Kenya’s most impoverished neighbourhoods, and drought elsewhere.It's not how many would want to spend a Saturday morning: digging deep into piles of wet sludge, garbage and human waste clogging the drainage paths that snake through the narrow streets ...

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#131656
2021-11-15

Madagascar's habitat at risk due to climate change

Environmentalists looking after one of the world's most biodiverse rainforests in Madagascar are increasingly worried about climate change putting endemic wildlife at risk.

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#131657
2021-11-15

Amazon birds change their body shape due to climate change

A new study showed that even the wildest parts of the Amazon rainforest untouched by humanity are being impacted by climate change.

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#131658
2021-11-15

Climate change threatening Canada’s permafrost

There’s another piece to the climate change puzzle that Canadians must confront. Few countries in the world have permafrost, but Canada has four million square kilometres of it. And that big melt is releasing carbon that has been locked away for centuries. Not only that – life is being disrupted ...

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#131660
2021-11-15

North African climate change threatens farming, political stability

"I can't do anything with my land because of the lack of water," he said. Fileli is just one of many farmers who have been left high and dry by increasingly long and intense droughts across North Africa.

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#131661
2021-11-15

Climate change is the most important threat to our health

On Friday, COP26 came to a close in Glasgow. Though assessment of its success or failure remains a point of contentious discussion, we are delighted that Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault signed onto the World Health Organization (WHO)’s COP26 Health Programme ...

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#131674
2021-11-15

‘It’s like hunting aliens’: inside the town besieged by armadillos

Thanks to climate change, armadillos, native to southern America, are making their way up north. And there’s no sign of them stopping their relentless march

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#131685
2021-11-15

Friction: from fingerprints to climate change

What links geckos’ feet, plate tectonics, the winter sport curling and spacecraft re-entering the atmosphere? For physicist and science writer Laurie Winkless, the answer is: friction. Her eclectic, sometimes erratic, book Sticky touches on all these and much more as she investigates a force who ...

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Twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26)

31 October - 12 November 2021, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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#131283
2021-10-29

PCPs face mounting responsibility to address health effects of climate change

Human influence has had an unequivocal impact on earth’s climate, causing significant changes that threaten people’s security and physical and mental health, according to a landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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