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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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#131062
2021-10-22

Climate & Biodiversity: Various Business Strategies

Last week, part one of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, or COP15, ended in Kunming. It set the stage for an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework when it reconvenes in 2022.

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#131080
2021-10-22

The heat is on: from the Arctic to Africa, wildlife is being hit hard by climate chaos

Sweating, headaches, fatigue, dehydration – the ways heat exhaustion affects the human body are well documented. As temperatures inch up year by year we need to change the way we live, creating cooler places that provide refuge from heat.

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#131085
2021-10-22

‘Worst thing in lifetime’: South Sudan floods affecting 700,000

He feels like a man who has drowned. The worst flooding that parts of South Sudan have seen in 60 years now surrounds his home of mud and grass. His field of sorghum, which fed his family, is under water. Surrounding mud dykes have collapsed.

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#131086
2021-10-22

New Zealand Scientists Investigate Microplastics' Impact on Climate Change

New Zealand scientists have found that microplastics have a direct impact on global warming. They published the first study linking airborne plastic fragments and fibers to climate change Wednesday. They also found that microplastics, which have been widely detected on land and in rivers and oce ...

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#131087
2021-10-22

Fighting climate change with autonomous flood monitoring

Over two billion people globally lack access to clean water, with the lives of children under the age of five most threatened. Today almost one and a half billion of the world’s population faces a flood risk. Both of these life-threatening issues are exacerbated by climate change.

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#131088
2021-10-22

Navigating the emotional rollercoaster of climate change

Imagine a semi-truck is barreling towards us. We can see it coming, so I try to move us away from its collision course. Your response wouldn’t be, "Wow, Lauren, you’re really passionate about 16 wheelers! Have you always been such a gearhead? I’m so happy you have this passion." Certainly not. Y ...

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#131089
2021-10-22

Microorganisms are sensitive to large-scale climate change in Antarctica

For a long time, scientists assumed that microorganisms, due to their broad distribution patterns, were much less affected by such climatic changes than plants and animals that often present very limited distribution areas. By examining fossils of Antarctic microorganisms, an international team ...

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#131101
2021-10-22

Climate change: Nature readers say their fears are growing

As the governments of almost 200 nations prepare for a pivotal meeting on climate change, scientists have expressed their fears over global warming and lacklustre efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.

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#131102
2021-10-22

Madagascar - Severe Drought Could Spur World's First Climate Change Famine

More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change, according to the World Food Programme (WFP). The region has been hit hard by successive years of severe drought, forcing families in rural ...

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#131103
2021-10-22

The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow, Scotland

Almost every country in the world signed the 2015 Paris climate agreement, a monumental accord that aimed to limit global warming. But it was forged on a contradiction: Every signatory agreed that everyone must do something to address the urgent threat of climate change, but no one at the time p ...

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#131104
2021-10-22

Climate change: 'More homegrown timber needed' to cut emissions

Building the homes of the future will require Wales to become a "forest nation", according to industry experts. They said much more homegrown timber is needed to cut carbon emissions from construction, and would also lead to greener homes and jobs in rural areas.

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#131030
2021-10-21

Niger: This Is How Niger Is Battling Climate Change

In Niger and in the Sahel countries, the threat of climate change is a daily reality for its inhabitants. Temperatures are rising 1.5 times faster than in the rest of the world. Droughts, regular floods and soil degradation cause agricultural losses and worsen food security.

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#131031
2021-10-21

Climate change: Could Welsh farms help meet targets?

Agriculture is in a unique position to help meet climate targets, a Welsh farming union leader has said. John Davies, of NFU Cymru, said while agriculture was a source of greenhouse gases, it had a role to play by absorbing carbon and other gases.

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#131032
2021-10-21

Microbes that form clouds and recycle nutrients threatened by climate change

Microbes in the air could be among the victims of climate change, with 15% of airborne species of bacteria predicted to go extinct. The consequences of their loss are currently uncertain, but could cause impacts on crops, diseases, and even the formation of clouds.

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#131034
2021-10-21

S'pore at risk of heatwaves, more dengue outbreaks as climate change worsens health woes: Report

Health problems caused by climate change, such as heat stress and mosquito-borne diseases, will continue to worsen unless countries do more to slash planet-warming emissions, a global group of researchers has warned.

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#131035
2021-10-21

Water shortages are a major risk of climate change. Alberta may already be seeing warning signs

At a quiet, isolated section of the Oldman River in southwestern Alberta, it's a calm day. In this corner of the province, extremely strong winds can sometimes spoil outings to the river — but today, it's tranquil.

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#131036
2021-10-21

Oil and coal-rich countries lobbying to weaken UN climate report, leak shows

Countries that produce coal, oil, beef and animal feed have been lobbying to water down a landmark UN climate report, according to a leak of documents seen by Greenpeace’s investigation team.

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#131052
2021-10-21

How climate change will affect Māori, and how to adapt

A new report from Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research provides guidance for Te Ao Māori on climate change adaptation and mitigation. He huringa āhuarangi, he huringa ao: a changing climate, a changing world was produced by a multidisciplinary Māori research team w ...

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#130982
2021-10-20

Let's show our children we can do more than talk on climate change

When 10,000 young people from around the world responded to a recent survey about climate, nearly half said climate anxiety negatively affects their daily functioning. As the father of both a teen and a pre-teen, I find this distressing—but not surprising.

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#130932
2021-10-19

This is what your house looks like on climate change: AI-fuelled site predicts the future

What would your neighbourhood look like underwater if a flash flood hit, like the one in Brooklyn in 2013? What if a fire ripped through your community like one did in Lytton, B.C. this summer?

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#130933
2021-10-19

Over 100M people threatened by climate change in Africa: UN

AU.N. report published Tuesday showed that over 100 million extremely poor people in Africa are threatened by accelerating climate change that could also melt away the continent's few glaciers within two decades.

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#130934
2021-10-19

Children deserve answers to their questions about climate change: How universities can help

Our children are growing up in a volatile climate. It's already damaging their health, wealth and well-being. Universities can be leaders in helping young people gain the knowledge they need to navigate this uncertain future. Curious Climate Schools, a project that connects young people directly ...

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#130936
2021-10-19

Climate Change Drives Escalating Drought

For more than 20 years the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) has been monitoring dozens of indices of drought around the country, including satellite measurements of evaporation and color in vegetation, soil-moisture sensors, rainfall estimates, and river and streamflow levels.

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#130937
2021-10-19

UN: Africa's glaciers to disappear by 2040s from climate change

Glaciers capping three of Africa's iconic mountains — Mount Kenya in Kenya, the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania — will likely disappear over the next two decades because of human-induced climate change, the World Meteorological Organization's estimated in a new rep ...

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#130938
2021-10-19

Did humans cause climate change? Almost the entire scientific community thinks so

More than 99.9 per cent of peer-reviewed scientific papers agree that climate change is mainly caused by human activities, according to a review of over 88,000 studies.

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#130939
2021-10-19

In an age of self-interest, Boris Johnson's secret COP26 weapon may have to be shame

It's now less than two weeks until Boris Johnson welcomes the world to Glasgow, Scotland, where he will host the COP26 international climate talks at a crucial moment in our planet's history.

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#130940
2021-10-19

COP26: Does a climate summit need 25,000 people? And more questions

It's two weeks until the start of the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow - one of the biggest ever world meetings on how to tackle global warming. But what's it all about? BBC News environment correspondent Matt McGrath answers some of your questions.

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#130941
2021-10-19

In conversation with Jane Goodall on climate change — and remaining hopeful for the future

A half century ago, Jane Goodall was spending months at a time sitting in the Gombe forest in what is now Tanzania waiting for wild chimps to approach her so that she could observe their behavior. Her superhuman patience paid off. The young researcher discovered that chimps are more like us than ...

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#130942
2021-10-19

NASA is preparing for the wrath of climate change

When hurricane Ida made landfall in August, it buffeted NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans with rain and strong winds and shut down power in the area, forcing the site to run on generators. No one was injured, and no parts of the Space Launch System rockets, which are manufactured t ...

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#130943
2021-10-19

Maldives calls for rapid and immediate action to fight climate change

The world’s largest carbon emitters are not listening to what’s happening to countries facing extreme weather changes, said the minister of environment of Maldives, an island nation at risk of disappearing by the end of the century.

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#130944
2021-10-19

In the face of chaos, why are we so nonchalant about climate change?

The dire state of the planet’s health was unambiguously demonstrated by the UN’s climate body, the IPCC, when it sounded a “code red” for humanity in its latest report.

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#130945
2021-10-19

Six Canadian university students on how they're fighting climate change

University students in Canada are paying more attention to climate change than ever before. It’s their future that’s in limbo, they say, and they want companies and governments—and their own schools—to start listening.

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#130952
2021-10-19

How climate change affects animal behavior

Humans are shaping environments at an accelerating rate. Indeed, one of the most important current topics of research is the capacity of animals to adapt to human-induced environmental change and how that change affects the expression of animal traits.

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#130957
2021-10-19

How quickly does the climate recover?

Climate change is causing temperatures to rise and is also increasing the likelihood of storms, heavy rain, and flooding—the recent flood disaster in the Ahr valley in Germany is just one such example. What we need to ask ourselves in this connection is how quickly the climate can recover from t ...

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#130958
2021-10-19

Video: How can we eat without cooking the planet?

Professor Susan Jebb , Oxford's diet and population health expert maintains, "We cannot meet Net Zero targets without changing our diet.". Talking in the latest of 10 videos from leading Oxford experts in the run up to the COP26 climate conference, Professor Jebb points out that agriculture acco ...

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#130961
2021-10-19

Climate action needed to avert 'health catastrophe'

To achieve sustained recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and avoid an "impending health catastrophe," countries must commit to targeted action on climate change, health experts have urged ahead of the UN climate summit, COP26.

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#130732
2021-10-13

Gaza olive harvest 'down 60 percent' amid effects of climate change, ministry says

Gaza's Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday that climate change has caused a dramatic drop in the number of olives harvested in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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#130733
2021-10-13

Can the human body survive the extreme temperatures caused by climate change?

An Italian research centre is testing how organisms and objects react in extreme climate conditions. The centre is able to generate extreme weathers and temperatures from -40 degrees Celsius up to +60 which could be used to predict how climate change is affecting the natural world.

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#130734
2021-10-13

We can’t tackle climate change if we don't look after our forests, says new report

Seven years on from the New York Declaration on Forests - a global pact to end deforestation by 2030 - most countries are falling far short of their national goals.

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#130735
2021-10-13

Stark Images Show What Climate Change Could Mean For Mumbai

Climate Central has released a set of stark, interactive images that show what will happen to some of the most iconic landmarks across the world if the climate change crisis is not tackled. Climate Central is a nonprofit news organization that analyses and reports on climate science.

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#130736
2021-10-13

Pakistan is facing an existential crisis

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest report in August 2021, on the heels of one of the hottest and most devastating summers on record: floods in northern Europe and China, wildfires in the US, and heatwaves everywhere.

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#130737
2021-10-13

Climate change: England must 'adapt or die,' agency warns

England will be hit hard by floods like those that devastated Germany this summer if the country does not improve its defense against more extreme weather brought by climate change, a governmental agency said Wednesday.

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#130738
2021-10-13

Climate change will cause more floods and droughts and England must become resilient, Environment Agency warns

Climate change will cause more floods and droughts, rising sea levels and a greater demand for water supplies, the Environment Agency has warned.

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#130739
2021-10-13

The AP Interview: NZ climate chief to aim higher at UN talks

The coronavirus pandemic has shown that humans are very good at responding to an immediate crisis, says New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister James Shaw. But when it comes to dealing with a slower-moving threat like climate change, he says, we’re “terribly bad.”

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#130740
2021-10-13

World Food Day: Climate Change is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict—it’s Time to Break the Cycle

Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a reminder that we need to talk about the intricate ways that these challenges are connected—and how to tackle them together.

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