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#130255
2021-09-02

Storms and fires will not bring an escape from America’s stuck climate politics

Reading his local newspaper last month, Bruce, a 70-year-old retired executive, could take it no longer. “Almost every article” on Nola.com—website of the Times-Picayune, New Orleans’s paper of record since 1837—had “an element of Wokeism”, he wrote in an email cancelling his subscription. Among ...

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#130256
2021-09-02

Can climate change influence earthquake activity?

For thousands of years humans have tried to connect earthquake activity to a certain weather event, a scenario referred to as earthquake weather.

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#130257
2021-09-02

Jordan's water crisis deepens as climate changes, population grows

At a private underground well in Amman, Imad Suleiman waits for hours to pump water into the container on his truck that he then sells on to private customers in the sprawling city of four million.

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#130258
2021-09-02

‘We are moving into uncharted territory with climate change’: scientist

Hurricane Ida’s remnants, which killed dozens of people and triggered flash floods across the tri-state area, marked the latest extreme weather event in a summer filled with climate-related disasters.

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#130176
2021-09-01

The unlikely protector against Bangladesh's rising seas

The humble oyster has proven remarkably effective in protecting one of Bangladesh's most vulnerable islands from fast-rising seas. Nothing could have prepared Mohammed Shah Nawaz Chowdhury for the sobering reality of Kutubdia Island. .

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#130189
2021-09-01

UN: Weather disasters soar in numbers, cost, but deaths fall

Weather disasters are striking the world four to five times more often and causing seven times more damage than in the 1970s, the United Nations weather agency reports.

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#130197
2021-09-01

Climate Change: Developing Countries Account for Over 90% Deaths Due to Extreme Conditions, Says WMO

More than 91 per cent of these deaths occurred in developing countries (using the United Nations country classification). Of the top 10 disasters, the hazards that led to the largest human losses during the period have been droughts (6,50,000 deaths), storms (5,77,232 deaths), floods (58 700 dea ...

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#130198
2021-09-01

Hurricane Ida aftermath: Here's how climate change is making hurricanes more devastating

Hurricane Ida is the kind of natural disaster that brings terror to people who have lived through deadly storms. Seeing Ida's maximum sustained winds topping 150 mph, torrential rainfall that overflows waterways and makes roadways impassable and storm surge so powerful it could destroy entire co ...

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#130214
2021-09-01

Climate change leads to 18.52% decrease in snow cover in Himachal: Study

Due to climate change, there is an overall decrease in snow cover in Himachal Pradesh by 18.52% in just one year. A study titled Assessment of Spatial Distribution of Seasonal Snow Cover during the Year 2020-21 in Himachal Pradesh Using AWIFS Satellite Data’ carried out by the Centre on Climate ...

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#130215
2021-09-01

Climate Change a 'Child Rights Crisis,' UNICEF Says

Doctor. Lawyer. Engineer. Teacher. Artist. Astronaut. These are just a few of the most common careers to which kids aspire. At the rate things on Earth are going, however, there’s just one thing that millions of children are destined to become: climate refugees

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#130216
2021-09-01

Christine Lagarde on how to address COVID-19, climate change and inequality

The following is a discussion between Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank. It was featured by TIME on 1 September as part of the TIME 100 Talks programs.

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#130154
2021-08-31

Lake sediments show link between climate change and bushfires in Aussie Alps

A small lake just five kilometers from the peak of Mount Kosciuszko has given scientists the best indication yet of the link between rising temperatures, loss of native plant species and more frequent fires in the Snowy Mountains.

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#130164
2021-08-31

How Hood River watershed can become more resilient to climate change

Hood River, long an agricultural center for Oregon, faces an uncertain future of climate impacts, but a new Portland State University study lays out strategies that the watershed can adapt to become more resilient to the inevitable changes.

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#130168
2021-08-31

Climate change is making hurricanes stronger, slower and wetter. Ida checked all the boxes

Human-caused climate change is making hurricanes more dangerous. They are producing more rainfall, moving slower once they make landfall and generating larger storm surges along the coast. Hurricane Ida was a prime example of those changes, and scientists say storms like this will become more co ...

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#130098
2021-08-24

North America’s very wet weekend bears the fingerprints of climate change

Between Tropical Storm Henri, Hurricane Grace, and torrential downpours in Tennessee, it was a bad weather weekend for people living on the eastern side of North America

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#130099
2021-08-24

If we ignore climate change, it will be hell on outdoor workers

As temperatures in the Pacific Northwest soared above 110 F in late June, workers in Oregon flooded the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Division with safety complaints.

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#130100
2021-08-24

Climate change intensified European floods

Climate change made the deadly floods that devastated parts of Germany and Belgium in July up to nine times more likely, according to an international study published Tuesday.

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#130101
2021-08-24

Climate change made deadly floods in Western Europe at least 20% more likely - study

Climate change has made extreme rainfall events of the kind that sent lethal torrents of water hurtling through parts of Germany and Belgium last month at least 20% more likely to happen in the region, scientists said Tuesday.

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#130102
2021-08-24

Climate change: Europe’s extreme rains made more likely by humans

Heavy rain as intense as the downpours behind the recent deadly flooding in Germany and Belgium has been made up to nine times more likely by climate change and up to 19% more intense, BBC News reports, covering a new “rapid attribution” study from the “World Weather Attribution” group of resear ...

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#130103
2021-08-24

Feature: Bringing the world together on climate change

For the past three decades, the international community has been increasingly aware of the seriousness of climate change and its potential impact on human populations. Since then, global efforts have been made to tackle this escalating issue – from the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 to the Paris Climate ...

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#130104
2021-08-24

‘Cool pavements’ could cool cities and mitigate climate change

Cities around the world continue to warm and it isn’t just because of a changing climate. Massive volumes of concrete built into large blocks of buildings trap the heat generated by the sun, to which heavy traffic on roads adds yet more heat.

News Headlines
#130113
2021-08-24

Landmark Arctic fisheries agreement enters into force

In June, the Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement entered into force, bringing to fruition a diplomatic effort that began more than a decade ago.

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#130118
2021-08-24

Restoration of nature has a direct role to play in tackling climate change - Isobel Mercer

As the world attempts to emerge from the pandemic, many countries are grappling with rising temperatures and more extreme weather. From catastrophic floods, to extreme heatwaves and wildfires, every day brings more news to remind us that the climate crisis is already here and having a devastatin ...

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#130131
2021-08-24

The Human Threat to Biodiversity

Global warming, melting ice caps, and rising sea levels are the images most often evoked when we think of the terms ‘climate change’ or ‘climate disaster’. However, arguably one of the more overlooked consequences of human activity on the environment is the impact on biodiversity.

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#130135
2021-08-24

Feathers flying: why cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets have gone to war

The housing market in most parts of Australia is notoriously competitive. You might be surprised to learn we humans are not the only ones facing such difficulties. With spring rapidly approaching, and perhaps a little earlier due to climate change, many birds are currently on the hunt for the be ...

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#130083
2021-08-20

Nearly 1Bln children at 'extremely high risk' globally because of climate change: UNICEF

One in two children around the world live in conditions exposing them to the extremely harmful effects of climate change, with those in the Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau jeopardized the most, the UN Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

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#130088
2021-08-20

Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record

Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland’s huge ice cap for the first time on record. Temperatures are normally well below freezing on the 3,216-metre (10,551ft) peak, and the precipitation is a stark sign of the climate crisis.

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#130045
2021-08-19

Why business and government must act on the IPCC climate change report

In the race against climate change, every fraction of a degree by which the global temperature rises counts. Every country – and every business – must bring the best they have to this race with the shared goal of winning it.

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#130046
2021-08-19

Climate change is driving the North Water Polynya toward collapse, study finds

The North Water Polynya, known to Inuit as Pikialasorsuaq, is an area of year-round open water wedged between Greenland and Canada’s Ellesmere and Devon islands, and it’s a hotspot of biological productivity.

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#130049
2021-08-19

Stung by climate change: bee colonies struggle in US

There was barely a buzz in the air as John Miller pried the lid off of a crate, one of several "bee boxes" stacked in eight neat piles beside a cattle grazing pasture outside Gackle, North Dakota.

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#130050
2021-08-19

Climate Change and Bedouin Communities in the Jordan Valley

Several climate-change trends are expected to intensify throughout the West Bank in the coming years. These include uneven rainfall distribution, a decrease in natural grazing areas and vegetation cover, droughts, and extreme weather conditions.

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#130051
2021-08-19

Global poor already reeling from climate change catastrophe

The United Nations' latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is undoubtedly the strongest warning yet that a failure to address the causes of climate change will be disastrous. No country or state will be spared.

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#130052
2021-08-19

Malta's wine, swimming pools, gardens, ‘will all be affected by climate change’

Winemaking could be seriously compromised by Malta’s looming desertification, which would also render freshwater swimming pools unviable and change the nature of gardening, the head of the university’s Biology Department has warned.

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#130074
2021-08-19

Climate change: why government failure to act isn’t the problem

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report underscored the dire state of the climate crisis, concluding that “immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions” are needed to limit global warming even to 1.5°C or 2°C.

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#130080
2021-08-19

Climate future looks bleak

The climate continues to change, causing fiercer wildfires, stronger storms and displacing coastal and island communities all over the world. Dr Anjani Ganase reviews the IPCC sixth Assessment Report and looks at the slippery slope that we on small islands face. The world as we know it is changi ...

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#130082
2021-08-19

Good news: The media is getting the facts right on climate change

It might sound like a low bar, but for those who care about facts, it’s been a long wait: News coverage of climate is finally getting the science right.

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#129995
2021-08-18

IPCC Report: Climate Change Is a Generational Justice Issue

The report, authored by more than 200 scientists from across the globe and based on more than 14,000 individual studies, is a comprehensive synthesis of the latest science on the changing state of our climate system. It concludes that it is “unequivocal” that climate change is being caused by hu ...

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#129999
2021-08-18

Is Whiskey Evaporation Bad for the Environment? A Scottish Politician Wants to Know

Climate change is a growing threat to humanity, and the food and beverage industry certainly shares part of the blame. Agricultural machinery adds to carbon dioxide emissions. Cattle are a large source of methane. And when making Scotch, ethanol evaporates into the atmosphere which… Wait, is th ...

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#130016
2021-08-18

Climate change threatens to squeeze out Indonesia’s medicinal plants

More than half of Indonesian medicinal plant species won’t be able to grow in most of their current range by 2050 due to climate change impacts, according to a new study.

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#130032
2021-08-18

Plantwatch: a climate solution is hidden in the hedgerows

Hedgerows are hugely important but often taken for granted. They are perhaps the largest semi-natural habitat in Britain, refuges for wild plants and corridors for wildlife to move through, often in barren farmland landscapes.

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#129949
2021-08-16

An ancient era of global warming could hint at our scorching future

There was a time when alligators slid through weed-choked swamps near the North Pole. Some 55 million years ago—just around 10 million years after the mass extinction that killed T. rex and most of its kin—the average global temperature sat more than 20°F higher than it does today. Subtropical f ...

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#129950
2021-08-16

IPCC report: Climate change and unregulated construction in the Himalayas

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) report under the sixth assessment cycle was released recently. This report of working group one is a first in the series, and two more, on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability and mitigation will be out by March 2022. As expected, the revelati ...

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#129951
2021-08-16

How climate change is taking a toll on livelihoods of small-scale fishers in Kerala

Erratic monsoon patterns and other disruptions by climate change are reducing number of fishing days as well as fishing stock in the waters of coastal Kerala.

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#129954
2021-08-16

Expert: The world is heading toward a climate change 'tipping point'

The world is heading toward a dangerous "tipping point" in climate change and an immediate and wide-ranging cut in carbon emission will be the only way to stop it from going beyond this tipping point.

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#129955
2021-08-16

Thanks to climate change, supply chain disruptions are poised to be the new normal

Dr. Thomas Goldsby, a professor of supply chain management at the University of Tennessee — Knoxville's Haslam College of Business, assigns his undergraduate student a "routine exercise" that frequently proves revelatory. Its purpose is to illustrate the complexity of the various trade routes th ...

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#129958
2021-08-16

Parts of the US are getting dangerously hot. Yet Americans are moving the wrong way

As the climate changes, census data shows that Americans are shifting from safer areas of the US to the regions most at risk of heating and flooding. Science has provided America with a decent idea of which areas of our country will be most devastated by climate change, and which areas will be m ...

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#129974
2021-08-16

Climate Repair: These Three Actions Need To Be Taken To Stabilise The Planet, Asap

"Nowhere is safe.” As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in a recent report that climate change and its consequences are here to stay, is there still an opportunity to mitigate some of the dangers and to get back to a place of relative safety for humanity?

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#129983
2021-08-16

Climate change hits sushi supply chain amid California water war

If you've eaten sushi anywhere in the U.S., chances are the rice came from California's Sacramento Valley. Fritz Durst, a sixth-generation farmer, has grown the grain and other crops there for more than four decades. But this year, amid a historic drought, Durst is planting only half as many acr ...

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#129989
2021-08-16

Five ways climate change hurts women and girls

In a year that has seen a global onslaught of catastrophic heat waves, wildfires, floods and drought, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest assessment report, released last week, serves as an undeniable exclamation point. The report, by 234 authors from 66 countries citing 14,00 ...

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#129993
2021-08-16

How extreme heat from climate change distorts human behavior

On a sweltering summer afternoon almost a decade ago, Meenu Tewari was visiting a weaving company in Surat in western India. Tewari, an urban planner, frequently makes such visits to understand how manufacturing companies operate. On that day, though, her tour of the factory floor left her puzzled.

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