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#129840
2021-08-09

U.N. releases blistering assessment on the state of climate change

Climate change is changing Earth in ways that are "unprecedented" in thousands of years — and in some cases, hundreds of thousands of years — according to a blistering report released Monday by the United Nations.

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#129841
2021-08-09

The devastating new UN report on climate change, explained

How much has humanity already changed the climate? And how much worse will it get? The answers now are sharper than ever, according to an international team of scientists. In a new report, they say that far more aggressive action is needed to limit catastrophic climate change, and that time is r ...

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#129842
2021-08-09

This is the do-or-die decade for climate change, world scientists warn

Time’s up, according to the world’s scientists who have just issued their starkest warning yet with the release of a climate science report for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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#129843
2021-08-09

Climate change: Not too late to save the planet if emissions are reduced now towards climate neutrality

In a new report released today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach.

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#129849
2021-08-09

7 steps you can take now to help avert the worst climate change consequences

Monday's release of the latest grim assessment from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear that global warming will continue to intensify over the coming decades and that, as a result of human inaction to curb greenhouse gas emissions, extreme weather events wil ...

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#129771
2021-07-29

‘Climate change has become real’: extreme weather sinks prime US tourism site

At Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah border, the water line has dropped to a historic low, taking a heavy toll on the local industry. Chaos erupted at Bill West’s business in Page, Arizona, last week when he was forced to tell dozens of paid clients their summer vacations were either canceled or o ...

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#129772
2021-07-29

Urbanism "is one of the best tools we have" in the fight against climate change

The shift to remote working from suburbs and the countryside due to the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to a huge rise in carbon emissions, according to Taylor Francis of decarbonisation platform Watershed.

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#129775
2021-07-29

Climate crisis cuts Australian farm profits by a quarter over past 20 years

Seasonal changes linked to the climate crisis have reduced annual average farm profits by 23% - or about $29,000 per farm - over the past 20 years, according to the federal government’s agricultural research agency.

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#129781
2021-07-29

UK already undergoing disruptive climate change

The UK is already undergoing disruptive climate change with increased rainfall, sunshine and temperatures, according to scientists. The year 2020 was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest on record, scientists said in the latest UK State of the Climate report.

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#129802
2021-07-29

Climate change melts Mt Kilimanjaro

In East Africa, the snows that normally blanket Mt Kilimanjaro throughout the year are rapidly disappearing. For people and wildlife living near Africa’s tallest mountain, that’s causing a host of unexpected and increasingly unlivable changes.

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#129738
2021-07-28

Climate change and biodiversity loss: Two sides of the same coin call for a concerted strategy

The Jacobin cuckoo was spotted by birders in Mumbai early in June. Yes, the rains followed. Farmers have relied on the arrival of this bird as a signal for sowing their paddy, as it is known to herald the monsoon in India.

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#129743
2021-07-28

Utilizing space to fight climate change on Earth

The world faces critical challenges. Just this year we have seen blackouts in Texas caused by extreme cold (and now extreme heat); evidence of earlier bird migrations in North America; and studies showing that a third of heat-related deaths between 1991 and 2018 can be linked to human-caused glo ...

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#129755
2021-07-28

Africa: Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet

Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves t ...

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#129761
2021-07-28

Earth's 'vital signs' worsening as humanity's impact deepens

The global economy's business-as-usual approach to climate change has seen Earth's "vital signs" deteriorate to record levels, an influential group of scientists said Wednesday, warning that several climate tipping points were now imminent.

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#129766
2021-07-28

Exploring the Dramatic Shift in Ice Age Duration

Scientists are still seeking an explanation for the Mid-Pleistocene Transition when ice ages became longer in duration and exploring what it may mean for future climate change.

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#129767
2021-07-28

The UN Security Council and Climate Change

At the outset of the Security Council’s 23 February 2021 open debate on climate and security, world-renowned naturalist David Attenborough delivered a video message urging global cooperation to tackle the climate crisis.

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#129768
2021-07-28

Here’s What Climate Change Will Mean for Bats

The Isabelline Serotine bat (Eptesicus isabellinus) ranges across areas north of the Sahara and into the southern portion of the Iberian Peninsula. But it may be time for the species to start packing its bags.

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#129770
2021-07-28

Where there's smoke, there's reason to talk climate change, says Laurier chemistry professor

It takes more than water to fight forest fires and wildfires — it also takes conversations, policies and knowledge, says Canadian researcher Hind Al-Abadleh. There are the obvious health concerns when smoke from wildfires can be seen and smelled in Waterloo region and other parts of southern Ont ...

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#129691
2021-07-27

Sunscreen on Grapes? This Crop Is the Climate Change Canary in the Coal Mine

As anyone who’s visited any wine country, whether in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, France or elsewhere knows, the various microclimates in these regions are crucial for the production of some of the most popular wine varietals on the market. Climate change is already affecting some ...

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#129692
2021-07-27

Lake Powell hits lowest level on record in climate change-fueled water crisis

Plagued by climate change-fueled drought and increasing demand for water, Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the United States, has fallen to its lowest level on record since it was first filled more than 50 years ago.

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#129693
2021-07-27

Extreme weather renews focus on climate change as scientists update forecasts

As scientists gather online to finalize a long-awaited update on global climate research, recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the need for more research on how it will play out, especially locally.

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#129694
2021-07-27

Why mangroves are vital to combat climate change (and how the Dominican Republic fights to conserve them)

Imagine a forest. You probably visualize a lush green jungle. Maybe a park of giant sequoias. Or you may be imagining a pine grove with tall trees against the blue sky. But there is a type of saltwater flooded forests and mudflats, with strange trees that are home to swarms of mosquitoes that we ...

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#129713
2021-07-27

Germany’s floods foreshadow climate catastrophe, experts say: 3 stories you may have missed

Record levels of rainfall pummeled Germany and Belgium last week, triggering devastating floods that claimed more than 125 lives. According to experts, climate change exacerbated these deadly storms, causing them to last longer and produce more rain. As global temperatures rise, warmer air holds ...

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#129724
2021-07-27

The floods show London is now on the frontline of the climate emergency

Too often, we in the UK have thought of countries such as India and Bangladesh as being on the frontlines of the climate crisis. But the serious flooding in London over the weekend and in the last month – coupled with the extreme weather we’ve seen in other parts of the UK over recent years – sh ...

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#129728
2021-07-27

Can you eat to save the climate?

With the food system responsible for a third of overall global CO2 emissions, attention on climate beneficial foods has been slowly but steadily increasing. According to IFIC’s 2020 Food and Health Survey, 6 in 10 consumers in the US say it is important that the food products they purchase or co ...

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#129729
2021-07-27

Climate change, conflict are driving world hunger, inequality: UN chief

Climate change and conflict are “both drivers and consequences” of poverty, United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday.

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#129730
2021-07-27

Floods in Europe, Turkey, China and India

The residents of Erfurt in Thuringia, where Martin Luther lived and studied, had never seen anything like it. The main street became a raging river washing away parked cars and anything else besides that emerged from flooded first floors.

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#129736
2021-07-27

Uganda Steps Up Use of Clean Technology to Mitigate Climate Change

When it comes to climate change, Uganda has been doing one thing right, and that is maintaining a small carbon footprint. According to the information from Our World in Data, 2017 statistics stood at 0.12 tonnes per capita.

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#129666
2021-07-26

The Great Barrier Reef is a victim of climate change – but it could be part of the solution

We are fast approaching unstoppable climate change. If we don’t take drastic action to cut our global greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November, our children and grandchildren will pay dearly for this failure.

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#129670
2021-07-26

Why Is the Weather So Weird? Its Climate Change

All these calamities are part of a constellation of extreme weather events that paint a picture of a world that's already warmed 1.2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial times. There's no doubt it will get warmer.

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#129671
2021-07-26

How the North is doing when it comes to Canada's climate targets

The North accounts for a "very small fraction" of Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions, but a new climate change report says the territories should still be setting more ambitious reduction targets.

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#129672
2021-07-26

Our bodies can adapt to hotter conditions — but there’s a limit

This summer’s Olympic Games could be the warmest in decades. Tokyo, where the Games will be held, may see dangerously high temperatures, in excess of 90 degrees.

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#129674
2021-07-26

Can Arctic Animals Keep Up With Climate Change? Scientists are Trying to Find Out

New studies suggest that rising temperatures may prove disastrous for species of birds, fish and other animals that are adapted to the cold of Arctic climes.

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#129676
2021-07-26

A round-up of India's worst climate change events in 2021

Swathes of India are battling deadly floods and landslides after heavy monsoon rains, just the latest example of how the vast country is on the frontline of climate change. In the first seven months of this year alone the impoverished nation of 1.3 billion people has experienced two cyclones, a ...

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#129689
2021-07-26

Climate change report ‘critical’ for success of fall COP26 summit: UN

Nearly 200 nations started online negotiations Monday to validate a UN science report that will anchor autumn summits charged with preventing climate catastrophe on a planetary scale.

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#129635
2021-07-23

Yukon’s complexity requires a new approach for climate change and disaster response: expert

Yukon’s a complicated place, and that complexity may inhibit disaster response and climate change preparedness, according to Christopher Alcantara, professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario.

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#129636
2021-07-23

‘No sport can escape’: Tackling climate change at the Tokyo Olympics

No sport can escape the impacts of a changing climate. Less snow and ice, higher temperatures, and extreme weather events such as storms and heatwaves, all affect competitors and spectators alike.

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#129637
2021-07-23

100 days to Cop26: protesters urge Boris Johnson to take climate talks seriously

Protesters will fill London’s Parliament Square on Friday morning, calling on the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to make the climate crisis his top priority, as the UK prepares to host UN talks that will determine whether the world tips into environmental catastrophe this decade.

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#129638
2021-07-23

Climate change impact is getting bigger

The extreme climate events in Europe, North America and China in the last two months have not left any doubt about the fact that the earth is well into the time of climate change. The time for evidence is well past and now we are witnessing manifestations of climate change on scales that are get ...

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#129651
2021-07-23

The physics of climate change was described in the 1800s by scientist Eunice Foote

Long before the current political divide over climate change, and even before the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865), an American scientist named Eunice Foote documented the underlying cause of today's climate change crisis.

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#129653
2021-07-23

Climate cataclysms set stage for key UN science report

On the heels of jaw-dropping heat and flooding across three continents, nearly 200 nations gather Monday to validate a critical UN climate science report 100 days ahead of a political summit charged with keeping Earth liveable.

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#129663
2021-07-23

Met office to look into link between recent floods and climate change

The KNMI meteorological office is taking part in an international research project to determine if the recent heavy rainfall and floods in Limburg, Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg are linked to climate change.

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#129606
2021-07-22

High temperatures to destroy plants, animals in Tana River basin — report

Many species within the Tana River basin will not survive the rise in global temperatures, a study suggests. A researcher from the University of East Anglia in the UK published the study in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday.

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#129621
2021-07-22

Climate change is here — not on its way

From heatwaves and wildfires in North America to catastrophic flooding in Germany and China, the world over, climate scientists' predictions are being horribly realized. We hear from Californians on the frontline of drought, a disaster expert helps us understand climate risk, and a young Ugandan ...

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#129622
2021-07-22

A 3°C world has no safe place

In 1745, as the river Liffey, having broken its banks, clawed at the foundations of the house in which he sat, the young Edmund Burke experienced a strange, perverse thrill. The man who would go on to found modern conservatism drew inspiration from this experience in a later essay on the sublime ...

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#129623
2021-07-22

How food prices are affected by oil, trade agreements and climate change

Concerns about inflation rates have risen as the UK economy begins its much-needed recovery from the effects of the pandemic. The Consumer Prices Index, the measure most commonly used to measure inflation, rose by 2.5% in June 2021, the highest level for three years.

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#129633
2021-07-22

s climate change happening faster than expected? A climate scientist explains.

Climate scientists have long warned that global warming would lead to extreme heat in many parts of the world. But the 120 degree Fahrenheit temperatures brought on by the heatwave in the Pacific Northwest in June were more in line with what researchers had imagined would occur later this century.

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#129570
2021-07-21

Climate change and recent flooding: What you need to know

The wild weather in the Buller and Marlborough regions last weekend resulted in the third major flooding event in New Zealand this year. Questions are being asked about "one-in-100-year" events that seem to be happening more and more often. But climate scientists have been warning about how clim ...

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#129571
2021-07-21

Egyptian city loses mango crop to climate change

Farmer Khaled Hussein waited eagerly for the mango harvest to start so he could pluck them from his dozens of mango trees on his five-acre farm. The mango harvest season starts in the city in June and comes to an end in September or October. Come the harvest season, however, there were no mangoe ...

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#129572
2021-07-21

Catastrophic floods could hit Europe far more often, study finds

Catastrophic floods such as those that struck Europe recently could become much more frequent as a result of global heating, researchers say. High-resolution computer models suggest that slow-moving storms could become 14 times more common over land by the end of the century in a worst-case scen ...

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