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#129446
2021-07-07

Human activity influencing global rainfall, study finds

Human activity such as such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use change were a key factor in extreme precipitation events such as flooding and landslides around the world, a study has found.

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#129448
2021-07-07

More than a billion seashore animals may have cooked to death in B.C. heat wave, says UBC researcher

Chris Harley walked onto Vancouver's Kitsilano Beach in late June and smelled death. Carpeting the sea rocks were tens of thousands of mussels, clams, sea stars and snails, emitting a putrid odour that hung thick in the heat. "I was pretty stunned," he said.

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#129449
2021-07-07

How is climate change affecting heatwaves? Here’s what we need to study

Eight days ago, it rained over the western Pacific Ocean near Japan. There was nothing especially remarkable about this rain event, yet it made big waves twice.

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#129456
2021-07-07

The climate crisis will create two classes: those who can flee, and those who cannot

Nearly 700 million people worldwide live in low coastal zones vulnerable to sea-level rise and coastal storms. That number could reach a billion by 2050

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#129477
2021-07-07

Why planting tons of trees isn’t enough to solve climate change

Trees are symbols of hope, life and transformation. They’re also increasingly touted as a straightforward, relatively inexpensive, ready-for-prime-time solution to climate change.

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#129432
2021-06-29

Are we overlooking the role of grasslands in mitigating climate change?

In 2019, black wattle trees stood tall in around 50 hectares of land in Pazhathottam in Kerala’s Pambadum Shola National Park. Black wattle, in India, is an exotic, invasive tree and here, in Pazhathottam, it had invaded the open montane grasslands that occur naturally in these higher reaches of ...

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#129434
2021-06-29

Climate change is the biggest health threat of this century

The effects of climate change, such as changes in precipitation patterns, more intense droughts and heatwaves, sea-level rise and stronger hurricanes, will impact human health with increasing force, affecting people all over the globe. In the United States alone, the health costs of climate chan ...

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#129389
2021-06-21

The search for the Dr. Fauci of climate change

It’s easy to think about the global climate crisis in the abstract. Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah’s death gave it a face. The 9-year-old girl’s fatal asthma attack might have passed without public notice except for the fact that, after a long legal fight, it became the first British death officially at ...

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#129390
2021-06-21

How poorly timed traffic lights can make climate change worse

All drivers know the feeling: You’re cruising down the road, making good time, but a traffic light ahead turns red. You have to stop and wait, even if there are no other cars at the intersection.

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#129392
2021-06-21

Show your Stripes Day meaning: Why are people sharing climate crisis graphic today

Climate scientists, broadcast meteorologists, and citizens are uniting on 21 June — the summer solstice or Show Your Stripes Day — to raise awareness around the climate crisis.

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#129393
2021-06-21

Climate change decimating Yemen's bee farms

After driving for days on the rough roads of southern Yemen, Radwan Hizam finally reached the idyllic spot where he hoped his bees could feed from flowering Sidr trees to produce their world-renowned honey. But he was too late.

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#129394
2021-06-21

Smaller bodies, longer wings, earlier migrations: Untangling the multiple impacts of climate warming

When a University of Michigan-led research team reported last year that North American migratory birds have been getting smaller over the past four decades and that their wings have gotten a bit longer, the scientists wondered if they were seeing the fingerprint of earlier spring migrations.

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#129395
2021-06-21

Help set our Climate Change priorities

The forum is the next step in Strathbogie Shire’s Council’s work to address the impacts of Climate Change. Council recently became the 100th Council in Australia to declare a Climate Emergency and just the third to pass this Notice of Motion unanimously.

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#129396
2021-06-21

Don't feel hungry when it’s hot? Some animals in Australia are starving as climate change drives up temperatures

Animals are suffering and starving despite having ample amounts of food as climate change drives up temperatures and exacerbates heatwave events, according to new research.

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#129397
2021-06-21

Five Million Years of Climate Change Found Preserved in One Location

An international team of researchers, led by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany, has now succeeded in reconstructing changes in rainfall and its effects by studying Charyn Canyon in southeast Kazakhstan in Central Asia.

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#129401
2021-06-21

UN blasts world leaders for failing to seal £72bn-a-year deal on climate

The head of climate change at the UN has warned that world leaders are still “far away” from securing a deal to limit the disastrous effects of global heating, with less than five months to go before a key summit in Glasgow.

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#129409
2021-06-21

Investing $8.1 Trillion In Nature By 2050 Will Slow the Impact of Climate Change

A new report has found that investing less than 1% of global GDP in nature-based solutions can help tackle climate change and halt biodiversity loss. At the moment, investments in these solutions total to US$133 billion, which is 0.10% of global GDP. And if governments and people want to meet th ...

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#129419
2021-06-21

Climate change may lead to more landfalling tropical cyclones in China

Tropical cyclones (TCs) can bring strong wind, heavy rain and storm surge. Meteorologists are concerned that the effects of global warming may change how these storms impact humans.

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#129357
2021-06-16

Salad will survive climate change. But at what cost?

Braddock, Pennsylvania is not what most people would call a farm town. White plumes of methanol, ammonia, zinc, and manganese billow throughout the day from its last remaining steel mill, while cars and pickups and freight trucks roar back and forth across the nearby Rankin Bridge.

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#129358
2021-06-16

Addressing climate change through carbon taxes

In 2020, we witnessed several extreme weather events around the globe. There were hot and dry weather conditions that led to record-setting wildfires in vast areas of California, Brazil and Australia. And that year’s hurricane season featured 30 destructive named storms in the North Atlantic and ...

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#129359
2021-06-16

Central Sahel: Ground Zero in Tackling Climate Change Through Education

The climate crisis is amplifying the effects of instability and violence in the world’s poorest countries. Nowhere is this more visible than in Africa’s Central Sahel region, where increasing temperature, floods, droughts and other climate change-induced disasters are triggering conflicts, displ ...

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#129360
2021-06-16

Understanding Uncertainties in Climate Change: Ocean Circulation Is Key to Accurate Predictions

The accuracy of climate predictions depends crucially on how the ocean circulation of the North Atlantic is incorporated into climate models, study shows.

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#129373
2021-06-16

'No time to waste' warns Japan climate activist

Kimiko Hirata has spent nearly half her life fighting to wean Japan off its dependence on coal, and now isn't the time to slow down, the award-winning activist warns.

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#129375
2021-06-16

Global warming may have already passed irreversible tipping point

Global warning may have already passed an irreversible tipping point, the scientist who led the biggest-ever expedition to the Arctic has warned.

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#129377
2021-06-16

Climate crisis to hit Europe’s coffee and chocolate supplies

Coffee and chocolate supplies in Europe soon could be disrupted by the climate crisis as droughts hit producer countries, according to a study.

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#129378
2021-06-16

Wales' climate change plans 'not sufficient', advisers says

Lives and livelihoods are at risk if Wales does not do more to prepare for a hotter, wetter future, government advisers say. The Climate Change Committee (CCC) said current plans to protect people, infrastructure and wildlife "will not be sufficient".

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#129384
2021-06-16

Climate Change Would be an Olympics Issue, New Study Finds

Heat and humidity could pose an additional risk to athletes at this summer’s planned Tokyo Olympics, a new report published by the British Association for Sustainable Sport found. The impacts from the rapidly rising temperatures could cause health problems.

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#129312
2021-06-15

NATO to tackle climate change for first time, summit communique to say

NATO has agreed on a climate action plan to help mitigate climate change, seen as a threat multiplier that impacts the alliance's security, NATO leaders will say in their communique to be published after their summit on Monday.

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#129313
2021-06-15

How Climate Change Affects Droughts

Currently, the American West is facing one of the most severe droughts in recent history. The situation has become increasingly dire in some cases, especially in places like Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and California.

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#129318
2021-06-15

Climate change is making rocky mountain forests more flammable now: Study

When a fire burns a forest, it sends tiny bits of charcoal into the air. If a lake is nearby, some of that charcoal will settle to the bottom, adding to the layers that build up each year.

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#129323
2021-06-15

Leading scientists warn of global impacts as Antarctic nears tipping points

As governments convene for the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) June 14-24, 2021, an Expert Working Group1 of leading Antarctic scientists warns that climate change is pushing this remote polar region, which connects all our ocean basins and keeps our planet habitable, towards ...

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#129345
2021-06-15

'Dying of thirst': The Cucapá in Mexico fight against climate change and oblivion

Lucía Laguna carries her fate tattooed on her face — from the corner of her mouth to her chin, black lines surf across her coppery skin — the tribal art honoring her people will also serve an important function later on.

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#129279
2021-06-14

Climate change is making ocean waves more powerful, threatening to erode many coastlines

Sea level rise isn’t the only way climate change will devastate the coast. Our research, published today, found it is also making waves more powerful, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere.

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#129280
2021-06-14

Livestock key to combatting climate change in Kyrgyzstan

Food systems that include livestock offer unique opportunities in terms of food security, environmental health and climate action. Hundreds of millions of people around the world depend on livestock for their livelihoods, and livestock-based systems are key to helping many producers adapt to the ...

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#129281
2021-06-14

How Human Nature Can Combat Climate Change

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that we will conquer the virus by focusing on a common goal, cooperating, and allowing people the freedom to innovate. We will overcome the threat of global warming the same way.

News Headlines
#129283
2021-06-14

A more warmer globe – Climate change and oxygen level

The globe is now more than 1˚ Celsius warmer than it was before industrialisation, and it is on course to be about 3 degrees warmer.

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#129284
2021-06-14

Understanding the new ‘normal’: putting climate change into perspective

What does it mean when someone tells us that this spring has been unusually cold? How should we interpret the news that snowfall from the past winter was not typical? In fact, what is perceived as normal depends on perspective, writes Andreas Hoy.

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#129309
2021-06-14

Human-driven climate change only half the picture for krill

In the heart of their Antarctic habitat, krill populations are projected to decline about 30% this century due to widespread negative effects from human-driven climate change.

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#129222
2021-06-11

Your hemp shopping bag and reusable bottle are laudable, but here's why they aren't enough to save the planet

It's a truism of environmental consciousness that climate change has been caused by the individual decisions of hundreds of millions of consumers around the world, most especially in the West. And so we are exhorted by pundits to rethink our carbon footprints and address our unsustainable, destr ...

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#129223
2021-06-11

Climate change impact as devastating as COVID-19 pandemic: minister

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati cautioned that the impact of climate change would be huge, akin to the COVID-19 pandemic, so all nations should contribute to lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

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#129225
2021-06-11

ClimateCast: Can football tackle climate change?

To kick off the Euro 2020 Championship, hosts Katerina Vittozzi and Sky Sports presenter David Garrido look at what role football can play in the fight against climate change.

News Headlines
#129240
2021-06-11

Study: Climate action is a double-edged sword for nature

This fall, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP26.

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#129181
2021-06-10

Poor People Are at Greater Risk During Pandemics. Climate Change Exacerbates the Problem

Preventing the next pandemic will require not only investment into infectious disease prevention and management, but a tectonic shift in our policies for global development more broadly. We are as strong as our weakest link, and the findings of the TIME survey must be understood through this per ...

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#129208
2021-06-10

Study of harvey flooding aids in quantifying climate change

How much do the effects of climate change contribute to extreme weather events? It's hard to say--the variables involved are plentiful, each event is unique, and we can only do so much to investigate what didn't happen. But a new paper from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) cl ...

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#129211
2021-06-10

The Win-Win of Forest Protection: Enhancing Lives While Slowing Climate Change

The 21st century has seen a surge in governments’ strategic protection of forests, for good reason. Forest protection enhances people’s lives while slowing climate change by enabling trees, soil and grasslands to perform their natural functions of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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#129212
2021-06-10

Will climate change cause another dust bowl?

Growing up in rural Iowa in the 1990s, Isaac Larsen remembers a unique herald of springtime. The snowbanks piled along roads, once white or gray, would turn black. The culprit was windblown dust, stirred from barren farm fields into the air.

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#129213
2021-06-10

From Climate Change to Covid, Are We Ready to Deal with Disasters?

In the last 20 years, disasters affected over 4 billion people. At global level we witness on average one sweeping disaster a day, the majority of which are floods and storms. From the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, calamities are taking new shapes and sizes, infiltrating every dimension o ...

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#129214
2021-06-10

Migration From Central America Driven By Climate Change

Climate change is a major factor forcing Central Americans, left with no other option, to flee their homes, as the dual threats of drought and extreme weather have destroyed crops and productive farmland, Bloomberg reports. Central America is responsible for less than 1% of global carbon polluti ...

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#129221
2021-06-10

Climate change is a threat to Africa’s transport systems: what must be done

Transportation infrastructure, such as roads and railway systems, is one of the sectors most threatened by climate change. Extreme weather events – such as flooding, sea level rises and storm surges – repeatedly wreak havoc on transport networks.

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#129158
2021-06-08

What are nature-based solutions for climate change, and why do they matter?

The world is falling short of “building back better” with only 18 per cent of economic recovery spending on green initiatives. And, just 2.5 per cent was invested in protecting or enhancing nature.

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