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#128518
2021-05-11

Climate Change Modeling of “Degrowth” Scenarios – Reduction in GDP, Energy and Material Use

The first comprehensive comparison of ‘degrowth’ scenarios with established pathways to limit climate change highlights the risk of over-reliance on carbon dioxide removal, renewable energy, and energy efficiency to support continued global growth — which is assumed in established global climate ...

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#128519
2021-05-11

Why climate change could make Mediterranean atmospheric ‘meteotsunamis’ more common

Rogue waves that strike without warning across the Mediterranean and elsewhere may become more frequent as the climate changes, early-stage research suggests. A meteotsunami is a form of tsunami generated by atmospheric conditions, and it can strike any coastline adjacent to a sea floor with a l ...

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#128522
2021-05-11

It’s Finally Time to Take the Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change Seriously

“I’m sorry I’ve been so out of touch.” In 2018, a year after Hurricane Harvey, my friend reached out to me to let me know that she had been suffering from depression and nightmares. She and her elderly relative were evacuated out of their flooded home in Houston during the storm, marking their d ...

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#128523
2021-05-11

Why China has more to gain from fighting climate change than other countries

When it comes to economic growth and development, China has been the envy of the world for decades. Since 1980, the economy has expanded on average by 9.4 per cent per year, four times the speed of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development average.

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#128524
2021-05-11

Kenya: As Climate Change Threatens Kenyan Tea, Millions of Workers Seen At Risk

Shifting temperatures and rainfall set to hit production of the world's most popular beverage in key growing regions, says Christian Aid report Climate change is set to ravage tea production in Kenya, the biggest global supplier of black tea, threatening the livelihoods of millions of plantation ...

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#128525
2021-05-11

Fast lifestyle changes during early stages of pandemic had little effect on climate change

Despite the rapid and significant changes in consumption patterns witnessed during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese households maintained their normal levels of greenhouse gases emissions.

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#128540
2021-05-11

[ANALYSIS] What the world must do about climate change

Combating climate change can be compared to a tug of war between countries with different interests. And right now, we are losing the fight and are now faced with a global climate emergency that threatens global stability and prosperity. To defeat this threat, the world must come together and co ...

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#128552
2021-05-11

Faith leaders have key role in tackling climate change, Sharma says

Faith and religious leaders have a key role in tackling climate change and helping protect the most vulnerable communities, COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma has said.

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#128561
2021-05-11

Sir David Attenborough warns world faces ‘crippling problems’ due to climate change

Veteran environmentalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough warned that the world faces ‘crippling problems’ due to climate change. Sir David spoke after being named People’s Advocate at the COP26 climate summit, which will be held in Glasgow in November.

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#128480
2021-05-07

Climate change could lead to a debt crisis

Climate change will make it harder for countries to repay their pandemic debt, according to researchers at the University of Oxford. During the pandemic, an estimated $783bn has been borrowed from the private sector through sovereign bonds that mature 30, 50 or 100 years from now.

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#128481
2021-05-07

Is climate change an existential threat to democracy?

Secretary General of International IDEA, a Stockholm based intergovernmental organization working to support and strengthen democratic political institutions and processes around the world. He has more than 25 years of experience in democratic governance as a researcher, analyst, educator, consu ...

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#128483
2021-05-07

More than one way for animals to survive climate change

Researchers found that to live in hotter more desert-like surroundings, and exist without water, there is more than one genetic mechanism allowing animals to adapt. This is important not only for their survival but may also provide important biomedical groundwork to develop gene therapies to tre ...

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#128485
2021-05-07

Cutting methane emissions key to slowing warming: UN

Industry could cheaply and easily slash humanity's methane emissions by at least 30 per cent in a decade, the United Nations said Thursday, adding that such cuts would slow global warming and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths.

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#128509
2021-05-07

Insuring crops from space: Satellite data could help farmers avoid drought, damage

Extreme weather poses increasing challenges to the agricultural sector. New insurance models based on satellite data may reduce the risk of drought for farmers, writes Robert Finger.

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#128515
2021-05-07

Climate change is already impacting price stability, ECB’s Lagarde says

Climate change is already impacting price stability and it will have an effect on monetary policy, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said Friday.

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#128516
2021-05-07

Global warming causes depletion in biodiversity: Study

We all know that global warming is harmful to the earth as it increases the water level in the sea but now it is also endangering the biodiversity present on the planet. Studies suggest that an increase in temperature leads to the loss of biodiversity, mainly marine life as the elevated temperat ...

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#128439
2021-05-06

Fossil Fuels, Climate Change and India's COVID-19 Crisis

The surge of COVID-19 cases and the humanitarian crisis now unfolding in India has shocked the world and led to a search for an explanation of how the situation got so bad so fast.

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#128440
2021-05-06

Climate change brings gains for some Vietnam farmers at a cost

For years, Ta Thi Thanh Thuy toiled on a sliver of land sandwiched between the Mekong River and the South China Sea, a region widely known as Vietnam’s rice bowl, to grow the prized grain.

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#128441
2021-05-06

How melting glaciers have accelerated a shift in Earth’s axis

The axis of the Earth has shifted and moved the locations of the north and south poles. The poles have always wandered very gradually on the globe but in 1995 the north pole turned away from Canada towards Russia and accelerated over the next 15 years, 17 times faster than the previous 15 years.

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#128442
2021-05-06

Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

Climate change is actually not a new phenomenon. Scientists have been studying the connection between human activity and the effect on the climate since the 1800s, although it took until the 1950s to find evidence suggesting a link.

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#128443
2021-05-06

Climate change is coming for our bananas

While global warming has increased banana yields in the past few decades, the trend is bound to reverse. Rising temperatures will severely affect bananas, making them more prone to disease.

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#128445
2021-05-06

We can’t stop rising sea levels, but we still have a chance to slow them down

Sea levels are going to rise, no matter what. This is certain. But newresearch I helped produce shows how much we could limit the damage: sea level rise from the melting of ice could be halved this century if we meet the Paris agreement target of keeping global warming to 1.5C.

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#128460
2021-05-06

Why climate change is a ticking economic time bomb (and what we can do about it)

limate change is already taking a financial toll on the planet, with extreme weather events costing the global economy $146 billion in 2019, according to insurer Swiss Re. However, economists warn the worst is yet to come. CNBC’s Silvia Amaro spoke to IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva a ...

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#128461
2021-05-06

Global Food Crisis: COVID-19 pandemic, war and climate change fuel food fears

Millions of people are facing starvation because of the pandemic, conflict, economic crises and extreme weather. A joint report by the United Nations, the European Union and other humanitarian agencies said 155 million people in 55 countries faced crisis-level food insecurity in 2020, 20 million ...

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#128473
2021-05-06

Scientists and stakeholders work together to help farmers respond to climate change

"The global food system is challenged to become sustainable in multiple ways," said Cynthia Rosenzweig, AgMIP Co-Founder and Executive Committee Member, and lead-editor of Volume 5 of the Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Climate Change and Farming System Planning in Africa and Sout ...

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#128474
2021-05-06

Climate change: how bad could the future be if we do nothing?

The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat – people are now living with the consequences of centuries of greenhouse gas emissions. But there is still everything to fight for. How the world chooses to respond in the coming years will have massive repercussions for generations yet to be born.

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#128389
2021-05-05

Nature is Critical to Slowing Climate Change, But It Can Only Do So If We Help It First

No matter how many solar panels, wind turbines and electric cars are built between now and 2030, the world won’t meet its increasingly ambitious climate targets without a lot of help from forests, fields and oceans.

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#128395
2021-05-05

This environmentalist is shaking up how young Canadians tackle climate change

Manvi Bhalla isn’t one to stand by if she sees something lacking. In 2019, she and her friends saw too many young Canadians feeling lost listening to leaders’ climate change ideas during the federal election. So to help her peers navigate that world, Bhalla created the non-profit Shake Up The Es ...

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#128397
2021-05-05

Track 37 years of climate change with Google’s new Earth Timelapse

Compiling decades worth of satellite imagery, Google Earth has introduced a new feature that allows us to see the long-term impacts of climate change around the world.

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#128401
2021-05-05

Fevers are plaguing the oceans — and climate change is making them worse

Ten years ago, dead fish began washing ashore on the beaches of Western Australia. The culprit was a huge swathe of unusually warm water that ravaged kelp forests and scores of commercially important marine creatures, from abalone to scallops to lobster.

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#128427
2021-05-05

Climate change rarely factored into Atlantic Canada’s fisheries management, report finds

A new report shows climate change is rarely factored into management decisions made for fisheries in Atlantic Canada and the eastern Arctic.

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#128428
2021-05-05

COP26: UK and India pledge to 'deepen work on climate change'

Virtual meeting between Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Narendra Modi sees UK and India agree joint roadmap to combat climate change by 2030

News Headlines
#128434
2021-05-05

Climate change risk is complex: here is a way to assess it

A key feature of climate change is that it doesn’t pose one single risk. Rather, it presents multiple, interacting risks that can compound and cascade. Importantly, responses to climate change can also affect risk.

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#128335
2021-04-30

Coping with climate change: crisis funds and carbon farming

Over the past few weeks, all eyes have been on France where farmers are scrambling to save their crops after a catastrophic frost swept through the country in what French agriculture minister Julien Denormandie has called “probably the greatest agronomic disaster of the early 21st century”.

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#128338
2021-04-30

Climate change displaces Honduran farmers

Farmers in Central America are being displaced because of climate change. CGTN's Franc Contreras meets environmental activist Bety Vasquez Rivera, who lives in the Santa Barbara region of Honduras, where fruit trees have been replaced by sand.

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#128357
2021-04-30

The low-hanging fruit in the climate battle? Cutting down on meat

Something is cooking in the world of climate politics. Or, perhaps more accurately, something isn’t. This week, the American recipe website Epicurious announced that, for environmental reasons, it wouldn’t publish any new beef recipes.

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#128373
2021-04-30

A Greener Arctic Will Not Halt Climate Change

The image of the Arctic as a frozen wasteland could soon be a thing of the past thanks to climate change, with the region warming at double the rate of other areas of the planet.

News Headlines
#128375
2021-04-30

Heat Waves Topping 132 Degrees F Likely in Middle East Without Action on Climate Change

The Middle East and North Africa are already among the hottest spots on the planet, but new research warns that if nothing is done to slow climate change there will be life-threatening heat waves with temperatures of 132 Fahrenheit or higher in those regions.

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#128376
2021-04-30

How Battling Climate Change Can Help The Economy

The strength of the U.S. economy points not only to recovery from the depths of the pandemic, but also expansion above pre-pandemic levels. Forecasts are for GDP growth above 6% for this year—the growth rate in the first quarter alone was a phenomenal 6.4%. In a widely held view, JPMorgan Chase ...

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#128377
2021-04-30

Cities’ notable efforts on climate change

In 2020, some 56% of the world’s people lived in cities, a proportion that is expected to keep increasing in coming years. The United Nations reports that cities use 78% of the world’s energy and produce more than 60% of its greenhouse gas emissions. So what happens there matters greatly to ever ...

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#128378
2021-04-30

2.9 million reasons to plan for climate change

Climate change is already costing Minnesotans. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking the state legislature for $2.9 million in funding over the next two years to help cities and other local governments develop infrastructure plans for the ongoing effects of climate change.

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#128298
2021-04-28

Climate change: A small green rock's warning about our future

It's an unassuming rock, greenish in colour, and just over 4cm in its longest dimension. And yet this little piece of sandstone holds important clues to all our futures.It was recovered from muds in the deep ocean, far off the coast of modern-day West Antarctica.

News Headlines
#128300
2021-04-28

How Climate Change Drives Conflict in Mali

While high-level climate summits tend to discuss the long-term consequences of emissions policies and renewable energy subsidies, in Mali the consequences of climate change are already a matter of life and death.

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#128301
2021-04-28

Climate change may have changed the direction of the North Pole’s drift

A sudden zag in which way the North Pole’ was drifting in the 1990s probably stemmed in large part from glacial melt caused by climate change, a new study suggests.

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#128302
2021-04-28

Is Europe doing enough to tackle climate change?

On 23 April, EIT Climate-KIC CEO Kirsten Dunlop spoke on a panel of leading scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurship experts during a Euronews livestream in partnership with Copernicus and hosted by science correspondent and Climate Now series presenter Jeremy Wilks. The discussion centered ...

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#128304
2021-04-28

How businesses can empower people to take action on climate change

Individuals around the world now believe climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing humanity, with a median of 67% across 23 countries citing it as a major threat to their nation. In the US, the percentage of the population alarmed by climate change has tripled over the past five ...

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#128305
2021-04-28

Urgent methane cuts needed to rein in climate change, UN says

Deep cuts in methane emissions, including from the fossil fuel industry, are urgently needed to slow the rate of global warming and keep it beneath a threshold agreed by world leaders, according to a UN report due to be released next week.

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#128306
2021-04-28

[Contribution] Climate change: considering history and future challenges

What year did Korea have the most rain? The answer is 1821, in the 21st year of the reign of King Sunjo of the Joseon Dynasty. How did we know this? Korea invented a rain gauge called Cheugugi to measure and record rainfall from 1441, in the 23rd year of the reign of King Sejong.

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#128320
2021-04-28

What the lilac can tell us about climate change

Lilacs are famous for their intense fragrance and beautiful colors, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and tourists. Warmer temperatures mean earlier blooms for these spring favorites.

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#128267
2021-04-27

Climate Change Has Now Invisibly Shifted Earth's Axis, New Data Reveal

Humanity's impacts on our planet's climate are so profound, we have for decades been unwittingly shifting the very axis upon which Earth spins around, scientists say.

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