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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environmental activist Bety Vasquez Rivera, who lives in the Santa Barbara region of Honduras, where fruit trees have been replaced by sand.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.

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#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.

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#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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#128268
2021-04-27

Asia-Pacific’s solarized digitalization agenda in pandemic times

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of digitalization has become central to achieving sustainability and lessening climate change.

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#128284
2021-04-27

The difference between 2˚C and 1.5˚C of warming — why half a degree matters so much

We’re already past the point of preventing global warming — it’s happening. The only question now is how bad it’s gonna get. There’s a big gap between 1.5ºC and 2ºC. Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC could mean 11 million fewer people exposed to extreme heat, 61 million fewer people exposed to dr ...

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#128290
2021-04-27

Guest post: How to assess the multiple interacting risks of climate change

A key threat of a warming climate is that it does not pose one single risk, but rather it presents multiple, interacting risks. In a highly connected world, climate risks – and our responses to them – can be transmitted from one system or sector to another, creating new risks and making existing ...

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#128291
2021-04-27

Climate Change Solutions Must Include People with Disabilities

When natural disasters and other emergencies hit, resources become scarce, and, too often, people with disabilities cannot access them. As global warming continues to drive up temperatures and sea levels around the world, discussions of climate resilience and adaptation must do better to include ...

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#128292
2021-04-27

Brexit, climate change nothing to ‘wine’ about, say French growers

France is likely to remain the UK’s undisputed top wine supplier despite the challenges posed by Brexit, climate change and rising international competition. EURACTIV France reports.In 2020, British importers spent an amount of £733 million (€844 million) on wine from France, making the country ...

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#128229
2021-04-26

Mammals face an uncertain future as global temperatures risen

Even with fires, droughts and floods regularly in the news, it’s difficult to comprehend the human toll of the climate crisis. It’s harder still to understand what a warming world will mean for all the other species we share it with. This is true for even our closest relatives in the animal king ...

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#128230
2021-04-26

Look: Under the sea with scientists fighting climate change

Climate researchers dive deep in their quest to avert a climate catastrophe

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#128250
2021-04-26

More reasons for optimism on climate change than we've seen for decades

It's unusual for researchers who study our catastrophically changing climate to use the words "optimism" and "climate change" in the same sentence.

News Headlines
#128254
2021-04-26

Humanity needs nature to prevent ‘chaotic’ climate change: 3 stories you may have missed

With the power to pull carbon from the air, ecosystems like forests and mangroves are critical to slowing climate breakdown — but only if we protect them, wrote Sarah Kaplan for The Washington Post. Citing a 2017 study led by Conservation International’s Bronson Griscom, Kaplan outlined the imme ...

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#128171
2021-04-22

Feature: Green is gold -- Xi Jinping innovates fight against climate change

Chinese President Xi Jinping is joining world leaders on Thursday at a virtual summit on climate change hosted by his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden.Responding to climate change is the common cause of all humanity, Xi has said, adding that it should not be a bargaining chip for geopolitics, a target ...

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#128174
2021-04-22

Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself

Spring has returned to the California coast, bringing with it abundant sunshine and calmer seas. Storm-tossed sands settle. Nourishing cold water floods in from offshore. It is time for a climate superhero to emerge.

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#128179
2021-04-22

On Earth Day, world's poorest still paying highest price of climate change

To mark Earth Day, World Vision is calling on global leaders to fully respond to the climate change crisis as a tsunami of climate related disasters threaten to wipe out decades of development advances. The agency warns that the triple threat of climate change, conflict and COVID will push hundr ...

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#128194
2021-04-22

In a time of deep planetary change, how do we begin to recover from the trauma of climate change?

In bare skin, tingling in the 8C (46F) water, Craig Foster swims into the waters off the Western Cape of South Africa and immerses himself in the Atlantic Ocean. In many ways, he is a broken man. Depleted and disconnected, he slowly dives into the all-powerful and unfriendly waters, and finds sh ...

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#128196
2021-04-22

Climate Change Amplifies Instability in Africa

Climate change is straining livelihoods across broad swaths of Africa, intensifying instability in multifaceted ways. The continent’s ability to adapt to and mitigate these effects will have global repercussions. Climate change is inherently unfair. It tends to most affect the poorest countries ...

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#128197
2021-04-22

Data reveals impacts of climate change on displacement

A new data visualization shows how the climate emergency is converging with other threats to drive new displacement and increase the vulnerability of those already forced to flee. The impacts of our changing climate are being felt worldwide, but countries already struggling with conflict, povert ...

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#128212
2021-04-22

Arctic sizzled in 2020, the warmest year for Europe too

Europe endured record heat and rainfall last year while temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared off the charts, the European Union's climate monitoring service reported Thursday.

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#128119
2021-04-21

Climate change threatens Lebanon's cedar forests

The Lebanese have always taken pride in their cedar tree, or Cedrus libani, which presents in the middle of their national flag. However, the current situation of the national tree is worrying as the remnants cover only 3 percent of the country, or 17 square kilometers.

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#128131
2021-04-21

Climate change could cause ‘irreversible impacts’ to lake ecosystems

New research shows that lake “stratification periods” – a seasonal separation of water into layers – will last longer in a warmer climate. These longer periods of stratification could have “far-reaching implications” for lake ecosystems, the paper says, and can drive toxic algal blooms, fish die ...

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#128132
2021-04-21

The finance sector links arms on climate

A big, UN-backed umbrella group of banks, asset managers, investors and insurers launched Wednesday to boost private clean tech finance and press polluting industries that use their services to cut emissions.

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#128133
2021-04-21

How to talk to your kids about climate change

With oceans rising, forests burning and growing pollution, climate change can be a depressing topic. No wonder so many avoid talking about it with our friends, family and especially our children.

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#128135
2021-04-21

A whale chorus reveals how climate change may be shifting migration

Eerie wails, explosive trumpets and ghostly moans. The sounds from the underwater recorders had a story to tell, even without a single intelligible word: the whales had stayed put.

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#128136
2021-04-21

World Running Out Of Time To Tackle Climate Crisis, 2021 Must Be Year Of Action: UN

2021 must be the year of action for protecting people against the "disastrous" effects of climate change, the United Nations said on Monday ahead of a crucial US-convened summit. Time is fast running out to tackle the climate crisis, the UN warned, with the Covid-19 pandemic having failed to put ...

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#128155
2021-04-21

China’s Xi Jinping to attend Joe Biden’s climate summit

China’s President Xi Jinping will attend a US-led climate change summit on Thursday at the invitation of President Joe Biden, in the first meeting between the two leaders since the advent of the new US administration.

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#128156
2021-04-21

101 Nobel laureates call for global fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

A hundred and one Nobel laureates, including the Dalai Lama, are calling for governments around the world to sign up to a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty to help tackle the climate crisis.

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#128157
2021-04-21

New EU target to cut carbon emissions by at least 55% disappoints experts

A new EU target of a 55% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 has been described as a “farce” by environmental groups after it was agreed in Brussels on the eve of Joe Biden’s climate summit for world leaders.

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#128066
2021-04-20

Extinct for Millennia, Bison Back in Spain to Fight Climate Change

The hulking, horned bison has long been an iconic symbol for people from the United States to eastern Europe. They were worshipped as deities by the Native Americans and for the Polish, they are the most important animal after the double-headed eagle which adorns the national flag.

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#128067
2021-04-20

Saudi Arabia’s key role in fight against climate change

Climate change is the big long-term issue of the post-pandemic world, and this weekend we will all be better placed to judge the global state of play when US President Joe Biden convenes the Leaders’ Summit on Climate he promised soon after moving into the White House.

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#128068
2021-04-20

Is the US nuclear community prepared for the extreme weather climate change is bringing?

In May 2000, a planned burn to remove dead, dried underbrush on New Mexico’s drought-stricken Cerro Grande peak in the Bandelier National Monument grew out of control.

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#128074
2021-04-20

With climate anxiety on the rise, therapists are learning how to cope

Andrew Bryant, a therapist based in Tacoma, Washington, felt helpless the first time climate change came up in his office. It was 2016, and a client was agonizing over whether to have a baby. His partner wanted one, but the young man couldn’t stop envisioning this hypothetical child growing up i ...

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#128075
2021-04-20

‘Within minutes I was weeping’: the US pastor using scripture to mobilize climate action

Religious leaders, who know how to relate to communities on an emotional level, may be best positioned to convince people to support climate activism, experts say

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#128076
2021-04-20

‘No action on anything’: Australia increasingly isolated as US and others ramp up climate ambition

Australia will not be able to “fly under the radar” when it comes to the climate crisis with the US and other major countries preparing to make new pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10 years, experts say.

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#128077
2021-04-20

Ignore the rhetoric: the UK government still fails to grasp the climate crisis

t’s been a rollercoaster couple of years for anyone interested in the future of the planet. From thinking we’d forever shout from the sidelines at politicians who’d never listen, to 4 million of us, spurred on by schoolchildren, taking to the streets across the world to demand climate action.

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#128079
2021-04-20

Climate change: UK to speed up target to cut carbon emissions

Radical new climate change commitments will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, Boris Johnson will announce this week. Hitting the targets would require more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable electricity and, for many, cutting down on meat and dairy.

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