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#130421
2021-09-15

How inaction on climate change can worsen the crisis in Afghanistan

After decades of foreign intervention and violent conflict, the American mission in Afghanistan has ended and the Taliban have announced a new government. But for millions of Afghans, human-induced climate change has only magnified the strife.

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#130422
2021-09-15

Birds with bigger beaks and longer-legged shrews: Animals are evolving to cope with climate change

Animals are evolving quicker to cope with the warming climate — but where does that leave those that cannot adapt quick enough? A new study, published by Deakin University in Australia, found that birds, in particular, are developing larger beaks, legs and ears to better regulate their body temp ...

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#130423
2021-09-15

How Can Cities Tackle Climate Change & Biodiversity Loss in Nature-Smart Ways?

Every day, the world awakens to news of another heatwave, flood, drought, tropical cyclone, wildfire, or other climate-induced natural hazard. The new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives a code-red climate warning, with a forecast for global warming of 1.5°C by 2 ...

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#130425
2021-09-15

Younger generations are the most fatalistic about climate change

To better understand differences between generations, including how they perceive one another and the biggest challenges of the day, our team at the Policy Institute at King’s College London and New Scientist commissioned a survey of more than 4000 people aged 18 and over in the US and UK. Respo ...

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#130426
2021-09-15

Russian icebreaker fleet poses as a warning on climate change

A massive Russian icebreaker ship clears a path to the North Pole, cutting through the thin ice of the Arctic Ocean. Even in this far-flung region, the impact of climate change can be seen.

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#130427
2021-09-15

Climate change is slowly killing Lebanon's famed cedar trees

For centuries, Lebanon’s famed Cedar tree sat proudly on the mountains of this small Mediterranean state. It has also adorned the centre of the country’s red and white flag.

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#130428
2021-09-15

Globally, climate change drives a willingness to change lifestyles

This year has seen a huge number of climate-related disasters, from hurricanes to drought and from fires to floods. In the middle of the chaos, the IPCC dropped the first installment of its latest climate report, mapping out how our current choices will shape the planet's future. All of this wou ...

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#130430
2021-09-15

Excess rainfall in September result of climate change in Odisha, say experts

In the last 3 days, Odisha received 448% more rain than is normal for this time in September, bringing down the deficiency from 29% to 14%. The huge downpour has led to a deluge in several cities including Bhubaneswar, Puri and Cuttack and affected over 2 million people in 20 of the 30 districts

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#130431
2021-09-15

Climate Change Means More Subway Floods; How Cities Are Adapting

Millions of people rely on subways for transportation. But as the world warms, climate-driven flooding in subways is becoming more and more common. NPR correspondents Lauren Sommer and Rebecca Hersher talk about how cities across the world are adapting.

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#130436
2021-09-15

Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation

An estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country, which is affecting harvests. The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said people living in 23 counties across the arid north, northeastern and coastal parts of the country will be in “urgent need” of ...

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#130456
2021-09-15

Flash flood submerges southern French villages, fields

Emergency workers rescued or evacuated hundreds of people in southern France as flash flooding abruptly turned roads and fields into rivers and lakes.

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#130459
2021-09-15

Rising temperatures reshape when and how much people get outdoors on public lands

As summer winds down, millions of Americans are shelving their sandals, draining their kayaks, and dusting off skis in preparation for the recreation season ahead. But seasonal plans for hiking, biking, and skiing will likely shift with the changing climate in years ahead, according to new resea ...

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#130394
2021-09-14

Climate change is coming for your snacks: Why repeated drought threatens dried fruits and veggies

Potatoes can become more brittle, apples may be harder to dehydrate, and sultanas might be off the menu altogether—these are possible outcomes of recurring and intensifying droughts under climate change in Australia.

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#130400
2021-09-14

River Tamar allowed to flood farmland to help wildlife and climate

The herons and little egrets have already begun to hunt in the muddy shallows and the hope is that within a few years, rarer wading birds such as curlew and mammals including otters and harvest mice will appear.

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#130404
2021-09-14

Climate change: World now sees twice as many days over 50C

The number of extremely hot days every year when the temperature reaches 50C has doubled since the 1980s, a global BBC analysis has found. They also now happen in more areas of the world than before, presenting unprecedented challenges to human health and to how we live.

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#130410
2021-09-14

Is fighting poverty compatible with fighting climate change?

The amount of energy required to provide decent living standards for the entire world’s population is a fraction of the annual energy budget compatible with keeping climate change within 1.5 °C of warming, a new study suggests. It would take just 28%– 39% of the annual global energy budget in th ...

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#130412
2021-09-14

How Premier Wine Regions Are Adapting to Climate Change

Two years ago, Boris Champy left his role as estate manager for Clos des Lambrays, an esteemed Grand Cru in Burgundy’s Morey-Saint-Denis village of Côte de Nuits, to take an entrepreneurial turn in the hills above the town of Beaune.

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#130413
2021-09-14

Why eradicating moderate poverty could accelerate climate change

No country has eradicated poverty; all countries still have work to do. The UN goal to eradicate extreme poverty is vital, while each country's domestic policies to tackle extreme poverty are important for stability – but what of those living in moderate poverty? What makes these people worthy o ...

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#130414
2021-09-14

'Climate Change Single Greatest Challenge Of Our Era': UNHRC Chief

UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said at the opening session of the 48th Human Rights Council that climate crisis is the single greatest challenge to human rights in the present era. She urged global economies to concentrate on the rebuilding of a "greener post-pandemic world." Bac ...

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#130358
2021-09-13

Climate change: Animals 'shape-shifting' in response to global warming crisis, study says

Larger ears, bulkier beaks and longer wings - climate change is causing numerous species to "shape-shift" and adapt to the world's warming temperatures, a study claims.

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#130361
2021-09-13

The climate clock is ticking fast

Most agree that urgent action needs to be taken to tackle the growing crisis caused by climate change. That is why leaders from 196 countries are meeting in Glasgow in November for a major climate conference, called COP26. But adaptation to climate change also comes at a price – writes Nikolay B ...

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#130371
2021-09-13

Climate change could trigger migration of 216 million people, World Bank warns

Without immediate action to combat climate change, rising sea levels, water scarcity and declining crop productivity could force 216 million people to migrate within their own countries by 2050, the World Bank said in a new report on Monday.

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#130373
2021-09-13

Climate Change Is Making India’s West Coast More Vulnerable to Cyclones

A new study found significant increases in the intensity, frequency, and duration of cyclonic storms over the Arabian Sea. Is the west coast prepared?

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#130380
2021-09-13

Heatwave model shows it is hotter in more places more often

New modeling shows that heatwaves across Europe have increased in both frequency and spatial extent over the past century. Using a 100-year observational dataset and the latest techniques for modeling climate extremes has revealed the evolving dynamics of heatwaves across Europe under the influe ...

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#130381
2021-09-13

Why cities around Wisconsin are feeling the heat

While Wisconsin may be known for its "frozen tundra," an increase in hot, humid summer days is bringing attention to Wisconsin's urban heat islands and their impact on human health.

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#130335
2021-09-09

Ancient sea ice core sheds light on modern climate change

A 170 m record of marine sediment cores extracted from Adélie Land in Antarctica by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme is yielding new insights into the complicated relationship between sea ice and climate change.

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#130337
2021-09-09

La Nina climate cycle may reemerge in 2021: UN

The weather phenomenon La Nina could resurface before the end of 2021, after petering out four months ago, the UN said Thursday, predicting above-average temperatures despite its generally cooling influence.

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#130338
2021-09-09

Ancient cave deposits reveal our climate future

As natural climate archives, the deposits found in caves can play an important role in our ability to understand—and predict—climate change.

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#130339
2021-09-09

Tropical crops could suffer as climate change brings longer dry spells

Longer, hotter and drier spells in countries around the world due to climate change could hit important global crops within the next 50 years.

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#130340
2021-09-09

How climate change contributed to Madagascar's food crisis

The U.N. has announced that Madagascar is on the brink of experiencing the world's first "climate change famine". Tens of thousands of people are suffering "catastrophic" levels of hunger. Climate hazard scientist, Chris Funk, provides insights into the causes.

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#130343
2021-09-09

Climate change fuels clashes in Cameroon that force thousands to flee

Under normal circumstances, small boats criss-cross the Logone River, which marks the border between Cameroon and Chad, in both directions. But over the past three weeks, 11,000 Cameroonians, 98 per cent of them women and children, have taken a one-way trip to Chad.

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#130344
2021-09-09

Tropical Climate Change Is a Puzzle—Could Aerosols Be a Piece?

The eastern tropical Pacific Ocean hasn’t warmed as much as climate change models projected. A new study shows that aerosols in the atmosphere could be responsible.

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#130299
2021-09-07

Climate crisis could double frequency of extreme regional summer droughts in Europe

The ongoing climate crisis has already had drastic global impacts. For example, droughts have become critical high-impact hydro-meteorological hazards worldwide. In Europe, the consequences of the climate crisis have been severe, with droughts having caused considerable social, economic, and env ...

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#130300
2021-09-07

Economic cost of climate change could be six times higher than previously thought

Economic models of climate change may have substantially underestimated the costs of continued warming, according to a new study involving UCL researchers.

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#130315
2021-09-07

New Zealand records warmest winter ever as scientists blame climate change

The southern winter that just ended in New Zealand was the warmest ever recorded, and scientists say that climate change is driving temperatures ever higher.

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#130316
2021-09-07

Climate crisis in North East India: Why are rainfall patterns changing?

The climate of North East India is changing: Rainfall patterns over the region in the last century have considerably changed, resulting in its overall drying up. The India Meteorological Department September forecast stated that normal to below-normal rainfall was most likely to continue over ma ...

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#130318
2021-09-07

As the Climate Changes, Where Are the Safest Places to Live?

Talent. King Mountain. Hugo. The town names — each the site of new wildfire ignitions following a lightning storm the day before — are all new to me. After I read each incident report, I head to Google maps to ask the same question that’s been on my mind for weeks: How close?

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#130322
2021-09-07

Climate change helped intensify Hurricane Ida: A potential preview of what's to come

By the time Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday morning, the storm had strengthened dramatically. Picking up intensity overnight as it moved over warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, it hit the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 hurricane.

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#130323
2021-09-07

Christian leaders unite to issue stark warning over climate crisis

Global Christian leaders have joined forces to warn that the world is facing a critical moment as the climate crisis threatens the future of the planet.

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#130324
2021-09-07

Climate change: Dragonflies spread north in warming world

Dragonflies are moving northwards across Britain and Ireland as temperatures rise. More than 40% of species have increased their distribution since 1970, while only about 10% have declined, according to a new report.

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#130261
2021-09-03

Warming Arctic linked to polar vortex outbreaks farther south.

Warmer air weakens the vortex, which normally keeps cold air trapped in Arctic, letting it go south. Warming of the Arctic caused by climate change has increased the number of polar vortex outbreaks, when frigid air from the far north bathes other parts of the Northern Hemisphere in killer cold, ...

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#130286
2021-09-03

Deadlines may be effective in building support for climate change action

Human-caused climate change—including increased extreme weather and climate events—is here, according to the recently released United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2021 report, but the best way to communicate the concern is still debated.

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#130221
2021-09-02

Uphill battle: Spain's wine growers adapt to climate change

For over a century, Joaquin Gay de Montella Estany's family produced wine in Spain's Mediterranean region of Catalonia but the effects of climate change have pushed them to seek higher ground.

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#130224
2021-09-02

Gulf Stream collapse? Climate change is set to weaken the ocean currents that keep Scotland warm – Dr Richard Dixon

The record was beaten by a considerable margin and all of five of Europe’s hottest years have been since 2014. The picture was not the uniform across Europe though. Western Europe was warmer than average but central and eastern Europe were much warmer, with, for instance Russia 2.9C above the lo ...

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#130230
2021-09-02

How the “Best Accidental Climate Treaty” Stopped Runaway Climate Change

The international treaty that phased out the production of ozone-depleting chemicals has prevented between 0.65°C and 1°C of global warming, according to research.

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#130231
2021-09-02

Climate change: Big increase in weather disasters over the past five decades

The number of weather-related disasters to hit the world has increased five-fold over the past 50 years, says the World Meteorological Organization.However, the number of deaths because of the greater number of storms, floods and droughts has fallen sharply.

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#130248
2021-09-02

This isn't a preview of cataclysmic climate change. It's the actual show

At least 14 people are dead and scores more hurt, stranded, and desperate in the Tri-State region after the remnants of Hurricane Ida thrashed the mid-Atlantic on Wednesday night, bringing the floods and devastation Ida unleashed in Louisiana earlier this week to yet another major metropolitan area.

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#130251
2021-09-02

How Can You Overcome Climate Dread?

This summer has, to put it bluntly, sucked. Intense, climate-driven disasters across the world have killed hundreds of people and caused billions in damage seemingly every week. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released last month sounded one of the bleakest alarms on climate ...

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#130252
2021-09-02

Deadly flash floods show how vulnerable New York’s infrastructure is to climate change

Hurricane Ida’s remnants, which triggered flash floods that killed at least 22 people in New York and New Jersey on Wednesday night, exposed vulnerabilities in New York City’s infrastructure to the kind of extreme weather being generated by climate change.

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#130253
2021-09-02

Gnarly NYC storm footage shows record, climate-charged rains

Heavier, more extreme deluges are one of the most well-understood consequences of Earth's warming climate. New York City and other Northeastern regions received a powerful dose of intense, often record-setting rains on Sept. 1 from remnants of the storm (and former hurricane) Ida. The resulting ...

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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.

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#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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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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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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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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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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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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