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#130543
2021-09-23

Have climate change predictions matched reality? Podcast

For decades, scientists have warned that unchecked global warming could bring climate extremes such as severe droughts, flash floods and rising sea levels. In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, we talk to three climate change experts on how predictions of a changing world are holding up ag ...

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#130546
2021-09-23

Boris Johnson tells UN that Cop26 must be ‘turning point for humanity’

Cop26 must be a “turning point for humanity” in just 40 days’ time, Boris Johnson has urged in a call to arms to fellow global leaders ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow.

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#130552
2021-09-23

Report: Global warming is causing 'unprecedented changes' to oceans

Human-induced global warming is "causing unprecedented changes" to the oceans including warming waters, decreasing ice levels and rising seas, according to a recently published report by more than 150 scientists.

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#130567
2021-09-23

Young People Are Very, Very Anxious About Climate Change

Maybe it’s the wildfires, or the hurricanes, or the changes to the plants and animals that surround us, but our children are feeling the impact of the climate emergency.

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#130569
2021-09-23

Beira: A city's fight against climate change

In 2019, Cyclone Idai devastated Mozambique's port city of Beira. The city is now setting up large green areas designed to absorb future floodwaters – but entire fishing communities need to relocate.

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#130512
2021-09-22

Rethinking resilience in the face of climate change

By the time Hurricane Ida hit Philadelphia in early September, it had already dropped massive rainfall on parts of the Gulf Coast. As the storm continued north, record-breaking downpours in New York City led to extensive flooding. Then images started to emerge of water rising so high it reached ...

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#130513
2021-09-22

Animals' limbs are stretching and warping because of climate change

Joel Asaph Allen is one of the most famous ornithologists in American history, and even a brief scanning of his career helps illustrate why. The 19th century scientist traveled from the Dakota Territory to Brazil in order to collect specimens.

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#130514
2021-09-22

Bad news for pasta lovers: the effect of climate change on food staples

Domesticated maize has been shaping civilization for about 9,000 years, and still provides a big portion of the developing world’s calories. By the 2040s, though, the odds that the four countries producing nearly all global maize exports will simultaneously lose more than 10% of their crop may b ...

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#130515
2021-09-22

Climate change: Wildlife and plant species decline 'a crisis'

Stopping the decline in wildlife and plant species is as important as tackling climate change, the head of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has said. Clare Pillman said nature was in "crisis" and new targets were needed. All five of the UK's environment watchdogs - including NRW - have published a ...

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#130529
2021-09-22

Mitigating the impacts of extreme rainfall events in a changing climate

Torrential rainfall quickly transformed New York City's streets and expressways into rivers and lakes on Wednesday night September 2, 2021, shutting down the entire metro system (the first time since Hurricane Sandy) and forcing traffic throughout the city to come to a halt.

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#130477
2021-09-20

Climate Change and Cherries

What do cherries have to do with climate change? Youth Climate Corps (YCC) crew members in Kimberley/Cranbrook can answer that question, after spending eight days on food recovery projects – two of them spent salvaging cherries and sharing them with a healthy food sharing initiative.

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#130478
2021-09-20

Raising Ambitions for Food Systems and Climate Change

The Food Climate Partnership (FCP)—a consortium of scientists and policy practitioners from Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) and Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), New York University’s Sc ...

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#130479
2021-09-20

The 10 Asian cities most threatened by climate change flooding

Climate change will bring flooding to the world’s coasts, and it’s becoming clearer which cities are most threatened. Cities with the worst exposure to coastal flooding in the coming decades are overwhelmingly located in Asia, according to a comprehensive analysis by leading climate scientists, ...

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#130480
2021-09-20

To a Lesser Degree—a new climate podcast from The Economist

RISING GLOBAL temperatures have already increased the frequency of floods, wildfires, droughts and heatwaves around the world. If humanity does not change course rapidly, the effects of climate change will become more extreme.

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#130481
2021-09-20

Climate change: From deep scientific understanding to practical solutions

Markku Kulmala, from the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, discusses the ACCC Flagship concerning adaptation to climate change, from deep scientific understanding to practical solutions

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#130500
2021-09-20

The unexplored region of the atmosphere that could help predict climate change

About 17 kilometers above the Earth's surface, the first layer of the atmosphere meets the second one. At a boundary called the tropopause, the troposphere ends and the stratosphere begins.

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#130501
2021-09-20

Pinpointing the role of climate change in every storm is impossible, and a luxury most countries can't afford

Tropical Storm Ida recently left a path of devastation across the US, capping a summer beset by wildfires, heatwaves and floods which broke records around the world. The inevitable question after each of these extreme weather events is the same: to what extent did climate change make it worse?

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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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