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  • Rising seas ~ II

    Rising seas ~ II

    India has lost 235 square kilometres of land to coastal erosion between 1990 and 2016, placing people's livelihoods and homes in jeopardy.

    July 6, 2022
  • Rising seas ~ I

    Rising seas ~ I

    Ice ~ in the form of sea ice, glaciers, ice caps and snow - helps to keep the planet cool by reflecting some of the sun's heat.

    July 5, 2022
  • Sea level rise will affect coastal communities

    Sea level rise will affect coastal communities

    By the end of the twenty first century, coastal flood damage in Europe is expected to spike least ten fold with existing adaptation and mitigation measures.

    July 4, 2022
  • Governments’ inaction on climate is ‘dangerous’: UN chief

    Governments’ inaction on climate is ‘dangerous’: UN chief

    Schwarzenegger, who has long campaigned against environmental pollution, said the war in Ukraine was another reason to stop using fossil fuels.

    June 14, 2022
  • Changes in vegetation shaped global temperatures over last 10K years

    Changes in vegetation shaped global temperatures over last 10K years

    "Expanded vegetation during the Holocene warmed the globe by as much as 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit," Thompson said.

    April 18, 2022
  • Food and warming~II

    Food and warming~II

    When economists claim that Malthus neglected the potential for technological advance, we note that economists on their part neglect the environmental damages caused by modern farming. Yes, the global farm system feeds the planet, but it does not do so in an environmentally sustainable way. Until the global farming system itself is a sustainable activity, we should not be too quick to brush Malthus aside

    April 8, 2022
  • Food and warming~I

    Food and warming~I

    Humanity's longest struggle has been the ongoing battle waged on different fronts to feed itself. Over the last 10,000 years, food production and consumption have been rigorously engineered to meet demand. To ensure food security for the growing population, agriculture has been modernized with the use of machines, large quantities of fuels, pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and chemicals

    April 7, 2022
  • Now or never moment for the human race

    Now or never moment for the human race

    "Air and water pollution must be stopped. Land must be made fertile again with the help of trees of mixed species, and the earth once again be clothed in a green mantle of trees. The balance of nature must be restored. Paradise must be regained.”

    February 9, 2022
  • World on catastrophic path to 2.7-degree heating: UN chief

    World on catastrophic path to 2.7-degree heating: UN chief

    This is breaking the promise made six years ago to pursue the 1.5-degree Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned.

    September 18, 2021
  • ‘Code red’: United Nations scientists warn of worsening global warming

    ‘Code red’: United Nations scientists warn of worsening global warming

    The IPCC report, which calls climate change clearly human-caused and unequivocal and an established fact, makes more precise and warmer forecasts for the 21st century than it did last time it was issued in 2013.

    August 10, 2021
  • 5 things to know about the new United Nations’ report on climate change

    5 things to know about the new United Nations’ report on climate change

    Almost all of the warming that has occurred since pre-industrial times was caused by the release of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, says UN report on climate change.

    August 9, 2021
  • UN report: Earth warming likely to pass limit set by leaders

    UN report: Earth warming likely to pass limit set by leaders

    Each of five scenarios for the future, based on how much carbon emissions are cut, passes the more stringent of two thresholds set in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

    August 9, 2021
  • Record 233 people dead in Canada heatwave

    Record 233 people dead in Canada heatwave

    To have a heatwave last this long and be this hot in Canada is completely unprecedented in history

    July 1, 2021
  • Arctic sea ice thinning faster than expected: Researchers

    Arctic sea ice thinning faster than expected: Researchers

    "More ships following the route around Siberia would reduce the fuel and carbon emissions necessary to move goods around the world, particularly between China and Europe.

    June 4, 2021
  • Arctic Warmth

    Arctic Warmth

    At the previous Council meeting in 2019 in Finland, the Trump administration blocked the signing of a joint declaration for the first time since the Council was established in 1996, as it refused to include climate change in the final statement.

    May 24, 2021
  • Global initiative to build more climate literate business leaders

    Global initiative to build more climate literate business leaders

    "It found only 0.2 per cent of board members on Fortune 100 companies had 'climate expertise' despite climate change becoming a defining force in the future success or failure of business world-wide,"

    May 19, 2021
  • One-third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapse: Study

    One-third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapse: Study

    "If temperatures continue to rise at current rates, we may lose more Antarctic ice shelves in the coming decades," said Ella Gilbert, a research scientist at the varsity's Department of Meteorology.

    April 9, 2021