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10 08 2020 | 08:12

Extreme droughts in central Europe likely to increase sevenfold.

Researchers say moderate reductions in CO2 emissions could halve their likelihood. Extreme droughts are likely to become much more frequent across centralEurope, and if global greenhouse gas…

10 08 2020 | 07:53

In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps.

Overheated polemics won’t solve this emergency – and the apocalypse is a needlessly high bar for action.

10 08 2020 | 07:52

Letter from economists: to rebuild our world, we must end the carbon economy.

The carbon economy amplifies racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future. From deep-rooted racism to the Covid-19 pandemic, from…

10 08 2020 | 07:35

2020 Hurricane Season Expected to Be Most Active Since 1980s

The 2020 hurricane season is now expected to be the most active since at least the early 1980s, meteorologists at Colorado State University, a standard bearer for seasonal hurricane predictions,…

10 08 2020 | 07:27

Project to transform understanding of effects of climate change on mental health.

A team of researchers, designers, policy experts and educators at two of Imperial’s Global Institutesare transforming our understanding of how the challenges affecting our planet also affect our…

10 08 2020 | 07:22

Report: Existing solutions could prevent catastrophic climate change.

The nonprofit Project Drawdown analyzed the potential impact of a range of technologies and practices. It’s possible to avoid catastrophic climate change by ramping up solutions that already exist…

10 08 2020 | 07:20

Warming climate may bring more West Nile outbreaks to Southern California.

As climate change heats up the weather in Southern California, coastal populations from San Diego to Santa Barbara may face an increased risk of contracting West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne…

10 08 2020 | 07:16

What can you do to fight the climate crisis?

Individual acts alone won’t stop the climate crisis, but there are things we can do. We asked experts what they do in their daily lives to make a difference. As the climate crisis intensifies,…

10 08 2020 | 06:46

Investors launch climate plan to get to net zero emissions by 2050.

LONDON (Reuters) - An investor group managing more than $16 trillion (12.2 trillion pounds) on Wednesday launched the world’s first step-by-step plan to help pension funds and others align their…

07 08 2020 | 09:46

World's three hottest Julys happened in the last five years.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Last month was the world’s third-hottest July on record, new data show — the latest milestone in a global warming trend that has seen the three hottest Julys within the last five…

07 08 2020 | 09:15

Two Canadian ice caps have completely vanished from the Arctic, NASA imagery shows

Scientists gave the caps 5 years to live in a 2017 study. Climate change killed them in record time. On frosty Ellesmere Island, where Arctic Canada butts up against the northwestern edge of…

06 08 2020 | 08:07

Flooding could occur daily in Sydney by the end of this century because of climate change.

Human-caused sea level rise likely caused eight out of 10 floods in the region between 1970 and 2015, a study finds. Flooding in localised areas around Sydney will happen almost every week by the…

06 08 2020 | 08:04

Physicists: 90% Chance of Human Society Collapsing Within Decades.

Deforestation coupled with the rampant destruction of natural resources will soon have devastating effects on the future of society as we know it, according to two theoretical physicists who study…

06 08 2020 | 08:01

Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases – study.

Poorer, hotter parts of the world will struggle to adapt to unbearable conditions, research finds. The growing but largely unrecognized death toll from rising global temperatures will come close to…

06 08 2020 | 07:52

'Worst-case' CO2 emissions scenario is best for assessing climate risk and impacts to 2050.

The RCP 8.5 CO2 emissions pathway, long considered a "worst case scenario" by the international science community, is the most appropriate for conducting assessments of climate change impacts by 2050…

06 08 2020 | 07:32

'There’s still a choice': New Zealand's melting glaciers show the human fingerprints of climate change.

New research has found extreme melting of the country’s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global heating Twice a year, glaciologist Lauren Vargo and her…

05 08 2020 | 08:19

Leadership on climate needed: CSIRO report.

Australia's national science agency has called for leadership on climate change, amid concerns the public -and the public service - do not fully understand the risks it posed. In a technical report…

05 08 2020 | 08:13

On reflection: is COVID-19 a hurdle or a ramp for climate strategies?

For investors concerned about climate change it’s the number one question: what impact will the Covid-19 pandemic and the massive economic and social response to it have on efforts to address the…

05 08 2020 | 08:04

Miombo woodlands: ‘Forgotten’ southern African dryland forests.

Missing from the global discourse on climate change and biodiversity When Paula Whyte, a technical advisor for Tanzania-based non-governmental organization Mpingo Conservation and Development…

05 08 2020 | 07:52

It’s No Fluke! Battery Storage Is Booming Big Time on the Monterey Bay Coast.

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis hasn’t prevented the nascent battery storage industry from growing over the past several months. And some of the largest sites are underway at some of the most random…