Climate

News about climate change and global warming. Coverage of scientific reports of sea level rise and how to prevent further effects of global climate change.

sea ice

Why has sea ice gone haywire?

There is no doubt that 2016 has been a record-breaking year for Earth’s climate.We will have to wait another couple of months for the final tally, but 2016 will be the hottest year in...
Africa tree

Drought in southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plans

It is expected that temperatures in southern Africa will rise to between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050. This is likely to cause heavy fluctuations of weather patterns and...
shanghai pollution

For China, climate change is no hoax – it’s a business and political opportunity

In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, China sent some of its clearest signals yet that it will continue to pursue an international leadership role on issues including climate. At an international...
crop fields

Nitrogen pollution: the forgotten element of climate change

While carbon pollution gets all the headlines for its role in climate change, nitrogen pollution is arguably a more challenging problem. Somehow we need to grow more food to feed an expanding population while...
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We can limit global warming to 1.5°C if we do these things in the...

After the climate talks in Marrakech, our climate mission remains the same as what was set out in the 2015 Paris Agreeement: to eliminate all carbon dioxide emissions by the middle of this century.While...
Niger, climate change hotspot

Climate change ‘hotspots’: why they matter and why we should invest in them

The consequences of climate change are already being felt all over the globe. But some regions are particularly affected. These so-called “hotspots” are areas where strong physical and ecological effects of climate change come...
rhone glacier

What will the world actually look like at 1.5°C of warming?

The high ambition of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to “well below 2°C”, was driven by concern over long-term sea level rise. A warmer climate inevitably means melting ice – you don’t...
coral reef

Climate change is affecting all life on Earth – and that’s not good news...

More than a dozen authors from different universities and nongovernmental organizations around the world have concluded, based on an analysis of hundreds of studies, that almost every aspect of life on Earth has been...
tanzania climate change

COP22 sets the stage for Africa to mobilise support for adaptation plans

The 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties COP22 will determine what action needs to be taken to combat climate change once the Paris Agreement comes into effect. The conference, which is under way...
Windy weather

Will Climate Change Make The Weather Windier?

When many of us think of climate change, the term "global warming" is foremost in our minds.Indeed, one of the effects is an increase in the average global temperature, however there are other concerns...

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