Tag Archives: climate change

Arctic heat waves cause exceptional Greenland melt, according to new study

CBC News reports: “A new study by researchers from Denmark and Canada’s York University says Arctic heat waves cause exceptional melts of the Greenland ice sheet, calling into question commonly-used climate models that may underestimate the impact of warm weather … Continue reading

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Dutch Court Ruling On Climate Change Could Have A Global Impact

NPR.org reports on a ruling made against the Dutch government in regard to tackling climate change: In a ruling that could echo far beyond the Netherlands, a Dutch court has sided with an environmental group and said the government must … Continue reading

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Cyclone Pam ‘wipes out’ development

Herald Scotland reports on the situation on the pacific island nation of Vanuatu after being hit by cyclone Pam: The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has lost years of development progress and must “start anew” following a powerful cyclone that … Continue reading

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China and India perform badly in deforestation ranking

The Guardian reports on the results of a study on deforestation carried out by the Global Canopy Programme: While we are all complicit in global tropical deforestation through the everyday products we buy, there are 500 key governments, companies and … Continue reading

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The question of Geoengineering

This article published by the Guardian explores some of the issues surrounding the use of geoengineering methods to combat climate change: Fighting global warming by reflecting sunlight back into space risks “terrifying” consequences including droughts and conflicts, according to three … Continue reading

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Adapt or Die: Walrus Join Crowd of Species Facing Climate Ultimatum

NBC news reports on how a large amount of Walruses were found crowded on an Alaskan beach during a time when they would normally be hunting from the arctic ice: The 35,000 walruses recently spotted jammed onto an Alaskan beach … Continue reading

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Has the great climate change migration already begun?

This article from the Guardian discusses the growing phenomenon of climate refugees: The island paradise is under attack. Thanks to destabilizing forces of climate change – rising sea levels and strengthening storms, particularly – some of Earth’s most picturesque locations … Continue reading

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Climate change threatens birds, pushes them north

This report by the CBC speaks on how climate change is affecting bird species in North America: The laugh of the loon across southern Canadian lakes may soon be replaced by the calls of unfamiliar birds such as white-faced ibises … Continue reading

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Ozone layer is healing – but we are now contributing to climate change more than ever

The Independent reports on an unintended side effect of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which was implemented to prevent damage to the ozone layer: The Earth’s protective ozone layer is slowly recovering, United Nations scientists report, but the unintended knock-on effect … Continue reading

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Future Does Not Promise Lower Food Prices In Turkey

This report by the Daily Sabah highlights some of the factors affecting food prices in Turkey: The price of food, which has been viewed as one of the main drivers behind untamed inflation by some economists and statesmen in Turkey … Continue reading

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