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Deforestation: Brazil is a success story for conservation

The Christian Science Monitor reports on Brazil’s successful forest conservation efforts and a change in the rate of global tropical deforestation: “Climate scientists link about 10 percent of annual global carbon increase to the effects of deforestation. But a new … Continue reading

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BASIC nations vow to take united stand against rich nations over climate change negotiations

The Times of India reports on how the BASIC nations (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) have declared solidarity over future international climate change negotiations: The BASIC nations — Brazil, South Africa, India and China — are expected to come … Continue reading

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White House partners with Amazon and others on climate change resilience

This recent article by the Guardian discusses actions being taken by the US government in concert with several companies to prepare for the effects of climate change: Along with its warning this week that delaying action on climate change would … Continue reading

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A documentary about the changing world

Here is a great documentary regarding human impact on the world and the great change that is beginning to occur as a result. Highly recommended: Home – a 2009 documentary about the changing world To read more about the changing … Continue reading

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Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous

Natural disasters have become more frequent and costly since the 1970s, as this article from the Guardian illustrates: Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because … Continue reading

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Dispersal ‘key to reptile survival’

This article on the BBC website speaks on how some species of reptile, the gender of whose offspring is determined by incubation temperature, are threatened by the effects of the changing world: Temperature of egg incubation decides gender in some … Continue reading

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China and the US sign deals on climate change

This article by the Guardian reports on a recent deal between two of the world’s most powerful nations aimed at curbing CO2 emissions: The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the … Continue reading

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Climate change and forest fires synergistically drive widespread melt events of the Greenland Ice Sheet

This scientific paper published on the PNAS website discusses how carbon sediment from forest fires looks set to cause increased melting of the Greenland ice sheet over the next century. As stated in the abstract: In July 2012, over 97% … Continue reading

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May 2014 was the hottest ever recorded

This article by the Daily Mail illustrates the changing trends of world temperatures: Driven by exceptionally warm ocean waters, Earth smashed a record for heat in May and is likely to keep on breaking high temperature marks, experts say. The … Continue reading

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North Atlantic ecosystem being affected increasingly by the changing world

This article by the Plymouth Herald discusses how wildlife habitats in the North Atlantic are being affected by climate change: A study led by Jason Hall-Spencer, professor of marine biology at Plymouth University, found that rising temperatures, acidified seawater and … Continue reading

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