ADAPTATION

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Africa’s drylands are getting more support. How to make the most of this

Anja Gassner, Global Landscapes Forum science advisor and Senior Scientist, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
As climate heat worsens, a hungrier world is likely
by Tim Radford
A hotter world will mean a hungrier world. On the evidence so far, the world’s farmers cannot adapt…
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Lighter pavement really does cool cities when it’s done right
by Hessam AzariJafari, Postdoctoral Associate in Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
When heat waves hit, people start looking for anything that might lower the temperature. One…
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Why the UK is so unprepared for the impacts of climate change
by Liam F. Beiser-McGrath, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Politics and Director of the PECC Lab, Royal Holloway University of London
The UK is woefully unprepared for the dangers of climate change according to a report from the…
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Electric heat pumps use much less energy than furnaces, and can cool…
by Robert Brecha, Professor of Sustainability, University of Dayton
To help curb climate change, President Biden has set a goal of lowering U.S. greenhouse gas…

IMPACT

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Trees are dying of thirst in the Western drought – here’s what’s going on…
by Daniel Johnson, Assistant Professor of Tree Physiology and Forest Ecology, University of Georgia
Like humans, trees need water to survive on hot, dry days, and they can survive for only short…
Climate heat is changing Earth’s water cycle
by Tim Radford
Humans have begun to alter Earth’s water cycle, and not in a good way: expect later monsoon rains…
Climate change: as mountain regions warm, hydroelectric power plants may be vulnerable
Climate change: as mountain regions warm, hydroelectric power plants may…
by Simon Cook, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Change, University of Dundee
Around 27 million cubic metres of rock and glacier ice collapsed from Ronti Peak in the northern…
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Monkeys, lemurs and apes at risk: Climate change threatens a quarter of…
by Brogan M. Stewart, PhD Student in Environmental Science, Concordia University
Most primates — monkeys, apes, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers — live in a tropical belt that…

POLITICS

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Climate explained: how the IPCC reaches scientific consensus on climate change

Rebecca Harris, Senior Lecturer in Climatology, Director, Climate Futures Program, University of Tasmania
Court Takes Industry Bait, Caves to Fossil Fuels
Court Takes Industry Bait, Caves to Fossil Fuels
by Joshua Axelrod
In a disappointing decision, Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western…
G7 Embraces Climate Action to Drive Equitable Recovery
G7 Embraces Climate Action to Drive Equitable Recovery
by Mitchell Bernard
At Biden’s urging, his G7 counterparts raised the bar on collective climate action, pledging to cut…
Climate change: what G7 leaders could have said – but didn't
Climate change: what G7 leaders could have said – but didn't
by Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science, Director of Oxford Net Zero, University of Oxford
The four-day G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration from anyone worried…
How world leaders' high-carbon travel choices could delay climate action
How world leaders' high-carbon travel choices could delay climate action
by Steve Westlake, PhD Candidate, Environmental Leadership, Cardiff University
When UK prime minister Boris Johnson took a one-hour flight to Cornwall for the G7 summit, he was…

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Huge Tidal Power Plant On The Mersey Could Make Liverpool A Renewable Energy Hotspot
Huge Tidal Power Plant On The Mersey Could Make Liverpool A…
by Amani Eva Becker
Liverpool has declared a climate emergency. The mayors of both the…
In Face Of Danger Humans Are Better At Rapid Change Than We Think
In Face Of Danger, Humans Are Better At Rapid Change Than…
by Alex Kirby
A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically…
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Graywater Recycling Is An Excellent Strategy For Drought
by Sybil Sharvelle, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University
Many regions of the United States are struggling with water…
What Is A 1 In 100 Year Weather Event? And Why Do They Keep Happening So Often?
What Is A 1 In 100 Year Weather Event? And Why Do They Keep…
by Andy Pitman, UNSW et al
People living on the east coast of Australia have been experiencing a…
Why Some Conservatives Are Blind To Climate Change
Why Some Conservatives Are Blind To Climate Change
by Jiaying Zhao, et al
Imagine this: A young professional couple at a party mentions they’re…
How Important Are Bees And What Would Happen If They Went Extinct?
How Important Are Bees And What Would Happen If They Went…
by Philip Donkersley
Bees – including honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees – are very…
How Risk And Money Shape Our Climate Change Decisions
How Risk And Money Shape Our Climate Change Decisions
by Gregory Filiano
New research digs into how links between economic development,…
This is Not A Drill: 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion…
by Democracy Now!
More than 700 people have been arrested in civil disobedience actions…

EVIDENCE

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Reuters' Hot List of climate scientists is geographically skewed: why this…
by Nina Hunter, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of KwaZulu-Natal
The Reuters Hot List of “the world’s top climate scientists” is causing a buzz in the climate…
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Ancient shells hint past high CO2 levels could return
by Leslie Lee-Texas A&M
Using two methods to analyze tiny organisms found in sediment cores from the deep seafloor,…
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Matt Canavan suggested the cold snap means global warming isn't real. We…
by Nerilie Abram, Professor; ARC Future Fellow; Chief Investigator for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes; Deputy Director for the Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science, Australian National University
Senator Matt Canavan sent many eyeballs rolling yesterday when he tweeted photos of snowy scenes in…
Ecosystem sentinels sound alarm for the oceans
by Tim Radford
Sea birds are known as ecosystem sentinels, warning of marine loss. As their numbers fall, so could…

WEATHER

Victoria's wild storms show how easily disasters can threaten our water supply

Victoria's wild storms show how easily disasters can threaten our water supply

Ian Wright, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Western Sydney University
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Three weeks without electricity? That's the reality facing thousands of…
by Anthony Richardson, Researcher and Teacher, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
Last week’s storm system wreaked havoc across Victoria. Some 220,000 households and businesses lost…
Why Expect New Zealand's Temperature To Get Warmer
Why Expect New Zealand's Temperature To Get Warmer
by James Renwick, Victoria University of Wellington
It might be summer in New Zealand but we’re in for some wild weather this week with forecasts of…
How Scientists Are Improving Forecasts Of Dangerous Polar Lows
Arctic Storms: How Scientists Are Improving Forecasts Of Dangerous Polar…
by Marta Moreno Ibáñez, Université du Québec
Polar lows are particularly challenging to forecast due to their small size and short lifetime, and…
How Climate Change Could Be Making Flooding Rains Worse
How Climate Change Could Be Making Flooding Rains Worse
by Joelle Gergis, Australian National University
Over the past three years, I’ve been working on the forthcoming report by the United Nations’…

SOLUTIONS

Nuclear legacy is a costly headache for the future
by Paul Brown
How do you safely store spent nuclear waste? No-one knows. It’ll be a costly headache for our…
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Contrails from aeroplanes warm the planet – here's how new low-soot fuels…
by David Simon Lee, Professor of atmospheric science, Aviation and Climate Research Group Leader, Manchester Metropolitan University
While aviation accounts for 2.4% of all emissions from fossil fuel use globally, two-thirds of the…
UK’s really shocking climate record is damned
by Alex Kirby
Britain, host of November’s UN talks, COP-26, is pilloried by its own advisers for the UK’s “really…
NY Needs Gas Utility Planning for Equitable Clean Energy Transition
NY Needs Gas Utility Planning for Equitable Clean Energy Transition
by Christopher Casey
New York needs a gas utility planning process that can deliver on the equitable clean energy…

MOST READ

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Hot nights mess up rice’s internal clock
by Matt Shipman-NC State
New research clarifies how hot nights are curbing crop yields for…
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To sequester carbon, leave crop leftovers to rot?
by Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen
Plant materials that lie to rot in soil makes good compost and play a…
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Climate change threatens the Arctic’s Last Ice Area
by Hannah Hickey-U. Washington
Parts of an Arctic region called the Last Ice Area are already…

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