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Study-Role of climate change in extreme threat to water quality

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With concerns about climate ‘extremes’ growing1, water is often the focus — either too much or too little. That is no coincidence: climate and the hydrological cycle are tightly coupled, and water is essential to ecosystems and societies. But it is not just the quantity of water that matters. So ...

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Global warming set to cost the world economy £1.5 trillion by 2030 as it becomes too hot to work

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Global warming will cost the world economy more than £1.5 trillion a year in lost productivity by 2030 as it becomes too hot to work in many jobs, according to a major new report.

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A New Climate Change Documentary Focuses On Solutions, Not Doom

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Despite the shrillness of climate deniers in today’s political and media circuses, it’s fair to say that most regular citizens–and nearly all of the global scientific community–know that our planet’s climate is changing, and that those changes are already causing damage to our environments, cities, and economies and will continue ...

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Climate Change: ‘Chains of causality whose ends we cannot see’

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It was happening, we knew that at the back of our minds, yet we continued to ignore it, until one fine day it came to claim our lives… Climate change — the upsetting of weather patterns across the world — forms the core concern of Amitav Ghosh’s latest work of ...

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The world’s biodiversity has decreased below ‘safe’ levels

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Our planet is losing so many species that we might be putting ourselves at risk. New research shows that across half of the Earth’s land surface, biodiversity — all the different animals, plants, and other species that make up an ecosystem — has dropped below a threshold that some scientists ...

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Study Quantifies Climate-Change-Related Deaths

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A study in Environmental Research Letters suggests a fifth of premature deaths during a 2003 heatwave in Europe are linked to human-caused climate change.

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Climate Change May Affect The Habitability of Other Planets

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A new study by Jacob Haqq-Misra of the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science and his co-authors shows how climatic swings narrow the so-called habitable zone of other solar systems—to the point where planets around some types of stars may be altogether unsuitable for complex life.

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UK’s new environment minister has expressed doubts about reality of climate change

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Andrea Leadsom, the newly-appointed environment secretary, once said that she had to ask whether climate change was real. 

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Climate change department killed off by Theresa May in ‘plain stupid’ and ‘deeply worrying’ move

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The decision to abolish the Department for Energy and Climate Change has been variously condemned as “plain stupid”, “deeply worrying” and “terrible” by politicians, campaigners and experts.

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Clouds Shifting Toward Poles With Climate Change

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Over the last three decades, global cloud patterns have changed, and mid-latitude storm tracks–the paths that cyclones travel in the Northern and Southern hemispheres–have been drifting toward our planet’s poles, according to a new study published in Nature.

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