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Climate Change Doubled the Likelihood of Devastating South African Floods

CLIMATEWIRE | Parts of South Africa are still reeling nearly a month after heavy rains and catastrophic floods wracked the coastal city of Durban and surrounding areas, killing hundreds of people and destroying thousands of homes. Now, scientists say the extreme rainfall was worsened by the influence of climate change. According to a new analysis…

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CORRECTION: The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has requested information on climate impacts of digital assets

The submissions of public comments from over 30 blockchain-based organizations, led by the Blockchain Infrastructure Carbon Offset Working Group (BICOWG), marks the first time the burgeoning “Regenerative Finance” (ReFi) industry has engaged directly in the federal policymaking process Press Release – May 13, 2022 15:23 EDT SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2022 (Newswire.com) – Today, in…

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How climate scientists keep hope alive as damage worsens

SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science WriterMay 8, 2022Updated: May 8, 2022 12:38 p.m.This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of6University of Maine climate scientist Jacquelyn Gill examines a cone from a western pine at the Sawyer Environmental Research Center, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Orono, Maine. Gill says her work as a paleo-ecologist and…

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Climate change could lead to the introduction of thousands of new viruses into our bodies

In 2013, a toddler was playing under a hollow tree in rural Guinea that happened to be occupied by bats carrying Ebola. The boy contracted the disease and died, becoming patient zero in an epidemic that killed close to 10,000 people. In 2003, a betacoronavirus, SARS, managed to hop from bats in China’s Yunnan Province…

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Global climate change impacts biodiversity in protected areas

Protected areas — such as nature reserves, national parks, and wilderness areas — are essential to conserving biodiversity. New research published in Environmental Research Letters provides insights for developing climate-smart conservation strategies. The study looked at the global network of protected areas, evaluated potential for shifts in where plants and animals occur due to climate…

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India’s heat waves are getting worse due to climate change

Heat waves are scorching India and Pakistan this week, breaking records as the region enters the hottest time of the year. Some states in India have seen temperatures top 43 °C (110 °F), with northwest India likely to see even higher temperatures in the coming days, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Extreme heat…

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Climate Change May Increase Risk Of New Infectious Diseases

Climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spread among animal species by 2070 — and that’s likely to increase the risk of emerging infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans, according to a new study.This is especially true for Africa and Asia, continents that have been hotspots for deadly disease spread from humans…

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IPCC report places food at the center of climate fight: “We have the potential for mitigation climate change”

In 2015, signatories of the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change pledged to work towards a target of keeping global warming below 2°C, and ideally 1.5°C.Six years down the road and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released yesterday (4 April), confirmed what climate scientists have been warning us for some…

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It’s ‘now or never’ to stop climate disaster, UN scientists say

Home News A 400-acre wildfire burns in the Cleveland National Forest in this view from Orange on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (Image credit: Mark Rightmire/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) The time is “now or never” to limit catastrophic temperature rises and climate breakdown, UN scientists have said in a final warning to governments.”Rapid,…

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Technology Can Fix the Climate Mess–but Not Without Help

Advances in battery technology, for instance, have driven down electric vehicle prices, leading to increased adoption among drivers. The costs of lithium-ion batteries, and of wind and solar power, dropped by up to 85 percent between 2010 and 2019. In many cases, they are now cheaper than fossil fuel-derived power. This is helping industrialized nations,…