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Study finds that global warming exacerbates refugee crises | John Abraham

Higher temperatures increase the number of people seeking asylum in the EU The refugee crisis – particularly in the Mediterranean area – has received large amounts of new attention in the past few years, with people fleeing from Syria and entering the European Union emblematic of the problem. There has been some research connecting this refugee problem with changes to the climate. »
15 Jan, 14:21 - guardian -  - 

Scotland's historic sites at high risk from climate change, report says

Exclusive: Many of the country’s most famous ancient sites, from Holyrood Park to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, need urgent protection, say experts. Dozens of Scotland’s most famous historic sites are at very high risk of being badly damaged by climate change and need urgent protection, an expert survey has found. »
15 Jan, 08:00 - guardian -  - 

This week in climate news (14 January 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
14 Jan, 18:00 - climatiq -  - 

World's biggest wildlife reserve planned for Antarctica in global campaign

Vast 1.8m sq km fishing-free zone would protect species, such as penguins, leopard seals and whales, and help mitigate the effects of climate change. A global campaign is being launched to turn a huge tract of the seas around the Antarctic into the world’s biggest sanctuary, protecting wildlife and helping the fight against climate change. »
13 Jan, 11:40 - guardian -  - 

Humans Did Not Cause the US Cold Snap

A new analysis finds the two-week deep freeze had nothing to do with climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
12 Jan, 20:20 - scientificamerican -  - 

Warming set to breach Paris accord's toughest limit by mid century: draft

Global warming is on track to breach the toughest limit set in the Paris climate agreement by the middle of this century unless governments make unprecedented economic shifts from fossil fuels, a draft U.N. report said. »
11 Jan, 21:40 - reuters -  - 

River Floods Will Threaten Tens of Millions in Next 25 Years

Storms and heavy rainfall events that cause flooding are expected to become more severe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
11 Jan, 19:40 - scientificamerican -  - 

New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies

Mayor Bill de Blasio: ‘It’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient’. »
10 Jan, 20:20 - guardian -  - 

Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect 'foundations for life' on Earth

Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year. »
10 Jan, 19:40 - UN -  - 

Climate Webpages Erased and Obscured Under Trump

Critics of the new administration see a troubling pattern where information is hidden from the public -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
10 Jan, 19:00 - scientificamerican -  - 

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