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Marine animals have been following their preferred climate for millions of years

Current global warming has far-reaching ecological consequences, also for the Earth's oceans. Many marine organisms are reacting by migrating towards the poles. Researchers have now discovered that marine animals have been migrating for millions of years when the temperature on Earth increases or decreases. »
18 May 2018, 00:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change an 'existential security risk' to Australia, Senate inquiry says

Threat is not a possible future one but one endangering Australia now, parliament told. Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon. Climate change is a “current and existential national security risk” to Australia, a Senate inquiry has told parliament, one that could inflame regional conflicts over food, water and land, and even imperil life on Earth. »
17 May 2018, 22:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change on track to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warn

Insects are vital to ecosystems but will lose almost half their habitat under current climate projections. Global warming is on track to cause a major wipeout of insects, compounding already severe losses, according to a new analysis. Insects are vital to most ecosystems and a widespread collapse would cause extremely far-reaching disruption to life on Earth, the scientists warn. »
17 May 2018, 22:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

New Data: Hurricanes Will Get Worse

Analysis of Hurricane Harvey, which drowned Houston, confirms predictions that the storms are likely to get bigger, be more intense and last longer -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
17 May 2018, 05:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Climate change impacts fragile river ecosystems

Research undertaken in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats are being destroyed due to an increasing frequency of cyclone-driven extreme floods. »
17 May 2018, 05:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Uncertainty in long-run economic growth likely points toward greater emissions, climate change costs

A challenge in estimating the extent and cost of damages from climate change over the next 100 years is developing forecasts of long-run economic growth. In a new study, researchers present a systematic method of integrating current models to develop forecasts of uncertainty in global and regional per capita economic growth rates through the year 2100. »
16 May 2018, 23:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Global 2 degrees C rise doubles population exposed to multiple climate risks compared to 1.5 degrees C

New research identifying climate vulnerability hotspots has found that the number of people affected by multiple climate change risks could double if the global temperature rises by 2 degrees C, compared to a rise of 1.5 degrees C. »
16 May 2018, 23:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Scientists predict how 686 marine species' habitats may shift in response to warming seas

New predictions reveal how global warming may shift the geographic distribution of 686 marine species that inhabit North America's Atlantic and Pacific continental shelves, according to a new study. »
16 May 2018, 23:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Major shifts in global freshwater

A new global, satellite-based study of Earth's freshwater found that Earth's wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest this pattern is due to many factors, including human water management practices, human-caused climate change and natural climate cycles. »
16 May 2018, 23:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

UK must secure billions in investment to meet climate targets, MPs warn

Influential committee says collapse in low-carbon investment is endangering jobs and threatening climate commitments. Investment in the UK’s low-carbon economy has fallen dramatically, endangering jobs and putting in doubt the government’s commitments on climate change, an influential committee of MPs has warned. »
16 May 2018, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Britain's strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient - lawmakers

The British government's Clean Growth Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to meet legally binding climate change targets, a committee of cross-party lawmakers said on Wednesday. »
16 May 2018, 12:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

When hospitals are making people sick: Health sector's role in saving the planet

If you knew how many people were admitted to hospital as a result of your car’s emissions, would you act? »
16 May 2018, 07:00 - smh - Search similar - Email

Insurance industry dangerously unprepared for extreme weather, study finds

As historic flooding caused by climate change devastates communities in New Brunswick and British Columbia, new research reveals the insurance industry hasn't considered a changing climate in their practices, putting homeowners at financial risk. »
16 May 2018, 05:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New approach to global-warming projections could make regional estimates more precise

A new method for projecting how the temperature will respond to human impacts supports the outlook for substantial global warming throughout this century - but also indicates that, in many regions, warming patterns are likely to vary significantly from those estimated by widely used computer models. »
16 May 2018, 05:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns global summit

None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on Tuesday, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity. »
15 May 2018, 23:10 - UN - Search similar - Email

Antarctic seals can help predict ice sheet melt

Two species of seal found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice sheets in West Antarctica. »
15 May 2018, 22:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

EU targets 30 percent cut in truck CO2 emissions by 2030: source

The European Union executive will propose at least a 30 percent reduction target for CO2 emissions from trucks by 2030, an EU source said on Monday, as the bloc seeks to slash greenhouse gas emissions. »
14 May 2018, 22:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

It's no surprise emissions keep going up. There's no price on carbon | Greg Jericho

The only thing close to climate change policy is the national energy guarantee. It’s not enough Late last Friday, the government quietly released the latest data on greenhouse gas emissions and, as has been the case since the ending of the carbon price, they show emissions are increasing. »
14 May 2018, 22:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

New research reveals the growth of carbon production from Chinese exports has slowed or reversed, reflecting a 'new phase of globalization' between developing countries that could undermine international efforts to reduce emissions. The study found that trade among developing nations -- known as South-South trade -- more than doubled between 2004 and 2011. »
14 May 2018, 16:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

'My partner convinced me of the facts': readers on changing their opinion on climate change

We asked you to tell us about the time you crossed from one side of the debate to the other. I first thought it was fake as I used to watch Fox News with my family. In 2015 I met my partner Stephen who knew that the facts of climate change couldn’t be ignored. He took it upon himself to try to convince me. We started watching documentaries on the subject on Netflix. »
14 May 2018, 15:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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