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Climate change is making 58% of infectious diseases worse

Wednesday - More than half of the infectious diseases known to impact humans are being aggravated by climate change, scientists reported Monday in a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Climate change may increase mortality rate due to excess heat by six times: Lancet study

Wednesday - Climate change may increase the mortality rate due to excessive heat six times by the end of the century, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

A volcano is erupting again in Iceland. Is climate change causing more eruptions?

Tuesday - The Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland began erupting again on Wednesday after eight months of slumber – so far without any adverse impacts on people or air traffic.

Global forest area declined by 60% since 1960, study finds

5 Aug 22 - A new study has found an alarming loss in forest areas globally, including that global forest area per capita has dropped from 1.4 hectares in 1960 to just 0.5 hectares per person by 2019, a 60% decline.

Unprecedented, climate-driven disasters are stymieing preparation efforts

5 Aug 22 - A new study warns that unprecedented events — disasters so extreme that communities haven’t experienced anything like them before — are stymieing attempts to prepare for them. Risk management strategies based on past climate norms are no longer effective for a more extreme future.

What’s hotter than solar panels? Solar window

4 Aug 22 - The tantalizing idea behind solar windows is that the vertical surfaces on the outside of just about any building could unobtrusively generate electricity.

How climate change is muting nature’s symphony

4 Aug 22 - When Jeff Wells, vice president for boreal conservation at the Audubon Society, first encountered the call of the common loon on a pond near Mt. Vernon, Maine — about an hour and a half north of Portland — he thought he may have heard a ghoul. “I leaped out of bed and ran into my parents’ bedroom, like, ‘What is that?’” he told Grist, describing a melancholy wail that has made loons famous far beyond the birding community.

Scientists say it’s ‘fatally foolish’ to not study catastrophic climate outcomes

3 Aug 22 - As global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, some climate scientists say it’s time to start paying more attention to the most extreme, worst-case outcomes, including the potential for...

How is the jet stream connected to simultaneous heat waves across the globe?

1 Aug 22 - The deadly heat waves that have fueled blazes and caused transport disruptions in Europe, the U.S. and China this month have one thing in common: a peculiar shape in the jet stream dubbed “wavenumber...

Global CCS rates overestimated by up to 30% – Imperial College London

29 Jul 22 - The amount of carbon that has been captured and stored globally via carbon capture and storage (CCS) since 1996 has been overestimated by up to 30%, according to new research from Imperial College...

How forests lost 8,000 years of stored carbon in a few generations

29 Jul 22 - "Plant a tree" seems to be the go-to answer to climate change concerns these days. Booking a rental car online recently, I was asked to check a box to plant a tree to offset my car's anticipated...

Supervolcano study indicates carbon dioxide emissions key to avoid climate change

28 Jul 22 - A new study has linked the volume and speed of carbon dioxide emissions from supervolcanoes to past environmental crises. According to the researchers, the findings are instrumental in understanding...

The case for paying carbon taxes on unsustainable food

26 Jul 22 - Minimizing the risk of living on an unlivable planet requires significantly reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through various means, like shifting to renewable energy and electrifying sectors...

Millions more at risk from dangerous summer temperatures if climate goals aren't met

15 Jul 22 - Health-threatening heatwaves will become more intense due to climate change, putting millions more people at risk from dangerous summer temperatures, new research has revealed.

Forests are becoming less resilient because of climate change

14 Jul 22 - Climate change has been linked with a widespread decline in the ability of many of the world’s forests to bounce back after events such as drought and logging.

Rich nations caused climate harm to poorer ones, study says

13 Jul 22 - Scientists, officials and activists have long called out the inequity in national histories on greenhouse gas emissions with rich nations benefiting and poor ones hurting from global warming, and now...

Species extinction threatens the livelihoods of billions: new report

12 Jul 22 - With billions of people depending on wild flora and fauna for food, medicine, and energy, a million species are at risk of extinction due to the combined impacts of climate change, other forms of...

New study identifies rapidly emerging threats to oceans

11 Jul 22 - A globe-spanning study outlines new, potentially unexpected threats to ocean ecosystems and vulnerable coastal communities within the next five to 10 years that will come on top of the already...

Methane emissions reach new highs despite pandemic—four times more sensitive to climate change than first thought

7 Jul 22 - Eliminating emissions of CO₂ is high up the environmental agenda—but the world should not lose sight of the threat from methane. There has been a disturbing recent surge in atmospheric methane,...

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