Tag Archives: global warming

Hard-fought COP28 Agreement Suggests the Days of Fossil Fuels are Numbered

Despite the diplomatic achievement of an agreement that looked unlikely only hours earlier, it’s still hard to say the international community is taking this enormous challenge as seriously as it should.

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How Well-managed Dams and Forecasting Can Limit Flooding in a Warming World

An engineer who managed dams for years explains the tradeoffs operators make as they decide when to release water and how much to stay safe.

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Drastic Changes in Ice, Snow and Water in the Himalayas Deserve Attention

The key sentence in the most comprehensive report to date on the Hindu Kush Himalayan “cryosphere”, or icy areas, is that the region is “undergoing unprecedented and largely irreversible changes over human timescales, primarily driven by climate change”. The assessment, released on 20 June by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), describes vast changes: glaciers are retreating more …

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COP26: Experts React to the UN Climate Summit and Glasgow Pact

We asked experts from around the world for their reaction to the outcomes of this year’s UN climate summit, COP26, including the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries attending the talks. Here’s what they had to say about the deals that were made. (This page will be updated as reactions come in.)

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Land Clearing and Farming Contribute a Third of the World’s Greenhouse Gases

Given the mounting impacts of climate change on food security and land condition, there is no time to lose.

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Heat stroke: A doctor Offers Tips to Stay Safe as Temperatures Soar

Heat stroke is preventable – just stay cool and stay hydrated. But during a heat wave that is easier said than done, particularly for the poor and elderly.

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Impact of US Withdrawal from Climate Treaty

It will probably be a few years before we really feel the effects of Trump’s new climate policies, so there’s also a chance we’ll have a new deal by then or a new president coming up in the near future, writes Kate Harveston .

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The Hottest Year on Record Signals That Global Warming is Alive

Thanks to El Niño and climate change, last year broke temperature records – and reduces any importance attached to the global warming 'hiatus.'

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Five Things You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Deal

COP21 ended with an agreement that is at once both historic, important – and inadequate.

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Extreme Weather on the Rise

The most severe weather events of 2014 took 65 lives and cost more than $19 billion, showing that the need for increased resilience investment is greater than ever.

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