Tag Archives: IPCC

What Does the Science Really Say About Sea-level Rise?

Could sea levels really rise by several meters this century. Probably not, although this century's greenhouse emissions could potentially set the stage for large rises in centuries to come.

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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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Climate Change: A Spark in Igniting Syria’s Civil War

A drought in Syria that was exacerbated by climate change helped fuel the unrest that led to the country's civil war.

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Megadrought May Drive Up Olive Oil Prices

Spain produces around half the world’s olives and is the number one producer of olive oil. The drought has speculators, including forecasting agency Oil World, worried that olive yield could drop up to 40 percent year-over-year in 2014.

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Bhutan’s Paddy Crop Victim of Climate Change?

The forces of nature have overwhelmed some farmers in western Bhutan.  Within one week, their hope of a good harvest was turned into despair as the clear skies at the beginning of the week gave way to heavy rains last night (October 14). Farmers were so close to reap the fruit of a year round hard work, when they laid …

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