Latest in Tag: climate change Highlight

Latest in Tag: climate change


Egypt food security in wake of climate change and water scarcity 

Egypt has relied on the Nile, the world’s longest river, as the main source of fresh water, since the time of the Pharaohs. For thousands of years, annual floods dumped rich silt on the river’s banks, allowing the country to serve as a Mediterranean bread basket. However, with the completion of the Aswan High Dam …

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Climate change: A simmering threat to our ocean

Plastic pollution and overfishing may currently be in the headlines. But rising CO2 emissions are also a key threat to the ocean that covers 71 percent of the planet, and a major challenge for future life on Earth.Frank Bainimarama knows all about the need to protect the ocean. As the prime minister of Fiji, he …

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10 incredible things climate change will do

Climate change will bring some surprising effects: Bumpy plane rides, greater mood swings and more volcanic eruptions are just a few of the things we can expect over the decades to come. And yes, even more lightning.We’re already familiar with some of the more evident effects of global warming such as melting glaciers and more …

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Kenyans turn to camels to cope with climate change

While parts of Kenya are becoming drier, a growing number of people are starting to keep camels. The animals are more drought-resistant than cows – and their highly nutritious milk is catching on around the world.Bone-dry plains roasted by a relentless equatorial sun. At first glance, there’s little to be found in the fields near …

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Four climate change myths, debunked

Some people are skeptical that human activity is driving global warming. We take a look at the most common arguments used by climate deniers, and set the record straight.Despite a 97 percent scientific consenus on the issue, some still dispute the idea that human activity is causing climate change. With this year’s Earth Day focusing …

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‘Climate change allows terrorists to thrive’

A report commissioned by the German foreign office shows how in scenarios of instability and conflict, climate change can contribute to the emergence and growth of terrorist groups such as Boko Haram or “Islamic State.”The German foreign office has commissioned a report analyzing the links between climate change and the growth of non-state armed groups …

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Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

Across the Alps, glaciers have lost half their volume since 1900. And there is no letting up: Melting has accelerated since 1980. Most Alpine glaciers will be gone by the end of this century, scientists say.”It’s almost time to say farewell to our glaciers,” Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summits …

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Should we be worried about our cherry blossoms because of climate change?

With spring rapidly progressing, cherry trees all over the world are beginning to bloom earlier. But the extreme weather of climate change might thwart our favorite cherry blossom festivals.Birds are chirping, bees are buzzing and fascinated spectators are madly clicking away, taking selfies. The crowds at cherry blossom festivals around the world are a clear …

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Climate change makes weather extremes the new normal

On World Meteorological Day, DW provides an overview of how global warming is changing our lived experience of the climate.News of the hottest year, the wettest winter and suffocating summers are no longer a surprise. We’re getting used to extreme weather – and that’s worrying. In 2016, Earth’s surface reached its warmest temperatures since 1880. …

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Through the lens

Join us as we take a look through the lens at some environmental events from around the world over the past week, including rights for two Indian rivers, a fish out of water and the crippling effects of drought.In India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, the high court declared the rivers Ganges and its main tributary, …

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G20’s green transition?

As the G20 summit takes place in Huangzhou, China, not only business and finance will be discussed – climate change is also high on the agenda, due to the growing financial risks that climate change present.

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Food for thought on hunger

Climate change, a growing population and food market speculation mean in the future it will be more difficult to feed the world. How can we make sure everyone has enough to eat in an age of global interdependence?

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