Global Warming

Sea Level Rise Will Flood Hundreds of Cities in the Near Future

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Laura Parker
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Many shore communities in the U.S. face inundation in the coming decades.

Sea level rise caused by global warming is usually cast as a doomsday scenario that will play out so far into the future, it’s easy to ignore. Just ask anyone in South Florida, where new construction proceeds apace.

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The Global Impacts of Rapidly Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice

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PETER WADHAMS
Arctic Ocean sea ice melt as seen from the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Cutter Healy. NASA/KATHRYN HANSEN
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The news last week that summer ice covering the Arctic Ocean was tied for the second-lowest extent on record is a sobering reminder that the planet is swiftly heading toward a largely ice-free Arctic in the warmer months, possibly as early as 2020... Read more about The Global Impacts of Rapidly Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice

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WFP: Climate Change to Accelerate World Hunger

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Lisa Schlein
FILE - Malnourished and displaced Somali children sit in a tent in their camp on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, May 25, 2017.
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GENEVA — 

The World Food Program warns climate change will have a devastating impact on agriculture and the ability of people to feed themselves. The WFP forecasts a huge increase in worldwide hunger unless action is taken to slow global warming. 

The WFP warns progress in reducing global hunger is under threat by conflict and the increase in climate disasters. For the first time in several decades, the WFP reports the number of people suffering from chronic food shortages has risen. ... Read more about WFP: Climate Change to Accelerate World Hunger

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Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef ‘forever,’ scientists say

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Chris Mooney
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Two years after a long-lasting undersea heat wave scalded large sections of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists have found that because so many corals died, much of the reef has probably been altered “forever.”

“What we just experienced is one hell of a natural selection event,” said Terry Hughes, director of the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Queensland. ... Read more about Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef ‘forever,’ scientists say

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World leaders sound alarm over global water crisis

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PAMELA FALK
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UNITED NATIONS -- The World Bank and the U.N. are sounding the alarm over a global water crisis. A joint report released Wednesday says that 40 percent of the world's population is affected by water scarcity. ... Read more about World leaders sound alarm over global water crisis

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Water shortages could affect 5bn people by 2050, UN report warns

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More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to a UN report on the state of the world’s water.

The comprehensive annual study warns of conflict and civilisational threats unless actions are taken to reduce the stress on rivers, lakes, aquifers, wetlands and reservoirs. ... Read more about Water shortages could affect 5bn people by 2050, UN report warns

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Want To Find Global Warming? It's Time To Get Planting.

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Kate Ryan
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THE GOOD NEWS:

 

1.5 million volunteers in India planted 66 million trees in 12 hours to set a world record and combat the effects of climate change. ... Read more about Want To Find Global Warming? It's Time To Get Planting.

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