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Will Climate Change Cause More Migrants than Wars?

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BUENOS AIRES, May 17 2018 (IPS) - Climate change is one of the main drivers of migration and will be increasingly so. It will even have a more significant role in the displacement of people than armed conflicts, which today cause major refugee crises. ... Read more about Will Climate Change Cause More Migrants than Wars?

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The world’s bleak climate situation, in 3 charts

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David Roberts
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We’re currently heading for around 3 degrees of warming

Global average temperatures have risen about 1.1 degrees Celsius since preindustrial times. At current rates, they could exceed 1.5 degrees by 2030. And global greenhouse gas emissions, after a brief lull from 2014 to 2016, are rising again. ... Read more about The world’s bleak climate situation, in 3 charts

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Nature's 'alarming' decline threatens food, water, energy: U.N.

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Alister Doyle
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OSLO (Reuters) - Human activities are causing an alarming decline in the variety of plant and animal life on Earth and jeopardizing food, clean water and energy supplies, a U.N.-backed study of biodiversity said on Friday.

Climate change will become a steadily bigger threat to biodiversity by 2050, adding to damage from pollution and forest clearance to make way for agriculture, according to more than 550 experts in a set of reports approved by 129 governments.  ... Read more about Nature's 'alarming' decline threatens food, water, energy: U.N.

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What's Really warming the world?

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MethodologyNASA's ModelResearchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global warming. Around the world there are 28 or so research groups in more than a dozen countries who have written 61 climate models.

Why Paris will be a Peace Conference - before the wars begin

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Michael T. Klare
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A failure to cap greenhouse gas emissions will not just bring on climate shocks, but also worldwide instability, insurrection, and resource wars, writes Michael T. Klare  In this sense, COP21 in Paris should be considered not just a climate summit but a peace conference as well '€“ one taking place before the wars begin. ... Read more about Why Paris will be a Peace Conference - before the wars begin

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Global warming is so much worse than we thought. Here’s the chart that proves it

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Simran Khosla
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If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to freak out about the environment, that time is probably now.

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013, the greatest increase since 1984, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). ... Read more about Global warming is so much worse than we thought. Here’s the chart that proves it

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2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records

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Each of the first six months of 2016 set a record as the warmest respective month globally in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880. Meanwhile, five of the first six months set records for the smallest monthly Arctic sea ice extent since consistent satellite records began in 1979.
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Two key climate change indicators -- global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent -- have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data. ... Read more about 2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records

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Global air pollution crisis 'must not be left to private sector'

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 Pollution in New Delhi, India, last November. The city has earned the dubious distinction of being the world’s dirtiest city. Photograph: Tsering Topgyal/AP
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Energy authority says governments must take responsibility, and investment would pay for itself in health benefits.  The global air pollution crisis killing more than 6 million people a year must be tackled by governments as a matter of urgency and not just left to the private sector, a report from the world’s leading energy authority says.
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