Climate Impacts Stories

UN report backs call for fossil fuel phase out

The world needs to take immediate action towards a complete phase out of fossil fuels and force global greenhouse gas emissions onto a downward trajectory.

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Fracking: no ‘silver bullet’ for European energy security or emissions reduction

Fracking will not provide the European Union with a ‘silver bullet’ for addressing energy security or cutting emissions, European science academies (EASAC) have said.

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Report ranks countries’ climate change preparedness

The newest Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index ranks countries according to their readiness to adapt to global warming.

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New robot ‘dolphins’ revolutionize Antarctic ice melt data

Groundbreaking data from revolutionary robot “dolphins” developed by the California Institute of Technology have identified eddies as a significant contributor to Antarctic ice melt.

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Polar bears issued protection status as Arctic ice disappears

The UN’s environment body has for the first time approved special protection for polar bears, in a move hailed as an important step to saving the endangered animal.

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Climate change migration leads to disease vulnerability, according to researchers

Migration and disease brought on by climate change are some of the more precarious impacts looming over vulnerable communities, according to recent reports.

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Scientists say “war effort” needed to save the Amazon

Unusual seasonal drying is threatening to permanently transform the Amazon rainforest into a dryer savanna ecosystem, according to a new study.

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Report finds climate change a major security risk worldwide

A new report predicts that climate change will become a serious driver of conflict and an increasingly dangerous risk to national security.

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Climate change ignored in Great Barrier Reef protection plan

The Australian government’s plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef has sparked outrage amongst top scientists for failing to account for climate change.

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Australian government fast-tracks coal expansion on Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Government is to fast track the approval of the world’s biggest coal port, as environment minister Greg Hunt waives the environmental impact study on the dumping of dredging spoil onto sensitive wetlands.

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