Climate Impacts Stories

Millions at risk as sea level rise threatens Sundarbans

The Sundarbans is on the frontline of climate change as sea level rise threatens the way of life of its community. Its population is left with a stark choice: change their livelihoods or migrate to other areas.

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As Sao Paulo drought worsens, government considers rationing

As Brazil’s most populous region continues to struggle through its worst drought in a century, Sao Paulo, the country’s largest and richest city, is rapidly running out of water.

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Climate change likely to cause uptick in infectious disease

Climate change is creating conditions that are likely to increase the rate of infectious disease worldwide.

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Arid areas of US face prospect of ‘megadroughts’

Scientists in the US predict ‘megadroughts’ worse than the extreme conditions believed to have played a part in ending a once-flourishing medieval culture.

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High-emitting gas flaring practice under fire in Nigeria

Routine gas flaring, an activity that occurs at oil production sites, emits the equivalent in emissions from 70 million cars around the world.

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Fossil fuel divestment campaign grows with global day of action

This Valentine’s Day, the global divestment movement grew to new levels, as across the world activists came together and called on institutions, banks and investors to break up with the fossil fuel industry.

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WWF ups pressure on Australia to protect Great Barrier Reef

WWF is upping the pressure on the Australian government to increase its protection of the Great Barrier Reef, calling on it to stop dumping dredge waste in the area.

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Climate change looms large in national security forecasts

Changes to the climate are causing more severe storms, withering heatwaves, and water shortages that may be igniting conflict around the globe.

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G20 ministers urged to stop fossil fuel subsidies

As the G20 finance ministers meet in Istanbul to discuss the global economy, green groups from around the globe are calling on the leaders to stop subsidizing fossil fuel exploration

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Air pollution increases premature death risk in China, warns study

The Chinese government’s “war on pollution” appears to be making some slow progress, with five more cities meeting air standards in 2014 than in 2013.

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