Climate Impacts Stories

Solomon Islands town first in Pacific to relocate because of climate change

Threatened from rising sea levels and tsunamis, a small town in the Solomon Islands is planning to relocate its entire population to a neighbouring island, the first time a provincial capital in the Pacific Island will have done so.

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Human factor speeds up glacier melting

Scientists warn rates of glacier melting have increased greatly in recent years – and that humans are the main culprits.

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Climate change greatest threat to Great Barrier Reef

Climate change is the most serious threat facing the Great Barrier Reef, leaving the outlook for this natural wonder poor and expected to deteriorate further in coming years.

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Tuvalu climate refugees granted residency in New Zealand

A family from Tuvalu have been granted New Zealand residency after claiming they would be affected by climate change and rising sea levels if they returned home.

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Pakistan ill prepared for climate crises, warns former minister

Climate seminar delegates warn that Pakistan remains ill prepared for climate crisis despite evidence of shifting weather patterns and resulting flooding and drought emergencies.

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UN pleads for funds in the onset of drought-induced food shortage in the Sahel

As climate change increasingly threatens food supplies, the United Nations is looking for funding to render the drought-prone Sahel more resilient to food insecurity.

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Facing climate impacts, Dar es Salaam aims to adapt

A new plan for Tanzania’s largest city aims to transform the metropolis into a megacity prepared to cope with the impacts of climate change.

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‘Unprecedented’ Canadian blazes are burning forests and making climate change worse

Large fires across Canada's Northwest Territories are releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere.

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Emissions fuelling Australian drought, warn scientists

The Australian prime minister may be scathing about climate science, but new research shows that burning fossil fuels is a significant factor in the long-term rainfall decline that is leaving southern regions of the country parched and swelte...

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Beef prices are soaring in the US, and climate change may be to blame

A prolonged drought in the southern Great Plains region of the US has plummeted the nation’s cattle supply to a six-decade low.

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