Climate Impacts Stories

Ocean warming accelerating to ‘off the charts level’

While recent climate reports have focused on NASA’s startling findings that 2014 was the hottest year on record, another important climate trend has gotten much less attention: the rise in temperature of our oceans.

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Wheat yields under threat by warming climate, warn scientists

Worldwide field trials show that just one degree of warming could slash wheat yields by 42 million tonnes and cause devastating shortages of this vital staple food.

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NOAA, NASA confirm 2014 hottest year on record

2014 was the hottest year on record across the globe, US climate experts have confirmed.

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Scientists link extreme weather to warming Arctic

The theory that a warming Arctic is impacting weather patterns around the world has been strengthened with new research linking diminishing Arctic sea ice and extreme events, including severe winters in the northern hemisphere.

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Brazil crops still at risk a year after epic drought

Southeastern Brazil is expected to receive only half of its normal amount of rainfall this winter, threatening crop production.

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India’s coastal cities to be hit hard by climate change, warns IPCC chief

Rising global temperatures will unleash a series of complications that will have a deep impact for India’s coastal cities.

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South Australia faces catastrophe from raging wildfires

With at least 26 houses lost to wildfire in the Adelaide Hills, record warmth across South Australia and temperatures in Perth hitting 44.4C, the real-world impacts of climate change are already being keenly felt in the opening days of 2015.

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Climate change increasing stresses on fragile states

Briefing for UK aid workers says climate-related factors are making the world increasingly unstable and adding to hardships of the poorest people.

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VIDEO: Thousands take to the streets of Lima to demand climate justice

History was made as the largest climate march in Latin American history took place in the streets of Lima, Peru.

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Daily Tck: Day 9 of the UN climate talks in Lima

At the UN climate talks Wednesday, focus turned outside as thousands of activists took to the streets to demand climate justice.

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