Climate Impacts Stories

Rise in CO2 could restrict growing days for crops

While plants in temperate zones may benefit from higher temperatures, global warming’s impact in the tropics threatens catastrophe for food security.

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New flood alert as warming raises sea levels threat

Europe could face a higher marine invasion than anybody anticipated. As polar ice melts, tides could be as much as 1.5 metres higher around the coasts of Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands and England, according to a new study.

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2015 set to be hottest year on record

With another record month witnessed in May, 2015 remains on track to be the warmest year in recorded history.

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Thousands join mass UK climate change lobby

Beekeepers, surfers, farmers, anglers, grandparents and nuns were among the thousands of people lining up outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday for a mass lobby of UK politicians on climate change.

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Pope Franics to call for global solidarity to address ecological crisis

Pope Francis, spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, will unveil his long-awaited Encyclical on the environment.

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IEA: Renewable energy on track to overtake coal

Renewable energy is set to become the world’s number one electricity source in the next fifteen years if countries stick to the plans they are presenting in the run-up to the UN climate talks in Paris, this December, according to the Internat...

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Australia chooses coal over coral, spins Great Barrier Reef decline to UNESCO

Two reports have undermined the Abbott Government’s rosy claims about the health of Australia’s World Heritage Great Barrier Reef.

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David Miliband: Refugee crisis will worsen due to climate change

A historic 52 million people are currently fleeing conflict worldwide, a trend set to intensify over the next two decades because of climate change, International Rescue Committee chief David Miliband has warned

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Global warming means double jeopardy for sea life

Some sea creatures seeking to escape warming oceans as the mercury rises will find that climate change is damaging the areas which could give them refuge.

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Glacier loss raises high concern over water supplies

Massively increased ice melt in the high Himalayas because of climate change could seriously jeopardise the flow of water for billions of people in Asia.

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