Climate Impacts Stories

Deaths mount as Pakistan heatwave is linked to climate

More than 1,200 people have died as the result of an intense heatwave in southern Pakistan, and experts warn of more hot weather to come

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US-Brazil climate deal caps off month of global climate progress

On the same day that China and several other nations announced their commitments to address the climate crisis, the United States and Brazil added to that momentum by announcing a deal of their own.

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Thousands march and Churches divest in wake of Pope’s call for climate action

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, ’Laudato Si’, continues to drive momentum for bold action on climate change, with thousands of people of faith, civil society groups, and communities marching together in Rome on Sunday.

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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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