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Climate change will create more violent extremism, if we let it

The protests and violent conflict in Syria that began in 2011 originally took U.S. security analysts by surprise. Early in the Arab Spring, the State Department had ranked Syria near the bottom of a list of Middle East and North

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Digital map launched by Unicef helps young people tell their climate change stories

A digital mapping project called ‘Act now for tomorrow,’ which was recently launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), is helping young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them. “The

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Carbon story

The Global Carbon Project is a scientific program that aims to draw a complete picture of the carbon cycle on planet Earth. Take a short tour of carbon story.   Source: Global Carbon Atlas Date: October 2015 Watch the infographic

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Emissions are putting species in lethal danger

Global warming is going to be very bad for the boreal forests of Siberia and Canada, calamitous for the coral reefs of the tropics and the cold deep waters – and lethal for the lizards of North America. New research

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Climate change: a risk assessment

We know that climate change is a problem, but how big a problem is it? We have to answer this question before we can make a good decision about how much effort to put into dealing with it. A new

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Coal’s Devastation

Scholars may never understand the energy source’s full economic cost, but that doesn’t make its damage any less knowable. In Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See”, a radio broadcaster marvels at the wonder of coal: Consider a single

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Scientists foresee losses as cities fight beach erosion

Beaches are facing off against a changing climate, and they’re losing ground. Literally. Waves, currents, storms and people all move the sand that make beaches, well, beaches. But a combination of rising sea levels, stronger coastal storms and coastal development

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Climate change presents ‘potentially catastrophic’ risks to public health, Lancet Commission study finds

Climate change poses such a threat to public health it risks undoing the gains of the past 50 years, a major study has found. The Lancet Commission on climate change and health found the threat had been underestimated, but that

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What’s really warming the world?

Skeptics of manmade climate change offer various natural causes to explain why the Earth has warmed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. But can these account for the planet’s rising temperature? Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has tried to calculate the

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Insurance gains clout as climate change solution for the poor

Efforts to insure vulnerable people such as poor farmers against extreme weather and other climate risks are picking up pace, following a recent G7 commitment to extend cover in developing nations and a global insurance industry forum this week. U.N.

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