Climate Change

2016 Warmest Year Since Records Began
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For anyone infantile enough to believe global warming isn’t here, let alone gathering momentum, 2016 is now being recognised as the warmest since records began. Indeed, winter in Britain as we entered into 2017 is so warm for this time of year that it heralds the promise of another record setting year this year again. […]

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Climate change ‘to slash value of European farmland’
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A new EU study has suggested that the effects of climate change could reduce the economic value of European farmland by up to 32 per cent.  Farms in southern Europe are particularly sensitive to climate change and could suffer value losses of up to nine per cent per 1°C rise. Farms in southern Europe are particularly […]

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So you need to see the wounds to believe?
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Many, like President Trump, don’t believe in Climate Change. Well, it most certainly IS happening and it is making a major and growing change to the conditions on our planet. Most importantly, over and above the physical changes which are daily becoming more evident, it is the impact it will have on populations through food […]

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Climate change will fuel terrorism recruitment, report for German foreign office says
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Report by Adelphi thinktank warns terrorist groups will exploit natural disasters and water and food shortages. Climate change will fuel acts of terrorism and strengthen recruiting efforts by terrorist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, a report commissioned by the German foreign office has found. Terrorist groups will exploit the natural disasters and water […]

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Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change
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or how psychology can trick us into keeping Earth habitable!  When Per Espen Stoknes looked at polls going back to 1989 assessing the level of public concern about climate change in 39 different countries, he found a surprising pattern in the data. “Incredibly enough, it shows that the more certain the science becomes, the less […]

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How Climate Changes’ Effect on Agriculture can Lead to War
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Rising temperatures may have played a significant role in the Syrian Civil War.  On February 12, the temperature in Magnum, Oklahoma, reached 100 degrees. It was a state record for the month of February, besting a mark that was set in 1918. The average February high in Magnum is 56. Many see the unseasonably warm temperature […]

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Fears Grow That Climate Conflicts Could Lead to War
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If you’re skiing at Europe’s resorts this month, enjoy it while it lasts. As much as 70 percent of Alpine snow could disappear by the end of the century as global warming increasingly cuts in on the annual ski season. That’s the conclusion of Swiss researchers in a paper relying on three-dimensional modeling to understand […]

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Extreme Weather in Europe – More Frequent
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Bob Berwyn of Pacific Standard reports that extreme weather is becoming more frequent – and more expensive – in Europe. Without doubt our global warming trajectory is gaining pace and, as has been prophesied, by Professor James Lovelock, as now unstoppable, the results of it are going to be catastrophic for the human race. Less […]

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Astonishing Warming of Artic
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Scientists released this year’s so-called Arctic Report Card on Tuesday, and it is a dismal one.  Researchers say the Arctic continues to warm up at rates they call “astonishing.” They presented their findings at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting in San Francisco.  “The Arctic as a whole is warming at least twice as fast […]

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