Tag: global warming

  • Humans causing shrinking of nature as larger animals die off

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    Average size of wild animals predicted to fall by a quarter in 100 years through extinctions Humanity’s ongoing destruction of wildlife will lead to a shrinking of nature, with the average body size of animals falling by a quarter, a study predicts. The researchers estimate that more than 1,000 larger species of mammals and birds […]

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  • Attacking Global Warming by Adding CO2 to the Atmosphere? Stanford Researchers Have a Plan

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    By Ryan Johnson Here’s a novel approach to reversing global warming: Let’s put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. No, seriously. Returning the atmosphere to a preindustrial level of methane by converting it to CO2 is the subject of a new research paper out of Stanford. Researchers at Stanford University this week proposed a new […]

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  • Should We Be Calling Climate Change a ‘Climate Crisis’?

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    By Christopher Thompson How we talk about climate change is rapidly shifting as the ramifications of unchecked carbon pollution become ever clearer. The Guardian sped that shift along last week, when it updated its style guide to encourage reporters to refer to climate change as a “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and using “global heating” […]

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  • WILL CLIMATE CHANGE CREATE DEADLIER TROPICAL STORMS?

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    By Ryan Johnson New research suggests that, due to global warming, storm-related deaths in developing nations could increase by as much as 52 percent. Weeks after the deadly cyclone Idai tore through Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, the human toll is still being tallied. Entire communities remain submerged, more than a thousand people lost their lives—more […]

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  • It’s not just about the bees – earthworms need love, too

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    By Christopher Thompson They may not be cute, but the work they do for our soil keeps humans in business. But their numbers are in steep decline If earthworms had feathers, wings or fur, or eyes that looked mournful – or eyes at all – perhaps they would fare better in the public’s affections. This […]

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  • Climate change could lead to blackouts in Los Angeles

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    By Ryan Johnson Extreme heat adds stress to the electricity grid. Large storms are not the only cause of power outages. In the Los Angeles area, rising temperatures could lead to more frequent blackouts. Stephanie Pincetl of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability co-authored a recent report about how extreme heat will affect […]

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  • A Glimpse of Hope: The “Super Corals” of Hawaii

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    By Ryan Johnson Corals are considered not only as one of the most important creatures in oceans for they do not only add beauty to it but they also provide homes for different marine animals especially fish. In fact, a small percent of coral reefs envelops the ocean bed and supports 30% of known marine […]

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  • Single-use plastics a serious climate change hazard, study warns

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    By Christopher Thompson Production must end now, says first ever estimate of plastic’s cradle-to-grave impact The proliferation of single-use plastic around the world is accelerating climate change and should be urgently halted, a report warns. Plastic production is expanding worldwide, fuelled in part by the fracking boom in the US. The report says plastic contributes […]

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  • Global Warming Is A Global Problem

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    By Ryan Johnson It is the collective duty of states to ensure the survival of Earth. Born to former farmers who now own a business exporting perishable herbs from Hawaii to the continental United States, my family has witnessed first hand how climate change has impeded crop development in the past 40 years. The agricultural […]

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  • Humanity must save insects to save ourselves, leading scientist warns

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    By Christopher Thompson Insects are ‘the glue in nature’, says Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, underpinning the food and water we rely on Humanity must save insects, if not for their sake, then for ourselves, a leading entomologist has warned. “Insects are the glue in nature and there is no doubt that both the [numbers] and diversity of […]

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