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2021 Brazil-Africa Forum Commit to Boost Solutions for Food Insecurity, Climate Change

2021 Brazil-Africa Forum Commit to Boost Solutions for Food Insecurity, Climate Change The African continent is known to be the most vulnerable to climate change and the least equipped to cope with severe challenges such as food insecurity. Rabat – As the CO...

PHL tells ASEAN it views climate change as ‘existential threat’

PHL tells ASEAN it views climate change as ‘existential threat’ Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III is urging Southeast Asian countries to speed up their climate change adaptation and mitigation projects, noting that the Philippines views the matter ...

Climate Change: Don’t sideline plastic problem, nations urged

Climate Change: Don’t sideline plastic problem, nations urged Scientists are warning politicians immersed in climate change policy not to forget that the world is also in the midst of a plastic waste crisis. They fear that so much energy is being expende...

Younger generations are the most fatalistic about climate change

Younger generations are the most fatalistic about climate change The idea that younger generations care the most about the climate while older people downplay the issue and refuse to take action is a widespread myth, according to new research. To better unders...

Medical Journals Call Climate Change the ‘Greatest Threat to Global Public Health’

Medical Journals Call Climate Change the ‘Greatest Threat to Global Public Health’ A collection of leading health and medical journals called this week for swift action to combat climate change, calling on governments to cooperate and invest in the environ...

Why climate change is still the greatest threat to human health

Why climate change is still the greatest threat to human health Polluted air and steadily rising temperatures are linked to health effects ranging from increased heart attacks and strokes to the spread of infectious diseases and psychological trauma. People ar...

Climate change and conflict are fueling poverty and food prices, UN chief says

Climate change and conflict are fueling poverty and food prices, UN chief says ROME (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned that climate change and conflict are both a consequence and a driver of poverty, income inequality and food pr...

Webinar: Can South Asia work together to combat climate change?

Webinar: Can South Asia work together to combat climate change? Ahead of COP26, our panellists explore opportunities to address South Asia’s most pressing environmental issues through cross-border cooperation South Asia is witnessing unprecedented impacts of...

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Healthy planet, healthy people: How climate change impacts human immunology

Healthy planet, healthy people: How climate change impacts human immunology Climate change, along with natural and human-made health stressors, can have a profound effect on the human immune system and health. Water quality, pollution, and other environmental ...

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Unchecked climate change will cause severe drying of the Amazon forest

Unchecked climate change will cause severe drying of the Amazon forest Amazon rain forests could be at far higher risk of extreme drought than previously thought, according to new research. An international study, led by the University of Leeds, warns that hug...

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Head of Independent Sage to launch international climate change group

Head of Independent Sage to launch international climate change group Sir David King hopes to emulate success of British Covid advisory body by issuing monthly reports on environmental crisis Several of the world’s leading scientists plan to launch an indepe...

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Prince Charles urges G7 action on climate change: ‘Do it for planet as well as pandemic’

Prince Charles urges G7 action on climate change: ‘Do it for planet as well as pandemic’ In the UK the environment took centre stage at the G7 summit in Cornwall as the Queen hosted world leaders at the Eden Project, an exhibition showcasing the wo...

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G7 leaders face biggest climate change decisions in history

G7 leaders face biggest climate change decisions in history The naturalist will address world leaders gathered in Cornwall on Sunday as they set out plans to cut carbon emissions and restore biodiversity. Ahead of the meeting, Sir David warned that humans coul...

Climate change: world’s lakes are in hot water – threatening rare wildlife

Climate change: world’s lakes are in hot water – threatening rare wildlife The Earth’s surface is splotched with 117 million lakes. Some are scarcely more than ponds, while others are so big they can be seen from space. At 395 miles long, 49 miles wide a...

Less Forest, More Species: Climate Change Drives Declining Biodiversity in Tibet’s Mountainous Regions

Less Forest, More Species: Climate Change Drives Declining Biodiversity in Tibet’s Mountainous Regions Normally, mountain forests are among the most diverse habitats in alpine regions. Yet, as a team from the Alfred Wegener Institute discovered in the Tibeta...

Merkel to youth: Build political support for climate action

Merkel to youth: Build political support for climate action BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands young people’s frustration about the pace of efforts to combat climate change, but is stressing the need to build political major...

Restaurant-Led Ag Effort Aims to Fight Climate Change

Restaurant-Led Ag Effort Aims to Fight Climate Change A nonprofit is working with Boulder County to support regenerative agriculture projects that can help fight climate change. DENVER (AP) — On an early weekday morning in Longmont, the co-owners of the bout...

Small Landowners Are Untapped Heroes in the Fight Against Climate Change

Small Landowners Are Untapped Heroes in the Fight Against Climate Change Forests are fundamentally linked to climate change, both as a cause and a solution. Clearing and mismanagement of forests contribute about 12 percent of global carbon emissions. But fores...

Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know What Is Climate Change? Is It Different From Global Warming? Climate change is actually not a new phenomenon. Scientists have been studying the connection between human activity and the effect on the climate since th...

Nature is Critical to Slowing Climate Change, But It Can Only Do So If We Help It First

Nature is Critical to Slowing Climate Change, But It Can Only Do So If We Help It First Biden’s climate summit highlighted “nature-based solutions,” but political and Indigenous leaders agree Native peoples should lead the way and researchers warn of pit...

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