"Bangladesh's climate refugees: 'it's a question of life' – ... Many Bangladeshis have relocated from the vanishing island of Kutubdia in the Bay of Bengal to Cox's Bazaar. But they are being asked to move once again as sea levels rise and people's livelihoods are put at risk by climate change..."
Climate change puts wheat crops at risk of disease
There is a risk that severity of epidemics of some wheat diseases may increase within the next ten to twenty years due to the impacts of climate change according to a study by international researchers. The researchers carried out a survey in China to establish a link between weather and the severity of epidemics of fusarium ear blight on the wheat crops. This weather-based model was then used to predict the impact on severity of the disease of future weather scenarios for the period from ...
Tiny marine creature spreading through ocean, stabilizing reefs and islands with calcareous shells
"Tiny Marine Creature Spreading Through Ocean, Stabilizing Reefs and Islands With Calcareous Shells Feb. 6, 2013 — The climate is getting warmer, and sea levels are rising -- a threat to island nations. As a group of researchers led by colleagues from the University of Bonn found out, at the same time, tiny single-cell organisms are spreading rapidly through the world's oceans, where they might be able to mitigate the consequences of climate change..."
'Ice age blob' of warm ocean water discovered south of Greenland
Greenland experienced several abrupt and brutal climate changes during the last ice age...some 20,000 to 70,000 years ago. In less than 50 years the air temperatures over Greenland could increase by 10 to 15 °C. ..That kind of climate change would have been catastrophic for us today...
Environmental records shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'
Environmental records shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'...The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has found...
Climate change impacts to U.S. coasts threaten public health, safety and economy, report finds
"Climate Change Impacts to US Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy Jan. 28, 2013 — According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems...A key finding in the report is that all U.S. coasts are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change..."
Climate change is clear and present danger, says landmark US report
"'Climate change is clear & present danger, says landmark US report.' In fact, the National Climate Assessment, released by the White House today says, 'some changes are already having a measurable effect on food production & public health.'" -Slow Food USA 4 May 2014 theGuardian article share
Climate change linked to ozone loss: May result in more skin cancer
"Climate Change Linked to Ozone Loss: May Result in More Skin Cancer ScienceDaily (July 26, 2012) — For decades, scientists have known that the effects of global climate change could have a potentially devastating impact across the globe, but Harvard researchers say there is now evidence that it may also have a dramatic impact on public health..."
Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks
Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks ... Anonymous billionaires donated $120m to more than 100 anti-climate groups working to discredit climate change science. Graphic: climate denial funding
As polar ice melts, seabed life is working against climate change
When it comes to climate change, it's rare to get any good news. But a researcher who's reported evidence, after more than two decades of study, has some: the loss of sea ice over Antarctic waters in some areas has led to the increased growth of creatures living on the seafloor. Those underwater assemblages are acting as an important and unexpected carbon sink.