"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 Increases Risk of Crop Slowdown in Next 20 Years
Climate Change Increases Risk of Crop Slowdown in Next 20 Years - http://www.mybiologica.com/48438/science-en/climate-change-increases-risk-of-crop-slowdown-in-next-20-years.html The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop yields because of climate change, new research finds.The authors, from Stanford University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), say the odds of a ma
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...
Policy makers should not discount the damages from future climate tipping points
Society should set a high carbon tax now to try and prevent climate change reaching a point of no return according to a new study. The study shows that the prospect of an uncertain future tipping point should greatly increase the amount we are willing to pay now to limit climate change.