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EE03A2 Buddhist Man with umbrella against sun walking in street, Bangkok, Thailand, Southeast Asia.

Limiting warming to 2C would prevent ‘worldwide increases’ in heat-related deaths

Restricting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels would prevent large increases in temperature-related deaths across much of the globe, a... Read More

Public health | Sep 13. 2018.
A woman quenches her thirst in Jaipur, India, during a severe heatwave in May 2016. Credit: PACIFIC PRESS / Alamy Stock Photo. G1TTR7

Analysis: ‘Global’ warming varies greatly depending where you live

As part of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the international community committed in 2015 to limit rising global temperatures to “well below"... Read More

People | Jul 2. 2018.
A5C16G Farmer in Bangladesh. Image shot 09/2006. Exact date unknown.

Guest post: Exceeding 1.5C of global warming will hit poorest the hardest

Dr Andrew King is a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne and Luke Harrington is a climate scientist at the University of Oxford ... Read More

Guest posts | May 29. 2018.
King tides flood property on Kiribati atoll. Credit: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Alamy Stock Photo. BGP1PD

Low-lying atolls could become 'uninhabitable' earlier than thought

Low-lying coral islands across the tropical oceans could become “uninhabitable” in the coming decades because of the combined impacts of sea level... Read More

Sea level rise | Apr 25. 2018.
K4K9BT Sour Lake, USA. 06th Sep, 2017. Sour Lake, Texas Sept. 6, 2017: Residents in the Pinewood subdivision outside Sour Lake face the daunting task of cleaning up their homes as they were just let back into the area Wednesday, nine days after floodwater decimated the area after Hurricane Harvey.

Guest post: The impact of climate change on mental health is impossible to ignore

Prof Helen Berry is the inaugural professor of climate change and mental health at the University of Sydney. ... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 16. 2018.
EBRGGN lion (Panthera leo), lion couple on rocks in the savannah, watching by a safari group, Tanzania, Serengeti National Park. Credit: blickwinkel / Alam

Clashes between humans and lions to increase with climate change, study says

The number of clashes between people and African lions could increase as temperatures rise, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Mar 1. 2018.

UK could cut food emissions by 17% by sticking to a healthy diet

The UK could shed close to a fifth of its greenhouse gas emissions from food production if every Briton stuck to a healthy diet based on government... Read More

Public health | Dec 4. 2017.
Bridge in California over dried up river

Impact of climate change on health is 'the major threat of 21st century'

The health of millions of people across the world is already being significantly harmed by climate change, a major new report finds. ... Read More

Public health | Oct 30. 2017.
DY14PF BANGLADESH District Bagerhat , cyclone Sidr and high tide destroy villages in South khali, distribution of relief goods

Study: Ending extreme poverty and limiting warming to 2C still possible

Bringing “extreme” poverty to an end will not jeopardise the chances of limiting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels, a new study... Read More

People | Oct 24. 2017.
Rice is dried before being sold at a women's group processing center in Sourou Province, Burkina Faso.

World can meet growing food demands and limit warming to 1.5C, study says

Carbon emissions from agriculture can be significantly cut while still meeting the food demands of the world’s growing population, a new study... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 2. 2017.
An assortment of specimens from the Smithsonian's National Parasite Collection at the National Museum of Natural History. The National Parasite Collection holds millions of parasite specimens in connection with information about their geographic distribution. The research team drew on this collection to analyze the impact of climate change on parasites.

Climate change could drive a third of parasites to extinction by 2070

As many as one in three parasites could become extinct as a result of climate change by 2070, new research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Sep 6. 2017.
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