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A public service billboard asking everyone to help stop the Ebola outbreak, 15 January 2015, in Monrovia, Liberia. Credit: UNMIL / Alamy Stock Photo. F155K4

Ebola epidemics will ‘increase with greenhouse gas concentrations’, study finds

The threat of Ebola outbreaks across Africa will increase as levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere rise, according to new research. ... Read More

Aerial view of coal power station at Walsum am Rhein, Germany.

Explainer: The high-emissions ‘RCP8.5’ global warming scenario

A sizeable portion of recent studies on future climate impacts have focused on a warming scenario called “RCP8.5”. This high-emissions scenario is... Read More

PSA International Brani Container Terminal with the CBD skyline, Brani Island, Singapore. Credit: Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo. FGRPBF

Explainer: How ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ explore future climate change

Over the past few years, an international team of climate scientists, economists and energy systems modellers have built a range of new “pathways”... Read More

Climate models project 21st century global temperatures. Credit: Alex Kekesi / NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

Analysis: How much ‘carbon budget’ is left to limit global warming to 1.5C?

In 2015, by signing up to the Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly every country pledged to keep global temperatures “well below” 2C above... Read More

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Swiss ski resorts could see 70% drop in snow cover as climate warms

Skiers heading to the slopes of the Swiss Alps could find the ski season increasingly curtailed by a lack of snow, a new study says. ... Read More

Clouds over the Atlantic Ocean

Guest Post: What does the Paris Agreement mean for the oceans?

Prof Jean-Pierre Gattuso is a research professor at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Sorbonne University and the Institute for... Read More

Aedes aegypti mosquito in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Climate change to widen range of disease-carrying mosquitoes, says study

Infectious diseases, such as dengue and the Zika virus, could spread to new parts of the world as mosquitoes expand their habitats in a warmer, wetter... Read More

Moai statues, rano raraku, easter island, polynesia

'Disenfranchised' small islands to become increasingly arid

Many small island nations will increasingly lose access to fresh water over the course of the century — but their size means they have been... Read More

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Climate change threatens staple crops in Africa, study says

Without emissions cuts, much of sub-Saharan Africa will become unsuitable for growing key crops during this century, a new study suggests. ... Read More

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