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Climate Change action reaches Bougainville

Climate Change action reaches Bougainville The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Papua New Guinea, in partnership with the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA), continues to drive national climate action for remote communities. The Buil...

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10 steamy signs in 2020 that climate change is speeding up

10 steamy signs in 2020 that climate change is speeding up Things are heating up, and not in a good way. As the world turned its eyes to a dire pandemic, another global catastrophe was not-so-quietly gaining steam: Climate change has been simmering since the I...

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UAlbany researchers develop way to help people visualize climate change

UAlbany researchers develop way to help people visualize climate change At this point, we’re all used to hearing about the climate changing. But seeing 2,000 years of data in front of you, all narrowed down in the form of an easy-to-operate visual tool, migh...

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Climate change: ‘Exceptionally hot’ 2020 concludes warmest decade

Climate change: ‘Exceptionally hot’ 2020 concludes warmest decade Global meteorological agencies agree that 2020 was a scorching year but they are divided on just where it ranks in the temperature records. For Nasa, last year is in a statistical de...

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Central banks and climate change: all hot air

Central banks and climate change: all hot air Saving the planet is easier to say than do. Sovereign wealth funds, state investment vehicles that collectively have over $8tn in assets under management, appear obvious candidates to spearhead investment into clim...

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Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages, according to Stanford researchers

Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages, according to Stanford researchers Flooding has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. over the past three decades. Researchers found that 36 percent of the costs of flooding ...

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Rising Costs of U.S. Flood Damage Linked to Climate Change

Rising Costs of U.S. Flood Damage Linked to Climate Change As warming temperatures intensified precipitation over the last 30 years, floods costs have risen by $2.5 billion Increased precipitation resulting partially from climate change has caused an additiona...

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‘The New Climate War’ exposes tactics of climate change ‘inactivists’

‘The New Climate War’ exposes tactics of climate change ‘inactivists’ Climate scientist Michael Mann argues outright denialism has morphed into inactivism Sometime around the fifth century B.C., the Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu wrote...

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Survey Finds Majority of Voters Support Initiatives to Fight Climate Change

Survey Finds Majority of Voters Support Initiatives to Fight Climate Change A survey carried out after the November election found that 66 percent of respondents said that developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority. A majority of...

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UN urges nations to scale up climate change adaptation to avoid major economic loss

UN urges nations to scale up climate change adaptation to avoid major economic loss -Governments across the world must significantly scale up climate adaptation measures to avoid major economic damage from global warming, according to a new UN report. -Nearly ...

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Climate Change Needs an Operation Warp Speed

Climate Change Needs an Operation Warp Speed If the Covid vaccine push has proved anything, it’s that big government works. IN THE DISMAL early days of the pandemic, a vaccine seemed depressingly far off. Historically, the average time to develop a new vacci...

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Four things Asia’s energy sector must do in 2021 to meet climate goals

Four things Asia’s energy sector must do in 2021 to meet climate goals Renewables could spur the post-pandemic recovery in Asia. But as this year’s climate change conference approaches, the region’s energy planners have a lot of catching up to do. 20...

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People are being displaced by the impacts of climate change ? how can cities cope with newcomers?

People are being displaced by the impacts of climate change — how can cities cope with newcomers? When the rains never arrived in the East African nation of Somalia in 2016, nor in 2017, hundreds of thousands of rural residents were forced to abandon their l...

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Moving beyond net zero: How Asia can exhibit climate leadership

Moving beyond net zero: How Asia can exhibit climate leadership We’ve just celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. If governments want to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, they must address a fundamental issue: plans t...

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Climate change adaptation: Cost to at least quadruple for developing countries in 3 decades

Climate change adaptation: Cost to at least quadruple for developing countries in 3 decades The current annual adaptation costs in developing countries are around $70 billion The annual cost of adaptation to the effects of climate change for developing countri...

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Biden’s focus on climate change could turn up the pressure on China’s mega infrastructure program

Biden’s focus on climate change could turn up the pressure on China’s mega infrastructure program -China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative has been criticized for financing and building infrastructure projects that harm the environment. -Beijing has sai...

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Climate change is hurting children’s diets, global study finds

Climate change is hurting children’s diets, global study finds Rising temperatures contribute to child malnutrition and reduced diet quality An international study of 107,000 children finds that higher temperatures are an equal or even greater contributo...

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Climate Change and International Migration: Evidence from Tajikistan

Climate Change and International Migration: Evidence from Tajikistan INTRODUCTION Scientific arguments and evidence have drawn increasing attention to changes in the global climate in terms of rising global air temperature and sea level, retreating snow cover ...

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While Bitcoin price surges, ramped up cryptocurrency mining takes heavy toll on the planet

While Bitcoin price surges, ramped up cryptocurrency mining takes heavy toll on the planet BANGKOK: During good times, mining for Bitcoin is an around the clock job. In Nonthaburi, a province outside Bangkok, through the day and night one facility’s thousand...

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Water stress will rise in parts of Asia even as glaciers melt and rain pours

Water stress will rise in parts of Asia even as glaciers melt and rain pours Northern India is among the regions facing shortages from climate change’s effects on mountain rivers. By the end of this century, people living along the Indus and Ganges rivers wi...

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