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Expect COVID-19, China and climate change to dominate 2021

Expect COVID-19, China and climate change to dominate 2021 How Taiwan’s Audrey Tang can help Asia’s democracies strike back Shigesaburo Okumura is editor-in-chief of Nikkei Asia. As the editor-in-chief of Nikkei Inc.’s flagship English langua...

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Climate change: Alaskan wilderness opens up for oil exploration

Climate change: Alaskan wilderness opens up for oil exploration The Trump administration is pushing ahead with the first ever sale of oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The giant Alaskan wilderness is home to many important species, incl...

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Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020

Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020 The world continued to pay a very high price for extreme weather in 2020, according to a report from the charity Christian Aid. Against a backdrop of climate change, its study lists 10 events that saw ...

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Will climate change make animals darker?or lighter?

Will climate change make animals darker—or lighter? A 19th century claim has fueled a 21st century debate about how a warming climate might reshape animals. Beginning in the early 1800s, biologists identified multiple “rules” describing the ecological an...

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Climate change activists want COP26 to build on the momentum of 2020

Climate change activists want COP26 to build on the momentum of 2020 2021 is a big year of action for the planet. Researchers say there was a record drop in global carbon emissions from using fossil fuels during 2020, partly due to lockdowns prompted by the pa...

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Researchers Offer Framework for Evaluating Climate Change Impacts on State’s Water, Energy Systems

Researchers Offer Framework for Evaluating Climate Change Impacts on State’s Water, Energy Systems As the planet continues to warm, the twin challenges of diminishing water supply and growing energy demand will intensify. But water and energy are inextricabl...

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Bill Gates: Climate change could be more devastating than Covid-19 pandemic?this is what the US must do to prepare

Bill Gates: Climate change could be more devastating than Covid-19 pandemic—this is what the US must do to prepare “As awful as this pandemic is, climate change could be worse.” So says billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates in a recent blog post. “A gl...

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Climate Change Is Turning Cities Into Ovens

Climate Change Is Turning Cities Into Ovens A new model estimates that by 2100, cities across the world could warm as much as 4.4 degrees Celsius. It’s a deadly consequence of the heat-island effect. WHICHEVER SIDE OF the subjective city-versus-rural debate ...

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How CIA Satellites Helped Fight Climate Change

How CIA Satellites Helped Fight Climate Change Where espionage and environmentalism converge When you think of the Central Intelligence Agency, what comes to mind? It could be one of dozens of things, depending on your feelings on espionage, but one thing that...

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“Cautious optimism” about fighting climate change: Salon talks with author of “The New Climate War”

“Cautious optimism” about fighting climate change: Salon talks with author of “The New Climate War” Climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann tells Salon that we aren’t doomed — but we need to hold polluters accountable I have had t...

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Agriculture must be part of climate change negotiations, says Farm Bureau

Agriculture must be part of climate change negotiations, says Farm Bureau Although blamed for 10 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture has a “great track record” through land stewardship and biofuels in mitigating climate change, says Zippy...

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The fight against climate change should focus on reaching positive climate tipping points

The fight against climate change should focus on reaching positive climate tipping points At some point, economic forces snowball so that coal becomes too expensive to burn, or electric cars become vastly cheaper than gas. These positive climate tipping points...

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Artist Elle MacLaren Wants To Make You Think About Climate Change

Artist Elle MacLaren Wants To Make You Think About Climate Change In the midst of the pandemic, political upheaval and an overall sense of unease, escaping to a new art exhibit sounds like a respite. A new show at Loveland’s Artworks Center for Contemporary ...

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Climate change: Weakened ‘ice arches’ speed loss of Arctic floes

Climate change: Weakened ‘ice arches’ speed loss of Arctic floes Look down on the Arctic from space and you can see some beautiful arch-like structures sculpted out of sea-ice. They form in a narrow channel called Nares Strait, which divides the Ca...

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The state of the climate in 2021

The state of the climate in 2021 From unprecedented wildfires across the US to the extraordinary heat of Siberia, the impacts of climate change were felt in every corner of the world in 2020. We have come to a “moment of truth”, United Nations Secr...

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Climate change: 2020 in a dead heat for world’s warmest year

Climate change: 2020 in a dead heat for world’s warmest year New data from EU satellites shows that 2020 is in a statistical dead heat with 2016 as the world’s warmest year. The Copernicus Climate Change Service says that last year was around 1.25C...

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Climate change could create 63 million migrants in South Asia by 2050

Climate change could create 63 million migrants in South Asia by 2050 BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The growing impacts of climate change have already pushed more than 18 million people to migrate within South Asian countries, but that could m...

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How climate change and bad water policies threaten Asia’s security and prosperity

How climate change and bad water policies threaten Asia’s security and prosperity -Increasing water scarcity across the Indo-Pacific will exacerbate geopolitical competition and conflicts over resources while creating impediments to economic growth -Excessiv...

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Sink or swim? An historic year of floods in Asia

Sink or swim? An historic year of floods in Asia OAKLAND, Calif. — 2020 has been a record year for flooding in the Asia-Pacific region, with cities in East, Southeast, and South Asia seeing economic losses, loss of life, and widespread displacement due to he...

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Commentary: We can no longer ignore the health risks of climate change in Asia

Commentary: We can no longer ignore the health risks of climate change in Asia Asia is particularly vulnerable due to its increased exposure to the effects of climate change, says an observer. SEATTLE: Surface air temperatures over land have increased by aroun...

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