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Global warming: Food security concerns as Lake Tanganyika’s fish population declines

Lake Tanganyika

New research has revealed some alarming insights about the effects of climate change on one of the world’s oldest and largest lakes. A study published on Monday in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” suggests rising temperatures have been responsible for significant declines in the fish that populate Africa’s Lake Tanganyika and feed the surrounding communities – ...

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Rio Olympics demands climate action

Rio 2016 Olympics Games

Amid the pomp and circumstance of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games last Friday, in between the fireworks and musical acts, the costumed performers and the camera shots of Gisele Bundchen dancing giddily alongside her fellow Brazilians in the crowd, came a more somber message. In primetime, with the world watching, Brazil showed a video focused on the problem of global ...

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Benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5-degree

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The recent streak of record-breaking temperatures has shown that climate change is not waiting for the world to take decisive action. But the adoption of the Paris Agreement was a clear signal that the world is ready to take climate change seriously. 175 countries signed and 15 of these ratified the climate deal during the signing ceremony. Now there is every indication the agreement could ...

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How Akwa Ibom is tackling climate change – Emmanuel

Governor Udom Emmanuel

Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has said that, in responding to the challenges of climate change, the state has adopted several measures aimed at not only curbing the phenomenon’s biophysical and socio-economic consequences, but also ensuring that it does not negate some of its developmental programmes. Emmanuel, who spoke during the opening of the state’s maiden Climate Change ...

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Americans, global warming, God and ‘end times’

John Kerry

For a significant number of Americans, the reality, causes and meaning of global warming are interpreted through the lens of their religious beliefs. Some reject the evidence that humans are causing global warming because they believe God controls the climate. Others believe that global warming is evidence that the world will be ending soon, and that we don’t need to ...

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New report highlights climate risks in the UK

Lord-Krebs

Climate change is happening now. Globally, 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2,000. The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the United Kingdom, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks, the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) said on Tuesday. The ASC’s new independent report to Government, “UK Climate Change Risk Assessment ...

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Ozone layer hole closing and will heal, say scientists

Ozone

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered. Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. New findings, published on Thursday in the journal Science, show that the average size of ...

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Berlin pulls out of fossil fuels

Berlin skyline

Following in the footsteps of Stockholm and several others, the German city of Berlin is the latest city to pull out of fossil fuels Berlin’s parliament voted on Thursday to pull its money out of coal, gas and oil companies. The new investment policy, part of the German capital’s goal of completely weaning off carbon by 2050, will force the ...

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Aregbesola raises concern over stormy rainfall, changing climate

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun State

Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has associated the incessant stormy rainfall being experienced in the country to the much-talked-about negative impacts of man on the environment. The governor stated this recently during a courtesy visit and the opening ceremony of the Osun Architects’ Sustainable Information Synthesis Forum in Osogbo. He attributed much of the destruction of the global ...

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Sea level rise claims five Pacific islands

Solomom Islands

Rising sea levels that submerge entire islands were supposed to be a distant possibility of an apocalyptic future. But in the idyllic Pacific, that future is here. Five of the Solomon Islands have completely disappeared under water over the past seven decades, one drawing its last breath as recently as 2011, according to a study published in Environmental Research Letters. Another ...

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