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May 11, 2015--Sea level rise accelerated over the past two decades, research finds (Guardian)

Sea level rise sped up over the last two decades rather than slowing down as previously thought, according to new research. Records from tide gauges and satellites have shown sea level rise slowing slightly over the past 20 years. But as the ice sheets of West Antarctica and Greenland shed ever more water into the ocean, climate models show it should be doing the opposite.


February 3, 2015--World has not woken up to water crisis caused by climate change: IPCC head (Reuters)

Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the U.N. panel of climate scientists warned on Tuesday. The latest report from the U.N.


September 3, 2014--Report on climate change points to impact in the Southwest (Mancos Times)

In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans. Changing precipitation or melting snow and ice are altering hydrological systems, affecting water resources in terms of quantity and quality. Negative impacts of climate change on crop yields have been more common than positive impacts.


May 21, 2014--Deteriorating environment threatens human health worldwide (Environmental News Network)

“Our planet, our planet, is losing its capacity to sustain human life in good health,” Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization warned Monday at the opening session of the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. “Signals about what human activities have done to the environment are becoming increasingly shrill,” said Dr.


May 13, 2014--Water crisis lies on the horizon (News 24)

By the end of this century, billions are likely to gripped by water stress and the stuff of life could be an unseen driver of conflict. So say hydrologists who forecast that on present trends, freshwater faces a double crunch - from a population explosion, which will drive up demand for food and energy, and the impact of climate change.

April 1, 2014--U.S. calls costs of inaction on global warming "catastrophic" (Denver Post)

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already-noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. And he's not alone.


March 30, 2014--IPCC report: ‘Climate change is happening and no one in the world is immune’ (Post Independent)

From food shortages to loss of species, the latest IPCC report paints a bleak picture for the planet. The negative effects of climate change are already beginning to be felt in every part of the world and yet countries are ill-prepared for the potentially immense impacts on food security, water supplies and human health, a major report has concluded.


March 30, 2014--Meeting climate targets may require reducing meat and dairy consumption (Science Codex)

Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. On Monday 31 March the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents their report on the impacts of climate change.


March 29, 2014--UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming (Washington Post)

A United Nations panel of scientists is joining the list craze with what they call eight “key risks” that are part of broader “reasons for concern” about climate change. It’s part of a massive report on how global warming is affecting humans and the planet and how the future will be worse unless something is done about it.


March 27, 2014--Study: Global warming will harm agriculture sooner than previously thought (Circle of Blue)

As hundreds of government officials and scientists huddle this week in Yokohama, Japan to polish the final draft of a major climate report, new research is revealing the depth and urgency of the puzzle the world must solve. Growing more food in the coming decades may be increasingly difficult sooner than expected, according to a clutch of recent climate studies.


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