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Scientists: Every region in the world now exposed to Climate Change

Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke | Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released Aug.09. “Climate change is already affecting every region on Earth, in multiple ways. The changes we …

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Oceans may rise over a metre by 2100, five metres by 2300

Paris, France | AFP | Oceans are likely to rise as much as 1.3 metres by 2100 if Earth’s surface warms another 3.5 degrees Celsius, scientists warned Friday. By 2300, when ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland will have shed trillions of tonnes in mass, sea levels could go up …

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World headed for more destructive climate impacts –Report

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The world is heading for more destructive climate impacts, even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, warns the annual Emissions Gap Report, released by the UN Environment Programme, on Tuesday.   The report, which compares where greenhouse gas emissions are heading, …

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Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United Nations warned Wednesday that global warming is devastating oceans and Earth’s frozen spaces in ways that directly threaten a large slice of humanity. Crumbling ice sheets, rising …

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Climate change takes toll on oceans, ice: UN report

Paris, France | AFP |  Humanity should brace for blowback from oceans and frozen zones increasingly addled by climate change, a major UN report will warn. Loading the atmosphere with CO2 and greenhouse gases has spawned a host of consequences, starting with irreversible sea-level rise, according to a draft Intergovernmental Panel …

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Can we eat meat and still tame global warming?

Paris, France | AFP | Not everyone needs to become a vegetarian, much less vegan, to keep the planet from overheating, but it would surely make things easier if they did. That’s the ambiguous and — for many on either side of this meaty issue — unsatisfying conclusion of the most …

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World warned: change now or endanger food and climate

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said Thursday. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that efforts to limit global warming while feeding …

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Trump questions UN global warming report

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump said he has yet to read a UN report warning of global warming-caused chaos unless drastic action is taken and added that he is skeptical. The landmark report released Monday said that time is running out to avert climate-induced disaster. …

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