Category : Impacts

14 Sep 2015

Burning remaining fossil fuels could cause 60-meter sea-level rise

New research demonstrates that the planet’s remaining fossil fuel resources would be sufficient to melt nearly all of Antarctica if burned, leading to a 50- or 60-meter (160- to 200-foot) rise in sea level.

04 May 2015

Dip in Tanzanian coffee harvest pushes industry to a tipping point

As temperatures climb, the Tanzanian coffee industry is being hit hard due to low production.

13 Mar 2015

Europe submits UN climate pledges, calls on China and US to follow

Europe’s pledge to cut CO2 emissions in 2030 by 40% compared to 1990 levels sends signals to other developed nations to follow the EU’s lead.

16 Feb 2015

High-emitting gas flaring practice under fire in Nigeria

Routine gas flaring, an activity that occurs at oil production sites, emits the equivalent in emissions from 70 million cars around the world.

30 Jan 2015

Economists: hard times ahead for Malawi following deadly flooding

An “economic disaster” is ahead for Malawi as a result of devastating flooding, economists warn.

16 Jan 2015

NOAA, NASA confirm 2014 hottest year on record

2014 was the hottest year on record across the globe, US climate experts have confirmed.

07 Nov 2014

Climate change migration leads to disease vulnerability, according to researchers

Migration and disease brought on by climate change are some of the more precarious impacts looming over vulnerable communities, according to recent reports.

31 Oct 2014

Climate change ignored in Great Barrier Reef protection plan

The Australian government’s plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef has sparked outrage amongst top scientists for failing to account for climate change.

05 Sep 2014

Food insecurity to intensify for countries hardest hit by climate change

As climate change impacts compound across the globe, recent reports reveal that food insecurity will be one of the leading threats to the world’s most vulnerable populations.

19 Jun 2014

Study: Climate change “hot spots” will strike Africa’s most vulnerable

The most densely populated and poverty stricken parts of Africa will be the most vulnerable to climate change impacts, according to German researchers.