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Tag : Climate Impacts

23 Jun 2016

Climate’s coral killers move in swiftly

Worst-ever bleaching event affects 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef as rising temperatures and sea levels bring swift death to vast swathes of colourful corals.

06 Jun 2016

Australia’s ‘stormageddon’ shows glimpse of new normal in warming world

If the brutal bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef was not enough to bring home the need for drastic and urgent action on climate change, this weekend’s wild weather all along the East coast and Tasmania should be.

12 May 2016

Searing heat may spark climate exodus

Temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa could reach unbearably high levels that would make some regions uninhabitable and increase the pressures of climate refugees.

10 May 2016

Fort McMurray wildfire: The climate connection

As Albertans scramble for solutions to the Fort McMurray wildfire, experts are warning that a “perfect storm” of last year’s El Niño and climate change helped fuel the destruction.

04 May 2016

Alberta grapples with devastation as wildfire blazes through community

More than 60,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the biggest evacuation in the province’s history due to a wildfire.

25 Apr 2016

Climate brings hard times for tea yields

Research in China shows that the changing monsoon pattern in East Asia and heavier rainfall is having a detrimental effect on the yield and quality of tea.

29 Jan 2016

Europe’s hot summers break 2,000-year record

Researchers say the severe European heatwaves in the last 30 years support scientific conclusions that recent global warming is largely caused by humans.

07 Jan 2016

Pressure on polluters set to grow in 2016, as year starts with storms

With 2016 already forecast to be the hottest year on record, extreme weather events, like those which have battered countries across the world this New Year look set to become the new normal.

26 Nov 2015

Trees face global extinction threat

Field scientists warn that damage being done to the Amazon rainforest indicates that most of the world’s 40,000 tropical tree species now qualify as being at risk.

19 Oct 2015

COMPETITION: Spoken Word for the World

The GCCA is looking to uncover the world’s most passionate spoken word artists who want to create poetry that aims to change the world.