Will a warmer world be more taxing on mental health?
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In a rapidly warming world, temperature increases are a challenge to mental well-being. A group of economists quantified the relationship.
A highway exchange stands empty of traffic after the government implemented restrictions to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Lima, Peru, on March 18, 2020. Does the global response to COVID-19 suggest there’s hope for climate action?
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The policy response to COVID-19 has been dramatic, unlike the response to climate change, for several reasons. But it shows there's hope for real action on climate change.
Future extremes from the Indian Ocean will be acting on top of global warming, giving a double whammy effect, like the record-breaking heat and drought we saw in 2019.
When offspring become more "costly" to make, mothers make fewer of them. And these offspring start life with fewer energy reserves.
Perhaps 2℃ doesn't sound like much, but if you look through history, 2℃ temperature changes have had huge effects on the planet and people.
The study is the first of its kind to gauge how people were impacted by the bushfire crisis and how it changed their views on a range of subjects, from climate change to the government response.
Weaker winds and higher temperatures are making airlines less efficient.
A blue ice area, part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Professor Chris Turney
Our research shows the Antarctic could be closer to a tipping point than previously thought.
In this October 2011 photo, members of the Royal New Zealand defense force pump sea water into holding tanks ready to be used by the desalination plant in Funafuti, Tuvalu, South Pacific. The atolls of Tuvalu are at grave risk due to rising sea levels and contaminated ground water.
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A recent ruling by the UN's Human Rights Committee recognized that climate refugees do exist, and acknowledged a legal basis for protecting them when their lives are threatened by climate change.
Lake Jialong in the Central Himalaya is a new lake created by glacial meltwater.
Meltwater lakes forming at the head of glaciers are causing them to shrink faster, which will affect the flow of big rivers that supply millions of people downstream in Asia.
Studies show having one less child is one of the most effective individual actions to mitigate climate change.
Having fewer children is one of the most effective ways an individual can mitigate climate change.
New research shows people will be more likely to die from accidents and injuries as the climate gets warmer.
A new US study has found warmer temperatures will lead to more deaths from injury, for example in transport accidents, drownings, assaults and suicides. But what does this mean for Australia?
Water tower of the Andes.
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Global heating could reduce mountain glacier snow and ice by up to 80% by 2100, threatening major drinking water supplies.
Scientists can now track butterfly migration in real time with the help of volunteers.
Citizen scientists across North America have contributed over 1 million observations to this online platform, generating data useful for researchers.
A scene from the 2017 film Geostorm: many societies have historically attempted to deal with collective trauma by replaying and restaging it in art.
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Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and Hollywood cinema has kept pace. In a time of global warming, these 'eco-disaster' films are fraught with meaning.
Around 10 states in the U.S. have hit over 120 degrees Fahrenheit on their hottest days this year.
More places around the world are experiencing days with record high temperatures. These prolonged hot spells may have unanticipated impacts on pregnant women, triggering early deliveries.
Indonesia will face new challenges as current released IPCC reported states that oceans and cryosphere are melting in accelerated rate.
Climate change is causing oceans to become warmer and more acidic and to lose oxygen. Indonesian waters are not immune to these impacts.
Some places are hotter than others – but what happens when they all heat up?
William Nordhaus' predictions of what the climate crisis will cost the earth are dangerously at odds with climate science.
The impact of climate change on agriculture will affect food supplies.
The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here's what needs to be done.
A polar bear wandering on melting pack ice in Canada, north of the Arctic Circle, during the summer 2017. Scientists say the last interglacial offers lessons for future sea level rise.
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Antarctica is no longer the sleeping giant of sea level rise. New research delved into the past and found when the Earth warms, its ice sheets can melt extremely quickly.