The controversial HomeBuilder scheme could come with a big upside: making old homes more energy efficient.
This Arctic heat wave has been unusually long-lived. The darkest reds on this map of the Arctic are areas that were more than 14 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the spring of 2020 compared to the recent 15-year average.
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The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as the planet as a whole, with serious consequences. Scientists have been warning about this for decades.
Temperature anomalies from March 19 to June 20 2020. Red colors depict areas that were hotter than average for the same period from 2003-2018; blues were colder than average.
Models have predicted for some time that with every degree of global warming, the Arctic will see double or more.
Much of India experiences both extreme heat and extreme air pollution, as seen in this photo of the Akshardham Hindu temple. Days with both are going to increase.
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In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
Making the solutions cheaper – rather than the problems more expensive – could reduce emissions more fairly.
Lifestyles of the rich and harmful.
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We need to move towards 'sufficiency-oriented' lifestyles.
If we had not altered the composition of the atmosphere at all through emitting greenhouse gases, particulate matter and ozone-destroying chemicals, the average temperature would have remained stable.
Auckland's extreme drought and the rapid retreat of glaciers in the Southern Alps both highlight how important long-term observations are for water management policy and planning.
An aerial view of a part of Lagos.
High temperatures, periods of increased relative humidity and more rainfall are likely to happen more in Nigeria's coastal region under future global warming.
Bananas in Java, Indonesia, infected by the fungal pathogen
Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, which causes Fusarium Wilt.
Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are
highly adaptable. That's bad news for the global food supply.
It'd be a matter of switching 20-25,000 jobs. During coronavirus, we shut down three million, and dealt with the consequences impressively.
The death of Caesar.
New research suggests ancient climate change shaped the fate of western civilisation.
The federal government has shown during the pandemic that it is prepared to impose great financial burdens for the sake of our health. We need them to do the same for another crisis: climate change.
Local coroanvirus awareness raising in Funkia Market, Sierra Leone.
Overlapping disasters of COVID-19 and flooding could be a serious threat for Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
Strict physical distancing restrictions have resulted in cleaner air, but atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise.
Despite clear air as a result of the pandemic reducing human activities, our emissions still soar.
Wildflowers proliferating in overgrown roadsides during the coronavirus pandemic are providing habitat for pollinators.
Temporary reductions in carbon dioxide during the pandemic won’t turn the tide on climate change or biodiversity loss, but summon the need for action.
A glacial depositional feature – an erratic – is a large rock that has been ‘bull-dozed’ and deposited by a moving glacier.
These findings are in stark contrast with the original worldview that suggested the entire globe was at a maximum glaciated state around 20 000 years ago.
Rules about coronavirus research have been relaxed.
If expert advice on the pandemic turns out to be wrong, it will have dire consequences for how reliable scientific evidence is treated in other policy areas, such as climate change.
Investing in natural assets like ponds can help prevent cities from flooding — and save municipalities money.
Natural assets produce important city services and complement engineered infrastructure. Investing in natural assets can help protect our environment, reduce municipal service costs and create jobs.
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Major new survey shows big national variations in levels of concern, polarisation and media usage.