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Scientists say these 10 major cities could become unlivable within 80 years

As global temperatures and sea levels rise, some of the world's major cities could experience unbearable living conditions.  Cities like Chicago and Delhi have already endured fatal heat waves, which could get worse in the future. While climate scientists don't anticipate any location to become fully uninhabitable, they worry that some areas will struggle to support human life.  As scientific projections of the impacts of climate change become more robust, the threats of extreme storms, cat...
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To fight climate misinformation, point to the man behind the curtain (ars technica)

Enlarge / Protest sign from a rally against the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain, BC. (credit: flickr user: Mark Klotz) In 2018, Gallup’s annual environment survey found that overall concern about climate change in the US was roughly stable. But within that stability was a growing divide. The 87 percent of Democrats who reported in 2017 that they believe global warming is a result of human activity bumped up slightly to 89 percent in 2018. Meanwhile, for Republicans, that number ...
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Fish give up the fight after coral bleaching

Researchers found that when water temperatures heat up for corals, fish 'tempers' cool down, providing the first clear evidence of coral bleaching serving as a trigger for rapid change in reef fish behavior. Publishing in Nature Climate Change this week, researchers from Lancaster University and collaborating institutes including the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE), show how the iconic butterflyfish, considered to be sensitive indicators of reef health, can offer an e...
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Geoengineering still lacks a ‘clean bill of health’

Radical solutions to climate change might save lives, but a commentary in the October 2018 issue of the journal Nature Climate Change calls for caution because geoengineering still lacks a "clean bill of health."
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Now is the time to answer questions about climate engineering disease impacts

Radical solutions to climate change might save lives, but a commentary in the October 2018 issue of the journal Nature Climate Change calls for caution because geoengineering still lacks a 'clean bill of health.'
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Climate Change Could Lead To Nutrient Deficiency For Hundreds of Millions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Smithsonian: According to new research, rising carbon dioxide levels will sap some of the nutrients from our crops and lead to dietary deficiencies in millions of humans. In 2014, field trials of common food crops including wheat, rice, corn and soybeans showed that as the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased, the levels of iron, zinc and protein decreased in the dietary staples by 3 to 17 percent. While the decrease in a few nutrients may...
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What happens when climate change meets the courts? (ars technica)

Enlarge / The courts have become another frontline in the battle against climate change. (credit: Patrick Feller / Flickr) In 2015, a group of children filed a climate change lawsuit against the US government on the grounds that “through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property.” The case, often referred to as the Juliana case, is scheduled for trial in October this year. Will ...
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Carbon Capture, Solar Fuels, Fossil Bubble

In Spain, BIOCON-CO2, a new €7 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project, has recently kicked-off with intentions of supporting EU leadership in carbon dioxide (CO2) re-use technologies. BIOCON-CO2 aims to re-use excess CO2 produced from the iron, steel, cement and electric power industries to create value-added chemicals and plastics. This will be achieved by developing a versatile range of conversion techniques using low-energy biological systems such as anaerobic microorganisms, aerobi...
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A warmer Midwest could lead to a common bird being less common over the next century

Discussion of how climate change might affect wildlife has largely centered on the effects of change on habitat, but a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that predicting how climate will affect wildlife demands an understanding of exactly how complex ecological interactions are in nature.
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Ocean acidification a challenge for science, governments & communities

A new IMAS-led paper published in the science journal Nature Climate Change has highlighted the challenges faced by scientists, governments and communities as rising levels of CO2 are absorbed by the world's oceans.Researchers have found that in recent centuries surface ocean pH has fallen ten times faster than in the past 300 million years and that impacts are being felt on ecosystems, economies and communities worldwide.
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Protecting tropical forest carbon stocks may not prevent large-scale species loss

As the world seeks to curb human-induced climate change, will protecting the carbon of tropical forests also ensure the survival of their species? A study published today in the leading journal Nature Climate Change suggests the answer to this question is far from straightforward. Forests with the greatest carbon content do not necessarily house the most species, meaning carbon-focused conservation can miss large swathes of tropical forest biodiversity.
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'Carbon Bubble' Could Spark Global Financial Crisis, Study Warns (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The existence of a "carbon bubble" -- assets in fossil fuels that are currently overvalued because, in the medium and long-term, the world will have to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- has long been proposed by academics, activists and investors. The new study, published on Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that a sharp slump in the value of fossil fuels would cause this bubble to burst, and posits that such a ...
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'Carbon Bubble' Could Spark Global Financial Crisis, Study Warns

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The existence of a "carbon bubble" -- assets in fossil fuels that are currently overvalued because, in the medium and long-term, the world will have to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- has long been proposed by academics, activists and investors. The new study, published on Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that a sharp slump in the value of fossil fuels would cause this bubble to burst, and posits that such a ...
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How to Offset Your Travel’s Impact on Climate Change

Research came out this week that shows travel is an even bigger contributor to climate change than previously realized. How much bigger? According to the BBC, "tourism is a huge and booming global industry worth over $7 trillion, and employs one in ten workers around the world. It's growing at around 4% per annum. Previous estimates of the impact of all this travel on carbon suggested that tourism accounted for 2.5-3% of emissions. However in what is claimed to be the most comprehensive ass...
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Your international vacation is a whole lot worse for the planet than we thought

Tourism is unquestionably beneficial to both economies and anyone seeking to visit new lands.  However, your international vacation has a serious dark side. A new study published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that vacationing actually releases far more climate change-inducing greenhouse gases into Earth's atmosphere than previously expected.  SEE ALSO: The Great Barrier Reef may never recover from the devastating 2016 heat wave When taking into account not only th...
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2C cap on global warming won't save Arctic sea ice: studies

Even if humanity stops global warming in its tracks at two degrees Celsius, long seen as the guardrail for a climate-safe world, Arctic sea ice will still disappear in some years, scientists have warned. Holding the line at 1.5 C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), however, would make a huge difference, according to two separate studies published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In a 2C (3.6F) world, the Arctic Ocean would be ice-free roughly one-in-four years, whereas if warming does not ex...
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2C cap on global warming won't save Arctic sea ice: studies

Even if humanity stops global warming in its tracks at two degrees Celsius, long seen as the guardrail for a climate-safe world, Arctic sea ice will still disappear in some years, scientists have warned. Holding the line at 1.5 C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), however, would make a huge difference, according to two separate studies published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In a 2C (3.6F) world, the Arctic Ocean would be ice-free roughly one-in-four years, whereas if warming does not ex...
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Warm summers could weaken ocean circulation

Deep convection in the North Atlantic is one of the key components of the large-scale ocean circulation. Based on long-term observations, scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have now demonstrated the influence of increased surface freshening in summer on convection in the following winter. As the researchers write now in the journal Nature Climate Change, enhanced surface freshening and warmer winters have shortened the duration of ocean convection in the last d...
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Warming Antarctic may force over 1 million King Penguins to find new homes or perish

King Penguins — the second largest penguins on Earth — will likely see their populations plummet this century as the oceans surrounding Antarctica heat up. Unlike the even heftier Empire Penguins, which live and breed in massive colonies on ice-covered Antarctica, King Penguins can only survive on cold, though ice-free islands. Their chicks don't have enough fat and plumage to survive icy environments. But here's the problem: King Penguins eat fish, and as the oceans warm, these fish w...
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King penguins may be on the move very soon

More than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to move south, or disappear. This is the conclusion of a study published in the current issue of the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change and performed by an international team of researchers.
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Birth of a storm in the Arabian Sea validates climate model

Researchers from Princeton University and NOAA report in the journal Nature Climate Change that extreme cyclones that formed in the Arabian Sea for the first time in 2014 are the result of global warming and will likely increase in frequency. Their model showed that the burning of fossil fuels since 1860 would lead to an increase in the destructive storms in the Arabian Sea by 2015, marking one of the first times that modeled projections have synchronized with real observations of storm activity...
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Study: Arctic warming rate higher than previously thought

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Scientists say the Arctic warmed at a higher rate than previously estimated, refuting the concept of a climate change hiatus between 1998 and 2012. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that in a new study published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Nature Climate Change, scientists analyzed temperature data collected from buoys drifting […]
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Study suggests the US' power supply has capacity to adapt to climate change

A new paper written by City University of New York (CUNY) scientists -- 'Climate and Water Resource Change Impacts and Adaptation Potential for U.S. Power Supply,' published in Nature Climate Change -- has found that climate change ultimately will have a negative effect on the reliability of electricity generation in the United States, but today's infrastructure may be more adaptable to future climate conditions than previously thought.
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More 'losers' than 'winners' predicted for Southern Ocean seafloor animals

A new study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica reveals there will be more 'losers' than 'winners' over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms. The results are published in the journal Nature Climate Change this week.
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There's Only A 5% Chance Of Avoiding Hot Temperatures Caused By Climate Change

If you worry about the effects of climate change, we have some bad news. There is currently only a 5% chance that Earth will be able to avoid warming by two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) come the end of the 21st century, according to a study published Monday on Nature Climate Change.“We’re closer to the margin than we think,” Adrian Raftery, a researcher from the University of Washington who led the study, told The Guardian. “If we want to avoid two [degrees Celsius], we have very l...
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Global Warming By 2 Degrees Unavoidable By 2100, 2 Studies Find

Two separate studies published online Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change found Earth will be warmer by at least 2 degrees by the year 2100. The main difference between the two analyses of climate change was that one used Fahrenheit and the other Celsius to predict the rise in global temperatures.
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Sea level rise is accelerating, with Greenland in leading role

Global sea level rise is accelerating as the Greenland Ice Sheet sheds more of its ice, scientists have found.  Given this quickening pace, it's possible that by the end of this century, sea level rise could threaten coastal communities around the world, from Miami to Mumbai.  A new study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, is one of a few recent works to confirm an acceleration in sea level rise during the past few decades. There had been greater uncertainty about this...
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Why Heat Waves Are Only Getting Worse

A new study says the summer heat is only going to get worse. According to the research published in Nature Climate Change, about 74 percent of the world’s population will come into contact with deadly heatwaves. Researchers believe that even with a reduction in emissions, nearly half of the world will still be affected.
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Climate change could make cities 8C hotter by 2100, new studies show

Climate change is raising temperatures, but the impact could be worse in the world’s cities. Researchers say the urban heat island effect – or the fact that cities are hotter thanks to human activity – combined with climate change could increase temperatures in urban areas by around 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or eight degrees Celsius, by the end of the 21st century. Three researchers led by Francisco Estrada of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Institute of Environmental Studie...
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Large section of Arctic Ocean is six times more acidic than 20 years ago

Ocean acidification is increasing rapidly in the Arctic Ocean. New research from an international team reveals between the 1990's and 2010, the area of acidified water expanded northward by around 300 nautical miles from near Alaska nearly up to the North Pole. The depth of acidified waters hiked up too, from around 325 feet to more than 800 feet. 13 scientists from institutions in China, Sweden, and the United States scrutinized data from the 1990's up through 2010 to see how acidification h...
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