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Last updated: 2024-3-26 with 287 topics related to 11,484 articles and papers from 2,608 sources.

Featured Topics:

Amazon Rainforest | Collapse | Earth Energy Imbalance | Nuclear Power | Tipping Points | Women and Children |

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Featured Articles:

Laudato si' (24 May 2015) | Francis

  2021-09-09 (or before) in The Vatican

Encyclical Letter Laudato si' of the Holy Father Francis on care for our common home (24 May 2015)

  Tagged under: Activism | Religion | Pope Francis

Valuing What Counts: Framework to Progress Beyond Gross Domestic Product

  2023-06-06 (or before) in LinkedIn

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the most widely used benchmark to measure a countrys economic progress and the value of the goods and services it produces.

GDP also reflects a harmful anachronism at the heart of global policymaking:our economic models and measurements overlook many aspects that sustain life and contribute to human well-being, while perversely placing disproportionate value on activities that deplete the planet.

  Tagged under: GDP | Economic Growth

The collapse of insects

  2023-05-28 (or before) in Reuters

The most diverse group of organisms on the planet are in trouble and the consequences could be dire.

  Tagged under: Insects | Collapse

Increasing risks of multiple breadbasket failure under 1.5 and 2 °C global warming

  2023-04-26 (or before) in

The increasingly inter-connected global food system is becoming more vulnerable to production shocks owing to increasing global mean temperatures and …

  Tagged under: Food Production and Consumption | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change

Living Planet Index - Latest Results

  2023-07-18 (or before) in

Graphing tool showing the Living Planet Index over time.

The Living Planet Index (LPI) is a measure of the state of the world's biological diversity based on population trends of vertebrate species from terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats. The LPI has been adopted by the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) as an indicator of progress towards its 2011-2020 targets and can play an important role in monitoring progress towards the post-2020 goals and targets negotiated at COP15.

  Tagged under: Biodiversity Loss

Dr Andrew Forrest at Boao Forum for Asia Perth 2023

  2023-09-11 (or before) in

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation | Collapse | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change

Climate change having huge impact on farmers

  2023-9-21 in Fruit Net

More than 70 per cent of farmers have already seen large impacts of climate change on their farm, new global research from Farmer Voice survey reveals

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Agriculture

Climate Plans Remain Insufficient: More Ambitious Action Needed Now | UNFCCC

  2023-09-26 (or before) in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UN Climate Change News, 26 October 2022 – A new report from UN Climate Change shows countries are bending the curve of global greenhouse gas emis...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | United Nations | Climate Change Mitigation

Environmental Audit Committee letter to Rishi Sunak

  2023-09-30 (or before) in UK Parliament Committees

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | UK Politics

Fifth National Climate Assessment

  2023-11-14 (or before) in

The Fifth National Climate Assessment is the US Government’s preeminent report on climate change impacts, risks, and responses. It is a congressionally mandated interagency effort that provides the scientific foundation to support informed decision-making across the United States.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change Impacts | USA

Global Warming Acceleration: El Nino Measuring Stick Looks Good

  2023-12-15 (or before) in Mailchimp

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | El Niño

Earth’s ‘vital signs’ worse than at any time in human history, scientists warn

  2023-10-24 in The Guardian

Life on planet is in peril, say climate experts, as they call for a rapid and just transition to a sustainable future

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Wildfires | Science

Global warming in the pipeline

  2023-11-02 in Oxford Academic

Abstract. Improved knowledge of glacial-to-interglacial global temperature change yields Charney (fast-feedback) equilibrium climate sensitivity 1.2 ± 0.3°C (2σ

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change

The 2023 state of the climate report: Entering uncharted territory

  2023-10-25 (or before) in Oxford Academic

Life on planet Earth is under siege. We are now in an uncharted territory. For several decades, scientists have consistently warned of a future marked by extrem

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Data | Climate Change | Science

Earth on verge of five catastrophic climate tipping points, scientists warn

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Humanity faces ‘devastating domino effects’ including mass displacement and financial ruin as planet warms

  Tagged under: Science | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Tipping Points | El Niño

Climate tipping points are nearer than you think – our new report warns of catastrophic risk

  2023-12-06 by in The Conversation

Coral reefs are already being lost, and four other vital climate systems may tip soon.

  Tagged under: Collapse | Coral Reefs | Tipping Points

Emissions Gap Report 2023

  2023-11-21 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

As greenhouse gas emissions hit new highs, temperature records tumble and climate impacts intensify, the Emissions Gap Report 2023: Broken Record – Temperatures hit new highs, yet world fails to cut emissions (again) finds that the world is heading for a temperature rise far above the Paris Agreement goals unless countries deliver more than they have promised. The report is the 14th edition in a series that brings together many of the world’s top climate scientists to look at future trends in greenhouse gas emissions and provide potential solutions to the challenge of global warming.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | The Paris Agreement | Climate Change Mitigation

Tipping Points Report shows humanity on ‘disastrous trajectory’ - The Engineer

  2023-12-06 by The Engineer in The Engineer

Humanity is on the verge of triggering at least five major tipping points which could see the collapse of ice sheets, ecosystems and food production, according to a new report.

  Tagged under: Agriculture | Ice Melting | Tipping Points

Amazon rainforest at a critical threshold: Loss of forest worsens climate change

  2024-02-14 in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The Amazon rainforest could approach a tipping point, which could lead to a large-scale collapse with serious implications for the global climate system. A new Nature study by an international research team including scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK) reveals that up to 47% of the Amazonian forest is threatened and identifies climatic and land-use thresholds that should not be breached to keep the Amazon resilient.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Collapse | Trees | Tipping Points

Further wet weather raises fears of harvest catastrophe - Farmers Weekly

  2024-03-12 in Farmers Weekly

Further heavy rainfall over the last fortnight is increasing farmers’ concerns of an impending harvest catastrophe. Following relentless rain since

  Tagged under: Food Production and Consumption | Collapse | UK | Agriculture

Earth’s Fountain of Life Is Vanishing Beneath Our Feet

  2024-03-03 in Popular Mechanics

With each passing year, the world’s groundwater reserves shrink.

  Tagged under: Water Resources

Opinion: I’m a climate scientist. If you knew what I know, you’d be terrified too | CNN

  2024-03-07 in CNN International

Climate scientist Bill McGuire writes on his conundrum: what’s happening to our planet scares the hell out of him—but if he shouts the unvarnished truth from the rooftops, will that inspire you to act or to give up?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts | Activism | Science

Third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3)

  2024-03-13 (or before) in GOV.UK

This report sets out the actions that government and others will take to adapt to the impacts of climate change from 2023 to 2028.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Adaption | UK

B.C. fruit farms prepared for devastating crop yields this summer

  2024-03-12 by in Canada's National Observer

One of the first indicators of how bountiful a fruit harvest will be in British Columbia comes months before any peaches, apricots or nectarines start fattening on trees.

  Tagged under: Collapse | Agriculture | Canada | Trees

Most Recent Listings:

World Values Survey Database

  2024-03-14 (or before) in

World Values Survey Data-Archive Online Survey analysis website

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Public Opinion

European summer weather linked to North Atlantic freshwater anomalies in preceding years

  2024-03-14 (or before) in

Abstract. Amplified Arctic ice loss in recent decades has been linked to the increased occurrence of extreme mid-latitude weather. The underlying mechanisms remain elusive, however. One potential link occurs through the ocean as the loss of sea ice and glacial ice leads to increased freshwater fluxes into the ocean. Thus, in this study, we examine the link between North Atlantic freshwater anomalies and European summer weather. Combining a comprehensive set of observational products, we show that stronger freshwater anomalies are associated with a sharper sea surface temperature front between the subpolar and the subtropical Nor...

  Tagged under: Climate Data | Europe | Science | Arctic

Melt rate of Greenland ice sheet can predict summer weather in Europe, scientist says

  2024-03-14 in The Guardian

Location, extent and strength of recent freshwater events suggest an unusually warm and dry summer over southern Europe this year

  Tagged under: Europe | Science | Climate Data | Greenland | Ice Melting

Billionaire Bunkers Are The New Techno-Feudalism

  2024-03-14 (or before) by in

In December 2023, WIRED reported that Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire CEO of Meta and one of the foremost architects of today's social-media-domina

  Tagged under: Prepping

Global Methane Tracker 2024 – Analysis - IEA

  2024-03-14 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Global Methane Tracker 2024 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Methane

Battery Recycling Market Size, Growth, Trends Analysis, Segmentation, And Forecast 2024-2032

  2024-03-14 (or before) by in


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  Tagged under: Recycling | Batteries

B.C. winemakers rethinking industry after climate catastrophes | CBC News

  2024-03-14 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Record-breaking heat, destructive cold snaps and wildfires have almost completely wiped out this year's crop of B.C. wines. Now, vineyards are figuring out how to rebuild from the ground up.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | Agriculture | Canada

Solidarity and strategy: the forgotten lessons of truly effective protest

  2024-03-14 in The Guardian

The long read: Organising is a kind of alchemy: it turns alienation into connection, despair into dedication, and oppression into strength

  Tagged under: Women and Children | Activism

RWE starts building 330 MW of UK solar – pv magazine International

  2024-03-14 (or before) in pv magazine International

RWE has commenced construction of 330 MW of solar capacity across seven sites in the United Kingdom. Two of the sites will include co-located battery storage (BESS), while the other five projects will be designed for future storage integration.

  Tagged under: UK | Solar Energy

State Farm Underwriting Loss Climbs to $14B - Carrier Management

  2024-03-13 (or before) in

When State Farm reported a $13 billion underwriting loss for 2022, it was the largest in the auto insurance giant’s history. A year later, and another record. The underwriting loss figure climbed to $14 billion for 2023, with a nearly $5 billion underwriting loss for property lines outpacing almost $4 billion of improvement in State … Continued

  Tagged under: USA | Insurance

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