Climate Change

Climate change: trees adaptation is unlikely to guarantee its survival

Climate change: trees adaptation is unlikely to guarantee its survival

According to scientists, given the rapid pace of climate change, trees adaptation with such long generation times appears unlikely to enable persistence in most species.   The actual drought level and global warming are threatening many species mainly flora where trees struggle to survive, but predicting the damage that cause …

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‘Zombie fires’ are sweeping across the Arctic

'Zombie fires' are sweeping across the Arctic

NASA’s Aqua satellite detected Arctic fires criss-crossing the landscape and huge clouds of smoke obscuring large portions of the Siberia, that will “catch a ride on the jet stream to other areas of the globe,” according to scientists.   Siberian fires are used to be seasonal. However, NASA scientists are …

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How should we conduct anxiety in response to climate change?

It is time for psychology and psychologists to think seriously about the ways in which climate change anxiety could be a chronic mental health problem.   Regardless of the type of figure of climate change that we experience, high temperatures record, hurricanes, flooding, or drought, climate change is happening. Although …

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Climate warming helps Arctic spiders to reproduce at twice

Climate warming helps Arctic spiders to reproduce at twice

The Arctic climate warming represents a major concern for environmentalist. Arctic temperatures are currently rising at twice the global average and climate projections indicate that the Arctic will continue to warm at a higher rate than the rest of the globe, which will lead to longer growing seasons.    One …

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Arctic surface partial pressure of CO2 has increased at twice!

Arctic surface partial pressure of CO2 has increased at twice!

As the pace of climate change increases, the Arctic Ocean has experienced dramatic mutation, including warming and sea-ice loss. These changes also influence Arctic Ocean carbon dioxide (CO2) chemistry by decreasing the carbonate mineral saturation state and expanding the water acidification rate.    Oceans equilibrate the atmosphere by taking carbon …

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Climate change and pollution, two serious pregnancy threats

Air pollution could cause hyperactivity disorder to your children

An environmental health study finds compelling evidence that links global climate change and air pollution to serious pregnancy threats : preterm birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth in the United States.   The current climate crisis threatens many critical resources including sustainable food and water supplies and longer, more intense …

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UNHCR : 79.5 million refugee at the end of 2019 !

According to the latest annual statistical report by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 79.5 million people were uprooted at the end of 2019, an unprecedented number.   Forced displacement would thus affect more than 1% of humanity. People are mainly uprooted by conflict and persecution but also by climate …

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Global warming is seriously threatening the world economy !

Global warming is seriously threatening the world economy

Global warming has largely affected all regions of the planet. 2016 was the warmest year since 1880, and 2020 tends to be even warmer and this severely impacted the world economy in many sectors.   Especially in northwestern Europe, the summer tends to have more long-lasting large scale high pressure …

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Climate warming threatens deep-ocean biodiversity more than the surface

Climate warming threatens deep-ocean biodiversity

Climate change is affecting the ecosystem goods and services delivered by biodiversity, from primary production to fisheries. For marine ecosystem, the knowledge of the spatial reorganization of biodiversity caused by climate warming is almost restricted in the upper 200 meter of the ocean, where much of the biodiversity resides. There …

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Himalayan glacial lakes floods threaten the human security

Les inondations des lacs glaciaires de l'Himalaya

The explosions of the Himalayan glacial lakes and floods become so frequent and cause health and humanitarian crises that nobody talks about.   It extends from Pakistan in the west to Nepal in the east, the Himalayas stand out for their beauty and biodiversity. It is the source of the …

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Climate change is aggravating cancer

Changement climatique : l'aggravant du cancer

Climate change increases the risk of cancer by releasing carcinogens into the atmosphere and blocking access to health services. According to a new study by public health experts published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, extreme weather events resulted from climate change, such as floods, storms and forest fires, …

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2020 ‘s climate will be the hottest ever

2020 's climate will be the hottest ever

Scientists predict that 2020 ‘s climate will be one of the warmest, even the hottest ever, since 1880.   2020 is 75% likely to be the warmest year since the first record in 1880, and should be in the top 10 of the hottest years on record, according to a …

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Floods threaten more than 200 million people each year

Les inondations menacent plus que 200 millions de personnes chaque année

A new study by the World Resources Institute has revealed that twice as many people will be affected by the floods in 2030 compared to 2010. And by 2050, the statistics will be disastrous : 191 million and 30 million people will be exposed respectively to river and coastal floods …

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