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Tag Archives: climate change

Mozambique’s fossil fuel drive is entrenching poverty and conflict

Oil and gas extraction can have dire consequences for the countries in which it takes place. ARMBRUSTERBIZ/Pixabay Joshua Kirshner, University of York; Daniela Salite, University of York, and Matthew Cotton, Teesside University Earlier this year, militants stormed the coastal town of Palma, Mozambique, which lies close to vast plants for extracting liquefied natural gas (LNG). Dozens of people were killed …

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Mozambique’s fossil fuel drive is entrenching poverty and conflict

Oil and gas extraction can have dire consequences for the countries in which it takes place. ARMBRUSTERBIZ/Pixabay Joshua Kirshner, University of York; Daniela Salite, University of York et Matthew Cotton, Teesside University Earlier this year, militants stormed the coastal town of Palma, Mozambique, which lies close to vast plants for extracting liquefied natural gas (LNG). Dozens of people were killed …

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Olas de calor en el norte de América y de frío en España: las consecuencias del calentamiento del Polo Norte

Shutterstock / ImageBank4u Antonio Ruiz de Elvira Serra, Universidad de Alcalá Hace una semana se alcanzaban temperaturas cercanas a los 48℃ en Vancouver (Canadá), 42℃ en Seattle, 44℃ en Portland (EE. UU.) y temperaturas similares en toda esa región de paisajes verdes y húmedos. Estas temperaturas son típicas de los desiertos cercanos a las líneas de los trópicos, Arabia, Irán …

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G7: why major economies are delaying a break with the fossil fuel industry

Glovatskiy/Shutterstock George Ferns, Cardiff University and Marcus Gomes, Cardiff University The climate crisis is certain to be a hot topic at the G7 summit in Cornwall. While the leaders of the world’s richest countries agree in theory on the need to reach net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, they remain faithful to a fossil fuel industry reluctant to …

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Climate change: six priorities for pulling carbon out of the air

Dmitry Kovalchuk/Shutterstock Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford and Steve Smith, University of Oxford To reach net zero emissions by 2050, global emissions must be cut faster and deeper than the world has yet managed. But even then, some hard-to-treat sources of pollution – in aviation, agriculture and cement making – may linger for longer than we would like. It will …

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Tesla’s Bitcoin about-face is a warning for cryptocurrencies that ignore climate change

Shutterstock John Hawkins, University of Canberra Over the weekend, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk suggested his company could sell off its Bitcoin holdings, sending the cryptocurrency plummeting. It followed Musk’s announcement earlier this month that his company would no longer accept Bitcoin in payment for its electric cars, due to the fossil fuels needed to create the digital currency. Bitcoin …

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Climate adaptation finance is ineffective and must be more transparent

Riccardo Mayer / shutterstock Jessica Omukuti, University of York In 2019, an international climate fund approved a ten year US$9.3 million project to support communities in the drylands of Mozambique that are affected by frequent droughts. This money seems a lot, but it really is not much for a country also affected by other climate-related events such as cyclones. Indeed, …

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Are you a climate change hypocrite? Here’s why you shouldn’t worry

Robert Evans / Alamy Bennet Francis, University of Reading Standing on the deck of Berta Cáceres, the now-iconic pink boat, Emma Thompson addressed a sprawling crowd of protestors and gave a slew of media interviews. It was April 2019, Extinction Rebellion had occupied Oxford Circus in London, and the actress was eager to lend her headline-generating celebrity status to the …

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Pollen can raise your risk of COVID-19 – and the season is getting longer thanks to climate change

Pollen can suppress how the body’s immune system responds to viruses. Callista Images via Getty Images Lewis Ziska, Columbia University Exposure to pollen can make you more susceptible to COVID-19, and it isn’t just a problem for people with allergies, new research released March 9 shows. Plant physiologist Lewis Ziska, a co-author of the new peer-reviewed study and other recent …

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Increasing land use could turn Mount Kilimanjaro into an ecological island

A herd of elephants walk in front of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park. Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images Andreas Hemp, Bayreuth University and Claudia Hemp, Bayreuth University Located in Tanzania, with a height of almost 6,000 metres, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain. Over the years, there’s been extensive urbanisation and development at the base of …

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