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Heatwave made more than twice as likely by climate change, scientists find

Fingerprints of global warming clear, they say, after comparing northern Europe’s scorching summer with records and computer models — The heatwave searing northern Europe was made more than twice as likely by climate change, according to a rapid assessment by scientists. The result is preliminary but they say the signal of climate change is “unambiguous”. …

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Climate change made 2018 European heatwave up to ‘five times’ more likely

A rapid assessment by scientists of the ongoing heatwave across northern Europe this summer has found that human-caused climate change made it as much as five times more likely to have occurred — The preliminary analysis, by a team of scientists at the World Weather Attribution network, uses data from seven weather stations in Ireland, …

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The long wait to ‘Zero Hunger’

To date, the Philippines has no comprehensive law directly addressing food insecurity and hunger. Where is the Zero Hunger Bill? — (MANILA, Philippines) Hunger is said to be the world’s ‘greatest solvable’ problem. This global problem, however, still persists until today. According to a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute in 2017, the …

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The Guardian view on the heatwave: our climate is endangered

Adapting to hotter temperatures is sensible – but ignoring their causes is dangerous — The NHS is experiencing a “summer crisis”, with increased emergency admissions and uncomfortable conditions in buildings not equipped for the heat, while the Met Office has warned that the UK temperature record of 38.5°C could be broken on Friday. Authorities in …

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UK ‘woefully unprepared’ for deadly heatwaves, warn MPs

MPs criticise failure to ensure homes, hospitals, schools and transport can deal with extreme heat — The UK is “woefully unprepared” for deadly heatwaves, according to a cross-party committee of MPs, with the government ignoring warnings from its official climate change adviser.   One in five homes dangerously overheats during heatwaves today, the MPs found, …

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Cover-up: Jakarta hides foul river with giant net before Asian Games

Authorities install mesh net to hide sight and smell of Sentiong River from athletes — The Jakarta city government has come under fire for buying a giant nylon net to cover up a polluted and foul-smelling river weeks before the Indonesian capital hosts the 2018 Asian Games. The Sentiong River, which twists alongside the athletes’ …

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Media reaction: The 2018 summer heatwaves and climate change

This year’s northern-hemisphere summer has seen a succession of heatwaves take hold in Europe, Asia, North America and northern Africa — From heatwave deaths in Japan, Algeria and Canada, to wildfires in Sweden, Greece and California, the extended spells of hot, dry weather have become frontpage news around the world.   Carbon Brief looks back …

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In-depth: How the UK plans to adapt to climate change

The UK government last week published its updated strategy for tackling the impacts of climate change, including higher temperatures, drought and flooding — The 128-page plan is the second iteration of the UK’s National Adaptation Programme (NAP), which sets out the the government’s approach to dealing with current and future climate change. The first NAP …

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HIV infects one teenaged girl every 3 minutes – UN

Girls and young women make up two-thirds of 15- to 19-year-olds infected with HIV in 2017, according to data revealed at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam — (AMSTERDAM, Netherlands) Every three minutes, a girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with the virus that causes AIDS, said a UN report …

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Fast Facts: What has the government done to alleviate malnutrition

The Philippine government has shown a history of focused policy, but scattershot implementation — (MANILA, Philippines) Many bills attempting to address the state of hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines have been brought before Congress, but precious few have been enacted into law.   However, initiatives addressing hunger and malnutrition have been slightly more numerous …

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