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Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study

Climate change study predicts ‘staggering impact’ of swelling oceans on coastal communities within next 30 years — Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many as 311,000 homes face being flooded every two weeks within the next …

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Should we be worried about surging Antarctic ice melt and sea level rise

Short answer: maybe — There’s recently been a spate of sea level rise denial in the conservative media, but in reality, sea level rise is accelerating and melting ice is playing an increasingly large role. In the first half of the 20th Century, average global sea level rose by about 1.4 millimeters per year (mm/yr). …

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Pakistani senator calls for climate cooperation with India amid water crisis

As drought bites, senate opposition leader Sherry Rehman says climate action is a security priority for South Asia — Pakistan and India must work together to address climate change amid a worsening water crisis, a leading politician has urged. Leading Indian thinktank Niti Aayog warned in a report this month that 600 million citizens faced …

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Clean energy investment ‘must be 50% higher’ to limit warming to 1.5°C

An extra $460bn per year needs to be invested on the low-carbon economy globally over the next 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5°C, a new paper says — This is 50% higher than the additional investment needed to meet a 2°C limit, the paper says. It is the first to assess the difference …

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Monsoon rain to continue in parts of Luzon on June 17

Pangasinan, Bataan, and Zambales should brace for moderate to heavy rain, while several other areas – including Metro Manila – will have light to moderate rain — (MANILA, Philippines) The southwest monsoon will continue to affect the western part of Luzon on Sunday, June 17, as it continues to be enhanced by Tropical Storm Gaemi …

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Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of world’s poor at risk

Few people would associate fossil fuel combustion and deforestation with the nutritional content of rice, but our research clearly shows one way in which emitting fossil fuels could worsen world hunger challenges — Rice is the primary food source for more than 3 billion people around the world. Many are unable to afford a diverse …

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Tropical Depression Ester out, but monsoon rain to persist

Even if Ester is already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it continues to enhance the southwest monsoon — Tropical Depression Ester left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening, June 15, after accelerating further. In a bulletin issued 11 pm on Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Ester is already 595 kilometers …

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Leaked UN draft report warns of urgent need to cut global warming

IPCC says ‘rapid and far-reaching’ measures required to combat climate change — The world is on track to exceed 1.5°C of warming unless countries rapidly implement “far-reaching” actions to reduce carbon emissions, according to a draft UN report leaked to Reuters. The final draft report from the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) was …

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Delhi’s air pollution is now so bad it is literally off the chart

Dust storms come months before the start of city’s traditional ‘pollution season’ — Smog more toxic than can be measured by monitoring devices has blanketed the Indian capital this week, months before the start of Delhi’s traditional “pollution season”. A thick haze was visible across the city from Tuesday and some government pollution monitors have …

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Germany to pressure rich countries to pledge new climate cash

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue will start a replenishment drive for the Green Climate Fund and focus on protecting jobs in the shift to clean energy — Germany is expected to start a drive to replenish the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at a meeting of ministers and climate negotiators in Berlin next week. The fund is …

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