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‘large-scale depopulation’ resulted in vast tracts of agricultural land being left untended

European colonization of Americas helped cause climate change

Research finds killing of native people indirectly contributed to a colder period by causing deaths of around 56 million by 1600 — European colonization of the Americas resulted in the killing of so many native people that it transformed the environment and caused the Earth’s climate to cool down, new research has found. Settlers killed …

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Record private jet flights into Davos as leaders arrive for climate talk

Experts predict up to 1,500 individual private flights in and out of airfields serving Swiss ski resort for World Economic Forum — David Attenborough might have urged world leaders at Davos to take urgent action on climate change, but it appears no one was listening. As he spoke, experts predicted up to 1,500 individual private …

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Davos elite looks to ‘Globalisation 4.0’ to stem climate change

Business leaders say the next wave of globalisation must create social benefits as well as provide technical solutions to climate change — For business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week, ‘Globalisation 4.0’ holds the answers to one of the world’s biggest problems: climate change. The buzzword that will dominate the World Economic Forum …

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Six big questions as Brazil’s new president heads to Davos

After months of rhetoric and speculation, what Jair Bolsonaro will actually deliver for Brazil’s people and the Amazon will hinge on these questions — Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro arrives at the World Economic Forum in bullish mood. His message is simple: I am the man to boost economic growth, cut corruption and attract new …

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study shows greenland lost around 280bn tons of ice per year between 2002 and 2016

Greenland’s ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study

The pace of ice loss has increased four-fold since 2003 as enormous glaciers are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts, causing sea levels to rise — Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has found. …

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børge brende wants ‘coordinated, concerted action’ among world’s powers to halt climate change

Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF

After extreme weather-related events, there is ‘need for international cooperation’ — Growing tension between the world’s major powers is the most urgent global risk and makes it harder to mobilise collective action to tackle climate change, according to a report prepared for next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF’s annual global risks …

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Ion age: why the future will be battery powered

The variable nature of wind and solar power means storing energy is a huge part of the fight to mitigate climate change Why have batteries become important? In a world increasingly anxious about climate change, the surge in the generation of renewable energy over the past 20 years offers a sliver of hope. But the …

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scientists recommend that warming is limited to 1.5c

‘We are last generation that can stop climate change’ – UN summit

Big cuts in carbon emissions and a rise in protection from extreme weather urgently needed — The UN climate change summit begins on Monday with a warning that today’s generation is the last that can prevent catastrophic global warming, as well as the first to be suffering its impacts. Almost 200 nations were set to …

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great barrier reef is again under threat of coral bleaching

Great Barrier Reef: record heatwave may cause another coral bleaching event

42.6°C temperature in Cairns broke a November record that has stood since 1900 by 5.4°C — A record-breaking heatwave in north Queensland will further increase above-average marine temperatures, heightening the risk of another coral bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef next year, scientists say. Dozens of record November temperatures have been recorded in the …

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a report on climate change predicted that allowing climate pollution to continue to rise would result in $118bn in damages to coastal property

How limiting greenhouse gases would substantially benefit the US economy

In part two of our series on the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we look at its arguments for lowering emissions — The Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We will explore the key findings each day this week. Donald Trump doesn’t believe his own …

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