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Up to 5m of beach are disappearing from this Spanish coast every year: Is climate change to blame?
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Up to 5m of beach are disappearing from this Spanish coast every year: Is climate change to blame?

Human activity from construction along the coast between Torremolinos and Málaga laid the groundwork for this erosion to occur. Construction and climate change are eating away at one stretch of the Spanish coast at an alarming rate. Between 2016 and 2022, the Arraijanal-San Julián coast between Torremolinos and Málaga receded up to 45 metres. The...

How Nigeria is reeling from extreme heat fuelled by climate change
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How Nigeria is reeling from extreme heat fuelled by climate change

Since the start of this year, Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria has faced prolonged stretches of severe heat. A recent quick-fire analysis found that the conditions in February, when temperatures exceeded 40C, were made 10 times more likely by human-caused climate change. But the heat is still ongoing, with temperatures reaching a record 44.8C in Sokoto, a city in north-western Nigeria,...

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THE VILLAINS DESTROYING THE PLANET
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SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THE VILLAINS DESTROYING THE PLANET

If you’re looking for someone to blame the worsening degradation of the climate upon, look no further than these 57 entities, which according to researchers are the main culprits behind climate change. The Carbon Majors Database, which compiles the worst carbon emissions offenders, has released a new briefing about the companies doing the most harm to the...

Europe is not prepared for rapidly growing climate risks
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Europe is not prepared for rapidly growing climate risks

Extreme heat, drought, wildfires, and flooding, as experienced in recent years, will worsen in Europe even under optimistic global warming scenarios and affect living conditions throughout the continent. The EEA has published the first ever European Climate Risk Assessment (EUCRA) to help identify policy priorities for climate change adaptation and for climate-sensitive sectors. According to the assessment,...

SpaceX rocket launches pioneering methane-tracking satellite to orbit
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SpaceX rocket launches pioneering methane-tracking satellite to orbit

A new satellite that will track climate-heating methane emissions from oil and gas companies around the world launched this week from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base.  The washing-machine-sized satellite, named MethaneSAT, lifted off Monday (March 4) atop a Falcon 9 rocket, one of 53 payloads on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 rideshare mission. MethaneSAT is designed to ultimately help policymakers...

Climate change could lead to food-related civil unrest in UK within 50 years, say experts
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Climate change could lead to food-related civil unrest in UK within 50 years, say experts

The emptying of supermarket shelves during the COVID pandemic demonstrated the chaos that disruption to the UK’s food supply can provoke. Could this type of disruption have a different cause in the future? And what might the impact on society be? These are the questions we sought to answer in our new study, which involved surveying 58 leading...

Safety fears stall U.N. bid to examine sun-blocking climate change tech
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Safety fears stall U.N. bid to examine sun-blocking climate change tech

U.N. delegates on Thursday withdrew a motion calling for more research into technologies that aim to fight climate change by reflecting the sun’s rays back into space, amid concerns about health and environmental risks. Some who opposed the draft resolution at the U.N. Environment Assembly (UNEA) were also worried that the use of solar radiation modification (SRM)...

Climate change: alarming Africa-wide report predicts 30% drop in crop revenue, 50 million without water
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Climate change: alarming Africa-wide report predicts 30% drop in crop revenue, 50 million without water

African countries will suffer significant economic loss after 2050 if global warming is not limited to below 2°C, a new study by the Center for Global Development has found. Environment and energy economist Philip Kofi Adom is the author of the report. He synchronised many years of research by climate change scientists and researchers and found that...