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‘Climate Change’ or ‘Global Warming’ represents a change in global or regional climate patterns. It has been attributed to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

It is universally agreed by most scientists that the main cause of global warming is the human expansion of the ‘Greenhouse Effect’. Human activities across the globe are changing the natural greenhouse. The burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil have increased the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. the consequences of changing the natural greenhouse are not easy to accurately predict. However there are a number of possible effects such as the excessive heating and cooling of certain regions. The heating of regions such at the north and south pole will result in the melting of ice capes and increase sea levels.

Despite the immense research and evidence there is still debate from some as to the existence of the issue.

Debate?

Many faces in the media, have openly argued against the existence of Climate change. Most famous of which being US President Donald Trump. He has on the record stated that he believes Climate Change is a Hoax created by the Chinese.
Since the late 19th Century the average surface temperature of the planet has risen by around 0.9 degrees Celsius. Research states that most warming has occurred over the last 35 years and the 5 hottest temperatures being since 2010. So it seems almost comical to suggest that the topic could be a Hoax. However it’s true that the leader of one of the top world powers denies its existence entirely. even with compelling statistics such as 2016 being the hottest year on record.

There are articles exploring the ways in which different countries around the world tackle their own levels of pollution.

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Caged flowers could save rare bees in the UK

A breakthrough project offering hope for one of the UK’s rarest bumblebees has been launched on the Peak District moors near Sheffield this month, with support from the National Lottery.
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Map can protect one third of oceans by 2030

As governments meet at the UN to negotiate towards an historic Global Ocean Treaty, a groundbreaking study by leading marine biologists has mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030.
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Global conservationists have “core aims” but fight over solution

Research reveals rifts within the global conservation movement, on economic approaches to protected areas, which makes the achievement of conservation goals difficult.
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Climate change: Urban transformation and the relevance of critical infrastructure

Urban transformation and the relevance of critical infrastructure is placed under the spotlight here by Prof Dr Daniela Jacob at Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS).
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North America Analysis – April 2019

Welcome to the April 2019 edition of North America Analysis. One of the highlights in this issue is the special focus we have on neurodegenerative diseases, which includes comment from Jeffrey Borenstein, of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF).
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“Climatic hotspot project”: Uncovering impacts of the midlatitude ocean

Uncovering impacts of the midlatitude ocean is a part of the “Climatic hotspot project, as profiled here by Professor Hisashi Nakamura from the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, at the University of Tokyo in Japan.
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Understanding freshwater resource problems

Experts from Stroud Water Research Center and Kansas State University highlight the importance of addressing today’s freshwater resource problems and how to achieve sustainable watershed management.
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The return of global governance: This time it comes with many faces

The ocean’s pollution with plastics has stirred multiple promising responses across the globe: Are we on the verge of a new type of global governance? Prof Dr Raimund Bleischwitz explains how such governance may look and what is still missing.

The changing Arctic ice caps

Professor Martin Sharp, University of Alberta, explores the processes, rates and impacts of the changing Arctic ice caps due to global warming.
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Observations to action: Informing understanding and responses to rapid Arctic change

When it comes to observations to action, The International Arctic Research Center informs understanding and responses to rapid Arctic change, as we discover here.
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Canada: Reducing emissions and taking action on climate change

Patricia Fuller, Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change, explains how Canada is taking action to reduce emissions and tackle climate change.
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Investing in energy infrastructure and moving towards climate neutrality

Two key priorities of Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President, Energy Union at European Commission are detailed here, including investing in energy infrastructure and moving towards climate neutrality.
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flexJET project: Converting flexible waste biomass into sustainable aviation fuel

The Horizon 2020 flexJET project, coordinated by the University of Birmingham, will validate a new integrated process to produce sustainable aviation fuel from waste biomass, Dr Miloud Ouadi explains here.
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Water: The essential global resource

Mr. Mbayo Guy Kakumbi, Technical Officer and Dr Bagayoko Magaran, Senior Scientist from The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa reveal their stance on the essential global resource of water.
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What is progressive state leadership today?

Professor Richard Beardsworth, Aberystwyth University, examines what progressive state leadership is in the world of politics and how it can be implemented.
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UK gets new £5 million climate change research centre

Cardiff University has been selected as the main hub for a £5 million climate change research centre to explore how we can live differently to achieve the rapid and far-reaching emissions cuts required to address climate change.
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Fighting climate change and embracing renewables

Fighting climate change is no longer an expensive hobby for the rich. Rather, embracing renewables will make everybody richer, says the Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt.
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Climate changes, risk assessment and resilience

Alberto Mantovani discusses the consequences of climate changes for human health and welfare, including the disruption of agricultural productions.
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Polder project: Coastal zone of Bangladesh

Professor Robert Aiken discusses work on food networks in this report, specifically the Polder project.
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Inside the Hydropower industry

Climate change is a pressing issue: visible effects such as 2018’s summer heatwave are hard evidence of this, leading us to environmental game-changers such as Hydropower.

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