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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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Carbon emissions to destroy one-third of food production regions

If greenhouse gas emissions continue as they are, scientists warn that the climate shift will destroy one-third of food production regions on Earth.
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Scientists estimate plate tectonics begun 3.6 billion years ago

Scientists have found new evidence that modern plate tectonics begun roughly 3.6 billion years ago - a key feature of planet Earth's unique ability to support life.
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INCREASE: Intelligent Collections of Food Legumes Genetic Resources for European Agrofood Systems

Here, we learn how EU research project INCREASE offers a participatory research approach to characterise genetic resources in food legumes.
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Clean energy technology demand will quadruple need for critical minerals

Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines, will need to increase significantly over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals.
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Renewable energy: Wave power works

Wave power works, argues Jonas Kamf, CEO of W4P Waves4Power AB in this special renewable energy focus.
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Let’s learn how to use plastic anew!

Research Professor Ali Harlin urges us to reconsider our plastic use and illustrates how the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is aiming to halve the environmental impact of plastics.
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Science & conservation in the Galapagos Islands

Stephen J. Walsh & Carlos F. Mena explain the importance of protecting the Galapagos Islands through interdisciplinary science & sustainable conservation.
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The connection between art and mental health during lockdown

Here, Deirdre Figueiredo, MBE and Director of Craftspace, discusses the relationship between art, community and mental health during lockdown.
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Modelling Armageddon: The effects of nuclear weapons on climate

Owen B. Toon, Alan Robock & Richard P. Turco turn our thoughts towards modelling Armageddon in terms of the effects of nuclear weapons on climate.
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Sea level rise could be halved this century under Paris Agreement target

A new study has found that sea level rise from the melting of ice could be halved this century if we meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
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Scientists find microplastics in largest European ice cap

Scientists have discovered microplastics in the largest European ice cap - which can influence the way that glaciers melt and behave, impacting rising sea levels.
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Air pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause childhood asthma

A population study of children born in a city in Canada found that air pollution exposure during pregnancy could cause childhood asthma.
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How can the c-suite walk-the-walk on climate change?

Chris Bowden, Managing Director at Squeaky, outlines how the c-suite can walk-the-walk on climate change and the challenges leaders are facing in the race to net-zero.
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Phasing out internal combustion engines and fossil fuels

How does the phasing out of internal combustion engines and fossil fuels fit into an overall climate change plan? 
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How can we make a truly green and sustainable recovery?

Romy Rawlings, Commercial Director at Vestre Ltd, explains how using an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) could be the key helping customers ensure the sustainability of their everyday choices.
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The role of energy efficiency in achieving net zero targets

Reaching the net zero targets announced by countries around the world isn't just about generating cleaner energy: it will also require significant improvements in making our energy use more efficient.

Melting arctic sea ice destroys French wine harvest

Sudden frosts across Europe have hit vineyards hard, with scientists revealing that melting arctic sea ice is responsible for the unpredictable climate.
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Peat soils: Climate killer or climate saver?

Experts in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Bernd Lennartz, Franziska Tanneberger and Nicole Wrage-Mönnig discuss the complex effects of peat soils on the climate.
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Protecting minerals in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Here, Open Access Government discovers the environmental protection priorities of Mukhtar Babayev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
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Illegal mining in Amazon releases mercury into Indigenous lands

The illegal mining of the Amazon rainforest continues through the COVID pandemic, with Indigenous communities experiencing the double-hit of mercury poisoning and "imminent violence".

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