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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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Scientists discover “giant, rose-shaped” coral reef near Tahiti

When French Polynesia experienced a bleaching event in 2019, against the odds, this giant, rose-shaped coral reef survived.

Reversing destruction of biodiversity should be top priority

Over 50 experts say reversing biodiversity loss will take take more than placing protection on land and sea zones.

Iodine in desert dust may be helping the climate

The iodine in desert dust has the ability to decrease ozone air pollution - however, it also allows greenhouse gases to stick around for longer.
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Scientists use bio-logging devices for killer whale conservation

Scientists use biologging devices to track animal behaviour in order to build conservation strategies for killer whales, and other endangered animals.
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AI analyses online debate around vaccinations and climate change

Using artificial intelligence (AI), researchers analysed debates based on tweets - revealing that opinions on vaccinations are widely divided.
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Scientists warn Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity is possible

Experts warn that a Sixth Mass Extinction is potentially underway, with human activities threatening species extinction.
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Asia Analysis January 2022

We welcome 2022 with our January volume of Asia Analysis, which features an array of compelling articles - We hear from Sarah Moran, Vice President, International from USA Rice, who walks us through what we need to know about rice, the little world traveller.
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Climate change increases rainy days, which harm the economy

New data finds economic growth decreases with more wet days with extreme rainfall, revealing an indirect way that climate change harms the economy.
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Cutting beef from US diet could slash carbon footprints by 48%

Tulane University research finds that swapping just one serving per day for a more planet friendly alternative, North Americans could cut their carbon footprint by 48%.
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Climate change affects the photosynthesis of carbon-storing mosses

Scientists find that peatland mosses are affected by temperature, so weather conditions could significantly reduce their ability to store carbon.
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Californians continue to struggle with a lack of safe, sanitary drinking water

Safe drinking water in California is becoming scarce, as contaminated drinking water continues to disproportionately impact communities of colour in the state.
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Ocean warming has caused fish to shrink in size

Researchers have found that ocean warming, acidification and oxygen depletion have caused a species shift, causing fish to have smaller body sizes.
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The healthy, cost-effective benefits of sustainable diets

Research highlights the advantages of vegan diets - being both the cheapest food option in high income countries and the healthiest.
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The key to global warming models is ocean acidity

Ocean acidity is an essential variable in validating climate models, accurately predicting complex environmental dynamics and major changes to Pacific Ocean currents.
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Upper ocean temperatures break records for sixth year

Earth’s oceans are hotter than ever with accumulated heat in the upper ocean at record levels, breaking the temperature record for a sixth consecutive year.
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The secret link between deforestation and flooding in West Africa

The frequency of thunderstorms has doubled in the last 30 years, in some fast-growing West African coastal cities.
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Giant fossilised ‘Sea Dragon’ found in UK reservoir

Rutland reservoir reveals 2 tonne and 180 million year old Ichthyosaur Sea Dragon, approximately 10 metres long.
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Restoring food security after coral bleaching events

Researchers have found that coral reefs are more resilient ecosystems than previously thought, remaining rich sources of macronutrients for the fishing industry even after coral bleaching.
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Climate change disproportionately impacts Indigenous communities

Research by the University of Waterloo reveals that Indigenous communities are at higher risk from climate change flooding, due to pre-existing socioeconomic vulnerability.
Increasing the battery safety for the renewable energy sector using calorimeters

Increasing the battery safety for the renewable energy sector using calorimeters

Here, Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how the safety of battery storage for renewables can be increased by battery calorimetry.

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