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Climate change is making droughts hotter and more intense

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:36:00 +0100earth (en)

Even in the face devastating wildfires sweeping through California , Greece , and even the Arctic Circle, many still refuse to acknowledge the A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California Irvine shows how heat waves and drought are connected, revealing that dry, hot months....

Russia supports community resilience in Laos

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 16:10:00 +0100vientianetimes (en)

. As a new partner to the World Food Programme (WFP), the Russia n Ministry of Emergency Situations has provided more than US$1 million to the agency. WFP is using this contribution to buy cooking oil, canned fish and construction materials for distribution to about 27,500 villagers in northern Laos....

Lao PDR: WFP's resilience work receives support from Russia

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 13:14:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

VIENTIANE Cooking oil and canned fish from Russia are arriving in Laos to support WFP’s resilience work for communities vulnerable to climate change. The food items, worth US$1 million, will be distributed to 27,500 people in the northern provinces whose lives have been affected by floods, droughts and pest outbreaks over the past two years.

Russia Supports Community Resilience in Lao PDR

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 07:56:00 +0100kpl (en)

KPL) In-kind food contributions from Russia arrived in Laos this week, bound to bridge gaps in food security caused by climate change impacts for communities in the northern provinces of the Lao PDR. The Ambassador of Russia to the Lao PDR Vladimir Kalinin received the food commodities at the World Food Programme’s (WFP) warehouse on March 3, 2020.

What will be the new face of European agriculture in the coming years?

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 04:31:00 +0100euronews-en (en)

First there was the wave of cold Siberian air that hit olive groves across Italy. Then came the scorching summer, with its extreme temperatures and shortage of rains. October and November followed with floods and excessive rains. According to the professional magazine Olive Oil Times , in 2018,....

I migranti climatici sono già tra noi, e sono europei Euronews

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 13:59:00 +0100msn-it (it)

Nel febbraio 2010 a La Faute-sur-Mer, una sonnolenta cittadina balneare sulla costa atlantica francese, buen retiro di molti pensionati locali, un intero quartiere viene sommerso dalle acque durante una tempesta. Muoiono 29 persone, annegate. Elisabeth, infermiera in pensione, vede il marito affogare davanti ai suoi occhi.

Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter, UCI study finds

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:28:00 +0100news-uci (en)

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 – Dry months are getting hotter in large parts of the United States, another sign that human-caused climate change is forcing people to encounter new extremes. In a study published today in Science Advances , researchers at the University of California, Irvine report....

Previsioni Meteo Primavera 2020, la tendenza stagionale di AccuWeather: caldo esagerato in tutt’Europa, tanta pioggia tra Italia e Balcani

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:01:00 +0100meteoweb (it)

Previsioni Meteo Primavera 2020: molti Paesi europei vedranno condizioni di forte maltempo, siccità e periodi di tempesta da marzo a maggio, secondo la tendenza stagionale di AccuWeather. – L’inverno 2019-2020 è stato anonimo nella maggior parte dell’Europa e la diffusa mancanza di aria fredda sul....

Incendi: il Portogallo combatte il fuoco...con il fuoco

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 05:00:00 +0100euronews-it (it)

"È stato molto caldo, per essere inverno. Abbiamo appena avuto il gennaio più caldo di sempre in Europa, con temperature superiori di 3,1 gradi centigradi alla media del periodo dal 1981 al 2010", ci ricorda Jeremy. Mosca: oltre 9 gradi in più rispetto alla media di gennaio. Andiamo a dare un'occhiata in un contesto più ampio.

Cambiamenti climatici e incendi: un collegamento ancora da verificare

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 04:25:00 +0100euronews-it (it)

"È stato molto caldo, per essere inverno. Abbiamo appena avuto il gennaio più caldo di sempre in Europa, con temperature superiori di 3,1 gradi centigradi alla media del periodo dal 1981 al 2010". Mosca: oltre 9 gradi in più rispetto alla media di gennaio. Andiamo a dare un'occhiata in un contesto più ampio.

Projection shows climate catastrophe for Europe

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:23:00 +0100taipeitimes (en)

A series of detailed maps have laid bare the scale of possible forest fires, floods, droughts and deluges that Europe could face by the end of the century without urgent action to adapt to and confront global warming. An average 1m rise in sea levels by the end of the century — without any flood....

Cambiamenti climatici: l’8% dell’Europa a rischio desertificazione, compresa l’Italia

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 19:17:00 +0100blastingnews (it)

Venticinque anni fa a Parigi è stata adottata la Convenzione ONU per la lotta alla desertificazione , un fenomeno che ad oggi interessa più di cento Paesi nel Mondo, che minaccia la sopravvivenza di circa un miliardo di persone e che comporta le catastrofi naturali a bassa intensità ma di lunga....

Meta' delle risorse del Fondo di solidarieta' UE sono andate all'Italia

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:32:00 +0100fasi (it)

Oltre 5,2 miliardi di euro a sostegno di 24 Paesi europei. Queste le cifre del Fondo di solidarietà europeo, uno strumento di aiuto economico di cui metà delle risorse sono state assegnate all’Italia, di gran lunga, purtroppo, il primo beneficiario. Fondo di solidarietà UE: come funziona.

Fire Disaster in Israel Blamed on Predicted Climate Change

Sat, 01 Feb 2020 14:24:00 +0100earthtimes (en)

December 2010 will be remembered in Israel as the month of the disastrous fire that swept through the beautiful Carmel Mountains near Haifa. As fire raged through the area, a national disaster was declared and there was an international call for assistance.

Natural Disasters Where and from which disasters do people die? What can we do to prevent deaths from natural disasters? Over the last decade the annual number of deaths due to natural disasters was 45,000 globally.

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:17:00 +0100ourworldindata (en)

The number of people dying in natural disasters is lower today than it was in the past, the world has become more resilient. Earthquakes, however, can still claim a large number of lives. Whilst historically floods, droughts and epidemics dominated disaster deaths , a high annual death toll now....

Climate change, andremo al mare nel Nord Europa: ecco i Paesi che ci guadagnano -

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 04:17:00 +0100ilSole24ore (it)

L’impatto sul turismo del Mediterraneo Ad esempio, si legge nel report, potremmo trovarci ad andare in vacanza nel mare del Nord, magari sulle coste più belle della Germania o lungo la costa belga e olandese. L’aumento delle temperature, infatti, proiettando al massimo i trend finora registrati,....

Ortofrutta, meno export e più import: Italia superata da Spagna e Olanda

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:06:00 +0100ilSole24ore (it)

Le pere, con mele e kiwi, sono il frutto che più ha risentito di cali produttivi con picchi fino a -60% 3' di lettura. Sono 133 i milioni di euro persi nell’export nei primi dieci mesi del 2019 – che equivalgono a un calo percentuale del 3,6 – per un’impennata dei valori dell’import di oltre il 10%.

Zimbabwe political, social and economic persp...

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:06:00 +0100modernghana (en)

Political landscape After the 2018 harmonized elections which gave the ZANU PF party the mandate to rule. President Emmerson Mnangagwa appealed to all political party Presidents who contested in the elections to come together with the aim of engaging in a national dialogue and find solution stop the....

Negative consequences of climate change quite strong in Russia

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:54:00 +0100gulf-times (en)

Russia’s first plan to adapt to climate change is a tardy but much-needed acknowledgement of the risks and opportunities presented by global warming, although it lacks concrete action to address the increasingly evident threats, analysts said. The document, published this month on a government....

Cos’è l’Inverno nucleare, il devastante scenario meteorologico che sarebbe innescato da una guerra atomica

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:35:00 +0100meteoweb (it)

Anche se un attacco nucleare colpisce solo un’infrastruttura miliare o centri popolati di una nazione, potrebbe produrre grandi danni all’atmosfera terrestre. Sono passati quasi 75 anni da quando due bombe atomiche hanno devastato le città giapponesi di Hiroshima e Nagasaki, la prima e ultima....

Slow Climate Action May See Warming Do Russia More Harm Than Good

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 04:36:00 +0100themoscowtimes (en)

Russia would need to adjust to an increase in droughts, heavy rainfall, flooding, forest fires and infectious diseases, and should start teaching climate change in schools, it said. Given the "increasing vulnerability" of the population and economy to extreme weather and climate impacts, measures to....

Sluggish climate action may see warming do Russia more harm than good

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:41:00 +0100cyprus-mail (en)

Russia’s first plan to adapt to climate change is a tardy but much-needed acknowledgement of the risks and opportunities presented by global warming, although it lacks concrete action to address the increasingly evident threats, analysts said. The document, published this month on a government....

Slow climate action may see warming do Russia more harm than good Rachel Savage and Angelina Davydova

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:10:00 +0100trust (en)

Russia's first adaptation plan points to the economic opportunities of a hotter climate, but it also faces major threats from extreme weather and melting ice. By Rachel Savage and Angelina Davydova. LONDON, Jan 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Russia 's first plan to adapt to climate change is a....

Africa joins space race

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 20:52:00 +0100apanews-en (en)

By Hicham Alaoui. It’s the African version of the space race. Since Egypt launched its first satellite in 1988, eleven countries on the continent have followed suit and others are preparing to join the small and exclusive African club of space “powers.

Il piano della Russia per «sfruttare i vantaggi» del cambiamento climatico

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 08:26:00 +0100greenreport (it)

. La Russia in bilico tra il negazionismo climatico di Putin e la consapevolezza che il riscaldamento globale sta cambiando il Paese e l’economia molto velocemente. [9 Gennaio 2020] La Russia ha pubblicato un piano per adattare la sua economia e la sua popolazione ai cambiamenti climatici, sperando....

Russia unveils plan to 'use the advantages' of climate change

Mon, 06 Jan 2020 08:26:00 +0100iran-daily (en)

The 17-page document was published online by Russia 's Ministry of Economic Development, and outlines measures to mitigate the damage caused by climate change as well as to "use the advantages" of warmer temperatures, dw.com reported. It acknowledges that changes in the climate have had "a prominent....

Russia unveils plan to 'use the advantages' of climate change

Mon, 06 Jan 2020 01:55:00 +0100deutschewelle-en (en)

The Russia n government has unveiled a plan to adapt the country's economy and population to climate change. The 17-page document was published online by Russia's Ministry of Economic Development on Saturday, and outlines measures to mitigate the damage caused by climate change as well as to "use the advantages" of warmer temperatures.

2019 business highlights

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 23:50:00 +0100manicapost (en)

THE year 2019 started on a bad note caused by exchange rate pressures as the Zimbabwe dollar value tumbled against major currencies. Minister of Finance Professor Mthuli Ncube floated the Zim dollar in February, resulting in the abandoning of the 1:1 parity of the RTGS dollar against the US dollar.

Annual Progress Report of the European and Global Drought Observatories

Sat, 21 Dec 2019 04:14:00 +0100EC (en)

With this report, the reader finds an overview of the changes, upgrades and new features created in the European Drought Observatory (EDO) and the Global Drought Observatory (GDO) and made in 2019. The year proved relatively quiet concerning drought events in Europe; the subcontinent was only....

43 photos show how extreme weather and natural disasters have gotten more intense over the last decade

Fri, 20 Dec 2019 00:48:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

After the flood. Jonathon Nachman/Reuters. Source: National Geographic That said, experts can't usually attribute climate change as the underlying cause of individual storms and disasters. Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters. Source: National Geographic About 160 billion tons of surface ice from the....

Clima: il 2019 chiuse un decennio di eccezionali ondate di calore e di alta instabilità

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:49:00 +0100meteoweb (it)

Il monito. “Se non prendiamo azioni urgenti sul clima – spiega Petteri Taalas, segretario generale della WMO – arriveremo alla fine del secolo a un incremento delle temperature superiore ai 3 gradi C. Anche nel 2019 l’impatto del cambiamento climatico ha generato fenomeni meteorologici intensi –....

Extreme weather is the ‘new normal’ (among other depressing climate projections)

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:10:00 +0100zmescience (en)

At the same time, climate change is also affecting the ecosystems in the mountains and their biodiversity. This is leading to a reduction of biodiversity hotspots and a growing number of species that go extinct every year. Indigenous and local knowledge could help reduce the damage, the report argued.

Il riscaldamento dei Poli sta per presentarci il conto National Geographic

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:57:00 +0100msn-it (it)

© Fornito da La Repubblica Laghi e specchi d'acqua si moltiplicano nella tundra artica ormai inzuppata d'acqua della penisola di Yamal, nella Siberia nordoccidentale, in Russia . Fotografia di Jeffrey Kerby. Eric Post osserva l’evolversi delle stagioni dallo stesso luogo della Groenlandia occidentale da 26 anni.

Giustizia Cambiamenti climatici, i più poveri pagheranno il conto più salato 5 dicembre 2019 ore: 12:51

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:22:00 +0100redattoresociale (it)

Tre nuovi studi presentati in questi giorni alla Cop25 in corso a Madrid non lasciano spazio a dubbi: i cambiamenti climatici ci sono e si vedono, con tanto di eventi meteorologici “estremi” e danni alla salute. In particolare, l’Organizzazione meteorologica mondiale (Wmo) e l’Organizzazione....

'Soil Degradation Poses Risk To Food Security'

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:36:00 +0100haberler-en (en)

Soil degradation from climate change will have its biggest impact on food security, according to an official with a nonprofit environmental group. Regions which host one-third of the world population, 45% of total agriculture land and 50% of livestock are at risk of desertification. Land and soil degradation in these regions affect the lives of 1.

Women at risk of more violence due to climate change

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 05:02:00 +0100nation-ke (en)

Residents of Kibish, Turkana County, receive relief food on March 5, 2019 as they battle drought. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary. Women are often responsible for gathering and producing food, collecting water and sourcing fuel for heating and cooking. With climate change, these tasks are becoming more difficult.

Climate change forces ‘pastoralists’ to give up

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 03:04:00 +0100savethechildren (en)

Climate change increases frequency of severe droughts in the Horn of Africa; 6.7 million people in Ethiopia in need of food assistance More than one million displaced in Ethiopia by conflict and drought Communities and livelihoods irrevocably changed. In Ethiopia an entire way of life is under attack from climate change.

MIL-OSI New Zealand: Climate change forces ‘pastoralists’ to give up

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 02:51:00 +0100foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Source: Save The Children Climate change increases frequency of severe droughts in the Horn of Africa; 6.7 million people in Ethiopia in need of food assistance More than one million displaced in Ethiopia by conflict and drought Communities and livelihoods irrevocably changed. In Ethiopia an entire way of life is under attack from climate change.

Let’s mind the soil as it truly matters

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:31:00 +0100tehrantimes (en)

Soil is an essential natural resource for sustaining life on Earth. It is a core component of land resources, agricultural development and ecological sustainability that constitutes the basis for the preservation and advancement of human life on this planet.

WMO: 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat and high-impact weather

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:02:00 +0100yubanet (en)

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record level of 407.8 parts per million in 2018 and continued to rise in 2019. CO 2 lasts in the atmosphere for centuries and the ocean for even longer, thus locking in climate change. Sea level rise has accelerated since the start of....

Floods predicted to uproot 50m people a year as climate heats up

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:49:00 +0100bdnews24 (en)

That would be five times the average of 10 million displaced a year from the mid-1970s to 2005, and would happen as populations grow and as rainfall intensifies and ice melts on a warmer planet, causing more frequent and severe floods, said study author Justin Ginnetti.

Climate change: Floods predicted to displace 50m people a year

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 08:26:00 +0100thefinancialexpress (en)

The number of people at risk of being forced from their homes by river flooding could surge to as many as 50 million a year by the end of the century if governments do not step up action to tackle climate change, researchers warned on Tuesday. That would be five times the average of 10 million....

Trump claims climate change is important to him

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 07:37:00 +0100eco-business (en)

Donald Trump has described climate change as important to him, saying clean air and clean water were top of his environmental agenda. “Climate change is very important to me,” the United States president said, speaking at a press conference in London yesterday. “I believe very strongly in very crystal-clear, clean water and clean air.

Wmo: il 2019 conclude un decennio di caldo eccezionale e di condizioni meteorologiche a forte impatto globale (VIDEO)

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 06:59:00 +0100greenreport (it)

Secondo il presentato alla COP25 Unfccc in corso a Madrid, «Il 2019 ha segnato la fine di un decennio di caldo eccezionale, di ritirata dei ghiacciai e di innalzamento record del livello del mare a livello mondiale, a causa dei gas serra prodotti dalle attività umane.

Floods predicted to uproot 50 mln yearly as climate heats up

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 06:03:00 +0100thedailystarBD (en)

The head of data and analysis for the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) said the forecasts were only a partial picture but as flooding accounts for more than half of climate-related displacement, the outlook was "grim". The numbers pushed out of their homes by river floods....

2019 'one of the hottest years on record' Sky News

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 04:29:00 +0100msn-uk (en)

© Getty This year is on course to be the second or third-hottest ever This year has been one of the hottest on record, the World Meteorological Organisation has said. The UN body says the planet has seen a decade of "exceptional" heat - and since 2015, each year has broken records for being the warmest.

article Floods predicted to uproot 50 mln people a year as climate heats up

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 01:54:00 +0100trust (en)

Population growth, more intense rainfall and melting ice are likely to cause more frequent and severe floods. By Megan Rowling. MADRID, Dec 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people at risk of being forced from their homes by river flooding could surge to as many as 50 million a year by....

Floods predicted to uproot 50m people a year as climate heats up

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:58:00 +0100nst (en)

MADRID: The number of people at risk of being forced from their homes by river flooding could surge to as many as 50 million a year by the end of the century if governments do not step up action to tackle climate change, researchers warned on Tuesday. That would be five times the average of 10....

Floods predicted to uproot 50 mln people a year as climate heats up

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:36:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

By Megan Rowling. MADRID, Dec 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people at risk of being forced from their homes by river flooding could surge to as many as 50 million a year by the end of the century if governments do not step up action to tackle climate change, researchers warned on Tuesday.

UN chief warning on climate change

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:27:00 +0100tribune242 (en)

By SYANN THOMPSON. Tribune Staff Reporter. sthompson@tribunemedia.net. UNITED Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres told world leaders that the consequences of not lowering greenhouse gas emissions is causing extreme weather like hurricanes, droughts, flood and wildfires.

World: 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat and high-impact weather

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:39:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Madrid, 3 December 2019 - The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record.

Save the Children: «Nel 2019 le catastrofi naturali hanno causato oltre 1,200 vittime in Africa orientale e meridionale»

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 13:25:00 +0100greenreport (it)

In un appello rivolto alla 25esima Conferenza delle parti dell’Unfccc in corso a Madrid, Save the Children ricorda che «Almeno 33 milioni di persone in Africa orientale e meridionale], tra cui più di 16 milioni di bambini, sarebbero vittime dell’insicurezza alimentare causata dalle crisi climatiche,....

2019 set to be one of the hottest years on record – UN experts

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:19:00 +0100breakingnews-ie (en)

This year has been one of the hottest on record, as the world comes to the end of a decade of “exceptional” heat, the World Meteorological Organisation has said. The past decade, from 2010 to 2019, has almost certainly been the warmest in records dating back to the 19th century, and the past five....

Breaking climate news: World Meteorological Organization releases new global statistics

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 09:56:00 +0100clickondetroit (en)

The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record.

2019 set to be one of the hottest years on record – UN experts

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 09:48:00 +0100impartialreporter (en)

This year has been one of the hottest on record, as the world comes to the end of a decade of “exceptional” heat, the World Meteorological Organisation has said. The past decade, from 2010 to 2019, has almost certainly been the warmest in records dating back to the 19th century, and the past five....

2019 set to be one of the hottest years on record – UN experts

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 09:45:00 +0100chesterfirst (en)

This year has been one of the hottest on record, as the world comes to the end of a decade of “exceptional” heat, the World Meteorological Organisation has said. The past decade, from 2010 to 2019, has almost certainly been the warmest in records dating back to the 19th century, and the past five....

2019 set to be one of the hottest years on record – UN experts

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 09:45:00 +0100eveningtimes (en)

This year has been one of the hottest on record, as the world comes to the end of a decade of “exceptional” heat, the World Meteorological Organisation has said. The past decade, from 2010 to 2019, has almost certainly been the warmest in records dating back to the 19th century, and the past five....

2019 set to be one of the hottest years on record – UN experts

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 09:38:00 +0100dailyecho (en)

This year has been one of the hottest on record, as the world comes to the end of a decade of “exceptional” heat, the World Meteorological Organisation has said. The past decade, from 2010 to 2019, has almost certainly been the warmest in records dating back to the 19th century, and the past five....

2019 set to be one of the hottest years on record – UN experts

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 09:33:00 +0100yourlocalguardian (en)

This year has been one of the hottest on record, as the world comes to the end of a decade of “exceptional” heat, the World Meteorological Organisation has said. The past decade, from 2010 to 2019, has almost certainly been the warmest in records dating back to the 19th century, and the past five....

Clima, al via la Cop25. L'Onu: "Vicini a punto di non ritorno"

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 04:36:00 +0100quotidiano (it)

Si è aperta la Conferenza di Madrid alla quale partecipano 196 Paesi. Guterres sottolinea la leadership dei giovani e la mancanza di volontà politica dei governi. Roma, 2 dicembre 2019 - Si moltiplicano i segnali che il cambiamento climatico non è una ipotetica lontana minaccia ma è già in atto.

Displaced - The Climate Exodus

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 20:56:00 +0100deutschewelle-en (en)

The number of climate refugees is rising - and yet the status of ‘climate refugee’ has yet to be officially recognized by national or international law. One factor is illustrative of the devastating impact of climate change on countries and communities: water. Recent years have seen an increasing number of floods and droughts.

Clima, COP25: Save the Children, nel 2019 le catastrofi naturali hanno causato oltre 1200 vittime in Africa orientale e meridionale

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 19:44:00 +0100politicamentecorretto (it)

, con molti Paesi che sono stati colpiti da crisi multiple, come il Mozambico che quest’anno ha sperimentato due forti cicloni nella stessa stagione per la prima volta nella storia. Questi alcuni dati evidenziati da Save the Children, l’Organizzazione internazionale che da 100 anni lotta per salvare....

Will Bidirectional EV Chargers Change Energy Provision as we Know it?

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:15:00 +0100interestingengineering (en)

Though some people argue electric vehicles (EVs) aren't as good for the environment as advertized, one thing is for certain: the automotive industry is going electric. In fact, a recent study that claimed diesel is cleaner for the environment than electric was roundly criticized for misrepresenting the data on EVs.

Poor nations paying price of ‘climate chaos’: Oxfam

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:47:00 +0100taipeitimes (en)

Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people from their homes over the last decade — a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam International said yesterday.

Clima COP25, Save the Children: “Nel 2019 le catastrofi naturali hanno causato oltre 1200 vittime in Africa orientale e meridionale”

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:26:00 +0100meteoweb (it)

Almeno 33 milioni di persone in Africa orientale e meridionale[1], tra cui più di 16 milioni di bambini[2], sarebbero vittime dell’insicurezza alimentare causata dalle crisi climatiche, che in alcuni casi possono portare fino a una vera propria emergenza fame.

Greta Thunberg is still sailing as COP 25 climate meeting opens with displacement 'chaos' report

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:02:00 +0100abc-au (en)

Ms Thunberg broke the news of her late arrival to the conference of the parties on Monday: "We're speeding towards Europe! "Estimated time of arrival right now is Tuesday morning [local time]. We'll be arriving at Doca de Alcantara, Lisbon. We are all looking forward to see you there!" The first day....

Clima, al via la Cop25. L'Onu: "Vicini a punto di non ritorno" Quotidiano.Net

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:51:00 +0100msn-it (it)

© SE Poligrafici(wc)|LAPRESSE|31f803cd92a2b725266b3ca1f0dfc267. Roma, 2 dicembre 2019 - Si moltiplicano i segnali che il cambiamento climatico non è una ipotetica lontana minaccia ma è già in atto. La mobilitazione dal basso, in particolare dei giovani, cresce.

Ficción radiofónica: España 2050

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:22:00 +0100cadenaser (es)

Àngels Barceló: Es viernes y tenemos por delante un largo puente de la Constitución del Pacto del 42 y de la Festividad de la Laica Natalidad. Hasta el próximo 8 de diciembre tendremos fiesta, días de descanso del personal humano, que no el biónico... Por eso , en los próximo minutos les vamos a....

Climate change displaces 20 million every year 4h ago Climate-related catastrophes like floods and forest fires are driving millions of people from their homes every year, said anti-poverty NGO Oxfam. While no one is immune, people in poor countries are most at risk.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:06:00 +0100deutschewelle-en (en)

in Madrid. It examined the numbers of people displaced inside their home countries by climate-fuelled disasters between 2008 and 2018, based on government and international agency data, as well as media reports. "Today people are seven times more likely to be internally displaced by cyclones, floods....

Clima, al via la COP25 Unfccc di Madrid: un mondo a due velocità, diviso tra nazioni virtuose e in ritardo?

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 11:50:00 +0100greenreport (it)

Si è aperta oggi a Madrid la 25esima conferenza delle parti dell’United Nations framework convention on climate change (COP25 Unfccc) che avrebbe dovuto tenersi a Santiago del Cile, ma il governo di destra cileno (che conserva la presidenza della COP25 con la ministro dell’ambiente Carolina Schmidt)....

20 Million People Have Fled Their Homes Because Of 'Climate Chaos' Since 2008: Oxfam

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:28:00 +0100huffingtonpost-us-en (en)

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) ― Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people from their homes over the last decade ― a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam said on Monday.

Climate Change, Global Warming and Planet Earth - EDITORIAL 41 minute ago - 0 - 2 Climate Change and Global Warming today pose a very existential threat to our planet. There is now proof that the multiple effects of Global Warming could have serious effects that may in the distant future, lead to the extinction of life on the Planet.

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 20:16:00 +0100dailymirror (en)

limate Change and Global Warming today pose a very existential threat to our planet. There is now proof that the multiple effects of Global Warming could have serious effects that may in the distant future, lead to the extinction of life on the Planet.

Here's the evidence we're headed for a climate crisis tipping point

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 13:16:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

Ice. Think of a climatic tipping point, like the accelerating melting of Greenland’s ice sheet, as a chair. In its normal, stable state, the ice sheet is intact – a chair standing upright. “If you balance the chair backwards, you can find a sort of tipping point, where a little nudge in one....

Africa: Pan-African Insurer Keen to Strengthen Disaster Cover

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 11:49:00 +0100allafrica (en)

African governments have expressed confidence in African Risk Capacity Insurance's ability to help the continent hedge against disaster-induced risks. The subsidiary of African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the African Union, says it is keen to help the continent deal with disasters without having to rely on foreign aid.

Trump Should Be Impeached for His Climate Policy Alone

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 19:03:00 +0100opednews (en)

It is time to take Donald Trump's disregard for climate crisis seriously. As Commander in Chief, Trump is abdicating his duties to protect his people, instead actively aiding and abetting the corporate polluters who are causing the climate chaos. Trump is wasting irreplaceable time that we need to prevent a worsening climate crisis.

The Suburbs Are Kicking the Animals Out. Enter the Animal Rescue Squad.

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 16:44:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

An injured fox that was rescued in 2017. (via Wildlife Resources and Education Network via The New York Times) ATLANTA — In a small suburban park on a muggy morning a few months ago, a woman in elbow-length gloves was armed with a net, a loaf of bread and a tall cardboard box, all in hopes of catching an elusive goose.

The Suburbs Are Kicking the Animals Out. Enter the Animal Rescue Squad.

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 11:16:00 +0100nytimes (en)

ATLANTA — In a small suburban park on a muggy morning a few months ago, a woman in elbow-length gloves was armed with a net, a loaf of bread and a tall cardboard box, all in hopes of catching an elusive goose. The goose, whose left leg was tightly wound in fishing line, walked with a pronounced....

Caribbean warned to brace for continued drier-than-normal-pattern next year

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 09:16:00 +0100jamaicaobserver (en)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — A regional forecaster says the 2020 dry season is not expected to be as dry as this year, but has warned that the effects of the drier-than-normal 2019 raining season will continue into the new year. “The forecast for the dry season is, in a way, probably not as....

NACIONAL - Población:

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 21:30:00 +0100elperiodicodemexico (es)

20:09, 2019-11-15. Cuando el agua deja de fluir por el grifo, Aurora Cornejo sale de madrugada en busca de camiones cisterna que pueden tardar horas en abastecerla, aunque las lluvias que azotan Ciudad de México parte del año son ahora una ayuda. 12:58, 2019-11-04.

PHOTOS: Krakow Youth Climate Strike

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 21:16:00 +0100krakowpost (en)

A huge crowd of people – many of them students on strike from school – gathered in Krakow to demand action on climate change this morning. The protest is part of a global movement known as Youth Strike for Climate, School Strike for Climate, or Fridays for the Future, popularized last year by Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg.

Ralph Nader: Trump’s recklessness and monarchical tyranny is what the nation’s founders feared most

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 21:15:00 +0100alternet (en)

It is time to take Donald Trump’s disregard for climate crisis seriously. As Commander in Chief, Trump is abdicating his duties to protect his people, instead actively aiding and abetting the corporate polluters who are causing the climate chaos. Trump is wasting irreplaceable time that we need to prevent a worsening climate crisis.

Ralph Nader: Trump Should Be Impeached for His Climate Policy Alone

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 16:31:00 +0100truthdig (en)

It is time to take Donald Trump’s disregard for climate crisis seriously. As Commander in Chief, Trump is abdicating his duties to protect his people, instead actively aiding and abetting the corporate polluters who are causing the climate chaos. Trump is wasting irreplaceable time that we need to prevent a worsening climate crisis.

Editorial Comment: Solar far better than Batoka

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 08:13:00 +0100zimbabwesituation (en)

The very large solar power project, 2 000MW, announced by President Mnangagwa this week will be a far more reliable source of power than the long-mooted Batoka Gorge hydro-electric scheme, now that we have seen the effects of severe drought on Lake Kariba and its power stations.

Zimbabwe ‘on brink of man-made starvation’, UN warns

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 07:50:00 +0100thezimbabwean (en)

Many people can only afford one meal a day amid an economic collapse, a top UN official says. GETTY IMAGES Droughts, poor rains and natural disasters have contributed to the food shortage. Zimbabwe is on the brink of man-made starvation, a UN official has warned.

Editorial Comment: Solar far better than Batoka

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:02:00 +0100herald (en)

The very large solar power project, 2 000MW, announced by President Mnangagwa this week will be a far more reliable source of power than the long-mooted Batoka Gorge hydro-electric scheme, now that we have seen the effects of severe drought on Lake Kariba and its power stations.

Pan-African insurer keen to strengthen disaster cover

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 23:48:00 +0100newtimes-RW (en)

African governments have expressed confidence in African Risk Capacity Insurance’s ability to help the continent hedge against disaster-induced risks. The subsidiary of African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the African Union, says it is keen to help the continent deal with disasters without having to rely on foreign aid.

Zimbabwe 'on brink of man-made starvation', UN warns

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 18:31:00 +0100bbc (en)

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Droughts, poor rains and natural disasters have contributed to the food shortage. Zimbabwe is on the brink of man-made starvation, a UN official has warned. More than 60% of the country's 14 million people are considered food-insecure, according to the findings.

How is climate change affecting Europe? The European Parliament has declared a 'climate emergency' as Europe has been experiencing extreme weather events ranging from record-breaking heat waves to damaging floods. Is climate change to blame?

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:46:00 +0100deutschewelle-en (en)

Record-setting heat waves. The summer of 2019 saw heat records in Europe broken across the continent. In July, Germany recorded its highest temperature ever at 42.6 C (108 F). France broke its heat record twice in 2019, the highest temperature measuring 46.C (114.8 F) in July. Climate change increases the frequency of heat waves.

Indonesia, a Major CO2 Emitter at the Heart of the Climate Crisis

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 03:31:00 +0100laht (en)

JAKARTA – The fight against the climate crisis in Indonesia is being hampered by devastating fires that are threatening the biodiversity of its forests, making the world’s fourth most populated country one of the planet’s worst emitters of greenhouse gases.

Climate, Vol. 7, Pages 135: Deciphering Active Wildfires in the Southwestern USA Using Topological Data Analysis

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:01:00 +0100mdpi (en)

The recent droughts in the American Southwest have led to increasing risks of wildfires, which pose multiple threats to the regional and national economy and security. Wildfires cause serious air quality issues during dry seasons and can increase the number of mud and landslides in any subsequent rainy seasons.

Vietnam joins hands with Mekong riparian nations to fight drought

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:59:00 +0100vnexpress (en)

The strategy, for 2020-25, which was approved on Wednesday, has been agreed at a time when the region is going through one of its worst droughts with water levels in the Mekong down to their lowest in living memory. It will focus on drought indicator monitoring covering soil moisture, crop condition....

Per salvare la Terra dobbiamo proteggere la terra

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:43:00 +0100valori (it)

. La gestione attuale del suolo è incompatibile con la salvaguardia del pianeta, secondo un rapporto dell'IPCC su terra e cambiamenti climatici Di Andrea Barolini Una miniera di carbone. Negli ultimi decenni lo sfruttamento della terra è stato talmente intensivo da renderla incapace di rigenerare le....

Per salvare la Terra dobbiamo proteggere la terra La gestione attuale del suolo è incompatibile con la salvaguardia del pianeta, secondo un rapporto dell'IPCC su terra e cambiamenti climatici

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 06:12:00 +0100valori (it)

Per salvare la Terra dobbiamo proteggere la terra. La gestione attuale del suolo è incompatibile con la salvaguardia del pianeta, secondo un rapporto dell'IPCC su terra e cambiamenti climatici Di Andrea Barolini Una miniera di carbone. Negli ultimi decenni lo sfruttamento della terra è stato....

How grain growers are still harvesting crops in drought

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 03:24:00 +0100radioaustralianews-fr (en)

Mark Swift has watched as it has blown onto his property and he has noted how "constant" it has become. "It can't be good for your health," he said. But Mr Swift, and his wife Katrina Swift, were most concerned about the environmental damage of the dust storms, as precious topsoil disappears from their farming region and beyond.

How grain growers are still harvesting crops in drought

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 03:09:00 +0100abc-au (en)

Mark Swift has watched as it has blown onto his property and he has noted how "constant" it has become. "It can't be good for your health," he said. But Mr Swift, and his wife Katrina Swift, were most concerned about the environmental damage of the dust storms, as precious topsoil disappears from their farming region and beyond.

Le foreste del futuro e il tiro alla fune del cambiamento climatico

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:35:00 +0100greenreport (it)

In un mondo dove l’anidride carbonica aumenta le piante dovrebbero stare meglio, infatti, l’aumento di CO2 consente alle piante di fotosintetizzare di più e utilizzare meno acqua. Ma l’altro lato della medaglia è che le temperature più calde spingono le piante a utilizzare più acqua e a ridurre la fotosintesi.

To what extent will hurricanes, hot weather, and other extremes damage the Earth in 2050?

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 23:40:00 +0100zmescience (en)

While there’s always uncertainty involved in long-term predictions, science tells us that the future looks bleak if we continue to go on our current path. Luckily there is still time for us to turn up the heat on the policymakers of this world to take action.

African floods: Rain dividends can stop future drought crises

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 17:06:00 +0100trust (en)

A girl walks in water after heavy rains and floods forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes, in the town of Pibor, Boma state, South Sudan, November 6, 2019.Picture taken November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu * Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Over 150 participants gather to discuss natural disaster prevention

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:15:00 +0100themalaymailonline (en)

. PUTRAJAYA, Nov 25 — More than 150 researchers and students have gathered here for the Asean University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net) Regional Conference on Natural Disaster (RCND). Themed “Disaster Management for Resilience and Sustainability”,....

Over 150 participants gather to discuss natural disaster prevention

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:51:00 +0100malaymail (en)

. PUTRAJAYA, Nov 25 — More than 150 researchers and students have gathered here for the Asean University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net) Regional Conference on Natural Disaster (RCND). Themed “Disaster Management for Resilience and Sustainability”,....

Koalas might not be functionally extinct — but they’re in huge trouble

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:20:00 +0100zmescience (en)

There have been reports that 80% of the koalas’ habitat has been destroyed. If true, this could render the population functionally extinct. But the woes of the koalas are not new, and they’re not limited to the current wildfires, as some have suggested. Image via Wikipedia. Australia is experiencing record-breaking drought and bushfires.

Inondazioni in Somalia, dalla cooperazione italiana 22 tonnellate di aiuti

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:08:00 +0100onuitalia (it)

BRINDISI, 25 NOVEMBRE – Il Ministero degli Esteri ha disposto un volo umanitario della Cooperazione Italiana per far fronte all’emergenza umanitaria provocata dalle inondazioni negli Stati del HirShabelle, Jubaland e South-West State in Somalia. Il carico, partito dalla Base di Pronto Intervento....

How SAGE Innovation Centre is tackling climate crisis - Nazanin Alakija

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 04:34:00 +0100guardian-ng (en)

Through her climate advocacy outfit, SAGE Innovation Centre, Nazanin Alakija has been at the forefront of the campaign for a Green Economy in Nigeria. The body recently partnered with Art X Lagos, West Africa’s premier international art fair, on its fourth edition.

Death Toll in Kenya Mudslide Climbs to 37

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 01:25:00 +0100laht (en)

NAIROBI – At least 37 people have died in landslides in West Pokot County in northwestern Kenya following days of heavy rains, official sources said. West Pokot County Commissioner Apollo Okello increased the death toll from 29 on Saturday, while a considerable number of people remained missing.

UNESCO to launch Zimbabwe Flood and Drought Monitor

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 19:18:00 +0100unesco (en)

The pilot Zimbabwe Flood and Drought Monitor (ZFDM) for the management of potential flood and drought risks is set to be launched on 27th November 2019 in Harare. The ZFDM provides a platform to monitor and provide forecasts of upcoming flood and drought hazards at a time when the country is....

UNESCO to host 2-day training workshop on the Zimbabwe Flood and Drought Monitor

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 19:18:00 +0100unesco (en)

UNESCO Regional office for Southern Africa, in partnership with the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) and Princeton University will host a 2-day training workshop on the Zimbabwe Flood and Drought Monitor (ZFDM), in Harare from 25 – 26 November 2019.

29 Die in Kenya Landslides

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 05:41:00 +0100laht (en)

NAIROBI – At least 29 people died early Saturday morning when they were buried under separate landslides in West Pokot County in northwest Kenya after days of intense rain, official sources reported Saturday. “We are saddened to confirm that 12 people from Tapach and Parua in Pokot South, and 17....

Venezia: i risarcimenti mandano sott’acqua pure i bilanci, mentre in Usa il rischio climatico entra nel linguaggio finanziario delle città Business Insider Italia 49 minuti fa

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 01:04:00 +0100msn-it (it)

© Fornito da Business Insider Italia Una stanza allagata all'hotel Gritti Palacedi Venezia il 12 novembre 2019. Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images I risarcimenti per l’inondazione di Venezia hanno appena iniziato a macinare cifre, destinate a salire.

Global Environment Facility, UNDP launch $10 Million Project for climate adaptation in Somalia

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:35:00 +0100northafricapost (en)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UN Development Program (UNDP) have announced Thursday a $10 million program to build capacity for flood and drought forecasting in Somalia. The project is expected to promote water security and access for more than 360,000 farmers and pastoralists during....

NACIONAL - Población:

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:34:00 +0100elperiodicodemexico (es)

20:09, 2019-11-15. Cuando el agua deja de fluir por el grifo, Aurora Cornejo sale de madrugada en busca de camiones cisterna que pueden tardar horas en abastecerla, aunque las lluvias que azotan Ciudad de México parte del año son ahora una ayuda. 12:58, 2019-11-04.

Massive bush fires, horrendous heat and worsening drought plague Australia as summer nears

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:35:00 +0100sentinelsource (en)

The bushfires that have been plaguing Australia for the past few weeks continue to rage, with the possibility that some fires in New South Wales could merge into megafires. In addition, record heat has gripped much of the country this week, with numerous monthly temperature records falling,....

Floods and droughts may become regular phenomena, not aberrations, warns expert

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:47:00 +0100timesofindia (en)

Dharwad: Sounding an ominous note for the future, chief of the meteorological unit at the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad Ravi Patil on Thursday said that the people must reconcile themselves to calamities such as droughts and floods .

Massive bush fires, horrendous heat and worsening drought plague Australia as summer nears

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:56:00 +0100seattletimes (en)

The bush fires that have been plaguing Australia for the past few weeks continue to rage, with the possibility that some fires in New South Wales could merge into megafires. In addition, record heat has gripped much of the country this week, with numerous monthly temperature records falling,....

Massive bush fires, horrendous heat and worsening drought plague Australia as summer nears

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:41:00 +0100thespec (en)

The bushfires that have been plaguing Australia for the past few weeks continue to rage, with the possibility that some fires in New South Wales could merge into megafires. In addition, record heat has gripped much of the country this week, with numerous monthly temperature records falling,....

Massive bush fires, horrendous heat and worsening drought plague Australia as summer nears

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:34:00 +0100TorontoStar (en)

The bushfires that have been plaguing Australia for the past few weeks continue to rage, with the possibility that some fires in New South Wales could merge into megafires. In addition, record heat has gripped much of the country this week, with numerous monthly temperature records falling, including in Melbourne, where the high reached 40.

Petition: Add Climate Change to Curriculum in U.S. Schools

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:47:00 +0100onegreenplanet (en)

Support OneGreenPlanet Being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high quality content. Please support us! Climate change threatens the future of our planet and our survival. Many animal species are already being driven to extinction. The effects of climate change are disastrous.

Kenya maps first 'Climate Atlas' to battle future food losses

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:50:00 +0100EastAfrican (en)

Turkana women carry canisters to get water from a borehole near Baragoy, Kenya February 14, 2017. PHOTO | REUTERS In Summary. The Climate Atlas will provide projections on rainfall and temperature patterns across Kenya's 47 counties from the year 2050 to 2100.

Drought to grip Kingdom until new year

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 03:01:00 +0100phnompenhpost (en)

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has warned that severe to extreme droughts are forecast to last until January for countries in the lower Mekong basin. Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand are expected to be the countries worst-hit by the looming drought, the MRC said.

NACIONAL - Población:

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:34:00 +0100elperiodicodemexico (es)

20:09, 2019-11-15. Cuando el agua deja de fluir por el grifo, Aurora Cornejo sale de madrugada en busca de camiones cisterna que pueden tardar horas en abastecerla, aunque las lluvias que azotan Ciudad de México parte del año son ahora una ayuda. 12:58, 2019-11-04.

Answer to a written question - Risks arising from desertification in Italy - E-002718/2019(ASW)

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:34:00 +0100europarl (en)

EN E-002718/2019 Answer given by Mr Vella on behalf of the European Commission (11.11.2019) While there is currently no EU-level strategy on desertification and land degradation as such1, there is a range of policy strategies and instruments which can be relevant to combating desertification,....

Drought preparedness is key for food security

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:43:00 +0100globalnewlightofmyanmar (en)

This year, Myanmar experienced two disasters. While lower Myanmar was hit by floods, central Myanmar experienced a drought. The about one-month-long drought spelt ruin for sesame farmers and groundnut farmers in central Myanmar. The drought caused shortage of feedstuff for draught cattle and drinking water.

California Mulls $4.1 Billion Bond in 2020 for Climate Risks

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:20:00 +0100bloombergenvironment (en)

California lawmakers may ask voters next year to support a $4.1 billion bond measure to help gird against wildfires and drought, as the state grapples with a changing climate fueling the severity of the blazes. The state’s senate is working on the measure, which must pass the legislature to reach the November 2020 ballot.

World: Cred Crunch Newsletter, Issue No. 56 (August 2019) - Disasters in Africa: 20 Year Review (2000-2019)

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:47:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Every year Africa is affected by dozens of various disasters across the continent. Despite these events, deadlier or costlier disasters in Asia and North America often overshadow disasters in Africa. However, with a rapidly growing population and increasing impact of climate change, the disaster....

The forests of the Amazon are an important carbon sink

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:17:00 +0100sciencedaily (en)

Estimating forest biomass from satellite measurements is still a challenge, as there exists currently no direct measurement method. State-of-the-art satellites equipped with laser or radar instruments now open up a new range of options: they not only measure the height of the forests around the globe but also the entire structure of these forests.

Community based early warning system vital in a changing climate

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:35:00 +0100newsday (en)

Judging from the current and previous climate trends, Zimbabwe and the southern African region appears to be vulnerable to extreme weather events and climate related impacts. These may appear in the form of floods, cyclones, violent winds, droughts or storms, including heat waves or extreme cold events.

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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:01:00 +0100tehrantimes (en)

TEHRAN – The sixth international, regional conference on climate change opened in Tehran on Monday with the participation of representatives from World Meteorological Organization and several countries. Training courses and workshops on relevant issues will be held on the sidelines of the 2-day event, Mehr news agency reported.

The Climate Crisis is Real

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:19:00 +0100dailytimesPK (en)

The climate of our one and only planet is deviating from the normal. Not slowly, but rapidly and drastically. The threat of climate change has become so imminent, that it is not just a danger for the upcoming generations, but it is very daunting for the current generations as well.

Sunday November 17, 2019 12:48 PM Time to put an emergency preparedness plan in place

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:14:00 +0100readingeagle (en)

Try to imagine for a moment the following horrific situation: It's 2 a.m. You and your loved ones are sleeping soundly. Suddenly you're awakened by sirens. And then, someone is pounding on your door. Frightened and confused, you rush to open the door and stare into a face you'll never forget � a....

Small dams, a harbinger of resolving Pakistan’s water woes

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 18:53:00 +0100pakobserver (en)

Peshawar. Known as the home of longest River Indus (3180km) in Asia, Pakistan is a unique country with plenty of small and big rivers — gifted with natural sites for construction of more dams to address the longstanding water woes of the country. The country has more than 24 big and small rivers....

7 increíbles ciudades sumergidas que se pueden visitar

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 18:03:00 +0100ticbeat (es)

Al hablar de ciudades bajo el agua, es inevitable pensar en la Atlántida, la poderosa isla descrita por Platón que terminó sepultada por el mar. Y que no ha dejado de seducir desde entonces, con debates aún sobre su existencia real o no. Más allá ella, existen en el mundo un buen número de ciudades....

Island Voices: Forming bonds in a time of crisis

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:04:00 +0100timescolonist (en)

The climate and ecological crises touch each of us to varying degrees. Some carry the emotional weight of worrying about what kind of diminished, unstable world we’re leaving for our children, while others are directly, physically affected by climate-fuelled disasters such as storms, wildfires, droughts and changing wildlife patterns.

The forests of the Amazon are an important carbon sink

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 09:21:00 +0100terradaily (en)

The world's tropical forests store huge quantities of carbon in their biomass and thus constitute an important carbon sink. However, current estimates of the amount of carbon dioxide stored in tropical forests of the Amazon vary largely. Scientists at the UFZ have developed an approach that uses....

Heartbreaking photos of Australia's deadly bush fires as whole towns are devastated

Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:13:00 +0100themirror (en)

The devastation that has been wreaked on the Australian bush has been captured in a series of alarming photographs. Thousands of fire fighters have been battling a ferocious blaze that has gripped New South Wales and Queensland on the east coast for several days.

NACIONAL - Población:

Sat, 16 Nov 2019 03:31:00 +0100elperiodicodemexico (es)

20:09, 2019-11-15. Cuando el agua deja de fluir por el grifo, Aurora Cornejo sale de madrugada en busca de camiones cisterna que pueden tardar horas en abastecerla, aunque las lluvias que azotan Ciudad de México parte del año son ahora una ayuda. 09:02, 2019-10-31.

Global warming linked to floods, bushfires

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:41:00 +0100daily-sun (en)

The very scientific sounding Clausius-Clapeyron equation is one key element. Clausius and Clapeyron are the surnames of the German and French meteorologists who discovered that a warmer atmosphere holds more moisture. For every 1 degree C increase in temperature, the air can hold about 7% extra water vapour.

The forests of the Amazon are an important carbon sink

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:03:00 +0100eurekalert (en)

The world's tropical forests store huge quantities of carbon in their biomass and thus constitute an important carbon sink. However, current estimates of the amount of carbon dioxide stored in tropical forests of the Amazon vary largely. Scientists at the UFZ have developed an approach that uses....

Incendi Australia: a Port Macquary la cenere invade le spiagge e l’aria è diventata la più inquinata al mondo

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:29:00 +0100greenme (it)

A causa degli incendi boschivi scoppiati nel Nuovo Galles del Sud, in Australia, a si sono registrati i livelli di qualità dell’aria più bassi al mondo con un inquinamento atmosferico pari a 1.739 della , maggiore persino di New Delhi , e talmente alto che i bambini sono stati rimandati a casa dalle scuole per possibili difficoltà di respirazione.

Maverick Citizen: Climate Change: Extreme weather in KwaZulu-Natal is triggered by climate change, says expert

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:42:00 +0100dailymaverick (en)

Making predictions about how temperature and rainfall will change is very complex and different weather models don’t always agree on future weather conditions,” said Clulow. “However, there is consensus that weather will, in general, become more extreme.

Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:32:00 +0100bbc (en)

Image copyright Getty Images. With homes under water in South Yorkshire, near record flooding in Venice, and burgeoning wildfires in Australia, many people are asking if and how climate change is connected to these extreme weather events. What can we say about the role of climate change in floods....

At least 27 killed as lightning, rain hits Pakistani desert after long drought

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:13:00 +0100iol (en)

The Thar Desert is a large arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. File picture: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters. Islamabad - At least 27 people were killed when lighting struck in several places in Pakistan's southern desert region amid heavy rains, officials said on Friday.

Somalia: Farmers Set to Benefit From U.S.$10,000 UNDP Fund

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 01:35:00 +0100allafrica (en)

Somalia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched has a new US$10 million climate adaptation project to help rural communities secure access to diminishing water supplies. More than 360,000 farmers and pastoralists are set to benefit from sustainable water management, expanded....

Researchers issue warning as climate change blamed for recent global disasters November 14 Updated

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:21:00 +0100theglobeandmail (en)

Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with lifelong illness. Venice declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after....

Flood, fire and plague: Blame it on climate change

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:40:00 +0100gulfnews (en)

SINGAPORE: Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long illness. “Venice is on its knees,” said Brugnaro. “The damage will run into hundreds of millions of euros.

Flood, fire and plague: climate change blamed for disasters

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:11:00 +0100expressindia (en)

Air temperatures have also warmed over the past century, increasing the ferocity of droughts and fires. But links between climate change and extreme weather events have become a political football in Australia. The coal industry-supporting government accepts the need to cut emissions while arguing....

Desertification Is Devouring India. But There’s Hope in the Dunes

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:20:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

In monsoon season, farmers in Maharashtra’s Dhule district are torn between hoping for a downpour and dreading it. The barren area needs water — but as the already dry ground becomes increasingly degraded, rainwater could erode the shallow topsoil that remains and destroy the few plants still able to grow there.

The oldest and thickest sea ice is melting twice as fast as any other in the Arctic Ocean

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:24:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

Earth is noticeably hotter, the weather stormier and more extreme. Polar regions have lost billions of tons of ice; sea levels have been raised by trillions of gallons of water. Far more wildfires rage. Over 30 years - the time period climate scientists often use in their studies in order to....

IFP KZN LEGISLATURE CAUCUS: KZN GOVERNMENT MUST INTENSIFY EMERGENCY SERVICES IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:43:00 +0100ifp (en)

Hon Princess Phumzile Buthelezi MPL, IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson on COGTA 073 216 0918. The Inkatha Freedom Party in KZN calls for an increase in disaster services across the province after a tornado left a trail of destruction in uMshwathi Local Municipality outside Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday....

Worsening bushfires cause Australia to declare state of emergency

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 04:21:00 +0100newscientist (en)

A state of emergency has been declared in Australia over escalating wildfires. David Elliott, the New South Wales minister for police and emergency services said the country faced what “could be the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen”.

The oldest and thickest sea ice is melting TWICE as fast as any other in the Arctic Ocean

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:17:00 +0100dailymail (en)

Earth is noticeably hotter, the weather stormier and more extreme. Polar regions have lost billions of tons of ice; sea levels have been raised by trillions of gallons of water. Far more wildfires rage. Over 30 years - the time period climate scientists often use in their studies in order to....

Hurricanes are getting stronger, bigger and more dangerous due to climate change

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:43:00 +0100zmescience (en)

One of the most visible consequences of the climate emergency is an increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events. Hurricanes are a clear example: they strike harder and more often than they used to, according to a new study. Image credits: Wikipedia Commons.

Somalia: More than 360,000 farmers and pastoralists are set to benefit from GEF-funded project.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:59:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Somalia and UNDP launch new US$10 million project for pastoralist communities to access scarce water resources and adapt to climate-related droughts and floods. 12 November 2019, Mogadishu, Somalia – Somalia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a new US$10 million....

Zimbabwe plans mass wildlife migration after hundreds of elephants die in drought

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:08:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

PHOTO: A sun baked pool that used to be a perennial water supply is seen in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe, Oct. 27, 2019. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP) Scores of antelope, buffalo, giraffes, lions and wild dogs will also be moved, making it the largest translocation of wildlife in Zimbabwe's history, according to Farawo.

Somalia and UNDP launch new $10 million project for pastoralist communities

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:51:00 +0100shabelle (en)

Somalia and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new US$10 million climate adaptation project to help rural communities secure access to diminishing water supplies. More than 360,000 farmers and pastoralists are set to benefit from sustainable water management, expanded drought, and....

Come una scottatura solare sui polmoni: in che modo la crisi climatica influisce sulla salute? Marie Claire 41 minuti fa

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:53:00 +0100msn-it (it)

© CRISTINA PEDRAZZINI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY - Getty Images Bambini, donne in gravidanza e anziani sono i più a rischio per via del clima e del caldo estremi, ma l’impatto è evidente in tutte le branche della medicina. ci rende più deboli e maggiormente esposti alle allergie stagionali e alle gravi patologie cardiache e polmonari.

It's colourless, odourless, tasteless but C02 is lethal

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:45:00 +0100RTERadio (en)

Dangers highlighted by UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Daily news bulletins are now filled with reports of extreme weather, wildfires, flooding and drought, thawing in the Arctic and distressed populations on the move. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change....

After the flood. Il Malawi dopo il ciclone Idai

Sun, 10 Nov 2019 11:08:00 +0100santegidio (it)

Il 4 marzo il ciclone tropicale Idai si è abbattuto sull’Africa centro-orientale. Forti venti, piogge e inondazioni hanno colpito Malawi, Zimbabwe e Mozambico, uccidendo più di mille persone. A distanza di mesi, i danni causati dal ciclone continuano a farsi sentire.

Starving North Koreans face poor harvest due to Kim Jong-un's weapons programme

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 21:56:00 +0100themirror (en)

Starving North Koreans are facing a miserable winter following a poor harvest, experts have warned. The secretive state, which is already facing food shortages, has had a poor crop as a result of drought followed by widespread flooding. Crop analysts from monitoring group Geoglam, using satellite....

Pakistan: Qatar Charity extends relief assistance to flood victims in Pakistan’s Balochistan

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:57:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Qatar Charity (QC), with the support from benefactors in Qatar, has provided relief assistance to the flood victims in Balochistan, a province of Pakistan, in coordination with the Provincial Disaster Management and Government of Baluchistan. The assistance included food items and winterized tents....

Forest Fires Have Razed 575,000 Hectares of Land in Australia since July

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:05:00 +0100laht (en)

SYDNEY – At least 74 wildfires, 33 of them out of control, continued to burn on Friday in eastern Australia, a country that is undergoing one of its worst droughts in hundred years and where more than 575,000 hectares have already been lost to the flames since July.

'We've still got to get through summer': Emergency-level wildfires scorch eastern Australia

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:39:00 +0100smh (en)

An "unprecedented" outbreak of emergency-level bush fires has scorched a vast area of Australia's south-eastern state of NSW during the past few days, with fire weather only beginning to improve on Friday, according to the state's Rural Fire Service and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

'We've still got to get through summer': Emergency-level wildfires scorch eastern Australia

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:17:00 +0100theage (en)

An "unprecedented" outbreak of emergency-level bush fires has scorched a vast area of Australia's south-eastern state of NSW during the past few days, with fire weather only beginning to improve on Friday, according to the state's Rural Fire Service and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

'We've still got to get through summer': Emergency-level wildfires scorch eastern Australia

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:10:00 +0100brisbanetimes (en)

An "unprecedented" outbreak of emergency-level bush fires has scorched a vast area of Australia's south-eastern state of NSW during the past few days, with fire weather only beginning to improve on Friday, according to the state's Rural Fire Service and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

'We've still got to get through summer': Emergency-level wildfires scorch eastern Australia

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:03:00 +0100watoday (en)

An "unprecedented" outbreak of emergency-level bush fires has scorched a vast area of Australia's south-eastern state of NSW during the past few days, with fire weather only beginning to improve on Friday, according to the state's Rural Fire Service and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

How to Start Adapting to California’s “Precipitation Whiplash”

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:15:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

Much of California enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate where the weather typically swings like a pendulum from warm, dry summers to cool, wet winters. Year-to-year, this pendulum can swing with great variation. If it doesn’t swing toward rain and snow between October and March, it leads to drought;....

Nel Nuovo Galles del Sud, in Australia, c’è un numero di incendi «senza precedenti»

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:17:00 +0100ilpost (it)

Nel Nuovo Galles del Sud, lo stato australiano dove si trova Sydney, ci sono più di 90 incendi boschivi , di cui 15 ritenuti altamente pericolosi: secondo le autorità australiane è un’emergenza legata agli incendi «senza precedenti». Molti degli incendi si sono sviluppati in zone che stanno....

AUSTRALIA FIRES - Forest fires have razed 575,000 hectares of land in Australia since July

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:49:00 +0100efe (en)

At least 74 wildfires, 33 of them out of control, continued to burn on Friday in eastern Australia, a country that is undergoing one of its worst droughts in hundred years and where more than 575,000 hectares have already been lost to the flames since July.

For Southern Africa, Climate Change Is Real As Prolonged Droughts Are Creating Food Shortages

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:52:00 +0100forbes (en)

ZOMBA, MALAWI - SEPTEMBER 11: Members of the Majawa family walk to their church in the village of Mulele, which lies in one of the areas most affected by drought, on September 11, 2016 in Zomba, Malawi. The drought has hurt the Majawa's harvest of maize and sunflowers, and without food aid his family would starve.

World: ECHO Factsheet – Pacific Region – November 2019

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:53:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Introduction. Natural disasters ranging from cyclones to floods, droughts and earthquakes frequently occur in the Pacific region. The pacific island countries (including Papua New Guinea, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, and Vanuatu) rank among the world's worst affected in terms of casualties and people impacted by disasters.

Australian PM announces “step up” in drought relief funding

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:23:00 +0100dailytimes-NG (en)

The Australian government has announced one billion Australian dollars (686.7 million U.S. dollars) package in drought relief funding for farmers and businesses. Prime Minister (PM) Scott Morrison, Deputy PM Michael McCormack, Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie and Drought Minister David Littleproud announced the package on Thursday.

Africa: la siccità minaccia le cascate Vittoria e la vita di milioni di persone

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:18:00 +0100greenme (it)

La siccità mette a dura prova le cascate Vittoria , dove si sono raggiunti i 51°. Il Patrimonio Unesco, situato tra Zambia e Zimbabwe, è a serio rischio perché la portata delle cascate non era mai stata così ridotta dagli anni ’90. Basti pensare che il flusso è sceso a 109 metri cubi al secondo, un valore bassissimo.

HCM City’s climate to worsen by 2050

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:39:00 +0100vov-vn (en)

The report says HCM City ranks among the among the top 10 cities in the world with populations most likely to be severely affected by climate change. By 2050, millions of its citizens will be at increased risk from regular and extreme climatic events such as floods, droughts and tropical storms.

HCM City’s climate to worsen by 2050

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:05:00 +0100vietnamplus-en (en)

The report says HCM City ranks among the among the top 10 cities in the world with populations most likely to be severely affected by climate change. By 2050, millions of its citizens will be at increased risk from regular and extreme climatic events such as floods, droughts and tropical storms.

Scientists Predict El Nino in 2020 Based on Earlier Warning Method

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:45:00 +0100africanewswire (en)

BARCELONA The complex El Nino weather pattern that can bring disastrous heavy rainfall and long droughts to countries around the Pacific from Peru to Indonesia and Australia will probably emerge again in 2020, researchers have predicted. An international team of scientists forecast an 80% chance....

New datasets to understand wildfires and river flows

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:52:00 +0100theparliament (en)

In recent years, hot and dry conditions have led to wildfires in parts of Europe not affected historically | Photo credit: © ico_k-pax / iStock / Getty Images Plus - from ECMWF Fire and water can be some of the most destructive forces on the planet. hile they are forces of nature, the risks of....

Pacific region

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 05:05:00 +0100EC (en)

Natural disasters ranging from cyclones to floods, droughts and earthquakes frequently occur in the Pacific region. The pacific island countries (including Papua New Guinea, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, and Vanuatu) rank among the world’s worst affected in terms of casualties and people impacted by disasters.

California fires, rising seas: Millions of climate refugees will dwarf Dust Bowl by 2100

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 23:57:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

“Climate refugee” is likely a new term for most Americans. Also referred to as environmental migrants, climate refugees are people who are now forced to seek refuge from the life-threatening impacts of the climate crisis. Californians are the tip of the spear this fall as increasingly destructive....

HP governor calls on PM

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:28:00 +0100business-standard (en)

Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thanked him for accepting the invite to inaugurate 'Global Investors Meet' being organised by the state government in Dharamshala. He said the state government has succeeded in signing MoUs for projects worth Rs 85,000 crore so far.

Airbus : Ten years taking our planet's pulse with SMOS

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:09:00 +01004-traders (en)

The SMOS - Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity - spacecraft was launched on 2 November 2009 as part of ESA's Living Planet Programme. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary in space, it is providing insights into Earth's water cycle and climate. Originally meant to last up to five years, the SMOS mission has more than doubled its life in space.

Andrew Steer and Patrick Verkooijen World Resources Institute Nature can help us fight climate change – if we hurry Nature is the first to showcase the effects of a warming planet but also holds the answer to staying – and repelling – this seemingly unstoppable march to climate apocalypse

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 04:10:00 +0100trust (en)

* Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Nature is the first to showcase the effects of a warming planet but also holds the answer to staying – and repelling – this seemingly unstoppable march to climate apocalypse.

NACIONAL - Población:

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 20:25:00 +0100elperiodicodemexico (es)

09:02, 2019-10-31. México anunció el miércoles que rehabilitará cinco estaciones de bombeo en la ciudad de Tijuana, fronteriza con Estados Unidos, para evitar derrames de aguas residuales que han provocado el enojo de comunidades en el área de San Diego. 01:31, 2019-10-27.

Nature can help us fight climate change – if we hurry

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 17:12:00 +0100trust (en)

* Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Nature is always the first to showcase the effects of a warming planet, but it also holds the answer to staying – and repelling – this seemingly unstoppable march to climate apocalypse.

California fires, rising seas: Millions of climate refugees will dwarf Dust Bowl by 2100

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 12:33:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

Soon, however, everyone in America will know what a climate refugee is. Given current estimates on sea-level rise and its threat to coastal communities, as many as 13 million Americans are projected to become climate refugees by the end of this century. That’s a lot of displacement and instability across our coasts.

Climate crisis upon us now will dwarf Dust Bowl

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:39:00 +0100usaToday (en)

“Climate refugee” is likely a new term for most Americans. Also referred to as environmental migrants, climate refugees are people who are now forced to seek refuge from the life-threatening impacts of the climate crisis. Californians are the tip of the spear this fall as increasingly destructive....

California fires, rising seas: Millions of climate refugees will dwarf Dust Bowl by 2100

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:18:00 +0100azcentral (en)

“Climate refugee” is likely a new term for most Americans. Also referred to as environmental migrants, climate refugees are people who are now forced to seek refuge from the life-threatening impacts of the climate crisis. Californians are the tip of the spear this fall as increasingly destructive....

Commissione europea: nel 2018 gli incendi boschivi hanno colpito più paesi che mai

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:12:00 +0100ruminantia (it)

La Commissione ha pubblicato la sua relazione annuale sugli incendi boschivi in Europa, Medio Oriente e Nord Africa. Secondo il documento, lo scorso gli incendi hanno distrutto quasi 178 000 ettari (ha) di foreste e terreni nell’UE . Malgrado si tratti di meno di un sesto della superficie bruciata....

5:35 pm

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 05:13:00 +0100omanobserver-om (en)

Glaciers will melt faster than current models on climate change account for as algae blooms colonise them and reduce their ability to reflect the sun’s heat, scientists studying glaciers said. “Glacial darkening” is where deep purple, bulbous algae sprout on a layer of naturally occurring dust mixed with soot from air pollution and forest fires.

Pakistan: First-ever KP winter contingency plan ready

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 04:44:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

PESHAWAR: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has made the first-ever winter contingency plan as the province faces a range of natural hazards in the winter season. The natural hazards mentioned in the plan include flashfloods, seismic activity along the mountainous....

Trump to CA Governor: 'You Don't See This 'Level of Burn' in Other States'

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 04:14:00 +0100newsweek-USA (en)

On Twitter Sunday morning, President Donald Trump attacked California Governor Gavin Newsom for "a terrible job of forest management" in the aftermath of wildfires--even though 57 percent of California's forests are reportedly managed by the federal government, and 2 percent by the state.

Ambiente: addio a Norman Myers, pioniere della biodiversità e creatore dell’Atlante di Gaia

Sat, 02 Nov 2019 17:54:00 +0100meteoweb (it)

Lo scienziato britannico Norman Myers , uno dei massimi analisti ambientali a livello mondiale, ideatore del concetto di hotspot di biodiversità e creatore della categoria di ‘rifugiati ambientali’, è morto a Oxford all’età di 85 anni per le complicazioni della demenza senile, secondo quanto riportato dal quotidiano londinese “ The Guardian.

Record 45 million people in southern Africa facing food crisis, UN says

Sat, 02 Nov 2019 05:17:00 +0100dailysabah (en)

A record 45 million people across southern Africa face severe food shortages in the next six months, with around a quarter of them currently enduring drought-induced "crisis" food insecurity, three United Nations agencies warned on Thursday. The 16-member Southern African Development Community is in....

UN Agencies: Record 45 Million People in Southern Africa Facing Food Crisis

Sat, 02 Nov 2019 00:34:00 +0100voazimbabwe (en)

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A record 45 million people across southern Africa face severe food shortages in the next six months, with around a quarter of them currently enduring drought-induced “crisis” food insecurity, three United Nations agencies warned on Thursday.

Angola wants to reduce carbon intensity

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 20:38:00 +0100angop (en)

The information was advanced this Friday in Luanda by the head of the Department of Drought and Desertification of the Ministry of Environment, Luís Constantino. The energy sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, followed by agriculture and industry, according to the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

A Record 45 Million People in Africa Are at Risk of a Food Crisis over the Next Six Months

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:13:00 +0100novinite (en)

A record 45 million people are at risk of a food crisis over the next six months in southern Africa , the BTA warned today. The reason for this is the severe drought that has hit part of South Africa , as well as the adverse effects of natural disasters such as the Idai cyclone that devastated Mozambique earlier this year.

Two million Zambians face food insecurity in regional drought

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 10:49:00 +0100terradaily (en)

More than two million Zambians are facing "severe" food insecurity after drought and flooding reduced harvests, the Red Cross said Tuesday. Southern Africa is grappling with one of the worst droughts in decades after months of erratic rainfall and record-high temperatures. Zambia Red Cross warned the drought had left an estimated 2.

Record 45mn people in southern Africa facing food crisis: UN agencies

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 08:01:00 +0100enca (en)

File: Southern Africa's temperatures are rising at twice the global average, according to the International Panel on Climate Change. CAPE TOWN - A record 45 million people across southern Africa face severe food shortages in the next six months, with around a quarter of them currently enduring....

Somalia e Sudan, emergenza a causa delle violente inondazioni

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 07:57:00 +0100ilfaroonline (it)

Nel Sud Sudan , la contea di Maban, che ospita oltre 150.000 rifugiati, quasi 200.000 persone sono state colpite da inondazioni la cui violenza è senza precedenti. Situazione identica anche in Somalia dove quasi 500.000 persone sono state colpite dall’alluvione e costrette a fuggire dalle proprie....

Letter: Drought causes migration and war

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 06:05:00 +0100theherald-news (en)

To the Editor: Throughout history, droughts and wars have caused people to leave their homes and move. A long-term drought caused the Syrian farmers to move to the cities for work and help. They got nothing from their government. This heightened the existing unrest causing civil war to explode.

Algae blooms make glaciers melt faster than thought

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 04:16:00 +0100reuters-uk (en)

“Glacial darkening” is where deep purple, bulbous algae sprout on a layer of naturally occurring dust mixed with soot from air pollution and forest fires. Their presence has been confirmed for decades but as temperatures rise, more algae are thriving on the ice surface, staining glaciers the world over.

UN agencies warn record 45 million people in southern Africa face severe food shortages Subscriber content October 31 Updated

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 21:08:00 +0100theglobeandmail (en)

A record 45 million people across southern Africa face severe food shortages in the next six months, with around a quarter of them currently enduring drought-induced “crisis” food insecurity, three United Nations agencies warned on Thursday. The 16-member Southern African Development Community is in....

UN agencies: 45-M people in southern Africa facing food crisis

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:35:00 +0100abs-cbnnews (en)

A man helps a woman lift a bag of aid during a distribution for victims of Cyclone Idai at a camp in Guara Guara, outside Beira, Mozambique, October 8, 2019. Reuters/Emma Rumney/File. CAPE TOWN - A record 45 million people across southern Africa face severe food shortages in the next six months,....

Algae blooms to make glaciers melt faster than thought: Scientists

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:32:00 +0100channelnewsasia (en)

GENEVA: Glaciers will melt faster than current models on climate change account for as algae blooms colonise them and reduce their ability to reflect the sun's heat, scientists studying glaciers said. "Glacial darkening" is where deep purple, bulbous algae sprout on a layer of naturally occurring....

Algae blooms to make glaciers melt faster than thought

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:22:00 +0100presstv (en)

Glaciers will melt faster than current models on climate change account for as algae blooms colonize them and reduce their ability to reflect the sun's heat, scientists studying glaciers say. "Glacial darkening" is where deep purple, bulbous algae sprout on a layer of naturally occurring dust mixed with soot from air pollution and forest fires.

Record 45 million people in southern Africa facing food crisis: U.N. agencies

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:20:00 +0100wsau (en)

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A record 45 million people across southern Africa face severe food shortages in the next six months, with around a quarter of them currently enduring drought-induced "crisis" food insecurity, three United Nations agencies warned on Thursday.

Record 45 mln people in southern Africa facing food crisis

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:07:00 +0100trust (en)

Climate change is wreaking havoc in impoverished countries struggling to cope with extreme natural disasters. CAPE TOWN, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A record 45 million people across southern Africa face severe food shortages in the next six months, with around a quarter of them currently enduring....

Record 45 million people in southern Africa facing food crisis: U.N. agencies

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:01:00 +0100oann (en)

FILE PHOTO: A man helps a woman lift a bag of aid during a distribution for victims of Cyclone Idai at a camp in Guara Guara, outside Beira, Mozambique, October 8, 2019, REUTERS/Emma Rumney/File Photo. October 31, 2019. CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – A record 45 million people across southern Africa face....

Record 45 mln people in southern Africa facing food crisis - UN agencies

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:55:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

CAPE TOWN, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A record 45 million people across southern Africa face severe food shortages in the next six months, with around a quarter of them currently enduring drought-induced "crisis" food insecurity, three United Nations agencies warned on Thursday.

NACIONAL - Población:

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:24:00 +0100elperiodicodemexico (es)

09:02, 2019-10-31. México anunció el miércoles que rehabilitará cinco estaciones de bombeo en la ciudad de Tijuana, fronteriza con Estados Unidos, para evitar derrames de aguas residuales que han provocado el enojo de comunidades en el área de San Diego. 01:31, 2019-10-27.

Iraq: WFP Iraq Socio-Economic Atlas (October 2019) [EN/AR]

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:30:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Agriculture, Environmental Challenges, Food Security. Agriculture is the livelihood of an estimated 11 % of Iraqi families (WFP, CSO, KRSO 2017). The country’s food security largely depends on it. Among the agricultural households, roughly 75 % of them engage in crop production as a major source of....

Algae blooms to make glaciers melt faster than thought - scientists

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:25:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

* Purple algae seen flourishing across world's glaciers. * Phenomena seen quickening pace of glacier melt. * Experts gather in Geneva to discuss mountain risks. By Emma Farge. GENEVA, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Glaciers will melt faster than current models on climate change account for as algae blooms....

Adaptation of agricultural strategies to extreme climate in Nigeria 36 mins ago Features

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:35:00 +0100guardian-ng (en)

Rainfed agriculture is farming practices that rely on rainfall for water. This is practised in Nigeria, particularly in northern states, making the country vulnerable to the adverse effects of extreme climate. Extreme climate, which includes drought, flooding, and severe heat has led to degradation,....

Two million Zambians face food insecurity in regional drought

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:13:00 +0100enca (en)

FILE: Zambia facing severe food insecurity due to drought and flooding. LUSAKA, Zambia - More than two million Zambians are facing "severe" food insecurity after drought and flooding reduced harvests, the Red Cross said on Tuesday. Southern Africa is grappling with one of the worst droughts in....

Two Million Zambians Face Food Insecurity In Regional Drought

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 04:29:00 +0100channelstv (en)

More than two million Zambians are facing “severe” food insecurity after drought and flooding reduced harvests, the Red Cross said Tuesday. Southern Africa is grappling with one of the worst droughts in decades after months of erratic rainfall and record-high temperatures. Zambia Red Cross warned the drought had left an estimated 2.

Pulling Water Right Out Of The Sky

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:58:00 +0100forbes (en)

. Over a billion people spend several hours a day searching for water , wasting precious time and putting them in frequent danger. A waste biomass-to-energy and water system that fits in a shipping container, the WEDEW water generator is ideal for droughts and natural disasters, or just anywhere that doesn’t have clean drinking water.

Deaths from natural disasters fall due to improved precautions

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:00:00 +0100phnompenhpost (en)

In the first 10 months of this year, 131 people were killed and 115,957 families lost their crops and homes due to floods, storms and lightning strikes. Although this year’s disasters still posed dangers and caused damage, the death toll dropped when compared to the same period last year when 215....

Climate change in Wajir risks mother and child survival

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:21:00 +0100businessdailyafrica (en)

When Ali’s cough persisted beyond the fifth day, his mother Alasey Derow became deeply worried. “I knew it was time to take him to the hospital because it could develop into something worse,” she said. Ms Derow had heard about the outreach clinic that would be held at Murga Harun, which is about 40....

UN highlights natural disasters, humanitarian needs in Africa

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:05:00 +0100xinhuanet_en (en)

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations has highlighted weather-related natural disasters in several African countries, from flooding in Somalia and South Sudan to droughts in Zambia. Seasonal rains have started early in many parts of Somalia and have led to flooding in the states of....

Satelliti di terza generazione: il Multirischi Arpacal partecipa a percorso di aggiornamento

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:33:00 +0100cn24tv (it)

La rete di satelliti artificiali geostazionari di terza generazione del sistema Meteosat, che inizierà a trasmettere dati dal prossimo 2022 , dopo una fase di settaggio, sarà in grado di offrire per le applicazioni in ambito meteorologico ed ambientale un incremento di dieci volte dei dati disponibili rispetto a quelli attuali.

Satelliti di terza generazione: il Multirischi Arpacal partecipa al percorso di aggiornamento tecnico

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:12:00 +0100strettoweb (it)

A questo percorso di avvicinamento alla piena operatività dei satelliti di terza generazione, l’Arpacal sta partecipando attivamente con relazioni in diverse sessioni di confronto con altre realtà internazionali dell’area continentale europea. La rete di satelliti artificiali geostazionari di terza....

Satelliti di terza generazione: il Multirischi Arpacal partecipa al percorso di aggiornamento tecnico

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 10:51:00 +0100meteoweb (it)

La rete di satelliti artificiali geostazionari di terza generazione del sistema Meteosat , che inizierà a trasmettere dati dal prossimo 2022, dopo una fase di settaggio, sarà in grado di offrire per le applicazioni in ambito meteorologico ed ambientale un incremento di dieci volte dei dati disponibili rispetto a quelli attuali.

Experts urge adaptive actions on climate change NOW Property

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 03:16:00 +0100guardian-ng (en)

Environmentalists have called for adaptive response to the global warming in order to lower the risks posed by the consequences of climate change.According to them, adaptation is urgent and indispensable to safeguard development gains and address the needs of the poor and the vulnerable.

Mian Rauf Climate Justice

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 23:43:00 +0100nation (en)

READ MORE: Saudi envoy enquires about Ch Shujat’s health Since decades, much has been written and discussed the global climate change. This issue lies at the heart of the world’s multiple problems. It is becoming a significant source of concern for the entire world community over time.

Colorado utilities learning from California's wildfire agonies, blackouts

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 21:54:00 +0100gazette (en)

Blackouts aren't imminent in Colorado, where the dangers are lessened by utilities' aggressive clearing of vegetation at the base of power lines. Nevertheless, utilities, especially those in forested areas prone to wildfires, have taken notice of California's plight.

NACIONAL - Población:

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 07:48:00 +0100elperiodicodemexico (es)

01:31, 2019-10-27. "Se trata de los incendios más agresivos, ocasionados por la condición de los vientos de Santa Ana registrados en la historia de Baja California", señaló el director de Protección Civil en el estado de Baja California, Antonio Rosquillas, indicando que cientos de personas han sido evacuadas.

Remanentes de Olga causan estragos en Mississippi Source: AP

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 03:58:00 +0100wsoctv (es)

JACKSON, Mississippi, EE.UU. (AP) - Los remanentes de la tormenta tropical Olga causaban condiciones lluviosas en Mississippi y Alabama el sábado, y docenas de vuelos fueron cancelados o retrasados en el aeropuerto principal de Nueva Orleáns después de dos apagones.

Cities are behind in gauging their Climate risk

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 12:10:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

More than 500 cities around the globe are already feeling the effects of climate change, according to a report released this week. “Cities at Risk” by the environmental nonprofit CDP found that 85% of cities surveyed last year are reporting climate hazardsincluding flooding in London, extreme....

Climate change woes: Stormy days ahead for K-P food security

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 06:29:00 +0200tribune (en)

PESHAWAR: The season for harvest has traditionally been associated with joy, but maize grower Saadullah Khan is not smiling this year. “It is not only me,” explained the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa based farmer. “My relatives, other farmers in the area… all of us face the same problem,” he said.

Indonesia: Indonesia emerges from devastating drought

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:58:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Nearly 50 million people in Indonesia may have been affected by the country’s long-running drought this year, local media reports and the IFRC last week quoted the government as saying. Virtually the entire country – 92 per cent – has been “experiencing drought due to El Niño cycle at the end of....

Cities Are Behind in Gauging Their Climate Risk

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:07:00 +0200scientificamerican (en)

More than 500 cities around the globe are already feeling the effects of climate change, according to a report released this week. “Cities at Risk” by the environmental nonprofit CDP found that 85% of cities surveyed last year are reporting climate hazardsincluding flooding in London, extreme....

Atmosphere, Vol. 10, Pages 642: Extreme Drought Events over Brazil from 2011 to 2019

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 09:52:00 +0200mdpi (en)

Drought-related disasters are among the natural disasters that are able to cause large economic and social losses. In recent years, droughts have affected different regions of Brazil, impacting water, food, and energy security. In this study, we used the Integrated Drought Index (IDI), which....

CCC bats to bring down climate change issues to grassroots

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 08:48:00 +0200pna (en)

CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change launches a special report on climate change and land-related impacts/risks at the Sulo Rivera Hotel, Quezon City on Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2019). The report highlights the risks of climate change with land degradation,....

Are Wildfires Caused by Utilities or Climate Change? Yes

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:29:00 +0200nytimes (en)

Now, he tackles wildfires: As offshore winds are again forecast to bring hot, dry air to the woodlands of western California, and wildfires threaten for the second time in a couple of weeks, PG&E warns that it may shut down power again . If it didn’t do this, and the sparking of its wires resulted....

Eco-anxiety and stress relief: Imperial celebrates World Mental Health Day 2019

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:54:00 +0200imperial (en)

A podcast on eco-anxiety, community ‘tea and talk’ events, and social support were some of the ways Imperial marked World Mental Health Day. is celebrated internationally every October for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against stigma. Here’s what happened at Imperial College London to mark the occasion.

Néstor cruza Georgia tras provocar tornados en Florida

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:29:00 +0200elperiodicodemexico (es)

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, EU (AP) Néstor cruzó el estado de Georgia como un ciclón postropical el sábado por la noche, horas después que la ex tormenta tropical provocara un tornado que causó daños en viviendas y una escuela en el centro de Florida, al tiempo que perdonó áreas del noroeste de Florida....

Previsioni Meteo Inverno 2019-2020, la tendenza di AccuWeather: caldo e poca neve su Italia e Balcani, grande freddo sull’Est Europa [DETTAGLI]

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:39:00 +0200meteoweb (it)

AccuWeather , autorevole centro meteorologico statunitense che dal 1962 fornisce previsioni meteo estremamente precise su ogni parte del mondo, ha pubblicato la sua tendenza per l’ inverno 2019-2020 in Europa. Mentre i Paesi dall’Italia ai Balcani probabilmente vivranno un inverno tranquillo con....

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:04:00 +0200caritas (en)

Every year on October 13 th we celebrate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction . It should be an occasion to reflect on the achievements in this area, to celebrate successes in vulnerable and disaster prone countries, and to share stories of resilient communities.

Meteo Autunno: Gelo precoce in Russia AccuWeather, nubifragi Italia

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:33:00 +0200247libero (it)

Il centro meteo di rilevanza mondiale AccuWeather , qualche settimana fa ha proposto la linea di tendenza per l'autunno europeo. La previsione climatica, dopo un'anteprima che fu diffusa in precedenza, prospetta un autunno esageratamente estremo per buona parte dell'Europa.

Centro meteo AccuWeather: Autunno tra Cicloni, Neve, Freddo, persino Siccità

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:54:00 +0200247libero (it)

Il centro meteo di rilevanza mondiale AccuWeather , qualche settimana fa ha proposto la linea di tendenza per l'autunno europeo. La previsione climatica, dopo un'anteprima che fu diffusa in precedenza, prospetta un autunno esageratamente estremo per buona parte dell'Europa.

Indonesia haze: Are forest fires as bad as they seem?

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 02:18:00 +0200bbc (en)

And we have concluded that although fires this year have wrought significant damage to the environment, they have been worse in the past. Indonesia's fire season. Smoky haze has spread to Malaysia, Singapore, the south of Thailand and the Philippines, causing a significant deterioration in air quality.

Fondo solidarieta' UE - plenaria approva aiuti per le inondazioni in Italia

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:54:00 +0200fasi (it)

Via libera della plenaria del Parlamento europeo alla proposta della Commissione UE di stanziare risorse del Fondo europeo di solidarietà per le regioni italiane a seguito delle calamità naturali verificatesi nell'autunno 2018. L'ok all'intervento del Fondo di solidarietà a favore dell'Italia....

Riscaldamento globale, UE: “Il valore dei terreni agricoli italiani potrebbe crollare”

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 11:12:00 +0200imolaoggi (it)

Caldo e siccità, Ue lancia l’allarme: “Il valore dei terreni agricoli italiani potrebbe crollare”. L’Italia potrebbe essere il Paese europeo più colpito dalla perdita di valore dei propri terreni agricoli legata al riscaldamento globale e all’aumento della siccità.

Are forest fires as bad as they seem?

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:23:00 +0200bbc (en)

And we have concluded that although fires this year have wrought significant damage to the environment, they have been worse in the past. Amazon ablaze. Around 60% of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil. The number of fires between January and August 2019 is double that of the same period last year,....

Climate change: is it real ?

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:05:00 +0200moi-gov-mm (en)

Of course it is! The climate change is really happening and causing havocs all over the Earth. However, most are oblivious to that. It is very regrettable that some people are even denying it is taking place. The numbers of those deniers are quite small, but the problem is: they include people who....

Climate change: is it real ? 2019/09/06 by Global New Light of Myanmar

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 19:47:00 +0200globalnewlightofmyanmar (en)

Climate change is an emergency around the world. Graphic Image : BT. Of course it is! The climate change is really happening and causing havocs all over the Earth. However, most are oblivious to that. It is very regrettable that some people are even denying it is taking place.

Fondo solidarieta' UE - ok agli aiuti per le inondazioni in Italia

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:51:00 +0200fasi (it)

Via libera della commissione Bilanci del Parlamento europeo alla proposta della Commissione UE di stanziare risorse del Fondo europeo di solidarietà per le regioni italiane a seguito delle calamità naturali verificatesi nel 2018. La proposta avanzata dalla Commissione europea lo scorso maggio....

il Veneto la regione più colpita

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 05:04:00 +0200ilSole24ore (it)

(Agf) 4' di lettura. La commissione Bilancio del Parlamento europeo ha dato il via libera a larghissima maggioranza (35 sì, 1 voto contrario e 3 astensioni) alla proposta della Commissione Ue di stanziare risorse del Fondo europeo di solidarietà per 15 regioni italiane dopo i danni causati nel 2018 da piogge, frane e alluvioni.

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