Climate impact on childhood diet may undermine food security efforts

Health 23 January 2021 By Donna Lu A drought-affected farm in El Salvador in 2018REUTERS/Jose Cabezas Warming temperatures and more variable rainfall are reducing diet diversity among children in many countries around the world – and may even undermine efforts to improve food security. Meredith Niles at the University of Vermont and her colleagues analysed…Continue Reading

Researchers: Climate change will alter the position of the Earth’s tropical rain belt

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Future climate change will cause a regionally uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt—a narrow band of heavy precipitation near the equator—according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions. This development may threaten food security for billions of people. In a study published today in Nature Climate…Continue Reading

Climate change will alter the position of the Earth’s tropical rain belt

Future climate change will cause a regionally uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt — a narrow band of heavy precipitation near the equator — according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions. This development may threaten food security for billions of people. In a study published today in Nature Climate…Continue Reading

On Wildfires and Climate Change, ‘The Science’ Got in the Way of the Science

Exaggerating the role of global warming in U.S. wildfires only diverts attention from real solutions to both issues. A boat motors by as the Bidwell Bar Bridge is surrounded by fire in Lake Oroville during the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. – Dangerous dry winds whipped up California’s record-breaking wildfires and…Continue Reading

2020: The Year of Climate Extremes

NBC News examines the devastating impacts of climate change, following a year of unprecedented climate and weather extremes. Hosted by Today co-host Al Roker, the film features frontline reporting across 3 continents by NBC News’ Janis Mackey Frayer, Steve Patterson, Morgan Chesky and Claudio Lavanga.Dec. 31, 2020Continue Reading

Landmark climate policy faces growing claims of environmental racism

Credit: CC0 Public Domain When California passed its landmark cap-and-trade law in 2006, supporters were hopeful that the program would provide the template for other states—and eventually the federal government—to solve the climate crisis. Now, many environmental groups are increasingly saying the program has done little to curb climate change. Worse, they say, it is…Continue Reading

How climate change is disrupting ecosystems

Roesel’s bush-cricket is one of the many grasshoppers that might migrate to higher elevations once the climate in lower elevations has become unsuitable. Credit: Christian Roesti The world is getting warmer and warmer—and many organisms native to lower latitudes or elevations are moving higher. However, novel organisms moving into a new habitat could disturb the…Continue Reading

Hong Kong sets new climate disclosure rules, aligns with global standard

No results matched your search Economy3 hours ago (Dec 17, 2020 03:35AM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ashley Ian Alder, Chief Executive Officer of Securities and Futures Commission and Chairman of the Board of International Organization of Securities Commissions, attends the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong By Alun John HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong…Continue Reading