Here we offer you news of the impacts of our thoughtless treatment of the Earth and how it is coming back to threaten our own well-being. We also offer you two other pages of news articles gathered from around the world. These are called Scientists Warning, and Resilience News. The first one offers news articles showing how the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity is being reported and repeated around the world, as well as related news stories we find, while the second ‘resilience’ news feed reports on both natural and human adaptations to the consequences already upon us, and those that are anticipated in the near future. The impacts and resilience news feeds are generously contributed by the Environmental Health News (ehn.org) via their website and news accumulator The Daily Climate (dailyclimate.org). Please share the articles you find most interesting through social media and email as well. It’s part of the ‘wake-up call’ for which we are all responsible.

The Maldives is being swallowed by the sea. Can it adapt?

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:36:10 +0000

Whether or not the Maldives can survive climate change, the country will never be the same.

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A return to Native agriculture

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:27:53 +0000

Indigenous farming and ranching practices are once again being embraced in an American West stressed by drought, diminishing resources, and climate change.

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How Africa's first heat officer confronts climate change

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:19:51 +0000

In the capital of Sierra Leone, crowding and poverty complicate efforts to protect a city of 1.2 million from the effects of climate change. 

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A trove of old photos could reveal the future of these Arctic glaciers

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:30:41 +0000

The Svalbard Islands, part of Norway, are warming seven times faster than the global average. Aerial pictures from the 1930s are helping researchers understand what...

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Sprawling coral reef resembling roses is discovered off Tahiti

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:28:32 +0000

The reef, which is just under two miles long and is in “pristine” condition, was found by a team of divers mapping the ocean floor...

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Cornwall's rockpool species 'threatened by climate change'

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:23:55 +0000

A study has suggested that many rockpool species are threatened by climate change and would not survive crossing the Channel's currents.

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Scientists work to better understand how ocean acidification will affect marine life

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:04:15 +0000

Oceans have absorbed about a third of the carbon pollution that humans have added to the atmosphere. The extra CO2 makes the water more acidic,...

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In Tonga, a volcano-triggered tsunami underscores islands’ acute climate risk

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:49:11 +0000

By increasing temperatures and driving up sea levels, climate change will likely worsen disasters wrought by tsunamis, storm surges, and heat waves, experts say.

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Gentoo penguins found breeding further south due to climate change

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:47:13 +0000

A new colony of breeding Gentoo penguins has been discovered living on Antarctica’s Andersson Island, an unusually southern location for the generally more temperate birds.

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This huge coral reef has only just been discovered, and it's undamaged by climate change

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:34:12 +0000

Scientists have discovered a pristine, three-kilometre-long reef of giant rose-shaped corals off the coast of Tahiti, in waters thought to be deep enough to protect...

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‘Rural women in Zimbabwe are in constant contact with climate change’

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:27:33 +0000

Women, children and the elderly are increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change in rural Zimbabwe, taking up a large share of the agricultural...

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Greenland could melt for millennia if warming stopped today

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:26:51 +0000

The warming that humans cause today may have ripple effects far into the future, scientists warned in a study yesterday that finds the vast Greenland...

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Air pollution reduces pollination by changing how insects smell flowers, study finds

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:47:56 +0000

Air pollution could be hampering the ability of bees and butterflies to pollinate by changing the scent of flowers, according to a new study.

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Gulf Stream weakening, could drive sea level rise at Jersey Shore

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:41:16 +0000

A slowdown in the Gulf Stream and large Atlantic Ocean currents could bring as much as 2 feet of sea level rise to New Jersey's...

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Doomsday Clock remains at 100 seconds to midnight amid climate change, cybersecurity and pandemic

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:20:53 +0000

The Doomsday Clock remains at 100 seconds to midnight. The new time on the clock — a metaphorical representation of how close humanity is to...

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Why climate change is pushing up lumber prices

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:27:08 +0000

“This is a supply-side problem. This is unlike any other market that any of us lumber traders have ever experienced.”

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How Exxon is using an unusual law to intimidate critics over its climate denial

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:25:00 +0000

America’s largest oil firm claims its history of publicly denying the climate crisis is protected by the first amendment.

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The high-altitude quest to save alpacas

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:24:20 +0000

The once-verdant mountain pastures where alpacas graze are drying out from climate change; scientists, herders, and activists are rallying to find solutions.

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New research shows how health risks to children mount as temperatures rise

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:43:32 +0000

The first nationwide study on rising temperatures and younger Americans found that hotter days were associated with more visits to emergency rooms.

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‘Build Back Better’ hit a wall but climate action could move forward

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:37:52 +0000

Some Democrats want to forge ahead with a stand-alone climate bill, but their solution could mean abandoning other parts of President Biden’s agenda.

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'Everything about the Gulf of St. Lawrence was warmer in 2021': federal scientist

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 03:49:29 +0000

Warming ocean temperatures — especially in deep water — set more records in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2021, according to climate data released...

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75 years on, the doomsday clock keeps ticking

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 02:50:47 +0000

The iconic graphic of a timepiece originated as a nuclear warning. It updates its time on Thursday amid threats like climate change and pandemics.

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A project to count climate crisis deaths has surprising results

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 02:25:32 +0000

Climate change is already killing people, but countries don’t have an easy way to count those deaths. A new project might change that.

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Finnish shipbuilders contract powerful icebreaker for Russian Arctic

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 02:16:25 +0000

It is the most powerful icebreaker ever built in Finland.

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Significant metals discovery in key reindeer herding land

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 02:05:04 +0000

"Green colonialism" could ruin indigenous peoples’ traditional lifestyle, warns Gunn-Britt Retter with the Saami Council as Arctic Minerals this week announced big-value findings of cobalt...

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Florida’s red tides are getting worse and may be hard to control because of climate change

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 21:56:26 +0000

A task force appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling for research and investment in mitigation. Environmentalists say the real fix is cracking down on...

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Severe weather events here to stay in Tennessee thanks to climate change

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 21:12:27 +0000

By the third week of January, Tennessee had already broken snow averages for the season in a matter of weeks.

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Svalbard: Glacier ice loss projected to roughly double by 2100

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 20:32:04 +0000

Unearthing archive photos of the Norwegian archipelago's glaciers enabled researchers to reconstruct past melting and project ice mass loss under future climate change.

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As animals vanish, the plants they spread can’t keep pace with climate change

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 20:24:09 +0000

As the climate warms, many species will need to change locations to stay within a hospitable temperature range. Half of the world’s plants are dispersed...

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Scientists discover ‘surprising’ cause of Europe’s little ice age in late medieval era

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 19:23:57 +0000

Change in ocean currents – similar to phenomena seen today – likely cause behind substantial cooling, US scientists say.

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