#climate science News

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Communities in Asia and least developed countries that contribute least to climate change are among those 15 times more likely to die from natural disasters, said the IPCC in the final part of its sixth assessment report.
Shanghai Yangtze estuary
A dangerous mix of airborne carbon dioxide and upstream chemicals can cause coastal seawater to acidify so much that microbes start emitting high levels of nitrous oxide, which warms the Earth quickly and stays in the air for a century.
Climate change can trigger mental disorders, a Bangladesh study shows—with the country among the nations most vulnerable to climate change.
Forecasts suggest that an El Niño climate pattern could begin later this year, raising sea temperatures at a time when global temperatures are already higher than ever due to human-driven climate change.
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#climate science Opinion

Turkish man holding the hand of daughter crushed under the rubble of the earthquake
With the looming climate catastrophe threatening to compound the effects of conflict and supply-chain disruptions, the international community must be more proactive in addressing humanitarian needs. By predicting risks and acting before events become emergencies, aid organisations can deliver assistance more effectively.
Vanuatu 2015 typhoon
Indigenous knowledge has helped guide Pacific Islanders’ resilience and adaptation to changing climates for centuries, but it is still often overlooked.
Obelisk screen at COP27
At COP27, world leaders agreed to keep warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Their actions tell a different story. But even if blowing past the 1.5°C target is inevitable, we should not give up.
G20 summit
There are multiple reasons why climate action is an appealing target for aspiring and incumbent authoritarians, but none has anything to do with the climate itself. Citizens must get wise to this new threat of reactionary populism.
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#climate science Videos

Gaurav Sant
Gaurav Sant, founder of startup SeaChange, tells Eco-Business about a technology he hopes will give the world's oceans the capacity to absorb additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.
fossil fuel warning on greenwash ads
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
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Eco-Business releases the trailer for a documentary that traces the relationship between ecosystems in the North Pole and Asia, in the second edition of its flagship campaign on climate action, Changing Course.
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#climate science Podcasts

Dr Athar Hussain SRM malaria podcast
Scientists in the Global South are studying how solar geoengineering could affect their communities. One team in Pakistan is focusing on malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that affects millions in tropical and sub-tropical countries yearly.
Ice caps and a warming planet
"We have a choice about the speed of sea-level rise." The Eco-Business Podcast talks to climate scientist Professor Ben Horton about how close the world is to reaching crucial climate tipping points, and what can be done to stop runaway climate change.
EB podcast IPCC authors
What's it like co-writing a 3,500 page report on the dangers of climate change with hundreds of scientists worldwide, over Zoom calls during a pandemic? Eco-Business speaks to authors from the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore who were in the thick of the action.
land reclamation SG
Why is there so much secrecy and controversy around sand extraction? Eco-Business speaks to Madhumitha Ardhanari to find out more about the narrative surrounding sand in Singapore, the largest importer of sand in the world.
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