Data from Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All, a report by Sustainable Energy For All, says that heat waves kill 12,000 people annually around the world, with the potential to reach up to 250,000 by 2050.
If we don’t act on climate change, the destruction potential of slow-moving storms such as Harvey and Florence will only get worse
To prevent the worst effects of climate change we need to extract carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the air and store it on a huge scale. Deliberately exposing large volumes of air to water containing potassium ions (similar to salt water) can effectively capture CO₂ very cost-effectively.
High up on a melting Greenland glacier, at the end of this summer from climate hell,two young women shout a poem above the roar of the wind. ‘Hoping to rouse more of the world to action’ … Jetnil-Kijiner and Niviana in Greenland with Bill McKibben Photograph: 350.org
James Kossin of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a study in the journal Nature in June suggesting that slow-moving tropical cyclones, which would include those like Florence and Harvey, have become more common over the last 70 years, dropping in speed by 10 per cent in that time.
By the end of the century, there could be 33 of those very hot days annually in Cranford, according to a New York Times analysis, meaning that the number of “extreme heat days” during the school year could rise sharply.On Wednesday, three high school students at the Bergen Arts and Science Charter High School in Hackensack, N.J., were taken to the hospital to be treated for heat-related illness after running a mile in gym class as temperatures climbed above 90 degrees.“I’m very upset with the school,” said Joseph Dymarczyk, the father of a sophomore who was treated for exhaustion.
The effects of hotter temperatures on suicides are symptomatic of a much broader and more expansive problem: the impact of climate change on mental health. Installing more air conditioning units, for instance, may not significantly reduce suicide rates or mitigate the effects of extreme heat on health and well-being.
Our results suggest that global trade patterns of agricultural commodities may be significantly different from today’s reality – with or without carbon mitigation. The opposite occurs without carbon mitigation: the production and exports of wheat are projected to decline due to climate change impacts on agriculture.
The Great Barrier Reef harbours extensive areas of deep coral reefs which are much more difficult to study and were previously considered a refuge from higher water temperatures near the surface.
In economic terms, south-west England is expected to be the region most vulnerable to climate change because it is characterised by a high dairy herd density, and so potentially a high level of heat stress-related milk loss.
UK weather warning: World to experience EXTREME heat for next FOUR YEARS SCORCHING heatwaves like the one we have just experienced will be with us annually for the next four years at least, scientists have warned.
UK weather: Scorching temperatures to burn Britain ANNUALLY, warn experts THE UK heatwave which has seen temperatures exceed 35 degrees celsius in some parts of the country could soon become annual catastrophe, according to researchers.
The trapping effect is the result of the Arctic Ocean's distinct layers of water, said lead study author Mary-Louise Timmermans, a professor of geology and geophysics at Yale University.
A warm region of water trapped deep below the surface of the Arctic seas north of Canada has the potential to leave the entire area devoid of ice.
Hemp cultivation has been legal in Italy since 2016, and over the last few years the amount of land dedicated to the plant has increased from 400 hectares (1,000 acres) in 2013 to 4,000 hectares today.
Rising temperatures make insects eat and breed more, leading to food losses growing world population cannot afford, say scientists “The results show that insects will cause significantly increased grain loss across many regions of a warmer world,” he said.
It all started with a simple idea: deforestation might lead to hotter local temperatures, which might increase the risk of heat illness in communities living in or around those forests. Core body temperatures and heart rates increase rapidly while we work in the tropical heat.
Hot Times, Summer in the City: Understanding the Urban Heat Wave A trio of new climate modeling papers show just how hot climate change will make the world’s cities, and just how dire the public health consequences could be.
To calculate the ROI of tree cover, Kroeger and colleagues from the Conservancy and NASA, set out to identify where it would provide the largest health benefits – the greatest reduction of respirable particulate matter and heat for the highest number of people — and then measure how those benefits compare to the costs of the trees.