Sir David Attenborough confesses the debate on climate change is a matter for the distant future due to coronavirus. He believes the virus has rightly struck climate change off the front pages off the news.
Every time a hurricane plows into the southeastern United States, or a tropical storm devastates some other area of the globe, there is a question about the involvement of climate change. While the media may have gotten into a habit of simply repeating that it’s not possible to connect climate change with any given storm, that’s not really true, because climate change is affecting every aspect of weather. No storm, or drought, or flood, that’s happening now, has been altered to some degree by...
In order to mitigate climate change impacts and achieve a more sustainable society, it is necessary to transform the current energy system based on fossil fuels into a model based on renewable energies, and to change society's lifestyles, accepting less mobility, low-carbon diets and smaller-sized dwellings. These are the main conclusions reached by the more than 400 scientists who met virtually last week at the International Conference on Low-Carbon Lifestyles, organized by the Institute of...
In the hills outside of Bordeaux, where lines of vineyards create geometric patterns across the landscape, winemakers have been carefully growing and harvesting a dark blue grape variety for centuries. Merlot, with its soft, velvety plum flavor, is one of the world’s most popular red wines. But Merlot as we know it is on the
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If it seems to you that the massive storms rolling in from the ocean every year are causing more and more damage than the years before, you’re not alone. Scientists are noticing the trend, too and a new study published by researchers at the University of Wisconsin Madison and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
According to a well-studied but controversial principle known as Bergmann's Rule, species tend to be larger in cold climates and smaller in warm ones. As human impacts heat the planet, will animals shrink over time?
Climate change could cause abrupt shifts in the amount of vegetation growing in parts of Great Britain, new research shows.
Climate change will cause an overall increase in the amount of vegetation growing in Britain, a new research paper from scientists at the University of Exeter predicts.
Spring is in full swing. Trees are leafing out, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and birds are singing. But a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that those birds in your backyard may be changing right along with the climate.
In 2018, around 16 million people were displaced by extreme climate events. People from poorer countries flee more often as a result of climate events. Scientists at the Max Planck Institutes for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and Meteorology in Hamburg have used a climate game to investigate how extreme climate events combined with poverty affect the migration of people to rich countries if the participants are also expected to finance measures against climate change. In this economic experiment,...