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Coffee belt feels climate squeeze

18 December, 2016 – Small-scale farmers who produce most of the world’s coffee beans face reductions in crop yield and quality as a result of rising temperatures and extreme weather.

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Africa’s dust is a priceless export

3 December, 2016 − Scientists show how different the world would be without a sprinkling of the wind-borne African dust that fertilises oceans and forests.

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Rainfall changes threaten food production

30 October, 2016 – New UN report says climate change’s impacts on rainfall will have harsh economic consequences for regions such as Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Europe must prepare for extreme weather

7 October, 2016 − Cities and towns across Europe are warned to adapt to the battering they face from intense storms as extreme weather events become more frequent.

Climate change worsens NE Brazil’s drought

2 October, 2016 – The drought affecting Brazil’s huge north-eastern region threatens to render it completely arid – and scientists say the warming climate is to blame.

Lower crop yields test market forces

13 September, 2016 – As global warming cuts crop yields, trade liberalisation in agricultural commodities will be needed to avoid food shortages and economic hardships.

Cyclones set to get fiercer as world warms

16 July, 2016 – New analysis of cyclone data and computer climate modelling indicates that global warming is likely to intensify the destructive power of tropical storms .

Europe’s floods come as no surprise

5 June, 2016 – Scientists have warned that the extra moisture in warmer air will mean more intense rainfall, but floods still leave governments unprepared.

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