1 January, 2017 – Soils face a global threat as population pressure, human development and swelling cities lead to mounting cropland loss.
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.
5 December, 2016 − The floods that hit the UK last winter were the most extreme on record – and they may be a sign of worse to come.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13 September, 2016 – As global warming cuts crop yields, trade liberalisation in agricultural commodities will be needed to avoid food shortages and economic hardships.
31 August, 2016 – The role of drought in the fall of ancient Mayan civilisation highlights the vital role today of water management in fighting the impacts of climate change.
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 .
5 June, 2016 – Scientists have warned that the extra moisture in warmer air will mean more intense rainfall, but floods still leave governments unprepared.