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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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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Climate adaptation gap grows wider

16 May, 2016 – New study shows that the financial costs of developing countries adapting to the impacts of climate change may rise to as much as $500 billion by 2050.

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Cities face flash flood hazards

15 May, 2016 – Scientists in Australia warn that global warming will lead to more intense and concentrated summer storms seriously testing city drainage systems already struggling to cope.

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