Climate change did not cause Syrian war

11 October, 2017 – Drought brought on by climate change is not responsible for the Syrian war, scientists say, but it has helped to make conflict likelier.

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Coffee producers feel the heat

29 September, 2017 – Global warming threatens to substantially reduce the amount of land suitable for coffee-growing by 2050, but bees could fly to the rescue.

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Religious call for climate solidarity

13 September, 2017 – Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew appeal for urgent global response to the ‘challenge of the ecological crisis and climate change’.

The Climate News Network’s Future

WE ARE making two significant changes to the Climate News Network over the next few weeks, and we want you to know about them before they happen, and also why they are happening. First, we are going to give more time and space to our mentoring work. This is designed specifically to be useful to journalists covering climate change, energy and related subjects, but it should work as well for everyone who wants to communicate facts objectively – scientists, for example. The changes mean we shall soon be providing: – a redesigned and expanded Training section (linked from our Home…

Plastics leave permanent indestructible legacy

24 July, 2017 – Timber rots, cement crumbles, metal corrodes: plastics are there for ever. By 2050 there could be 12 billion tonnes in the world’s landfills.

Nuclear war would set off climate catastrophe

18 July, 2017 – Even a small nuclear war could end global warming. But it would certainly precipitate catastrophic climate change.

World food trade runs chokepoint gauntlet

27 June, 2017 – A group of physical chokepoints – roads, ports and waterways – could disrupt the flow of world food trade, with drastic consequences.

Science splits ranks over fossil fuel phase-out

26 June, 2017 – US academics are arguing with ferocity about how to achieve a fossil fuel phase out. But, for now, the debate is entirely academic.

Finding when humans first altered the planet’s geology

10 June, 2017 – Stone Age humans changed a landscape. Then time buried the evidence. Now researchers have unearthed the moment of the earliest human impact on the planet.

Trump’s promises on coal turn to dust and ashes

31 May, 2017 – Candidate Trump’s promises on coal are withering as the harsh winds of economic reality blow the President’s plans for the industry off course.

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Food industry is cooking the planet

25 May, 2017 – One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.