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Iraq’s climate stresses are set to worsen

12 November, 2018 − After years of repression, invasion and conflict, Iraq’s climate stresses now threaten new miseries, including more intense heat and dwindling rainfall.

World lacks enough plants for healthy diet

5 November, 2018 − Guidelines for a healthy diet emphasise fresh fruit and vegetables. Right now, there may not be enough in the gardens to nourish a cooler, healthier world.

Change of diet helps to slow climate change

1 November, 2018 – Think global, buy local – but, better still, choose vegetables and fruit. A change of diet can help save the planet from global warming and climate change.

Well-fed world can slow warming too

12 October, 2018 – The well-fed world scientists say is possible by 2050 could also halve global warming emissions. But it would have to lose its appetite for meat.

Hotter planet faces more killer heat

25 September, 2018 – The Earth can expect more killer heat, from lethal heat waves and more intense temperatures claiming more lives. Wildfires, too, will become more polluting.

Rising carbon will mean shrunken harvests

5 September, 2018 – Higher carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere don’t just mean a warmer world: they could also mean both shrunken harvests and a less nourishing diet.

Growing risk of extreme heat and humidity

6 August, 2018 – Hazards multiply when extreme heat and humidity join in lethal combination. Scientists now know exactly where this twin danger could be greatest.

Suicide risk may rise as severe heat grows

31 July, 2018 – High temperatures do more than raise tempers and stoke conflicts. They are also linked to depression, mental instability and a higher suicide risk.

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