13 September, 2018 – Higher temperatures mean hungrier insects. And that will mean more crop losses. The question is: who loses most?
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.
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.
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.
16 July, 2018 – Air conditioning is already a political hot potato. Refrigeration could soon be a burning issue. Cooling a warmer world will cost the Earth in climate terms.
19 June, 2018 – A warmer world could mean shrinking harvests and a more meagre diet for millions of people, according to two new studies.
29 May, 2018 – Summer is the worst time for many allergies that make noses run and sufferers feel below par. They’re causing widespread misery just now.
25 May, 2018 – One consequence of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will be less nutritious rice, despite growth gains for some other crops.
22 May, 2018 – If world temperature rises more than another 0.5°C, the consequences will be catastrophic for millions of the poorest people.
8 May, 2018 – A more variable climate spells another injustice in a warming world, with the poorest people likely yet again to feel the heat most intensely.
6 March, 2018 – Extremes of heat are dangerous. Just how dangerous is still being established. But since heat waves are on the way, city-dwellers need to know.