Environment

The Flaw in the Paris Climate Agreement

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In her article “Climate Scientists Debate a Flaw in the Paris Climate Agreement”, Dana Nuccitelli reports that climate scientists remain skeptical about the Paris climate agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures. The 1.5°C target was initially measured by Richard Millar from the University of Exeter who used the the Hadley Centre global surface temperature dataset called HadCRUT4.

Change for Whom?

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Change for Whom?

Climate Change and Our Food Supply?

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The article “Climate change could raise food insecurity risk” published by the University of Exeter in the Science Daily discusses an interesting side effect of climate change, one often forgotten. While climate change will affect most facets of our planet’s ecosystem, its effects on our food production are scarcely the focal point of speculation despite its importance.

Global warming extent

The article "Arctic Wintertime Sea Ice Extent is among Lowest on record" by Marie Jose Vinas talks about the annual winter time peak. The arctic sea reached a maximum of 5.59 million square miles of ice surface cover making it the second lowest on record, only beaten by last year's record by 23,200 square miles. Annually, the ice in the Arctic thickens and thins over the year and the past 4 years have seen the Arctice ice cover diminish slowly.

Climate Change consequence on Biodiversity

In the article “HOW DOES CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT BIODIVERSITY” by Meg Michelle, she explains the multiple impact that can occurs with climate changes. The main cause of climate change is global warming. Mainly greenhouse gases that absorb the sun’s heat are caught in the atmosphere which increases the temperature level down on earth. the author of this article uses examples of consequences on the ocean biodiversity and land biodiversity to explain the importance of global warming on climate change. Changes such as the reduction of polar life due to the melting of polar ice pack.

Going veganism could save our planet!

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In his article, author George C. Wang rises the topic of veganism and its relation to the environment. For the last few years, veganism and different “untraditional” diets have been on the rise for different reasons and one of them is the impact of meat consumption on the climate change. The production of meat is way higher than the production of legumes which leads to greenhouse emissions and the degradation of our environment. According to a study published in Nature,80% of increase in greenhouse gasses can be avoid by 2050 if we change our diet.

Climate Change and Consequences on Arctic

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The article "Unusually warm winter breaks up sea ice in the Arctic" by the author Maria-José Viñas, is about the temperature and about sea ice that is more sensitive to break these days. This important environmental problem is really dangerous for humans and our ecosystems, it also proves all the bad consequences of climate change. First, it is important to know that temperature, because of global warming, is increasing everyday. The sea level is also increasing, which is really dangerous for population, environment and also lead to natural disasters. Why?

Climate Change Could Raise Food Shortage Globally: Study

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The purpose of the article “Climate Change Could Raise Food Shortage Globally: Study” is to discuss the extreme consequences that Climate Change can have on our food supply. In the article, the author explains that in the near future, a global shortage in food could occur due to Climate Change. Climate Change is an environmental issue that has only been worsening as it continues to result in extreme weather changes. Richard Betts, a University of Exeter professor, predicts that Climate Change is expected to cause many more extreme rainfalls as well as droughts.

Climate change may bring big ecosystem changes

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In the article “Climate change may bring big ecosystem changes” by Alan Buis, researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, informs us that global climate change will be a big issue for the earth's plants. They will experience dramatic modifications caused by the human's high production of greenhouse gases. According to a new NASA and university computer modeling study, in the next three centuries the increase in ecological change and stress in the earth's biosphere, will cause many animal and plant species to face competition for survival.

The Changes in Antarctica

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In the article published in Science Daily entitled “Extreme melt season lead to decade-long ecosystem change in Antarctic polar desert”, a group of researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulders found that during the very hot summer of 2002, the McMurdo Dry Valley in Antarctica endured rough changes in its ecosystem that would have an impact for the years to follow. The team believes that this event proved that even small appearing weather events can have impacts on a region for a very long time.