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Early morning earthquake shakes Ottawa region - Ottawa Citizen

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Ottawa CitizenEarly morning earthquake shakes Ottawa regionOttawa CitizenThere was a magnitude 4.5 earthquake east of Montreal in October, and a far bigger one (at 7.7, plus aftershocks) off Haida Gwaii in the Pacific Ocean the night of Oct.
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Climate change leaving seabirds with nowhere to tern

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Climate change leaving seabirds with nowhere to tern

One of the UK’s rarest seabirds could become a victim of climate change as rising seas and increased coastal flooding squeezes the UK’s coastline.

 

Little terns, the UK’s smallest tern species, return each April to breed on beaches at fewer than sixty sites around the UK. Traditional colonies at South Gare on the Tees and Donna Nook in Lincolnshire have already been lost due to changes in our coastline and just one nesting site remains in Wales.

 

Predictions of increased coastal flooding and sea level rise caused by climate change could spell disaster for these elegant seabirds. This warning comes as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issue their latest reports on climate change [note 2].

 

Susan Rendell-Read is the RSPB’s little tern project manager “Little terns are very vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. They need undisturbed sand and shingle beaches to nest with a plentiful supply of small fish just offshore. These beaches can be quickly altered by rising seas and floods, making them unsuitable for terns to nest.” 

“In the past, the areas lost to flooding or storms would be offset by new areas of sand or shingle thrown up by the sea. This is now being prevented by hard sea defences and other man made developments. The result, known as coastal squeeze, means beaches are getting narrower and the little terns are quickly running out of space.”

 

“As rising sea levels and storms change our coastline, little terns are forced into fewer and fewer colonies and have to share space with people on some of our most popular beaches, leading to significant problems with disturbance.”

 

A major new five-year partnership including the RSPB, Natural England and the National Trust [note 3] has been established to help little terns adapt to climate change and secure their future in the UK. This partnership, supported by the EU LIFE + programme will lay the foundations for the long-term recovery of the little tern in the UK by protecting and creating nest sites and increasing public awareness and support.

 

An important part of the recovery plan is ensuring that the few sites where little terns continue to breed are protected from disturbance [note 4]. The RSPB and its partners are keen to raise awareness amongst local communities and beachgoers to give little terns space to breed safely and in peace.

Victoria Egan manages little tern colonies for the National Trust at Blakeney National Nature Reserve in Norfolk said “local communities and beachgoers have a vital role to play in helping little terns cope with the increasing threat of climate change. These tiny seabirds need space to breed undisturbed so we are urging visitors to these beaches to follow any directions and advice given on local signs on the beach and avoid entering certain areas while the little terns are breeding”.

Susan added “These dainty little seabirds, no heavier than a tennis ball, have just started returning to our shores after travelling thousands of miles from their wintering sites off the south and west coasts of Africa. We need to make sure that they have the best chance of finding a suitable home when they arrive.”



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Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground - NPR (blog)

Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground - NPR (blog) | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.
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Arctic ice melt sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C

Arctic ice melt sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
NEWS: Scientists in the northern Alaska outpost of Barrow have linked 7C temperature rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice
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HudHud birds perish in killer cyclone 'HudHud' - Times of India

HudHud birds perish in killer cyclone 'HudHud' - Times of India | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
In the killer cyclone 'HudHud' that devastated Visakhapatnam, the irony is that a large number of 'HudHud' birds have also perished. For ornithologists, bird watchers and wildlife lovers, this has become a cause of concern.
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Susan Sharma's curator insight, October 19, 12:07 AM

HudHud refers to the bird"Hoopoe"

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Tick-Borne Diseases on the Rise Thanks to Global Warming - Scientific American

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Tick-Borne Diseases on the Rise Thanks to Global Warming Scientific American But the wide array of potential diseases ticks carry is one reason that public health officials remain greatly concerned about the geographic spread – linked to both...
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$550 Billion Per Year Investment In Renewable Energy Needed To Meet Climate Change Goals

$550 Billion Per Year Investment In Renewable Energy Needed To Meet Climate Change Goals | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
The world needs to more than double its annual investment in renewable energy by 2030 in order to achieve the target to restrict global rise in temperature of 2ºC by the end of the century, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has...
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More Than 100 Arrested As Climate Change Activists #FloodWallStreet

More Than 100 Arrested As Climate Change Activists #FloodWallStreet | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
Thousands of protesters shut down blocks of Broadway in Lower Manhattan for hours on Monday in a demonstration that cast the blame for climate change squarely on Wall Street.
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'Why we're going on the biggest climate march in history'

'Why we're going on the biggest climate march in history' | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
From Ban ki-moon to Emma Thompson, 20 leading personalities from across the world talk about why they will take to the streets on Sunday to call for action on climate as world leaders gather for UN climate summit in New York on 23 September
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Dire warning: Global warming threatens half of U.S. birds | Video - Palm Beach Post

Dire warning: Global warming threatens half of U.S. birds | Video - Palm Beach Post | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
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Experts warn of climate change effects

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There is need for concerted efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change if future water insecurity is to be curbed, experts have warned.
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Climate change increases possibility of megadrought in Southwestern...

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Sept. 08 - New study finds increased possibility of severe and long-term megadrought affecting Southwestern United States. John Russell reports.
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Food crop wild relatives endangered

Food crop wild relatives endangered | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have released the most complete database that identifies and maps wild crop relatives around the world, vital for future food security.
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India evacuates thousands as Nepal landslide sparks flood fears

India evacuates thousands as Nepal landslide sparks flood fears | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
PATNAIndia/KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Authorities in eastern India began evacuating thousands of villagers on Saturday after efforts to clear a deadly landslide in neighboring Nepal sparked fears of flash floods
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Risk from extreme weather rises

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Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
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World's Oceans Set All-Time Heat Record for Third Time This Year

World's Oceans Set All-Time Heat Record for Third Time This Year | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
Global ocean temperatures set records for the warmest they've ever been and the most unusually warm they have ever been -- again.
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2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency

2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
Global average temperatures in September were highest ever, following warmest year to date since 1998
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Global Warming and Extreme Weather - National Wildlife Federation

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Global warming is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events around the world.
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World on track for worst-case warming scenario - environment - 22 September 2014 - New Scientist

World on track for worst-case warming scenario - environment - 22 September 2014 - New Scientist | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
As world leaders prepare to talk tough on climate change in New York City, the stark lack of progress made so far in tackling the problem is revealed (World on track for "worst case" #climatechange scenario, w/10-20 foot near-term sea level rise
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3 Key Takeaways From This Week's UN Climate Summit

3 Key Takeaways From This Week's UN Climate Summit | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
There's no new global strategy on climate change, but there were important developments at the summit, which attracted more than a hundred heads of state.
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Climate Change Decimates Spending in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Costs for climate change take large share of public spending in countries such as Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
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Adapting to climate change can't be left to the wild west of the markets - The Guardian

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Debt and climate change are nothing new, of course.
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Floods in Pakistan, India blamed on lack of planning, climate change

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Jammu, 11th Sep: The devastating floods in India and Pakistan are a result of deforestation, unplanned development and climate change, experts said Thursday, and the region could see an increase in such disasters in the coming years.
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Audubon Society: Nearly half of North American bird species 'severely threatened' by global warming

Audubon Society: Nearly half of North American bird species 'severely threatened' by global warming | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
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Research shows surprise global warming 'hiatus' could have been forecast

Research shows surprise global warming 'hiatus' could have been forecast | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
Australian climate experts say with new ocean-based modelling tools, the early 2000s warming slowdown was foreseeable
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What Are the Implications of Climate Change for Agriculture?

What Are the Implications of Climate Change for Agriculture? | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones.
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Judit Urquijo's curator insight, September 10, 6:16 PM

Son numerosas las voces que se están alzando en relación al efecto que puede tener el cambio climático sobre los cultivos. Este artículo en concreto pone de manifiesto algunos datos relevantes tales como la estimada subida de precios en algunos cultivos (hasta un 55% en el caso del maíz), además de la reducción de los cultivos.


Ya el pasado mes de mayo, la web de NCYT, aseguraba que para el año 2030 podrían empezar a notarse la modificación en la producción de alimentos, con el riesgo que ello conlleva para una población creciente.


Y hace tan solo unos días, Bert Guevara (@bertguevara) en su Scoopit compartía una noticia acerca de la reducción de los cultivos derivada de la concentración de ozono en la India.


Oscuro panorama el que se nos presenta para el futuro inmediato.

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Two degrees: how the world failed on climate change

Two degrees: how the world failed on climate change | Climate Chaos News | Scoop.it

For 20 years, climate policy has centered around one goal: making sure we don't get more than 2°C of global warming. That goal is looking increasingly delusional.


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