A new study and companion policy brief together determine the impact of food systems on climate change, and conversely the impacts of climate change on food systems.
Across the Western Hemisphere, 9.2 percent of mammals on average will potentially be unable to keep pace with climate change, and in some areas this could be as high as 39 percent, according to a recent study published in PNAS.
Three new analyses on climate extremes together explain how extremes may change in the future, what’s driving them, their impacts on people and ecosystems, and how we can adapt. The most extensive report is from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and it details the current state of knowledge on climate extremes.
Co-hosted and convened by the University of Arizona in the southwestern United States, and by UNEP’s Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and
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Delegates at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban ended negotiations last week with a new climate deal, committing countries to negotiating a new climate treaty by 2015.
Fish threatened by the severe drought in Texas have been rescued by wildlife biologists, according to the Associated Press and reported by the Washinton Post.