Forests to go the way of coral reefs, unable to keep pace in a warming world.

“We have to be aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are stress factors for ecosystems, for humans, for animals, and for the microbiome. Our research shows that if the different axes of the disease pyramid are destabilized, new infectious diseases can be expected, including for humans.” Dirk Schmeller, Université de Toulouse Forests, like the ocean,…

Half a billion animals incinerated in Australia

“The anger is real. The anger is justified. Because this disaster was all foreseen and predicted. For decades the link between a hotter, drier climate, land-clearing, excessive irrigation and increased fire risk have all been attested in scientific papers.”  Carol Sparks, Mayor of Glenn Innes Severn Council My view on Australia burning: that human-caused global…

We always knew they would be first.

The horrors of climate change are unfolding around the world with smothering heatwaves, agricultural losses from flooding, and drought — higher storm surge along with powerful and deadly cyclonic windstorms armed with heavy rainfall and wildfire. The United States and other developed nations experience every single impact listed, we do. As the world gets drier…

For the first time in recorded history, Anchorage enters “extreme drought”.

Alaska's temperate rainforest is in a historic drought. The climate crisis is known to alter the Globe's rainfall patterns. The city of Anchorage was carved out of the rainforest known as Chugach. The Chugach rainforest forms a great arc around Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska.  Warming temperatures caused by human carbon emissions…

Over two million people have no water in Harare, Zimbabwe – typhoid reported.

Water shortages are happening faster than expected. Harare has joined the Indian city of Chennai  and Cape Town that have endured  water scarcity due to extended drought, polluted water and aging infrastructure. Sophie Mbugua writes in Climate Home News: Just 50% of 4.5 million people in Harare and four satellite towns currently have access to the…