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‘Climate change is going to cost us’: How the US military is preparing for harsher environments

2021-08-10T20:49+0200armytimes (en)

And today, Arctic Air Force bases hosting radar early warning systems and communication equipment are suffering coastal erosion, which is damaging seawalls, runways and infrastructure. Thawing permafrost and erosion threatens bases in the Arctic, damaging infrastructure. NASA tracks the extent of Arctic sea ice and estimates a declining 13.

il virus della fame si moltiplica rapporto oxfam

2021-08-10T20:21+0200greatitalianfoodtrade (it)

Dall’inizio della crisi pandemica la povertà nel mondo si è aggravata e si è innalzato notevolmente il livello di insicurezza alimentare, creando nuovi epicentri della fame. Le tre C letali, che accelerano la fame nel mondo. I dati raccolti da Oxfam ( Oxford Committee for Famine Relief ) nel....

‘Climate change is going to cost us’: How the US military is preparing for harsher environments

2021-08-10T00:00+0200c4isrnet (en)

And today, Arctic Air Force bases hosting radar early warning systems and communication equipment are suffering coastal erosion, which is damaging seawalls, runways and infrastructure. Thawing permafrost and erosion threatens bases in the Arctic, damaging infrastructure. NASA tracks the extent of Arctic sea ice and estimates a declining 13.

‘Climate change is going to cost us’: How the US military is...

2021-08-09T17:32+0200TheFrontierPost-en (en)

WASHINGTON (Defensenews): The aftermath of Hurricane Florence dumping 36 inches of rain on North Carolina in 2018 saw three Marine Corps installations flooded, costing taxpayers $3.6 billion in damage. A few weeks later, Hurricane Michael ripped through Tyndall Air Force Base, causing about $4.7 billion in damage at the Florida facility.

Addressing Climate Change in the Mekong-Ganges Region

2021-08-09T05:10+0200thediplomat-net (en)

Following the 11th Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) meeting on July 21, the foreign ministers of the MGC’s six member countries (Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) agreed on the need to increase cooperation on sustainable water resource management .

L'allarme di Fao e Wfp: '270 milioni di persone a rischio fame'

2021-08-08T14:11+0200247libero (it)

Lo stretto connubio tra conflitti, shock economici derivanti dal Covid-19 e cambiamenti climatici continua ad affamare il mondo. La conferma dell’impietosa situazione arriva dal rapporto pubblicato una settimana fa dalla FAO insieme al World Food Programme, in cui all’allarme sugli scenari futuri....

L'allarme di Fao e Wfp: "270 milioni di persone a rischio fame"

2021-08-08T13:59+0200news-yahoo-it (it)

Lo stretto connubio tra conflitti, shock economici derivanti dal Covid-19 e cambiamenti climatici continua ad affamare il mondo. La conferma dell’impietosa situazione arriva dal rapporto pubblicato una settimana fa dalla FAO insieme al World Food Programme, in cui all’allarme sugli scenari futuri....

L'allarme di Fao e Wfp: "270 milioni di persone a rischio fame"

2021-08-08T13:43+0200huffingtonpost-Italia (it)

Lo stretto connubio tra conflitti, shock economici derivanti dal Covid-19 e cambiamenti climatici continua ad affamare il mondo. La conferma dell’impietosa situazione arriva dal rapporto pubblicato una settimana fa dalla FAO insieme al World Food Programme, in cui all’allarme sugli scenari futuri....

Strengthening climate resilience through better flood management - Cambodia News Gazette

2021-08-04T20:14+0200thecambodianews (en)

Climate connection of July 2021 floods in Western Europe, China and India. Extreme flood events have recently hit several parts of Asia and Europe. Despite the varying contexts, the climate change connection is evident in China and India, as well as in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Guerre, Covid-19 e crisi climatica sono il combustibile di 23 hotspot della fame

2021-08-03T06:28+0200vasroma (it)

Secondo il nuovo rapporto “Hunger Hotspots FAO-WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity – August to November 2021 Outlook” pubblicato dalla Fao dal World Food Programme (WFP), in Afghanistan; Angola, Repubblica Centrafricana, America centrale (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua), Sahel centrale....

Guerre, Covid-19 e crisi climatica sono il combustibile di 23 hotspot della fame

2021-08-02T06:54+0200greenreport (it)

Secondo il nuovo rapporto “Hunger Hotspots FAO-WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity – August to November 2021 Outlook” pubblicato dalla Fao dal World Food Programme (WFP), in Afghanistan; Angola, Repubblica Centrafricana, America centrale (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua), Sahel centrale....

Extreme Weather In 1971

2021-08-01T03:03+0200wattsupwiththat (en)

Montreal’s “Storm of the Century” – March 1971. With COP26 looming large and the public beginning to be aware of the crippling cost of Net Zero, the media are desperately stoking alarm over every bad weather event that comes along. They have given up all pretence of objective reporting, and....

Strengthening climate resilience through better flood management

2021-07-30T19:17+0200reliefWeb (en)

Climate connection of July 2021 floods in Western Europe, China and India. Extreme flood events have recently hit several parts of Asia and Europe. Despite the varying contexts, the climate change connection is evident in China and India, as well as in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Climate change threatens Afghanistan's pomegranate produce

2021-07-27T11:15+0200english-alaraby (en)

The last few months have brought little good news for Afghanistan, a country that has lurched from one conflict to another for over four decades. As the Taliban captures more territory from Afghanistan’s beleaguered military by the day, the United States is completing the final phase of a withdrawal from the country first announced in April.

Kazakh PM Pledges Greater Aid to Farmers Affected by Droughts

2021-07-22T15:49+0200astanatimes (en)

Along with land degradation and desertification, the drought left livestock starving which severely affected local herders. The Aral district in the Kyzylorda Region announced a state of emergency on July 14. Low rainfall made 90 percent of pastures unsuitable. The situation remains grim as more than 500 heads of cattle have died.

Heatwave stokes North America's warmest June on record

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:20:00 +0200urdupoint (en)

Paris, July 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Jul, 2021 ) :Last month was the hottest June on record in North America, stoked by a deadly heatwave searing across parts of the region, the European Union 's climate monitoring service reported Wednesday, saying it illustrates the impacts of global warming.

Qureshi asks Sindh government ‘not to deprive Tharparkar people of basic rights’

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:17:00 +0200app-en (en)

ISLAMABAD, July 7 (APP): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said the people of Tharparkar faced the severe problems of clean water, food shortage and stunted growth and called upon the Sindh government not to deprive the locals of their basic rights.

PM Imran Khan urges youth to gear up for 'biggest tree planting campaign in Pakistan's history'

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 10:40:00 +0200menafn (en)

- NewsIn.Asia) Pakistan, June 28 (Dawn) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday asked all Pakistanis, especially the youth, to prepare themselves for the “biggest tree planting campaign in Pakistan’s history” ahead of the monsoon season this year. The premier shared an infographic on Twitter that....

PM Imran urges youth to gear up for 'biggest tree planting campaign in Pakistan's history'

Sun, 27 Jun 2021 12:22:00 +0200dawn (en)

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday asked all Pakistanis, especially the youth to prepare themselves for the "biggest tree planting campaign in Pakistan's history" ahead of the monsoon season this year. The premier shared an infographic on Twitter that showed the number of trees per person in different countries.

Autumn rains likely to start later than normal

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:19:00 +0200tehrantimes (en)

Since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2020), the whole country received 130 millimeters of rain over the last month, showing that precipitation has declined by 40 percent compared to the long-term average, he explained. Pointing out that almost all the provinces are facing a....

A livello globale, luglio 2019 è stato il mese più caldo di tutti i tempi, con temperature medie vicine a 1.2 gradi sopra la media dell'era industriale.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:10:00 +0200euronews-it (it)

Il luglio appena trascorso è stato il mese più caldo mai registrato sul Pianeta. Secondo i dati di Copernico , la rete di osservazione satellitare dell'Unione europea, anche se di poco, il luglio 2019 ha superato il record di temperature registrato nel 2016. Vediamo nel dettaglio. Luglio 2019: oltre un grado in più (1.

More drought predicted for Iran over next 5 years

Wed, 26 May 2021 14:16:00 +0200tehrantimes (en)

According to the national center for drought and crisis management, since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2020), precipitation has declined by 41 percent compared to the long-term average and 53 percent compared to the same period last year.

La crisi climatica sta già causando più sfollati delle guerre

Tue, 25 May 2021 12:37:00 +0200buongiornoslovacchia (it)

Le persone costrette ad abbandonare i luoghi in cui vivono a causa di disastri naturali e ambientali sono già oggi in numero superiore di circa tre volte a quelle spinte a sfollare dalle guerre. Il , pubblicato nel 2021 dal Norwegian Refugee Council , mostra uno scenario piuttosto cupo, che spinge....

Overnight Energy: Biden doubling FEMA funds for extreme weather preparations | Supreme Court backs Guam's bid to get payments from US for hazardous dumping| Interior Department says it has returned to Obama-era enforcement of offshore drilling waiver rule

Tue, 25 May 2021 01:16:00 +0200thehill (en)

The Biden administration will direct $1 billion toward the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) fund for extreme weather preparation, a 100 percent increase over existing funding levels, the White House announced Monday. The budget increase will go to the Building Resilient Infrastructure....

Mistero sul lago Sawa in Iraq: lo specchio d’acqua nel deserto sta scomparendo, siccità e terremoti tra le possibili cause [FOTO]

Thu, 20 May 2021 12:31:00 +0200meteoweb (it)

Il misterioso lago Sawa, nel sud dell’ Iraq , un tempo era una destinazione molto popolare tra i turisti, che lo visitavano nella speranza di guarire o per motivi spirituali e religiosi. Nell’acqua del lago, abbondano elementi come sodio, potassio, calcio, magnesio, zolfo, cloro e carbonati,....

MIL-OSI China: Chinese state councilor stresses disaster prevention

Sun, 16 May 2021 05:37:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Source: China State Council Information Office 2. Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong has stressed efforts to enhance disaster prevention to minimize the damage caused by natural disasters. Wang, who heads the country’s disaster-reduction work, made the remarks during his trip to the country’s....

Delle 100 città più vulnerabili al mondo, 99 si trovano in Asia: la più a rischio è Jakarta Business Insider Italia

Fri, 14 May 2021 10:31:00 +0200msn-it (it)

Nella speciale classifica delle città più esposte a catastrofe ambientale, redatto dalla società di analisi del rischio aziendale Verisk Maplecroft, emerge chiaro che sono in Asia (soprattutto in Cina e India) le città più esposte a tifoni, alluvioni, siccità, disastri naturali.

Delle 100 città più vulnerabili al mondo, 99 si trovano in Asia: la più a rischio è Jakarta

Fri, 14 May 2021 10:22:00 +0200businessinsider-it (it)

Nella speciale classifica delle città più esposte a catastrofe ambientale, redatto dalla società di analisi del rischio aziendale Verisk Maplecroft, emerge chiaro che sono in Asia (soprattutto in Cina e India) le città più esposte a tifoni, alluvioni, siccità, disastri naturali.

Preparation best cure for natural disasters

Tue, 11 May 2021 02:00:00 +0200chinadaily (en)

Floodwaters inundated much of the Heishuihao village, Suining, Sichuan province, on Aug 16, 2020. LIU CHANGSONG/FOR CHINA DAILY. Wednesday is the annual National Day for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. In a news conference in Beijing on Friday, the Ministry of Emergency Management warned that....

Op-Ed: Locust Swarms in East Africa Show the Interaction Between the Climate Crisis and Armed Conflict

Tue, 11 May 2021 00:52:00 +0200earth-org (en)

The locust swarms which continue to plague East Africa show how climate change can aggravate human conflict, which in turn makes formulating a response to natural disasters even harder. E ast Africa continues to face an unparalleled threat to its food and human security from the continued breeding cycles of desert locusts.

Flood hits 17 provinces across Iran

Sat, 08 May 2021 15:30:00 +0200tehrantimes (en)

During this period, 17 provinces of East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, Ardebil, Isfahan, Tehran, South Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Sistan-Baluchestan, Khuzestan, Kerman, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan, Gilan, Mazandaran, and Yazd were inundated.

America, China, and the Climate dinosaur

Sun, 02 May 2021 11:53:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Climate warnings. With the exception of fossil fuel beneficiaries, most of the leaders of the world are taking climate change, if not seriously, at least under advisement. They observe the effects of higher temperatures, increasing destructive forest fires, rising sea water levels, thunderstorms,....

China Experienced More Serious Disasters in 2020 Due to Rainstorms, Flooding

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 17:14:00 +0200azocleantech (en)

Recently, the National Climate Center (NCC) of China completed a report that offers an authoritative evaluation of China’s climate in 2020. The report gives a summary of China’s climate along with the major weather and climate events that occurred throughout the year.

Environmental justice 29th April 2021 Facing disaster with courage: stories from activists on the front line of climate change

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:29:00 +0200clientearth (en)

The world is facing the most significant environmental challenges it has ever witnessed. The climate crisis is snowballing into everyone’s lives with increasing speed, but no matter how fast, those that can, choose to ignore it. The sense of urgency within general populations is starting to become....

Terrifying sandstorm causes mayhem in northwest China as huge clouds engulf province CHINA was hit a by a terrifying sandstorm that swept across Gansu province in the...

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 02:44:00 +0200express (en)

Aerial photos showed a massive yellow wall engulfing factories and apartment blocks throughout Gansu's Linze county. The low visibility led to a series of car accidents as people struggled to negotiate the storm, according to reports by state media CCTV.

Sempre più profughi climatici sulla frontiera del riscaldamento globale

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 06:23:00 +0200vasroma (it)

Il nuovo ”Displaced on the frontlines of the climate emergency” dell’United Nations of High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), mettendo insieme tutti i dati disponibili, dimostra come l’emergenza climatica stia convergendo con altre minacce e stia portando a nuovi sfollati e aumentare la vulnerabilità di coloro che sono già costretti a fuggire.

Sempre più profughi climatici sulla frontiera del riscaldamento globale

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 00:28:00 +0200welfarenetwork (it)

Il nuovo rapporto ”Displaced on the frontlines of the climate emergency” dell’United Nations of High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), mettendo insieme tutti i dati disponibili, dimostra come l’emergenza climatica stia convergendo con altre minacce e stia portando a nuovi sfollati e aumentare la....

Sempre più profughi climatici sulla frontiera del riscaldamento globale

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 13:12:00 +0200greenreport (it)

. I dati rivelano gli impatti dell'emergenza climatica sugli sfollati. UNHCR: aspettare il disastro non è un'opzione. [23 Aprile 2021] Il nuovo ”Displaced on the frontlines of the climate emergency” dell’United Nations of High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), mettendo insieme tutti i dati....

Climate change: 490 million children in Africa most vulnerable

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:49:00 +0200downtoearth (en)

Around 490 million children under the age of 18 in 35 African countries are at the highest risk of suffering the impact of climate change, warned Save the Children International, a child rights non-profit. Sub-Saharan Africa has 35 of the 45 countries globally at highest climate risk, found the global NGO in an analysis.

Crisi climatica: “Siamo sull’orlo del baratro. Questo è davvero un anno cruciale per il futuro dell’umanità”. Usa, Cina e Russia pronte alla cooperazione?

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:05:00 +0200unita-news (it)

C’è grande attesa per il vertice in streaming con 40 leader nazionali organizzato il 22 e il 23 aprile dal presidente degli Stati Uniti Joe Biden per discutere degli impegni da prendere in vista della Conferenza delle Nazioni Unite sul Clima di novembre a Glasgow.

Crisi climatica: “Siamo sull’orlo del baratro. Questo è davvero un anno cruciale per il futuro dell’umanità”. Usa, Cina e Russia pronte alla cooperazione?

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 09:21:00 +0200valigiablu (it)

C’è grande attesa per il vertice in streaming con 40 leader nazionali organizzato il 22 e il 23 aprile dal presidente degli Stati Uniti Joe Biden per discutere degli impegni da prendere in vista della Conferenza delle Nazioni Unite sul Clima di novembre a Glasgow.

La tua città rischia di sprofondare

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:36:00 +0200fanpage (it)

superficie terrestre (emersa) potrebbe essere soggetta al fenomeno della subsidenza , uno sprofondamento del terreno potenzialmente catastrofico. L'impatto avrebbe una portata enorme in termici economici e sociali, tenendo presente che nell'area coinvolta vive ben il 19 percento della popolazione umana attuale, ovvero 1,2 miliardi di persone.

Central American nations closed out of White House climate summit

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:17:00 +0200CBSnews (en)

Invited countries include the 17 that make up the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate a U.S.-led coalition created in 2009 meant to convene the world's economic leaders in climate dialogue that includes China, Brazil and the European Union. These countries produce more than 80% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

Chinese premier stresses flood control, drought relief

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:13:00 +0200chinadaily (en)

Floodwaters inundated much of the Heishuihao village, Suining, Sichuan province, on Aug 16, 2020. LIU CHANGSONG/FOR CHINA DAILY. BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged efforts to step up flood control and drought relief work, as it is closely related to the overall situation of economic and social development.

NYC's Climate Clock Shows How Much Time the Planet Has Left

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:53:00 +0200greenmatters (en)

If you know about climate change, then you probably know that there is something of a time limit attached to the current situation. Climate change is getting worse, and while many of us can witness these changes in real time, many don’t seem to understand the severity of the situation. For those people, there's the Climate Clock in New York City.

“The wind speed has been increasing for a few decades”

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:49:00 +0200explica (en)

04/15/2021 at 4:05 PM CEST. César Azorín Molina (Villena, 1980) is a scientist at the Desertification Research Center (CIDE-CSIC), where he directs a line of research focused on the analysis of the observed changes in wind speed in the context of climate change.

Health implications of hot, humid weather 50 mins ago

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:33:00 +0200guardian-ng (en)

The major public health organisations of the world have said that climate change is a critical public health problem. According to the United States (U.S.) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, climate change makes many existing diseases and conditions worse, and it helps pests and pathogens spread into new regions.

What Is Desertification, and Where Is It Happening?

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:22:00 +0200treehugger (en)

Desertification is a type of land degradation. It occurs when drylands become increasingly arid or desert-like. Desertification doesn’t necessarily mean that these water-scarce regions will transform into desert climates — only that their land’s natural productivity is lost and its surface and groundwater resources are diminished.

Toll of drought in Taiwan not natural: China Daily editorial

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:17:00 +0200chinadaily (en)

China's Taiwan island is suffering its severest drought in 50 years, which has seriously compromised the quality of life for many residents. The water supply is cut for two days a week in some cities, and is rationed in some other localities. Farmers have seen their crops dry up and die, and drinking water has become a luxury for some.

As climate change threatens world peace, Japan must face up to risk

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:13:00 +0200nikkei-en (en)

TOKYO -- Almost a decade ago, then-President Barack Obama's White House cited climate change as a "threat multiplier" to both American and international security. This assertion in the administration's Quadrennial Defense Review was met with skepticism by some in the Japanese government and Self-Defense Forces.

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 04:23:00 +0200china.org.cn (en)

China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural disasters during the period, 43....

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:12:00 +0200sinacom-en (en)

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural....

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Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:04:00 +0200chinadaily (en)

BEIJING -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural disasters during the....

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:43:00 +0200xinhuanet-english (en)

A worker cleans the snow at a park in Hunnan District of Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Jan. 28, 2021. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng) BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the....

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:33:00 +0200chinadaily (en)

BEIJING -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural disasters during the....

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:20:00 +0200xinhuanet_en (en)

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural....

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:14:00 +0200china.org.cn (en)

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural....

Maltempo Cina: il Paese si prepara alla stagione delle piogge, attese precipitazioni intense e inondazioni

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 15:55:00 +0200meteoweb (it)

Durante la stagione delle piogge 2021 , alcune regioni del Nord della Cina potrebbero essere particolarmente colpite dal maltempo e i bacini fluviali potrebbero esondare provocando gravi inondazioni : è quanto prevede il National Climate Center. Il vice direttore del Centro, Jia Xiaolong ha spiegato....

Indonesia | oltre 40 morti a causa delle piogge torrenziali

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 05:08:00 +0200zazoom-it (it)

Indonesia: oltre 40 morti a causa delle piogge torrenziali (Di lunedì 5 aprile 2021) Gli smottamenti e le inondazioni improvvise causa te dalle piogge torrenziali nell’ Indonesia orientale hanno ucciso almeno 44 persone e provocato migliaia di sfollati.

Experts say extreme weather including droughts will become more common as planet heats - The Frontier Post

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 14:16:00 +0200TheFrontierPost-en (en)

Monitoring Desk. Recent sandstorms that shrouded Beijing in a post-apocalyptic orange haze and intensive droughts in other parts of the country are bringing into stark relief the challenges China faces from rising temperatures induced by the climate crisis.

Iran to probably face drought this year: expert

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 16:13:00 +0200tehrantimes (en)

TEHRAN – Iran will probably experience drought over the current [Iranian calendar] year (began on March 21), as only four provinces out of 31 provinces of the country received normal rainfall last year, director of flood control at Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization said.

China sandstorms highlight threat of climate crisis

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 09:42:00 +0200guardian (en)

A sandstorm shrouds Beijing in mid-March. The storms were brought about by higher than normal temperatures and low precipitation and snow cover. Photograph: Todd Lee/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock. Recent sandstorms that shrouded Beijing in a post-apocalyptic orange haze and intensive droughts in other....

China sandstorms highlight threat of climate crisis

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 09:37:00 +0200msn-uk (en)

“In the places where the sand is originating from, both recent overgrazing and desertification have contributed to the desertification of the grasslands of Mongolia,” said Liu Junyan, a Beijing-based climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace East Asia.

Policies to protect grassland lead to a complete industrial chain

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 04:50:00 +0200beijingreview-en (en)

Dorjee, a 45-year-old herder in Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, northwest China, is relieved to see the pasture in the region, where he grazes his herd, is once again covered with grass as high as his knees. More than a decade ago, he had to sell all his 200 yaks and look....

La presa de Banqiao: El mayor desastre de una infraestructura en la historia

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 14:57:00 +0200iagua (es)

El 4 de agosto de 1975 el tifón Nina toca tierra en China. 4 días después se rompe la presa de Banqiao generando una avenida de seis metros de alto por 12 kilómetros de ancho a 50 kilómetros por hora. Al día siguiente el balance (según los medios oficiales) es de 62 presas destruidas -algunas de ellas bombardeadas a propósito-, 26.

Summer could last HALF the year in our lifetimes due to climate change, study claims

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 14:03:00 +0100thesun (en)

The change would likely have a far-reaching impact on human health, the environment and agriculture, according to a study on the findings from researchers in China. During the 1950s in the Northern Hemisphere, the four seasons arrived in a predictable and fairly even pattern, but climate change is now driving dramatic and irregular changes.

Summer could last HALF the year in our lifetimes due to climate change

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 12:01:00 +0100thesun (en)

The change would likely have a far-reaching impact on human health, the environment and agriculture, according to a study on the findings. During the 1950s in the Northern Hemisphere, the four seasons arrived in a predictable and fairly even pattern, but climate change is now driving dramatic and irregular changes.

Chinese dams not to blame for low Mekong water levels: report

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 01:22:00 +0100khmertimes (en)

Ned Price, US State Department spokesperson, raised “concerns over the dropping water levels of the Mekong River,” in a tweet on February 23, after the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in mid-February expressed concern that the water level in the river had come down to “alarming levels” due to water control in upstream dams in China.

A Climate scientist rides the (rossby) wave of discovery

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:02:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

For Mingfang Ting , a lifelong endeavor to understand climate through the prism of atmospheric science began with a suggestion. The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory research professor was born and raised in a Chinese province north of Shanghai during a time when going to college was highly regulated.

Los desastres naturales más misteriosos de las dinastías Ming y Qing duraron 300 años y cientos de millones de personas en China desaparecieron | Novedad | Sanli News Network SETN.COM

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:16:00 +0100notiulti (es)

Los cambios de las antiguas dinastías feudales se debieron a menudo a “desastres provocados por el hombre, como la agresión extranjera, la usurpación interna del poder, la formación de partidos para obtener beneficios privados y el crecimiento de las fuerzas rebeldes.

Chinese dams not to blame for low Mekong water levels: report

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 14:13:00 +0100globaltimes (en)

The Jinghong Hydropower Station on the Lancang River in Southwest China's Yunnan Province Photo: IC While its own people in Texas are in dire straits amid an electricity-related crisis, the US has turned its attention to the Mekong water resource issue, while turning a blind eye to China's efforts to resolve the problems.

Biden after U.S. airstrike: Iran "can't act with impunity. Be careful" - Yahoo News

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 04:42:00 +0100google-top-stories (en)

This Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Eta at 10:40 a.m. EST in the Gulf of Mexico, Theta, right, and a tropical wave to the south that became Tropical Storm Iota. An overheating world obliterated weather records in 2020 - an extreme year for....

Almost 1 Million Iranians Have Been Displaced by Natural Disasters in the Last Decade

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 20:27:00 +0100albawaba-en (en)

Floods that hit Iran in 2019 “triggered more internal displacement than any other event at the regional level during that period,” a new report says. The report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre reveals the rise in internally displaced persons (IDPs) since 2010.

Sequía, eventos extremos y contaminación: las principales preocupaciones de los chilenos ante el cambio climático

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 08:40:00 +0100df-CL (es)

Bajo la premisa de que el cambio climático es un fenómeno global, pero que se percibe de maneras distintas en todo el planeta, la empresa de energía francesa EDF realizó la segunda versión del estudio “Observatorio Internacional de Cambio Climático y Opinión Pública”, que abarcó encuestas digitales....

Los daños del cambio climático serán generalizados y, a veces, sorprendentes Fuente: The Economist - Mayo 2020 Irán mucho más allá de la sequía, el deshielo y la pérdida de cosechas El 21 de noviembre de 2016, una ...

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:22:00 +0100climaterra (es)

El 21 de noviembre de 2016, una línea de tormentas eléctricas pasó por el estado australiano de Victoria. Al final del día siguiente, había enviado a 3.000 personas al hospital. Las tormentas suelen perjudicar a la gente derribando edificios, inundando calles o provocando incendios.

Le zone umide del mondo stanno scomparendo

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 17:14:00 +0100iconaclima (it)

Sono passati 50 anni da quando è stato creato un trattato internazionale per proteggere le zone umide ma, in tutto il mondo, queste aree stanno ancora scomparendo tre volte più velocemente delle foreste. Nella felice, verde brillante boscaglia della palude filippina di Agusan, annidata nell’isola di....

Dobbiamo salvare le zone umide se vogliamo salvare il clima

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 13:42:00 +0100greenme (it)

Oggi 2 febbraio è la Giornata mondiale delle zone umide . Cinquant’anni fa veniva stipulata la convenzione di Ramsar che ha permesso di proteggere più di 2000 zone umide in tutto il mondo, per una superficie di oltre 2 milioni e mezzo di chilometri quadrati.

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