Climate Change Ups Asthma Deaths, to Rise by 20% if Steps Are Not Taken

Climate Change Ups Asthma Deaths, to Rise by 20% if Steps Are Not Taken

In the recent years, much has been spoken about climate change and its devastating effect on the planet. On a day-to-day basis we may not notice the consequences of climate change, but various phenomenons are occurring in the natural environment in more ways than we can imagine. And these changes are also impacting our health, respiratory diseases being seen most commonly than ever before. India will see a 20 per cent rise in asthma-related deaths in the next 10 years if urgent steps to curb climate change and prepare for…

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Climate Change Affects Nearly All Life on Earth

Climate Change Affects Nearly All Life on Earth

Most life on Earth is already being changed by the warming climate, even though the rise in global temperature since pre-industrial times has been rather slight, researchers warned on Thursday. The study in the journal Science found that 82 percent of key ecological processes — including genetic diversity and migration patterns — are being altered by global warming. These effects extend to land, oceans and freshwater environments, even though temperatures have risen just about 1.87 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) over pre-industrial times due to fossil fuel burning. “We now…

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After Years of Delay, Climate Talks Face a New Problem: Speed

After Years of Delay, Climate Talks Face a New Problem: Speed

Efforts to build a new global deal to tackle climate change were for many years criticised for moving at a glacial pace. But this week climate negotiators meeting in Morocco find themselves facing an entirely new problem: a deal that, astonishingly, has come into effect more than three years ahead of schedule. The Paris Agreement on climate change, designed to start in 2020, entered into force on Friday, a month after reaching key ratification thresholds. On Sunday, the United Nations said 100 parties – 99 countries and the European Union…

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Climate Change: Low-Hanging Fruit, Ripe for The Picking

Climate Change: Low-Hanging Fruit, Ripe for The Picking

Earth is hurtling deep into the red zone of dangerous global warming, but experts say there are some low cost, effective options for putting on the brakes. Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, UN members pledged to cap rising temperatures at less than two degrees Celsius (2.6 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to pre-industrial era levels. The big culprit is CO2, the byproduct of fossil fuels that provide the backbone of today’s energy supply. But addressing indirect CO2 emissions — and warming sources that are not from CO2 — offer complementary ways of…

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Climate Change: Low-Hanging Fruit, Ripe for The Picking

Climate Change: Low-Hanging Fruit, Ripe for The Picking

Earth is hurtling deep into the red zone of dangerous global warming, but experts say there are some low cost, effective options for putting on the brakes. Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, UN members  pledged to cap rising temperatures at less than two degrees Celsius (2.6 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to pre-industrial era levels. The big culprit is CO2, the byproduct of fossil fuels that provide the backbone of today’s energy supply. But addressing indirect CO2 emissions — and warming sources that are not from CO2 — offer complementary ways of…

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Warmer climate may cut dengue spread, says study

Warmer climate may cut dengue spread, says study

Warmer climate may cut dengue spread, says study (Getty Images) A new study has revealed that the transmission of dengue is likely to decrease in a warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to spread more easily. Dengue is the world’s most prevalent mosquito-borne disease, with more than 200 million people each year becoming infected. The results of the study indicated that dengue epidemic potential may come down in conditions of climate warming as mosquito breeding sites become drier and mosquito survival declines….

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climate change linked to boom in Kidney illnesses

climate change linked to boom in Kidney illnesses

a new have a look at warns that climate change may be accelerating the price of persistent kidney disorder because of dehydration and heat strain. The studies paper, posted in clinical journal of the yank Society of Nephrology (CJASN), suggests that a situation referred to as warmness stress nephropathy may also represent a disorder of overlooked populations but one that may become a chief reason of bad kidney fitness within the near destiny. The assertion issued with the aid of the George Institute for worldwide health further says that climate…

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