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Australia to dispute UNESCO proposal to list Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’

The Great Barrier reef has undergone three major coral bleaching events over the last five years, and since 1995 has lost half its corals as sea temperatures rise. The UNESCO proposal says it's vital for Australia to follow up on the recommendations of the 2019...

UNESCO recommends Great Barrier Reef be classified as ‘in danger’

Great Barrier Reef Australia will challenge a draft recommendation to classify the Great Barrier Reef as a world heritage area that is "in danger" following a call at the UN for more government action on climate change. Federal environment minister Sussan Ley is...

Barnaby Joyce hits back at being Deputy Prime Minister in first question time

The Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce. Australia's prime minister, Scott Morrison, is about to announce cabinet changes after an outraged colleague was promoted to deputy prime minister on Monday. New deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce sarcastically described Mr...

Longer wings, smaller bodies, prior migrations ‘new normal’ for birds

2017 Climate March protester holds up an anti-Rick Snyder sign on the Flint water crisis. Several studies have shown that birds migrate sooner in the spring when the world is warming. Last year, when a research team at the University of Michigan reported that American...

Where are severe thunderstorm warnings?

Specially designed hurricane-proof building constructed to house joint offices of the Houston-Galveston National Weather Service Forecast Office and the Galveston County Emergency Management Office. Severe weather alerts have been issued for parts of the United States...

London weather: June monsoon set to continue ahead of sweltering heat next week

Alex Deakin presents a 2013 weather forecast from New Broadcasting House. It is the news Londoners didn't want to hear but were likely anticipating due to the bad weather in the town. Britons face a wet and miserable start to the week as four 500-mile-wide Atlantic...

UNESCO recommends Great Barrier Reef be classified as ‘in danger’

Great Barrier Reef Australia will challenge a draft recommendation to classify the Great Barrier Reef as a world heritage area that is "in danger" following a call at the UN for more government action on climate change. Federal environment minister Sussan Ley is...

Most common questions about climate change 

What is nature of climate change?

Climate change is a change in the pattern of weather, and related changes in oceans, land surfaces and ice sheets, occurring over time scales of decades or longer. Weather is the state of the atmosphere, its temperature, humidity, wind, rainfall and so on—over hours to weeks.

What are the 5 effects of climate change?
  • rising maximum temperatures.
  • rising minimum temperatures.
  • rising sea levels.
  • higher ocean temperatures.
  • an increase in heavy precipitation (heavy rain and hail)
  • shrinking glaciers.
  • thawing permafrost.
How does climate change affect the natural environment?
  • Climate change is having serious impacts on the world’s water systems through more flooding and droughts. Warmer air can hold a higher water content, which makes rainfall patterns more extreme. Rivers and lakes supply drinking water for people and animals and are a vital resource for farming and industry.

How can we prevent climate change?
  • Speak up! 
  • Power your home with renewable energy. 
  • Weatherize, weatherize, weatherize. 
  • Invest in energy-efficient appliances. 
  • Reduce water waste. 
  • Actually eat the food you buy and make less of it meat. 
  • Buy better bulbs.
  • Pull the plug(s).
What are 3 facts about climate change?
  • Fact 1: Most of the increase in global temperatures since 1950 has been caused by human activity.
  • Fact 2: The average temperature of the Earth is determined by the greenhouse effect. 
  • Fact 3: Global temperatures have increased by about 1° Celsius in the past century.
How will climate change happen?

Humans are increasingly influencing the climate and the earth’s temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests and farming livestock. This adds enormous amounts of greenhouse gases to those naturally occurring in the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming.

What are the bad effects of changes in nature?

Some changes have bad effect like pollution and destruction of habitat and lose of lives. Improper disposal of garbage, harmful chemicals and human waste can cause changes. It can pollute air, land and water.

What are the five major causes of climate?

These have been caused by many natural factors, including changes in the sun, emissions from volcanoes, variations in Earth’s orbit and levels of carbon dioxide.

What are 4 effects of climate change?

Increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks, all linked to climate change, have increased wildfires. Declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and erosion in coastal areas are additional concerns.

Is climate change bad 2020?

Global temperature rise. The planet was warmer by 1.2 degrees Celsius from January to October in 2020 than the pre-industrial average measured between 1850 and 1900, according to the Nature report. This is the second-warmest recorded when compared to similar periods in historical data.

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Australia to dispute UNESCO proposal to list Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’

The Great Barrier reef has undergone three major coral bleaching events over the last five years, and since 1995 has lost half its corals as sea temperatures rise. The UNESCO proposal says it's vital for Australia to follow up on the recommendations of the 2019...

UNESCO recommends Great Barrier Reef be classified as ‘in danger’

Great Barrier Reef Australia will challenge a draft recommendation to classify the Great Barrier Reef as a world heritage area that is "in danger" following a call at the UN for more government action on climate change. Federal environment minister Sussan Ley is...

Barnaby Joyce hits back at being Deputy Prime Minister in first question time

The Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce. Australia's prime minister, Scott Morrison, is about to announce cabinet changes after an outraged colleague was promoted to deputy prime minister on Monday. New deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce sarcastically described Mr...

Longer wings, smaller bodies, prior migrations ‘new normal’ for birds

2017 Climate March protester holds up an anti-Rick Snyder sign on the Flint water crisis. Several studies have shown that birds migrate sooner in the spring when the world is warming. Last year, when a research team at the University of Michigan reported that American...

Where are severe thunderstorm warnings?

Specially designed hurricane-proof building constructed to house joint offices of the Houston-Galveston National Weather Service Forecast Office and the Galveston County Emergency Management Office. Severe weather alerts have been issued for parts of the United States...

London weather: June monsoon set to continue ahead of sweltering heat next week

Alex Deakin presents a 2013 weather forecast from New Broadcasting House. It is the news Londoners didn't want to hear but were likely anticipating due to the bad weather in the town. Britons face a wet and miserable start to the week as four 500-mile-wide Atlantic...

Bank of Japan to launch new scheme for fighting climate change

The Bank of Japan has joined other central bank with a measure to support climate change mitigation. It has also extended the expiration of Covid-19-era lending measures by six months. Previously, the Bank of England announced last month that it will shift corporate...

Earth’s heat-trapping rate doubles in 14 years, NASA study reveals

A study conducted by scientists at NASA has found that "Earth's energy imbalance approximately doubled" in just 14 years from 2005 to 2019. The findings of the study were published in the Geophysical Research Letters. NASA explained that this planet's climate is...

Further shutdowns possible during “miserable winter” scientists warn

Andrew Marr (left) interviewing Vladimir Putin ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A new outbreak of new respiratory illnesses means Britain is facing a "pretty miserable winter" that could see further lockouts, scientists warn. Professor Calum Semple,...

Covid19 Pandemic consequence of degradation of natural areas, species loss, exploitation

June 20, 2021 The Covid 19 pandemic was caused by the destruction of natural areas, biodiversity losses and exploitation, UNEP country head Atul Bagai said, stressing that countries including India should redouble their efforts to prevent and reverse ecosystem damage....

UNESCO recommends Great Barrier Reef be classified as ‘in danger’

Great Barrier Reef Australia will challenge a draft recommendation to classify the Great Barrier Reef as a world heritage area that is "in danger" following a call at the UN for more government action on climate change. Federal environment minister Sussan Ley is...

Where are severe thunderstorm warnings?

Specially designed hurricane-proof building constructed to house joint offices of the Houston-Galveston National Weather Service Forecast Office and the Galveston County Emergency Management Office. Severe weather alerts have been issued for parts of the United States...

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