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Preventing water crises

Oceans are warming at an alarming rate

If the current trend continues, oceanic wildlife is in grave danger.

Based on data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Statista have produced a simple but all the more astonishing infographic about changes to the surface temperature of the oceans since 1880.

Starting in the 1980’s, the average surface temperature of the oceans has begun to diverge increasingly from the twentieth century average: in 2018, it was 0.66 degrees Celsius above the average for the previous century. According to researchers, an increase of only 1 degree may have catastrophic consequences.

Further information: Statista

Fates, faces, contrasts

The news about climate refugees are alternating sequences of frightening numbers and apocalyptic landscapes that obscure the real face of the problem: the disfigured human fates.

Climate change causing great damage to UK wildlife

More than a quarter of all mammals are threatened with extinction.

Several hundred temperature records broken in 2019

Between 1 May and 30 August, higher than ever temperatures have been measured in 29 countries, on almost 400 occasions in the Northern Hemisphere.

The perishing glaciers of the Alps – shown from a special perspective

The French falconer Jacques-Olivier Travers has surveyed the glaciers of the Alps using a camera attached to a white-tailed eagle.

The Polarstern sets off on a unique expedition frozen to an ice floe

The ice floe that the German research boat will be attached to as it drifts around the Arctic for almost a year on the most important Arctic expedition ever has been selected.

September 2019 the warmest so far

Data from European climate researchers indicates that this year’s was the warmest September since the Copernicus Climate Change Service began keeping regular records of meteorological data in 1981.

Metropolises in danger

A report from the investment bank Goldman Sachs claims that climate change is putting the world’s cities in danger.

How climate change floods, melts and dries out Earth?

The most spectacular effects of climate change are associated with waters: as a result of global warming, glaciers melt, oceans rise, greater and greater floods threaten coast dwellers, while elsewhere, drought, desertification and water shortages cause great problems, as shown in these shocking photos.

Changing climate, changing world

The winning photos of the Ciwem Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019 Awards are painful reminders of the consequences of climate change and environmental destruction.

The effects of climate change on the human organism

The unfavourable effects of global warming are already placing a significant burden on people’s health all around the world.

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