Climate change: 'Bleak' outlook as carbon emissions gap grows. Image copyright Getty Images.
200.000 españoles amenazados por el aumento del nivel del mar. En España, más de 200.000 personas estarán a mitad de siglo expuestas a los estragos provocados por el crecimiento del nivel de mar, según un nuevo estudio realizado por investigadores de la organización Climate Central y publicado recientemente en la revista especializada Nature Communications.
Los científicos estiman que la población afectada podría ascender a 340.000 personas a finales de siglo, cuando, según sus cálculos, el nivel del mar podría ascender entre 0,5 y 2 metros. Incluso en el mejor de los escenarios posibles, las poblaciones que habitan en zonas costeras sufrirán en primera línea los efectos del cambio climático.
A partir de 2050, según el estudio, se inundarán zonas costeras en las que hoy habitan unos 300 millones de personas, casi tres veces más de lo que se había estimado hasta la fecha con otros modelos de predicción habituales. Aquí puedes ver las zonas de la costa española más afectadas por la subida del nivel del mar. Más información El mundo inundado. Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer. Image copyright PA Media The UK government must tell the public small, easy changes will not be enough to tackle climate change, warn experts.
Researchers from Imperial College London say we must eat less meat and dairy, swap cars for bikes, take fewer flights, and ditch gas boilers at home. The report, seen by BBC Panorama, has been prepared for the Committee on Climate Change, which advises ministers how to cut the UK's carbon footprint. It says an upheaval in our lifestyles is the only way to meet targets. The government has passed a law obliging the country to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. It is "going further and faster than any other developed nation to protect the planet for future generations", a government spokesperson told BBC Panorama. But the new report warns major shifts in policy across huge areas of government activity are needed to keep the public onside.
Climate change: UN panel signals red alert on 'Blue Planet' Image copyright Spl Climate change is devastating our seas and frozen regions as never before, a major new United Nations report warns.
Fast Facts About Plastic Pollution. Planet or Plastic? We Depend on Plastic. Now We’re Drowning in It. BBC Earth - Can Africa's 'Great Green Wall' bring dry land... Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear. Image copyright Getty Images Energy from offshore wind in the UK will be cheaper than electricity from new nuclear power for the first time.
The cost of subsidies for new offshore wind farms has halved since the last 2015 auction for clean energy projects Two firms said they were willing to build offshore wind farms for a guaranteed price of £57.50 per megawatt hour for 2022-23. 37 Million Bees Found Dead In Ontario, Canada After Planting Large GMO Corn Field. Henderson Island Got the World’s Highest Density of Plastic Pollution. Henderson Island lies in the South Pacific, halfway between New Zealand and Chile.
No one lives there. It is about as far away from anywhere and anyone on Earth. Yet, on Henderson’s white sandy beaches, you can find articles from Russia, the United States, Europe, South America, Japan, and China. Recurso educativo 743788. Validated monitoring data and air quality maps — European Environment Agency. Air Pollution in Europe: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map. Spain MSW. Municipal waste statistics - Statistics Explained. Forest data: Spain Deforestation Rates and Related Forestry Figures. 35.9% —or about 17,915,000 hectares—of Spain is forested.
Of this, 4.5% —or roughly 812,000 hectares—is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse form of forest. Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2000, Spain gained an average of 295,700 hectares of forest per year. The amounts to an average annual reforestation rate of 2.19%. Forest area (% of land area) in Spain. Geo Briefing: Arctic Tension. Home - Arctic Council. Climate Change Still at Center of Arctic Council Priorities — Arctic Deeply.
Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years - Vance Kite. Starting with those first small farming villages, people have flocked to cities in ever increasing numbers.
Urban environments offer the promise of a higher standard of living. Most of the great technological innovations that make our lives what they are came out of the exchange of ideas that result from so many people and ideas being concentrated in one area. This concentration of ideas facilitated rapid, global improvements in living standards which allowed the human population to grow at an unprecedented rate. In 2011 the world population flew past 7 billion people. In recognition of this milestone, the National Geographic society produced a spectacular feature series on the global implications of 7 billion people.
Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help. Image copyright Getty Images The UN has warned that the goal of limiting global warming to "well below 2C above pre-industrial levels" is in danger because major economies, including the US and the EU, are falling short of their pledges.
But scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the leading international body on global warming - argue the 2C pledge in the 2015 Paris accord didn't go far enough. The global average temperature rise actually needs to be kept below 1.5C, they say. Midwest flooding is wrecking corn and soy crops. Is climate change to blame? Trump on own administration's climate report: 'I don't believe it'
Donald Trump has told reporters he doesn’t believe his own government’s climate change findings that the US economy will suffer substantially with continued warming from greenhouse gas pollution.
“I’ve seen it, I’ve read some of it, and it’s fine,” he said outside the White House on Monday. “I don’t believe it.” The report, called the National Climate Assessment, was quietly released the day after Thanksgiving. Also last Friday, the government slipped out another environment internal report with bad news about emissions from oil and gas drilling on federal lands.