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Economists are starting to see the first effects of climate change – Axios

Top economists say the economic effects of climate change are just starting to be felt — and they’re likely to start snowballing. Why it matters: Wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters could harm the nation’s financial backbone, damaging vital electronic…

Population aging to create pockets of climate vulnerability in the US

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change.

Climate crisis disasters that could get worse if we don’t do anything – USA TODAY

CLOSE The Green New Deal has its share of supporters and critics, but the often-misunderstood plan is just the start of environmental politics. We explain. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY In September, the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on…

French wine grapes show global warming acceleration – Aljazeera.com

Vineyards near Beaune in the French wine-producing region of Burgundy show annual evidence of a quickly changing climate, with grape harvests now occurring 13 days earlier than the historic average [Olivier Duquesne/Creative Commons/Flickr] A report published on Thursday in the…

Explainer: The high-emissions ‘RCP8.5’ global warming scenario – Carbon Brief

A sizeable portion of recent studies on future climate impacts have focused on a warming scenario called “RCP8.5”. This high-emissions scenario is frequently referred to as “business as usual”, suggesting that is a likely outcome if society does not make…

Taxpayer Dollars Feeding Harvard’s Climate Change ‘Tweeting Tree’

Thanks to funds from the U.S. government, researchers at Harvard University have equipped a tree with a Twitter account to “amplify messages of climate change.” With funds from various National Science Foundation grants, post-doctoral fellow Tim Rademacher and his team…

SA scientists gather cold facts about global warming – Daily Maverick

Researchers probe the secrets of sea ice in the Souhern Ocean. (Photo: supplied) There is a sense of irony when our scientists have to travel to one of the coldest corners of the Earth to get a better handle on…