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Researchers blame climate change for helping malaria gain ground worldwide

Malaria is on the march to higher elevations as temperatures warm due to climate change, a trend that could increase the number of people sickened by the disease, researchers said Thursday. The study in the U.S. journal Science was based on records from highland regions of Ethiopia and Colombia, raising…

Cartoon: The climate contrarian guide to managing risk

Climate change is fundamentally a risk management problem.  Whether or not you agree with the 97 percent expert consensus on human-caused global warming, there is an undeniable risk that the consensus is……

Thanks to technology, the traditional hierarchies of state and business are falling away

Humankind is going through one of its rare but profound paradigm shifts. And as ever, it’s driven by technology. From the stone age to the iron age, from farming to Fordism, how we make and do things has always affected how society operates. Marx may have been overly deterministic about the…

California hedge fund investor gives $100 million to pro-environmentalist candidates

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A California hedge fund investor has pledged $100 million in contributions to pro-environmentalist congressional campaigns, bolstering the battle against climate change. Billionaire Tom Steyer on Wednesday night hosted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and six other Democratic lawmakers for a fundraiser at…

Obama pledges help for California’s drought-stricken San Joaquin Valley

President Barack Obama toured parts of California’s drought zone on Friday and pledged to speed help to the No. 1 farm state, but he said harsh weather in the United States will get worse until more steps are taken to address climate change. California is coming off its driest year…

Obama and French President Francois Hollande issue joint op-ed for ‘ambitious’ climate change deal

The presidents of France and the United States issued a joint call Monday for other nations to join them in seeking an "ambitious" agreement to curb climate change. Presidents Barack Obama and Francois Hollande, writing in an article in the Washington……

Climate change could lead to drastic increases in food prices over coming decades: report

Climate impacts are likely to lead to drastic increases in the prices of common food-stuffs over the next few decades, according to a series of new studies from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. The studies strongly suggest that the……

Revealed: Secretive Mont Pelerin Society home to leading pushers of climate change denial

THERE’S a popular talking point coming from climate change denialists that all people who accept the science and the need to act on it are somehow blinded by faith. In Australia, climate science contrarian columnists can barely touch their keyboards……

Global warming will intensify drought, says new study

When scientists think about climate change, we often focus on long term trends and multi-year averages of various climate measures such as temperature, ocean heat, sea level, ocean acidity, and ice loss. But…  …

Climate change opens the Arctic to shipping, drilling and militarization

As climate change transforms our planet and the polar ice caps recede, new, previously inaccessible areas of the Arctic are opening up for business. Ironically, a notable amount of that business has to do with extracting and transporting the fossil…  …

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