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Climate change could cross key threshold in a decade — scientists

Exceeding global warming targets could mean drastic action is necessary

The planet could pass a key target on world temperature rise in about a decade, prompting accelerating loss of glaciers, steep declines in water availability, worsening land conflicts and deepening poverty, scientists said last week. Last December, 195 nations agreed to try to hold world temperature rise to “well below” 2 C, with an aim of […] Read more

World Farming To Get Climate Adaptation Aid

Development agencies worldwide are joining forces to spend $200 million in a 10-year program to help the agriculture sector prepare for climate change and cut greenhouse gas emissions, farm research groups said Nov. 17. The funding will go to research on how to feed a growing, more affluent world population in the face of expectations […] Read more