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Debate over climate change dominates Finnish vote

HELSINKI: Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election after climate change dominated the campaign, even overshadowing topics like reforming the nation’s generous welfare model. Finland, a European Union member of 5.5 million people, has one-third of its territory above the Arctic Circle. Most political parties support government ...

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Tens of thousands protest climate change in Switzerland

GENEVA: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in several Swiss cities against climate change, the Swiss news agency Keystone-ATS reported. Around 50,000 marched in all, the news agency report estimated, including 15,000 in Zurich and up to nine thousand in the capital Berne and in Lausanne. “It s about knowing if ...

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19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk: United Nations

UN: The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children’s agency released Friday. The UNICEF report said the estimate includes ...

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Australia experiencing more heat, less rain

CANBERRA: Australia is facing extreme heat, rising oceans and declining rainfall as a result of global warming, a landmark report has found. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) on Thursday published the biennial State of the Climate report. It found that Australia’s climate ...

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World ‘way off course’, UN warns at crunch climate summit

UN: The world is “way off course” in its plan to prevent catastrophic climate change, the United Nations warned Monday as nations gathered in Poland to chart a way for mankind to avert runaway global warming. After a string of damning scientific reports showing humanity must drastically slash its greenhouse ...

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UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

INCHEON: Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented in scale,” the UN said in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster. Earth’s surface has warmed one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) – enough to ...

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UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

LONDON: Earth’s surface has warmed 1°C- enough to lift oceans and unleash a crescendo of deadly storms, floods and droughts – and is on track toward an unlivable 3°C or 4°C rise Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented ...

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Bangkok meet fails to finalise draft on climate change rules

BANGKOK: An international meeting in Bangkok fell short of its aim of completing fruitful preparations to help an agreement be reached in December on guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris climate change agreement. The six-day meeting, which ended on Sunday, was scheduled to step up progress in the battle against ...

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Climate affects development of human speech

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers said that languages with complex tones are much more likely to occur in the world’s humid regions. Similarly, languages with simple tone occur more frequently in desiccated regions, whether frigid areas or dry deserts. To discover an association between ...

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For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

PARIS: Before man-made climate change kicked in – and well before “Day Zero” in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May – the global water crisis was upon us. Freshwater resources were already badly stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth’s surface ...

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