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Tim Radford: Scientists predict a probable worldwide die-off of vegetation as a result of climate change

Humans are triggering a huge vegetation change which will disrupt their own environment. It has happened before, but this time it is happening fast. LONDON, 7 September 2018 – The … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Hothouse Earth could soon be unavoidable

Researchers say the world may be approaching a tipping point, followed by a dangerous slide towards Hothouse Earth, an overheated planet. Human actions threaten to push the planet into a … Continue reading

August 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Global green vision is do-able, with an effort

Plant-based diets are key to the green vision. Image: By Martin Abeggien, via Wikimedia Commons . The global green vision can become reality, with warming held to 1.5°C. Energy efficiency, … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tim Radford: Dinosaurs’ death may be guide to today

Evidence from the dinosaurs’ deaths 65 million years ago might just provide a lesson to learn about the lasting damage now being done by humanity. LONDON, 5 June, 2018 – … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Plastic particles now infest the Arctic

 The research vessel Polastern in the central Arctic Ocean. Image: © Alfred-Wegener-Institut/Ruediger Stein . Tiny plastic particles have been found in every sample collected of Arctic sea ice. But the … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Rising Sea Levels Come At Steeper Cost

Rising sea levels bring the prospect of more violence and expense. Four new studies confirm the menace of the waves. LONDON, 2 March, 2018 – Delay in slowing rising sea … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: World’s Young Face $535 Trillion Bill for Climate

The next generation will have to pay a $535 trillion bill to tackle climate change, relying on unproven and speculative technology. LONDON, 19 July, 2017 – One of the world’s … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Extinction gathers pace as species vanish

Planet Earth is undergoing a “great extinction,” researchers say – and we need to worry much more about the annihilation of biology. LONDON, 12 July, 2017 – The planet could … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tim Radford: Urban heat islands leave cities sweltering

Many city dwellers face a hotter future than their suburban and rural peers.  LONDON, 1 June, 2017 – Many of the world’s great cities are about to feel the heat. A … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

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