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Tim Radford: Rising Tides Will Displace Millions

An estimated 13 million US citizens could some time in this century become climate refugees, driven from their seaside homes by sea level rise of possibly 1.8 meters, according to new research.

March 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Waste plastic can find a useful new life

Swedish scientists say they have found a way to recycle plastic perfectly: their new process can turn any waste plastic back into new plastic of identical quality – and recover all of it.

November 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

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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