Climate change news for Friday 23rd of March 2018
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"The past three years were the hottest on record and heat waves in Australia, freak Arctic warmth and water shortages in Cape Town are extending harmful weather extremes in 2018, the United Nations said on Thursday... 2017 [was] the most costly year on record"
"Global energy-related CO2 emissions increased by 1.4% in 2017 after three years of remaining flat, as strong economic growth stoked energy demand that was mostly met by fossil fuels and as major economies lagged on energy efficiency drives"
"In the future, synoptically driven extreme warming under favourable large-scale atmospheric conditions will no longer be suppressed by abundant soil moisture, leading to a disproportional intensification"
"A team of researchers... reported Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE that... if climate change continues apace... the number of potential new colonizations would exceed the number of potential local extirpations"
"In… China and the United States… individuals who grew up in regions with more clement temperatures... scored higher on personality factors related to socialization and stability… and personal growth and plasticity…"
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"Opalescents... (Doryteuthis opalescens), are showing up in... waters, which were previously considered too cold for them, according to Michael Navarro, an assistant professor of marine fisheries at the University of Alaska Southeast"