The News for Wednesday 30th of May 2018
"The tropical disease, painful but not usually fatal, afflicts hundreds of millions of people around the world. There is no vaccine, so controlling its spread by reining in global warming would be a significant health benefit."
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"A new study shows that climate change is likely to intensify extreme weather events known as atmospheric rivers across most of the globe by the end of this century, while slightly reducing their number."
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"Forest-rainfall cascades buffer the effects of drought and reveal a mechanism by which deforestation can compromise the resilience of the Amazon forest system in the face of future climatic extremes."
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"The risk of river floods will increase regionally within the next two decades... in the absence of large-scale structural adaptation, the total economic losses due to fluvial floods will increase in the next 20 years globally by 17%"
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"Early this month, the Colorado-based National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that winter sea ice levels in the Bering Sea had dropped to a record low level for this time of year. That wasn’t surprising news to the... villages along the state’s western coast."
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Headline #5 photo: By US_Army_helicopter_flies_over_a_flood-affected_area_of_Pakistan.JPG: Horace Murray, U.S. Armyderivative work: Guillaume70 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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