Impacts of Ecocide and Climate Change

Collection by Climate Museum UK • Last updated 7 hours ago

789 
Pins
 • 
439 
Followers

Images & articles that illustrate the devastating human-caused changes in our environment

Climate Museum UK
Drought and crops
Pollution
Impacts on culture and society
Natural heritage loss
Forests and fire
Climate impacts in UK
Extreme heat
Population decline
Disease & pandemics
Migration and displacement
Extreme winds
Extraction and land use
Floods and rainfall
Costs and economic losses
Evidence of change
Sea levels and coasts
Tipping points and feedback
Biodiversity loss
Insect decline
Other Pins

Drought and crops

Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis | Climate change | The Guardian

Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis

Food-growing areas will see drastic changes to rainfall and temperatures if global heating continues at current rate

Parched Taiwan prays for rain as Sun Moon Lake is hit by drought | Drought | The Guardian

Parched Taiwan prays for rain as Sun Moon Lake is hit by drought

Taps are now shut off two days a week, and islanders face worse to come unless action is taken on climate crisis

  Climate Change, Wind Turbine, Tree Stumps, Canvas Prints, Earth, History, Illustration, Artwork, Artist

Big Weather: Indigenous artists reflect on climate crisis – in pictures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural knowledge and understanding of weather systems is the cornerstone for the exhibition

Rapid global heating is hurting farm productivity, study finds | Climate change | The Guardian Nature Climate Change, Make Eyes Pop, Crop Production, Farm Business, Top Soil, Greenhouse Gases, Natural Disasters, Countries Of The World, The Guardian

Rapid global heating is hurting farm productivity, study finds

Research shows rising temperatures since 1960s have acted as handbrake to agricultural yield of crops and livestock

How the Loss of Soil Is Sacrificing America’s Natural Heritage - Yale E360 Top Soil, Sustainable Food, Permaculture, Mother Earth, Old Things, America, Illustration, Nature, Plants

How the Loss of Soil Is Sacrificing America’s Natural Heritage

A new study points to a stunning loss of topsoil in the Corn Belt — the result of farming practices that have depleted this once-fertile ground. Beyond diminished agricultural productivity and more carbon in the atmosphere, it is a catastrophic loss of an irreplaceable resource.

How Climate Change Will Impact the Way We Eat | by Mattia Bradley | Climate Conscious | Jan, 2021 | Medium Papaya Pictures, Papaya Smoothie, Smoothies, Dietas Detox, Green Papaya, Healthy Fruits, Healthy Foods, Healthy Life, Natural Health

How Climate Change Will Impact the Way We Eat

Climate change risks to put an end to the Mediterranean diet. Tropical crops are replacing the traditional orchards in Southern Europe.

Nigeria cattle crisis: how drought and urbanisation led to deadly land grabs | Environment | The Guardian News Around The World, Around The Worlds, Lake Chad, How To Buy Land, Giving Back, The Guardian, Cattle, Farmer, The Row

Nigeria cattle crisis: how drought and urbanisation led to deadly land grabs

The death toll of animals and humans is mounting as herders seeking dwindling reserves of pasture clash with farmers

  Leeds University, Save Wildlife, Food Insecurity, Food System, Sustainable Food, People Eating, Global Food, How To Eat Less, Food Industry

Global food industry on course to drive rapid habitat loss – research

World faces huge wildlife losses by 2050 unless what and how food is produced changes

Pollution

Air pollution linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits | Air pollution | The Guardian

Air pollution linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits

Exclusive: consultations for asthma and other respiratory infections go up with increased dirty air, finds study

A Cali bus and a Chile walk: Thursday’s best photos | News | The Guardian

A Cali bus and a Chile walk: Thursday’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world

A leak at an abandoned fertilizer plant is just the latest development at a site that has polluted the area since it was built Biointensive Gardening, Florida, Sustainable Food, Natural Building, Life Form, Renewable Energy, Permaculture, The Guardian, Beautiful World

‘No community should suffer this’: Florida’s toxic breach was decades in the making

A leak at an abandoned fertilizer plant is just the latest development at a site that has polluted the area since it was built

Water firms discharged raw sewage into English waters 400,000 times last year | Water | The Guardian Climate Change Meaning, Environment Agency, Sewage Treatment, Sewage System, Water Pollution, Healthy Water, British Government, Water Systems, Natural World

Water firms discharged raw sewage into English waters 400,000 times last year

Data published for first time by Environment Agency shows 27% increase on previous year

Report: Plastic pollution in the ocean is reaching crisis levels. Plastic has infiltrated the ocean’s ecosystem, from plankton to whales. We are killing this world with plastic. Ocean Pollution, Plastic Pollution, Save Our Oceans, Oceans Of The World, Marine Debris, Save Our Earth, Arctic Ice, Environmental Issues, Environmental Pollution

Arctic ice melt to release 1 trillion pieces of plastic into sea

Increasing ice melt due to climate change will pose a major threat to marine life, report says

'It'll take decades to clean': oil spill ravages east Mediterranean | Israel | The Guardian Clean Beach, Beach Look, Large Waves, Oil Tanker, Oil Spill, Winter Sun, Nature Reserve, Weekend Is Over, The Guardian

'It'll take decades to clean': oil spill ravages east Mediterranean

Israel is reeling from a disastrous tar slick, while oily sand has been found in southern Lebanon

Air pollution will lead to mass migration, say experts after landmark ruling | Environment | The Guardian Environmental Degradation, Environmental Justice, United Nations Human Rights, Mass Migration, Dengue, Island Nations, Air Pollution, World Leaders, Global Warming

Air pollution will lead to mass migration, say experts after landmark ruling

Call for world leaders to act in wake of French extradition case turning on environmental concerns

Peak Phosphorus is Worse Than Climate Change | Climate Conscious Corn Crop, United States Geological Survey, Farming Techniques, Good Morning America, Greenhouse Gases, Global Warming, Geology, Climate Change, Seeds

Peak Phosphorus May Be More Alarming Than Climate Change

Phosphorus is essential to life and the world is running out of it

Bali's beaches buried in tide of plastic rubbish during monsoon season | World news | The Guardian Kuta Beach, Famous Beaches, Marine Environment, Jimbaran, Overseas Travel, Plastic Pollution, Oceans Of The World, World View, Environmental Issues

Bali's beaches buried in tide of plastic rubbish during monsoon season

Tourist drawcards Kuta and Legian beaches are being overwhelmed by up to 60 tonnes of plastic rubbish every day

Impacts on culture and society

'No one explained': fracking brings pollution, not wealth, to Navajo land | US news | The Guardian Bureau Of Land Management, Navajo Nation, Crude Oil, Environmental Issues, Oil And Gas, Planet Earth, The Guardian, New Mexico, Climate Change

'No one explained': fracking brings pollution, not wealth, to Navajo land

Navajo Nation members received ‘a pittance’ for access to their land. Then came the spills and fires

‘There's no ice’: warming seas chill Quebec’s seal tourism | Environment | The Guardian Harp Seal Pup, Baby Harp Seal, Baby Seal, Seal Hunting, Learn To Swim, Climate Change Effects, Beautiful Soul, Global Warming, The Guardian

‘There's no ice’: warming seas chill Quebec’s seal tourism

For the fifth time since 2010, a lack of ice means no visitors and an unstable future for the ice-dependent harp seal

How Climate Change is Impacting Indigenous African & Alaskan Communities | by Black British female | Climate Conscious | Feb, 2021 | Medium Climate Change Meaning, Forced Migration, Kenya Travel, Older Men, East Africa, Vulnerability, British, African, Community

How Climate Change is Impacting Indigenous African & Alaskan Communities

Indigenous Peoples — communities with pre-colonial connections to land who consider themselves distinct from contemporary society — have survived genocides, epidemics, forced migration, and…

National Trust's climate change threat map a 'game-changer' - BBC News Site Face, Lyme Park, Map Painting, Nature Artists, Change Image, Yorkshire Dales, Image Caption, National Trust

National Trust's climate change threat map a 'game-changer'

The National Trust's map plots a worst-case scenario if global carbon emissions are not driven down.

My tribe holds a funeral every week for people killed by fossil fuels. This isn’t progress – it’s environmental genocide | The Independent Midnight Rider, Trail Of Tears, Oil And Gas, How To Be Outgoing, Funeral, Fossil, Hold On, Climate Change, People

Opinion: My tribe holds funerals for those killed by fossil fuels – it’s environmental genocide

Our wells are so polluted our tribe must now buy water. Our land is so toxic, organic food can’t be grown within 16 miles

  Kola Peninsula, Winter Temperature, Arctic Circle, The Guardian, Climate Change, Finland, Norway, Environment, Nature

Climate crisis sends temperatures soaring in Lapland

Traditional way of life under threat in vast area straddling the Arctic Circle

Natural heritage loss

Most of Earth’s terrestrial habitats have lost their ecological integrity – even areas previously categorised as being intact Environmental Research, Northern Canada, Serengeti National Park, Animal Species, Tanzania, Ecology, Integrity, Climate Change, Habitats

Just 3 per cent of the land on Earth is still ecologically intact

Most of Earth’s terrestrial habitats have lost their ecological integrity – even areas previously categorised as being intact

Lemurs and giant tortoises among species at risk if global warming reaches 3C | Environment | The Guardian Endangered Plants, Endangered Species, Giant Tortoise, Marine Ecosystem, Rare Species, Wildlife Conservation, Plant Species, Tortoises, Madagascar

Lemurs and giant tortoises among species at risk if global heating hits 3C

Research warns that large proportions of endemic marine and mountain species face extinction

Is this the end of forests as we've known them? | Trees and forests | The Guardian Sierra Nevada, Global Warming, Far Away, Aerial View, The Guardian, Forests, Rocky Mountains, Ecology, Climate Change

Is this the end of forests as we've known them?

Trees lost to drought and wildfires are not returning. Climate change is taking a toll on the world’s forests - and radically changing the environment before our eyes

'One of a kind': calls to protect Alabama's 60,000-year-old underwater forest | Alabama | The Guardian Yellowstone National Park, National Parks, Shark Swimming, Army Corps Of Engineers, Louisiana State University, Sea Level Rise, Environmental Issues, Gulf Of Mexico, Natural Wonders

'One of a kind': calls to protect Alabama's 60,000-year-old underwater forest

Efforts are under way to designate site of submerged forest off the Alabama coast a marine sanctuary

National Trust aims to save Yorkshire abbey from climate-linked flooding | Flooding | The Guardian Norse Words, Benedictine Monks, Dry Stone, Old Norse, Rare Birds, National Trust, Nature Reserve, The Guardian, Ecology

National Trust aims to save Yorkshire abbey from climate-linked flooding

A £2.5m scheme in the Skell Valley hopes to protect Fountains Abbey and the city of Ripon

  Seed Dispersal, Our Environment, Wildlife Park, News India, Renewable Energy, Goa, Climate Change, Conservation, World

Fury as Goa’s rare wildlife park faces invasion by rail and road

Thousands are protesting in the Indian state, suspecting the coal lobby is behind construction plans in sanctuary

Forests and fire

Projected Surge of Lightning Spells More Wildfire Trouble for the Arctic - Inside Climate News Taal Volcano, Erupting Volcano, Lava, Grand Canyon, Pyroclastic Flow, Fanart, Active Volcano, Lake Water, Crater Lake

Projected Surge of Lightning Spells More Wildfire Trouble for the Arctic - Inside Climate News

With the Arctic warming at up to three times the pace of the global average, more lightning storms will invade the High North, igniting wildfires that release carbon dioxide and speeding the transition of flat mossy tundra to brush and forest landscapes that absorb more solar heat energy. Yang Chen, an Earth scientist with the […]

Is this the end of forests as we've known them? | Trees and forests | The Guardian Sierra Nevada, National Forest, Far Away, Aerial View, The Guardian, Forests, Rocky Mountains, Ecology, Climate Change

Is this the end of forests as we've known them?

Trees lost to drought and wildfires are not returning. Climate change is taking a toll on the world’s forests - and radically changing the environment before our eyes

California’s wildfire smoke could be more harmful than vehicle emissions, study says | California | The Guardian California Wildfires, Heart Conditions, Central Valley, Our Environment, Greenhouse Gases, Air Pollution, The Guardian, Ecology, Climate Change

California’s wildfire smoke could be more harmful than vehicle emissions, study says

Toxic particles spewed by wildfires resulted in 10 times as many respiratory-illness related hospitalizations as other types of pollution, researchers found

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests | Trees and forests | The Guardian Forest Ecosystem, Growing Tree, Small Trees, Aerial View, The Guardian, Ecology, Trees To Plant, Climate Change, Forests

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests

Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon

  Out Of Africa, West Africa, Finch Hatton, Habitat Destruction, Environmental Issues, Natural Resources, Far Away, Natural World, The Guardian

Time for some home truths about deforestation | Laura Spinney

A powerful French book punctures the myth that countries in the global south are largely responsible for habitat destruction, says science journalist Laura Spinney

Climate impacts in UK

Highs of 18C forecast for parts of UK as dry weather continues

Forecast should maintain trend of what has been one of the driest Aprils on record

Jurassic Coast cliff collapses in biggest UK rockfall for 60 years | Coastlines | The Guardian The Places Youll Go, Cool Places To Visit, Dorset Beaches, Weathering And Erosion, White Cliffs Of Dover, Dorset Coast, Rock Falls, Jurassic Coast, Slip And Fall

Jurassic Coast cliff collapses in biggest UK rockfall for 60 years

People urged to stay away from Dorset beach with council expecting more unstable cliff face to fall

Rising risk of wildfires across UK from climate crisis, scientists warn | Climate change | The Guardian University Of Reading, Environmental Research, Greenhouse Gases, West Midlands, South Of France, Global Warming, The Guardian, Weather Conditions, Climate Change

Rising risk of wildfires across UK from climate crisis, scientists warn

Once-in-a-century weather extremes could become commonplace by 2080 unless carbon emissions are curbed

Climate action could save 'millions of lives' through clean air, diet and exercise | Climate change | The Guardian Travel Activities, Physical Activities, Climate Change Policy, Physical Inactivity, Paris Climate, Unhealthy Diet, Phd Student, Climate Action, Life S

Climate action could save 'millions of lives' through clean air, diet and exercise

Meeting Paris goals would bring health benefits aside from tackling global heating, research says

Storm Christoph: five severe flood warnings remain in place in UK | UK weather | The Guardian Flood Damage, Flood Risk, South Manchester, Environment Agency, Flood Warning, Uk Weather, Weather Warnings, Two Rivers, Water Damage

Storm Christoph: Boris Johnson visits flood-hit Manchester

PM praises region’s defences as five severe flood warnings remain in place in UK

Greater Manchester declares major incident in preparation for Storm Christoph | Flooding | The Guardian Office Issues, Manchester Police, Environment Agency, Flood Risk, Weather Warnings, Northern England, South Yorkshire, Peterborough, Leeds

Greater Manchester declares major incident in preparation for Storm Christoph

Met Office issues amber weather warning as South Yorkshire also declares major incident

Countries adapting too slowly to climate breakdown, UN warns | Climate change | The Guardian Climate Adaptation, Flood Barrier, Atlantic Hurricane, Cultural Beliefs, National Weather, Sea Level Rise, Extreme Weather, Cairns, People Around The World

Countries adapting too slowly to climate breakdown, UN warns

Report says not enough funding is being made available to deal with effects of extreme weather

  Flood Warning, Our Environment, Climate Change, River, Places, Outdoor, Image, Outdoors, Outdoor Games

Flood and wind warnings across UK as Storm Bella sweeps in

Severe flood warnings are in place and winds of 60mph are expected into Sunday, Met Office says

  Our Environment, Climate Change, Coastal, Waves, Image, Ocean Waves, Beach Waves, Wave

Storm Bella: high winds add to flooding chaos across UK

Coastal areas forced to erect flood defences to counter impact of waves whipped up by 100mph gusts

  Common Garden Plants, Most Popular Flowers, Autumn Garden, Extreme Weather, Flora And Fauna, Natural World, Ecology, Purple Flowers, Shrubs

Year of extreme weather creates confusion for Britain's flora and fauna

National Trust review has warned that the climate emergency is clearly leading to more erratic conditions

  John Curtin, Flood Barrier, Emergency Response Team, Environment Agency, Flood Risk, Flood Zone, Military Personnel, The Guardian, Ecology

UK warned to prepare for risk of winter flooding

Environment Agency urges people in flood zones to plan ahead as Met Office forecasts wet January and February

  Future Predictions, Early Fall, Forests, Ecology, Climate Change, Autumn Leaves, Productivity, Perspective, Modeling

Increased growing-season productivity drives earlier autumn leaf senescence in temperate trees

The length of the growing season in temperate forests has been increasing under recent climate change because of earlier leaf emergence and later leaf senescence. However, Zani et al. show that this trend might be reversed as increasing photosynthetic productivity begins to drive earlier autumn leaf senescence (see the Perspective by Rollinson). Using a combination of experimental, observational, and modeling studies based on European forest trees, the researchers conclude that leaf…

Extreme heat

‘The next decade will be all about heat’: can Athens head off climate crisis? | Greece | The Guardian

‘The next decade will be all about heat’: can Athens head off climate crisis?

Mayor overseeing a green regeneration in city where temperatures can already surpass 40C

Population decline

Disease & pandemics

€500,000 set aside to save Rome’s pine trees from deadly parasite | Italy | The Guardian Summer Heat, Pine Tree, The Guardian, Climate Change, Royalty Free Images, Over The Years, Rome, The Neighbourhood, Coastal

€500,000 set aside to save Rome’s pine trees from deadly parasite

President of surrounding Lazio region says pine tortoise scale problem requires immediate action

Shanna Swan: 'Most couples may have to use assisted reproduction by 2045' | Fertility problems | The Guardian Fertility Problems, Meta Analysis, Gray Matters, Adolescence, Health And Wellbeing, The Guardian, Family Life, Professor, Swan

Shanna Swan: 'Most couples may have to use assisted reproduction by 2045'

The professor of environmental medicine explains how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it

Plummeting sperm counts, shrinking penises: toxic chemicals threaten humanity | Environment | The Guardian Mount Si, Erin Brockovich, Let That Sink In, State Of The Union, Health Department, Environmental Issues, The Guardian, Ecology

Plummeting sperm counts, shrinking penises: toxic chemicals threaten humanity | Erin Brockovich

The chemicals to blame for our reproductive crisis are found everywhere and in everything

'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds | Environment | The Guardian Environmental Research, Environmental Health, University College London, Air Pollution, George Washington, Leicester, Renewable Energy, The Guardian, Science And Technology

'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds

Pollution from power plants, vehicles and other sources accounted for one in five of all deaths that year, more detailed analysis reveals

A Deadly Mosquito-Borne Illness Is Brewing in the Northeast | by Oscar Schwartz | OneZero Vernal Pool, Deadly Creatures, Yellow Fever, Spring Time, Brewing, Public Health, Climate Change, Cases, Education

A Deadly Mosquito-Borne Illness Is Brewing in the Northeast

In springtime, when the swamps behind the Mosman’s family home filled with fresh water, Keith, the eldest son, and Scott, his younger brother, would tramp barefoot through vernal pools in search of…

Migration and displacement

“You can’t just declare yourself a climate refuge, you know. You’ve got to work and earn it.” Economic Trends, Rust Belt, Sea Level Rise, Climate Change Effects, Dark Winter, Hd Wallpaper, Wallpapers, Natural Resources

Why the Rust Belt May Soon Become the Climate Migration Belt

The Rust Belt has sadly lived up to its gloomy moniker. Globalization and other economic trends did a number on the so-called Rust Belt, a swath of the United States extending from New York to…

  Amphibians, Mammals, Ring Necked Parakeet, Button Quail, Monk Parakeet, What Is A Bird, Lake Forest, Flora And Fauna

Atlas reveals birds pushed further north amid climate crisis

Data from 120,000 birdwatchers in 48 countries shows forest birds have expanded their range while area occupied by farmland birds has shrunk

Extreme winds

See more

Extraction and land use

Nigeria cattle crisis: how drought and urbanisation led to deadly land grabs | Environment | The Guardian News Around The World, Around The Worlds, Lake Chad, How To Buy Land, Giving Back, The Guardian, Cattle, Farmer, The Row

Nigeria cattle crisis: how drought and urbanisation led to deadly land grabs

The death toll of animals and humans is mounting as herders seeking dwindling reserves of pasture clash with farmers

  Our Environment, Climate Change, Peru, Monument Valley, Sustainability, Brazil, Indigenous Communities, At Least, Community

'It's as if we've learned nothing': alarm over Amazon road project

Memories of Brazil’s dictatorship as plan threatens biodiverse home of three indigenous communities

Floods and rainfall

Glacial lakes threaten millions with flooding as planet heats up | Climate change | The Guardian

Glacial lakes threaten millions with flooding as planet heats up

More than 12,000 deaths have already been attributed to glacial lake outburst floods worldwide

Drowned land: hunger stalks South Sudan's flooded villages | Global development | The Guardian Community Show, Food Insecurity, Moving Water, How To Stay Awake, East Africa, The Guardian, Climate Change, How To Fall Asleep, Uae

Drowned land: hunger stalks South Sudan's flooded villages

After unusually heavy rains, Jonglei province is suffering destructive flooding. A visit to the town of Old Fangak revealed a people who, despite their isolation and food poverty, are determined not to give up

Costs and economic losses

Countries adapting too slowly to climate breakdown, UN warns | Climate change | The Guardian Climate Adaptation, Flood Barrier, Atlantic Hurricane, Cultural Beliefs, National Weather, Sea Level Rise, Extreme Weather, Cairns, People Around The World

Countries adapting too slowly to climate breakdown, UN warns

Report says not enough funding is being made available to deal with effects of extreme weather

  Climate Change Report, Climate Change Denial, About Climate Change, Flood In China, Impact Of Global Warming, Atlantic Hurricane, Greek Symbol, Environmental Change, Sea Level Rise

Weather disasters cost $150bn in 2020, revealing impact of climate change – report

From Australian bushfires to Atlantic hurricanes, insurance damages were the highest annual total ever, says Christian Aid study

Evidence of change

Alpine plants face extinction as melting glaciers force them higher, warns study | Environment | The Guardian Alpine Flowers, Alpine Plants, Convention On Biological Diversity, Glaciers Melting, Alpine Meadow, Natural Park, Plant Species, The Guardian

Alpine plants face extinction as melting glaciers force them higher, warns study

‘Escalator to extinction’ means aggressive species will eventually take over, threatening the entire mountain ecosystem

We report three major and confronting environmental issues that have received little attention and require urgent action. First, we review the evidence that future environmental conditions will be far more dangerous than currently believed. The scale of the threats to the biosphere and all its lifeforms—including humanity—is in fact so great that it is difficult to grasp for even well-informed experts. Second, we ask what political or economic system, or leadership, is prepared to handle the… Environmental Degradation, Environmental Issues, Convention On Biological Diversity, Google Scholar, Economic Systems, Climate Action, Greenhouse Gases, Kids Health, Climate Change

Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future

We report three major and confronting environmental issues that have received little attention and require urgent action. First, we review the evidence that future environmental conditions will be far more dangerous than currently believed. The scale of the threats to the biosphere and all its lifeforms—including humanity—is in fact so great that it is difficult to grasp for even well-informed experts. Second, we ask what political or economic system, or leadership, is prepared to handle the…

Sea levels and coasts

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’ | Antarctica | The Guardian Antarctic Ice Shelf, John Kerry, Waves After Waves, Ice Sheet, Sea Level Rise, Spiegel Online, Tonne, Global Warming, The Guardian

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists

Beneath the blue: dive into a dazzling ocean under threat – interactive | Environment | The Guardian Deep Sea Animals, Coral Bleaching, Deep Water, Marine Life, The Guardian, Ecology, Science Nature, Underwater, Diving

Beneath the blue: dive into a dazzling ocean under threat – interactive

Descend through the different zones of the ocean to discover its mesmerising marine life, how human pollutants are interfering – and what we can still do about it

Tipping points and feedback

Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study | Glaciers | The Guardian

Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study

Scientists say ice equivalent to 1-2 metres of sea level rise is probably already doomed to melt

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain University Of New Hampshire, Greenhouse Gases, Natural Resources, Earth Science, Global Warming, Ecology, Climate Change, Arctic, Environment

Arctic permafrost releases more carbon dioxide than once believed

Rising global temperatures are causing frozen Arctic soil— permafrost—in the northern hemisphere to thaw and release CO2 that has been stored within it for thousands of years. The amount of carbon stored in permafrost is estimated to be four times greater than the combined amount of CO2 emitted by modern humans.

Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds | Environment | The Guardian Ice Sheet, University College London, Sea Level Rise, Planet Earth, Natural World, The Guardian, Climate Change, Fresh Water, Coastal

Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds

Rate of loss now in line with worst-case scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Powerful Mega-Tsunami Coming From Alaskan Ice Melt | by Charles Stephen | ILLUMINATION | Medium Technology And Society, Science And Technology, Mega Tsunami, Alaska Images, Lgbt Groups, Daily Water, Complex Systems, Anchorage Alaska, Natural Resources

Powerful Mega-Tsunami Coming From Alaskan Ice Melt

We humans have a lot of difficulty processing impending disasters. It is initially hard to wrap our minds around them because they don’t fit into the typical scheme of things. While this is a normal…

Biodiversity loss

Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation | Extinct wildlife | The Guardian Reptiles, Mammals, Wilderness Society, Habitat Destruction, Christmas Island, Wildlife Conservation, Australia Living, The Guardian, Predator

Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation

Christmas Island forest skink and 12 mammals on list, which also includes the desert bettong, broad-cheeked hopping mouse and Nullarbor barred bandicoot

Beneath the blue: dive into a dazzling ocean under threat – interactive | Environment | The Guardian Deep Sea Animals, Coral Bleaching, Deep Water, Marine Life, The Guardian, Ecology, Science Nature, Underwater, Diving

Beneath the blue: dive into a dazzling ocean under threat – interactive

Descend through the different zones of the ocean to discover its mesmerising marine life, how human pollutants are interfering – and what we can still do about it

  Lakes In Louisiana, Latest Science News, Marine Ecosystem, Bottlenose Dolphin, Severe Weather, Pet Health, Animal Kingdom, Dolphins

Fatal freshwater skin disease in dolphins linked to climate crisis

Researchers report affected animals off the coasts of the US, South America and Australia

  Common Garden Plants, Most Popular Flowers, Autumn Garden, Extreme Weather, Flora And Fauna, Natural World, Ecology, Purple Flowers, Shrubs

Year of extreme weather creates confusion for Britain's flora and fauna

National Trust review has warned that the climate emergency is clearly leading to more erratic conditions

Climate change in deep oceans could be seven times faster by middle of century, report says Uneven heating could have major impact on marine wildlife, as species that rely on each other for survival are forced to move Layers Of The Ocean, Nature Climate Change, Scanning Electron Micrograph, Ocean Depth, Wildlife Conservation, Greenhouse Gases, Environmental Science, Deep Sea, Marine Life

Climate change in deep oceans could be seven times faster by middle of century, report says

Uneven heating could have major impact on marine wildlife, as species that rely on each other for survival are forced to move

Insect decline

See more

Other Pins

Air pollution linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits | Air pollution | The Guardian

Air pollution linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits

Exclusive: consultations for asthma and other respiratory infections go up with increased dirty air, finds study

Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study | Glaciers | The Guardian

Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study

Scientists say ice equivalent to 1-2 metres of sea level rise is probably already doomed to melt

Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis | Climate change | The Guardian

Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis

Food-growing areas will see drastic changes to rainfall and temperatures if global heating continues at current rate

‘The next decade will be all about heat’: can Athens head off climate crisis? | Greece | The Guardian

‘The next decade will be all about heat’: can Athens head off climate crisis?

Mayor overseeing a green regeneration in city where temperatures can already surpass 40C

Parched Taiwan prays for rain as Sun Moon Lake is hit by drought | Drought | The Guardian

Parched Taiwan prays for rain as Sun Moon Lake is hit by drought

Taps are now shut off two days a week, and islanders face worse to come unless action is taken on climate crisis

Glacial lakes threaten millions with flooding as planet heats up | Climate change | The Guardian

Glacial lakes threaten millions with flooding as planet heats up

More than 12,000 deaths have already been attributed to glacial lake outburst floods worldwide

A Cali bus and a Chile walk: Thursday’s best photos | News | The Guardian

A Cali bus and a Chile walk: Thursday’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world

Highs of 18C forecast for parts of UK as dry weather continues

Forecast should maintain trend of what has been one of the driest Aprils on record

  Climate Change, Wind Turbine, Tree Stumps, Canvas Prints, Earth, History, Illustration, Artwork, Artist

Big Weather: Indigenous artists reflect on climate crisis – in pictures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural knowledge and understanding of weather systems is the cornerstone for the exhibition

Most of Earth’s terrestrial habitats have lost their ecological integrity – even areas previously categorised as being intact Environmental Research, Northern Canada, Serengeti National Park, Animal Species, Tanzania, Ecology, Integrity, Climate Change, Habitats

Just 3 per cent of the land on Earth is still ecologically intact

Most of Earth’s terrestrial habitats have lost their ecological integrity – even areas previously categorised as being intact

€500,000 set aside to save Rome’s pine trees from deadly parasite | Italy | The Guardian Summer Heat, Pine Tree, The Guardian, Climate Change, Royalty Free Images, Over The Years, Rome, The Neighbourhood, Coastal

€500,000 set aside to save Rome’s pine trees from deadly parasite

President of surrounding Lazio region says pine tortoise scale problem requires immediate action

Jurassic Coast cliff collapses in biggest UK rockfall for 60 years | Coastlines | The Guardian The Places Youll Go, Cool Places To Visit, Dorset Beaches, Weathering And Erosion, White Cliffs Of Dover, Dorset Coast, Rock Falls, Jurassic Coast, Slip And Fall

Jurassic Coast cliff collapses in biggest UK rockfall for 60 years

People urged to stay away from Dorset beach with council expecting more unstable cliff face to fall

A leak at an abandoned fertilizer plant is just the latest development at a site that has polluted the area since it was built Biointensive Gardening, Florida, Sustainable Food, Natural Building, Life Form, Renewable Energy, Permaculture, The Guardian, Beautiful World

‘No community should suffer this’: Florida’s toxic breach was decades in the making

A leak at an abandoned fertilizer plant is just the latest development at a site that has polluted the area since it was built

Projected Surge of Lightning Spells More Wildfire Trouble for the Arctic - Inside Climate News Taal Volcano, Erupting Volcano, Lava, Grand Canyon, Pyroclastic Flow, Fanart, Active Volcano, Lake Water, Crater Lake

Projected Surge of Lightning Spells More Wildfire Trouble for the Arctic - Inside Climate News

With the Arctic warming at up to three times the pace of the global average, more lightning storms will invade the High North, igniting wildfires that release carbon dioxide and speeding the transition of flat mossy tundra to brush and forest landscapes that absorb more solar heat energy. Yang Chen, an Earth scientist with the […]

Lemurs and giant tortoises among species at risk if global warming reaches 3C | Environment | The Guardian Endangered Plants, Endangered Species, Giant Tortoise, Marine Ecosystem, Rare Species, Wildlife Conservation, Plant Species, Tortoises, Madagascar

Lemurs and giant tortoises among species at risk if global heating hits 3C

Research warns that large proportions of endemic marine and mountain species face extinction

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’ | Antarctica | The Guardian Antarctic Ice Shelf, John Kerry, Waves After Waves, Ice Sheet, Sea Level Rise, Spiegel Online, Tonne, Global Warming, The Guardian

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists