There is no evidence that climate change caused Hurricanes Irma or Harvey but scientists generally agree it contributed to their severity.
Times 7th Sept 2017 read more »
Climate change could wipe out a third of all parasite species on Earth, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date. Tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice and fleas are feared for the diseases they cause or carry, but scientists warn that they also play a vital role in ecosystems. Major extinctions among parasites could lead to unpredictable invasions of surviving parasites into new areas, affecting wildlife and humans and making a “significant contribution” to the sixth mass extinction already under way on Earth.
Guardian 6th Sept 2017 read more »
Carbon Brief 6th Sept 2017 read more »
The ice sheet is melting and permafrost is thawing. What’s happening in Greenland will speed up climate change across the world. The largest wildfire ever recorded in Greenland was recently spotted close to the west coast town of Sisimiut, not far from Disko Island where I research retreating glaciers. The fire has captured public and scientific interest not just because its size and location came as a surprise, but because it is yet another sign of deep environmental change in the Arctic.
Independent 6th Sept 2017 read more »