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(Boston Globe) Thursday, while the nation debated the relative size of Republican genitalia, something truly awful happened. Across the northern hemisphere, the temperature, if only for a few hours, apparently crossed a line: it was more than two degrees Celsius above “normal” for the first time in recorded history and likely for the first time in the course of human civilization. ... read more at Boston Globe

(Hakai Magazine) Evicted by Climate Change - Government regulations forced the Yup’ik to give up their semi-nomadic existence. Now, as the land around them vanishes, they’re puzzling through the problem of moving. .. read more at Hakai Magazine

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The Ninglick River has been steadily consuming the bank that Newtok sits along at an average rate of 21 meters per year. The riverbank is now 55.5 meters from the nearest home. Illustration by Mark Garrison (based on the Arctic Slope Consulting Group’s Newtok Erosion Shoreline Map)

Now predicted to last until at least the end of 2016 – By far the longest event in recorded history

In 1998, a huge underwater heatwave killed 16% of the corals on reefs around the world. Triggered by the El Niño of that year, it was declared the first major global coral bleaching event. The second global bleaching event that struck was triggered by the El Niño of 2010. The US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the third global bleaching event in October 2015 and it has already become the longest event recorded, impacting some reefs in consecutive years. .. read more: http://www.globalcoralbleaching.org 

001 Coral Bleaching in the Maldives

(Spiegel Online) Das Great Barrier Reef ist vom Klimawandel bedroht, wollte die Uno berichten. Doch Australien ließ die Passage streichen. Auch andere Touristenattraktionen des Landes kommen in der Veröffentlichung nicht vor. ... weiterlesen bei Spiegel Online

(Spiegel Online) Ausnahmezustand wegen der Hungerkrise: Im südafrikanischen Malawi braucht mehr als jeder zweite Einwohner Hilfe. Es fehlen über eine Million Tonnen Grundnahrungsmittel. ... weiterlesen bei Spiegel Online

Seen würden Wassermangel lindern, der im Sommer zu erwarten ist

Birmensdorf (pte/20.05.2016/10:30) Stauseen könnten in Zukunft den Wassermangel lindern, der angesichts schwindender Gletscher im Sommer zu erwarten ist. Dies berichtet ein Forscherteam der Eidgenössischen Forschungsanstalt WSL http://wsl.ch , das die Folgen des Klimawandels auf die Gletscher in den europäischen Alpen simuliert hat. Den Experten nach könnten zwei Drittel der im Sommer fehlenden Wassermenge durch ein aktives Wassermanagement kompensiert werden

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(Washington Post - 18.5.2016) Researchers have designed an inventive test suggesting that the arguments commonly used by climate change contrarians don’t add up, not only according to climate scientists (we know what they think already) but also in the view of unbiased experts from other fields. ... weiterlesen bei Washington Post