Climatic Tipping Points for Tropical Forest and Sa..

Tropical tree cover will jump sharply between a forested state and savanna or treeless conditions rather than respond smoothly to climate change, according to a study by scientists from Wageningen University, published in Science. The study shows that the resilience… read more

Water Stress and the Himalayas

Is this the future? In 50 years time, within half a century from now, Himalayan glaciers will have receded significantly, fish stocks will have vanished and cultivatable land will have largely depleted, especially in developing countries. As a result, the… read more

Put women at core of climate change debate

BANGKOK, 13 October 2009 (IRIN) – Women are being excluded from the debate over climate change, despite being most at risk, and governments should do more to ensure their situations and views are represented, campaigners and experts say. So far,… read more

Early farming methods caused climate change

Farmers thousands of years ago cleared land by burning forests and moved to a new area once the yields declined, say scientists. Farmers who used “slash and burn” methods of clearing forests to grow crops thousands of years ago could… read more

Rising sea levels: Survival tips from 5.000 BC

With rising seas lapping at coastal cities and threatening to engulf entire islands in the not-too-distant future, it’s easy to assume our only option will be to abandon them and head for the hills. There may be another way, however.… read more