Future Earth

Dial T for Climate

The near future has a clear protagonist and its name is Temperature. It is not difficult to reach this conclusion from the reading of the latest report of the Ipcc, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with the unequivocal title: Global Warming of 1.5.

The future of Antarctica we want

The future of Antarctica we want

What will Antarctica look like in 2070? Two different scenarios explore how Antarctica and the Southern Ocean will change over the next 50 years. Choices made in the next decade will determine long-term consequences for Antarctica and the rest of the globe, according to a research recently published on Nature.

UN Environment and Google announce ground-breaking partnership to protect our planet

UN Environment and Google announce strategic partnership to protect our planet

Combining environmental science, big data and unprecedented accessibility, this joint effort aims to expand what the world knows about the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems. The partnership will start with an initial focus on fresh-water ecosystems, such as mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, aiming in the long-term to establish a platform for open-source data and analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Arctic tourism: how the Great North is becoming the new exotic

The killing of a polar bear by a cruise guard in the Svalbard islands in late July has sparked global criticism of Arctic tourism. Insights from the author of the “The Battle for the Great White North” about a new and increasing trend affecting the Arctic Circle.

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Why scientists should communicate

In this excerpt from the recently published  ‘Handbook for Scientists’, the science journalist Elisabetta Tola explains why we need more scientists on board to develop accessible scientific knowledge. The Handbook is part of the Lookout Station project, a science-media initiative designed by Rina Tsubaki to foster public engagement of climate change by connecting science and journalism. Repost courtesy of the European Forest Institute.

The new Atlantis: how climate change endangers our Internet network

The new Atlantis: how climate change endangers our Internet network

Climate change – related sea level incursions could have a devastating impact on Internet communication infrastructure even in the relatively short term. A risk assessment to highlight the threats to the management and operations of communications systems and develop mitigation strategies designed to minimize the impacts on coastal areas.