Fisheries expected to lose $10 billion by 2050 due to climate change

Global fisheries are expected to lose $10 billion by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked. Climate change impacts such as rising temperatures, changes in ocean salinity, acidity and oxygen levels are expected to result in decreased catches, according to research from the University of British Colombia’s Institute for the Oceans...

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Coffee could be extinct by 2080 due to climate change

The effects of climate change on coffee growing regions could render the plant extinct by 2080, according to researchers from The Climate Institute. Reportedly, climate change is already putting pressure on production from regions along the ‘bean belt’ as the global demand grows. Temperature rise and the increase of extreme...

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Port of London rewards low emissions ships

The Port of London is set to become the first UK port to offer a discount to low emission ship owners in an incentive to reduce marine pollution. Vessels with low emissions that meet an Environmental Shipping Index (ESI) score of 30 or above will pay lower port charges. The...

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Sadiq Khan joins G20 mayors in fight against climate change

30 mayors from important cities across the G20 nations have written an open letter to their leaders in an urgent bid for climate change action. The letter is a plea to the G20 leaders to address climate change as they meet in Hangzhou, China this week to discuss ways to...

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World’s first climate change asylum seeker deported

New Zealand has deported a man seeking to be the world’s first ‘climate change refugee’. On Wednesday 23rd September Ioane Teitiota, 40, was flown back to the South Pacific nation of Kiribati, a low-lying island succumbing to rapidly rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions, and pollution. New Zealand’s highest court...

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