Category Archives: Climate change

Severe droughts and wildfires threatens Amazonian rainforest

The future of the Amazon rainforest is at risk from prolonged droughts and widespread forest fires.
The future of the Amazon rainforest is at risk from prolonged droughts and widespread forest fires.

ResearchBlogging.org Extreme dry weather coupled with high-intensity wildfires is already beginning to damage large areas of the Amazon rainforest, a situation that is being made worse by continued deforestation and logging.  Continue reading Severe droughts and wildfires threatens Amazonian rainforest

Coastal flooding threatens to cost trillions in damage unless protective measures put in place

Rising sea-levels will increase the risk of coastal flooding from storm surges.
Rising sea-levels will increase the risk of coastal flooding from storm surges.

ResearchBlogging.org Rising sea-levels will leave coastlines throughout the world vulnerable to huge losses from flooding every year, but the damage can be massively reduced if communities are willing to adapt to the increasing flood risk.  Continue reading Coastal flooding threatens to cost trillions in damage unless protective measures put in place

Persistent drought linked to local decline of desert tortoise

Agassiz's desert tortoise faces a difficult future under drought conditions
Agassiz’s desert tortoise faces a difficult future under drought conditions

ResearchBlogging.org The population of the long-lived Agassiz’s desert tortoise is dwindling in the Sonoran Desert of California as their environment shifts to a warmer and dryer climate.  Continue reading Persistent drought linked to local decline of desert tortoise