New Zealand has become the first country to introduce a law that will require banks, insurers and investment managers to report the impacts of climate change on their business, minister for climate change James Shaw says.
Bermuda gets some protection from hurricane storm surges from of its reefs. But coral is useless at shielding the island nation from winds. Now a study has shown that the maximum wind speed of hurricanes in the subtropical Atlantic around Bermuda has more than doubled in the last 60 years.
SARS-2 was not designed as a biological weapon. Many thoughtful people dismiss this notion, and they may be right. But there is no direct evidence for theory that it was a 'natural' emergence from wild animals or an experimental mishap.
So much of the discussion around climate change involves the excess of water: rising seas, melting ice caps, devastating storms. But for much of our warming planet, the future will be defined by less water.
We knew coral can develop tumors, but now these skeletal anomalies have been associated with limited water motion (not generally our fault), a paucity of herbivorous fish (generally our fault) and to fertilizer and pesticide runoff (completely our fault).