Scientists say ‘forgotten’ coffee with superior flavour is climate change-proof

A ‘forgotten’ African species of coffee that grows at higher temperatures could save the coffee industry, scientists believe.  Coffea stenophylla from Sierra Leone can tolerate higher temperatures than Arabica, the world’s most popular coffee, according to climate change experts.  But the species also has a superior flavour, with notes of peach, blackcurrant, mandarin, chocolate, caramel and elderflower … Read more

COP26 summit should happen face to face, insists George Eustice

COP26 summit should happen face to face this year rather than over Zoom, insists Environment Secretary George Eustice insisted the COP26 summit should happen face to face this year The conference already delayed and now due to be held in Glasgow in November Climate activist Greta Thunberg among those who have said they will not … Read more

Engineers have created ‘the whitest paint yet’

Engineers in the US claim to have created ‘the whitest paint yet’ – which they say will help tackle global warming.   The ultra-white coating, developed at Purdue University in Indiana, reflects up to 98.1 per cent of sunlight while sending away infrared heat.  Currently, paints on the market designed to reject heat only reflect somewhere between 80 and … Read more

Global sea levels could rise two feet as Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ melts FASTER than expected

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is melting FASTER than expected and could raise global sea levels by up to two feet, study warns Autonomous robot took measurements of the water beneath Thwaites glacier Thwaites is called the ‘doomsday glacier’ due to its impact on sea level rise  New data on the water currents underneath sheds light on … Read more

Rising sea levels are poisoning North Carolina woodlands causing ‘ghost forests’ near coasts

Rising sea levels are transforming the once lush woodlands along North Carolina‘s coast into grayish-colored, lifeless trunks known as ‘ghost forests.’ The leafless, limbless trees cover about 11 percent of the state’s Alligator National Wildlife Refuge that what was once thriving with healthy forests. The change is caused by massive amounts of seawater creeping inland … Read more

Farmers slam Blue Peter for encouraging children to stop eating meat for climate change challenge

Farmers and parents have slammed Blue Peter for encouraging children to stop eating meat after the TV show urged viewers to go vegetarian for a climate change challenge.  The children’s series is offering green badges – similar to the famous blue ones – to youngsters who are environmentally friendly as part of a two-week pledge. Sports … Read more

Experts fear polar bears lack skills to find new food as they adapt to climate change 

Foraging peril of polar bears as experts fear they could lack skills to find new food as they adapt to climate change Researchers studied polar bears in Canadian Arctic tracking them over 11 days Bears usually hunt seals from floating ice but climate change means ice melted Bears have resorted to eating birds eggs on … Read more

Homeowners will have to turn down radiators by 10C if Britain is to hit climate change targets

Homeowners will have to put up with central heating that is cooler by 10 degrees C if Britain is to hit climate change targets Government has set a target of 600,000 heat pumps installed each year by 2028 Pumps are more efficient than using fossil fuel technologies such as gas boilers However, they operate 10 … Read more

Is the Great Barrier Reef doomed? Up to 99% of coral is at risk of vanishing, new report says

The Great Barrier Reef stretches for 1,429 miles along the coast of Australia and although massive, new data shows up to 99 percent of it could disappear due to climate change. The Australian Academy of Science revealed that if 2.7F (1.5C) degrees of warming continues, the world’s largest coral reef system will eventually perish. The … Read more

Climate change slashed global food productivity by more than 20% in the past 60 years, study reveals

Climate change has slashed global food productivity by more than 20% in the past 60 years, study reveals Farmers are growing a fifth less food than if weather were the same as in 1961 In warmer areas like Latin America and Africa, the drop is as high as 34 percent The US only saw slows … Read more