Bruce Horton update on Climate change and water 1.  State of the World’s Water As the latest UN Climate Change Conference kicks off in Germany, a new report on the state of the world’s water warns that 5 billion people could face water shortages by 2050, as a result of increased demand, pollution and climate […]

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Guardian      Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show Warm current that has historically caused dramatic changes in climate is experiencing an unprecedented slowdown and may be less stable than thought – with potentially severe consequences The warm Atlantic current linked to severe and abrupt changes in the climate in the past […]

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Mapping the climate-change threat to Scotland’s salmon rivers Scottish Government: ‘A new online mapping tool will help river managers to plan mitigation work to limit the impact of climate change on Scotland’s rivers and fisheries. Scotland’s rivers account for around three quarters of the UK’s and 30 per cent of European wild salmon production. Freshwater […]

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Community action pays off. Druridge Bay: Sajid Javid refuses coal mine planning permission citing climate concerns James Murray – BusinessGreen ‘Decision letter confirms that Secretary of State gave “very considerable weight” to greenhouse gas emissions that would result from controversial coal mine The government has today refused planning permission for the proposed open cast coal […]

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