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Category Archives: Climate Change
All you need is fog. Here’s how to extract water from the air. It’s a low-tech, cheap way to get fresh water as it becomes increasingly hard to find in many parts of the world.
For millions of people glaciers are a major store of fresh water, collecting in the winter and then melting in the hotter dry season and keeping rivers flowing, farmers farming and cities supplied with drinking water. This is much more … Continue reading
How is it that the same megastorm can take so many lives in one country, while just across the border people survive the chaos and devastation? And as the frequency and intensity of hurricanes, typhoons and hugely destructive storms seems … Continue reading
The climate is changing and droughts are getting worse. Food riots have become an all too familiar response to shortages and rising prices. Does science have the answers?
Global supplies are under pressure as our weather changes. Food prices rise, people go hungry. Can Africa grow enough of its own to meet demand?
Our climate is changing, droughts are more severe and last longer. A regional drought can be a global disaster prompting food riots in distant countries. Was Australia’s decade long drought a taste of the future? It ended 2-3 years ago … Continue reading