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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
Warmer weather also pleases the mosquitos that spread Dengue fever, a sometimes fatal disease that has recoded a 30x increase in cases in 50 years. Up to 500m people suffer Dengue. Getting it once is bad, but a second infection … Continue reading
We’re getting more heat waves and they’re going to kill more people. Europe needs to adapt to a hotter world.
10 yrs ago a European heat wave killed 70,000 people. We used to get 3 days that hot every decade, but it’s going to rise to 40 days. If Europe is struggling to adapt, how will the rest of the … 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?
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