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Island President

Island President - one man's battle to combat climate change and save his country

Priyanka Mogul

2nd March, 2012

The film follows the struggle between Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed and sea level rise. As the Maldives continue to be threatened by climate change, Nasheed realises it is time to take action before his country disappears under the ocean. more...
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Climate refugees: Environmental Justice Foundation teams up with London cinemas

The Ecologist

14th March,2011

EJF’s ‘No Place Like Home’ film is part of their campaign arguing the case of people affected by climate change, who without international help and new binding agreements on assistance, will have no where to go and no means to survive... more...
Sea wall

Climate change 'will wreak havoc on Britain's coastline by 2050'

Jamie Doward, Observer

7th March, 2011

Millions living near the coast are likely to be hit by rising sea levels, erosion and storm surges, warns a new study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation more...

Kiribati and Tuvalu will drown without global climate action

Scott Leckie and Dan Lewis

11th November, 2010

The causes of climate change are far from their shores, but these tiny Pacific nations face growing social strife and eventual annihilation unless western governments wake up and take responsibility, argue Scott Leckie and Dan Lewis more...
Coastal erosion

Atlantic Rising: Living on the edge on Nantucket Island in the US

Lynn Morris

28th September, 2010

Homes are being moved and maps redrawn as coastal erosion eats away at an island off Massachusetts
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Venezuela

Atlantic Rising: sea level rise threatens the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela

Will Lorimer

1st September, 2010

Rising sea levels are forcing the migration of indigenous peoples and threatening the freshwater ecosystem of catfish and piranha found in the Orinoco Delta near the coast of Venezuela more...
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'Uneven' sea level rises threaten Indian Ocean coastal regions

Ecologist

14th July, 2010

Global warming is adversely affecting certain countries around the Indian Ocean with higher than average sea level rises, according to analysis published in Nature Geoscience more...
Migrating birds

UK conservation 'pointless' without tackling African climate change

Lynn Morris

30th March, 2010

Conservation efforts towards protecting migrating bird habitats in Europe may be doomed to failure unless we tackle climate change and protect Africa's coastlines more...
Fishing in Ghana

Atlantic Rising: How sea level rises are poisoning water in Ghana

Will Lorimer

2nd March, 2010

In the latest blog the Atlantic Rising team look at how rising sea levels are poisoning local water sources in Western Ghana more...
A boy skims a stone on the water covering his former school

Atlantic Rising: when the sea swallowed a school

Tim Bromfield

19th October, 2009

The team discovers that, even in the midst of marine beauty, the ever rising tides exact a terrible price more...
Dakar

Atlantic Rising: Senegal's crumbling coast

Lynn Morris

14th October, 2009

When inadequate coastal walls only make the effects of sea level rise worse, is it time to move further inland? more...

Atlantic Rising: Will migrant-watch become a climate-watch?

Lynn Morris

22nd September, 2009

If you're willing risk life and limb on a sea journey towards better economic prospects, what will you risk when climate change has devastated your home? more...

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Atlantic Rising: Adapting to climate change in Morocco

Lynn Morris

17th September, 2009

Morocco's dilemma is to be particularly vulnerable to climate change, but still desperately courting the type of development that will make it harder to adapt to rising sea levels more...
Atlantic Rising - Mont St Michel

Atlantic Rising: the plan to save Mont Saint Michel

Tim Bromfield

9th September, 2009

France's tourist haven Mont Saint Michel is threatened. A new scheme to recreate the rock will have dramatic, albeit short-lived, results more...
Team Atlantic Rising

Atlantic Rising: tracing the sea in 2100

Lynn Morris

27th August, 2009

In the first post of a new blog, Lynn Morris outlines how and why she and two team-mates are about to trace the contour of 2100's Atlantic Ocean... more...

Dan Box Blog: Morning in Tinputz

Dan Box

29th April, 2009

I slept in my clothes last night, on the bare wooden floor of one of the houses the first boatload of people to be evacuated from the Carteret Islands are building for their families. It was a jet-black night in the small clearing hacked out amid the jungle, the dark broken only by our two candles and the lights of Fireflies jigging in the trees. more...
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The world's first environmental refugees

Dan McDougall

30th January, 2009

The disappearance of Lohachara beneath the waters of the Bay of Bengal created the world’s first environmental refugees. Dan McDougall reports on other islanders in the Sundarbans delta who have no escape from the rising ocean. Photography by Robin Hammond more...
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Will climate change make your house uninsurable?

Jon Hughes, Rebecca Bole

29th January, 2009

The insurance industry is set to abandon two million British homeowners to the perils of climate change. Jon Hughes and Rebecca Bole report more...
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Earth Shattering: Ecopoems edited by Neil Astley

David Hawkinns

1st June, 2008

Context is all in a comprehensive new anthology of verse with an environmental bent. These poems make sense of a disappearing world... more...
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The Vanishing Arctic

Vivienne Raper

4th October, 2007

One of the most memorable parts of Al Gore’s film 'An Inconvenient Truth' was the cartoon polar bear trying to climb on the last piece of sea-ice in the Arctic, failing, and despondently swimming off into the sunset. With scientists this week reporting that autumn Arctic sea-ice coverage reached a record low this year, Al Gore’s cartoon may not be as far-fetched as it seems. more...
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Arctic ice cover at new low

News

5th September, 2007

Levels of sea ice around the North Pole now stand at their lowest ever levels, the Guardian has reported. more...
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Embracing the waters

News

21st August, 2007

Sustainable cities will welcome floods rather than building defences, say futurologists at the Royal Institute of British Architects. more...
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Arctic sea ice free by 2030, say scientists

News

20th August, 2007

Arctic sea ice is melting faster than climate models predicted and there is less sea ice in the Arctic now than at any time since records began, scientists from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) have discovered. more...
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Canada and Russia are leading the stampede for a wealth of oil and gas exposed as climate change melts the Arctic sea-ice.

news

13th August, 2007

Russia last week planted a flag on the Arctic seabed while the Canadian Prime Minister announced $57 million plans to establish military control over a key future Arctic shipping route, in symbolic moves to seize previously inaccessible Arctic fossil fuel reserves. more...
Investigations

Safe as Houses?

Jon Hughes and Rebecca Bole

1st July, 2007

The insurance industry is set to abandon two million British homeowners to the perils of climate change. Jon Hughes and Rebecca Bole report more...

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