Christian Science Monitor (5/9) reported that rising seas linked to climate change may have caused the severe shoreline erosion of six islands and led to the disappearance of five others in the Solomon Islands, according to researchers from the University of Queensland.
The Washington Post (5/9) explained the researchers’ methodology, which used historical evidence and satellite images of the Solomon Islands dating from 1947 to 2015.
The Guardian (5/6) covered the two-day Climate Action 2016 Summit in Washington, DC, where World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said plans to build hundreds of coal-fired power plants in Asia over the next 20 years would be disastrous for the planet.
A Washington Post (5/6) interview with Ban Ki-moon explored the U.N. Secretary General’s motivation for prioritizing climate change throughout his tenure.
Climate Home (5/6) reported that global climate negotiators have released a draft plan for continuing climate negotiations in coming years. French and Moroccan officials said that all countries should participate in developing the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, reached in December 2015.
Devex (5/10) analyzed the emergence of climate litigation against companies, saying that a growing body of science attempting to establish clear links between specific climate change causes and effects is paving the way for legal actions.
The USDA blog (5/6) published a story on a Caribbean Climate Hub, which is helping farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean build more resilient food systems through climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.
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