Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change

Delhiwallas may have learnt to live with 43 degree heat, but Europe is wilting in the heat as a record heatwave continues to sweep across the northern hemisphere, causing forest fires, droughts and people to suffocate. Climate change is impacting what farmers can grow and what fishing boats can catch. As the planet gets warmer, some colder, northern regions in the world are benefiting from these changes, but the tropical and equatorial regions will be the worst hit
Curated by: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Aug 16, 2018
Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change

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Thousands of miles of underground internet cables crisscrossing coastal regions like New York, Seattle and Miami will be indundated by rising seas in the next 15 years. The study presented by computer scientists from University of Wisconsin-Madison is among the first to reveal the damage a changing climate will cause for the network of cables and data centres. The slight increases predicted for the next few years are enough to cover the cables and have a far-reaching impact around the world.