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 In this photo released by Centre of Marine Studies, The University of Queensland, fish swim amongst bleached coral near the Keppel Islands in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Photograph: Ove Hoegh-Guldberg/AP

A new paper just published in Science summarizes the projected impacts of climate change on the world’s oceans, and consequently on humans and our economy. The study concludes that global warming beyond the international limit of 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures would pose serious threats to marine ecosystems and their millions of human dependents. It builds on the consensus science published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last year. The study concludes,

"Ocean changes associated with a 2°C warming of global surface temperature carries high risks of impacts and should not be exceeded."

Read more: New study warns of dangerous climate change risks to the Earth’s oceans

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Mapping Social Vulnerability in Haiyan-affected Areas

This poster exhibits a study that uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to characterize social vulnerability to climate-related hazards of barangays of Tacloban City and Ormoc City using a modified social vulnerability index (SoVI).


Source: OML Center 



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Southeast Asia’s rice, fruits, and seafood are threatened by global warming. What can the ASEAN community do to avert a food security disaster?

MANILA, Philippines – Did you know that unabated global warming can harm humanity’s supply of food?

Southeast Asia, a region that produces much of the world’s most important crops, is in particular danger.

Read more: INFOGRAPHIC: How climate change harms the ASEAN food basket

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