First global map has suggested that climate change will have greatest impact on the population least responsible for causing the problem.

Researchers already study how various species of plants and animals migrate in response to climate change.

Now, Jason Samson of the McGill University's department of natural resource sciences has taken the innovative step of using the same analytic tools to measure the impact of climate change on human populations.

Read more: Scientists map human vulnerability to climate change


Numerous studies in recent years have raised alarms about the rapid pace of disappearing Arctic ice. (Canadian Press)Canada and its Arctic allies will launch a major study this spring to help northern nations cope with the irreversible effects of climate change.

The speedy melting of polar ice is the driving force behind the Arctic Council's decision to announce the wide-ranging study.

The project, called the Arctic Change Assessment, will be disclosed when Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon and his seven counterparts meet this May in Greenland.

Read more: International Arctic climate study to start


The international sustainability organization the Rainforest Alliance and Guatemala's Inter-American Foundation for Tropical Research (FIIT, for its name in Spanish) -- in collaboration with the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), and with the support of their allies at the National Coffee Association, Anacafé, and coffee and cacao importer Efico -- unveiled the SAN’s new Climate Module: Criteria for the Mitigation of and Adaptation to Climate Change.

The new climate module aims to make farmers more aware of the impacts of climate change and to promote the adoption of good agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase carbon sequestration and enhance the capacity of farms to adapt to climate change.

Read more: New Tool to Help Farmers Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change


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