Tuesday, 2 April 2019

A slippery slope: How climate change is reshaping the Arctic landscape.

A collapsed block of ice-rich permafrost in Alaska.
Benjamin Jones, U.S. Geological Survey
Extremes of summer climate trigger thousands of thermokarst landslides (ones triggered by melting permafrost) in a High Arctic environment. Details here. (Includes a must-see video.)

Canada warming at twice the global rate, climate report finds 

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination ...