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For Alex Morales's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

World 'ill-prepared to face climate risks'

Apr 5, 2014

World 'ill-prepared to face climate risks'

Global warming is depleting fresh water and crops, destroying coral reefs and melting the Arctic, the United Nations said Monday in a report that concludes the world is ill-prepared to face many new threats. Climate change has brought “key risks” that endanger lives and ...

Ocean acidification may double by 2100: study

Nov 23, 2013

Ocean acidification may double by 2100: study

Ocean acidity is likely to more than double by 2100 because of fossil-fuel pollution, putting fisheries at risk and diminishing the capacity of the seas to absorb carbon-dioxide emissions, a study showed. The seas have already acidified by 26 percent since industrialization began two ...

Missed emissions goals add up to ¥4.4 trillion penalty

Nov 18, 2008

Missed emissions goals add up to ¥4.4 trillion penalty

Twenty nations including Japan, Italy and Australia may be releasing more greenhouse gas pollution than they agreed to under the Kyoto Protocol. As a penalty for missing their goals under the treaty, the nations are required to buy permits for every excess ton of ...