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GLOBAL WARMING

A ceremony marking the opening of the carbon credit market at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on Oct. 11
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 15, 2023
Why all carbon credits aren’t created equal
Because the carbon credit market is unregulated and completely voluntary, it’s been able to get away with a lack of scrutiny.
In Australia, past El Nino events have led to destructive fire seasons, including the catastrophic Black Summer of 2019-2020.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 22, 2023
Australia hoped to dodge wildfires. El Nino has other plans.
The 1983, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2015 fire seasons, some of the most damaging in the country’s history, all occurred during El Nino.
Researchers have developed a new method to analyze climate history and their findings align with current climate models.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 6, 2023
Science offers closer look at the Medieval Warming Period
Medieval Warming Period saw a population boom in Europe and the collapse of civilizations in the Americas
Throughout July, temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius, classified as “extremely hot days,” were recorded at 2,435 locations, making it the second-highest count for the month since the Meteorological Agency began keeping such records in 2012.
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2023
July in Japan saw second-highest number of days over 35 C for the month
Temperatures above 35 C were recorded at 2,435 locations, with climate change and El Nino contributing to scorching heat.
An extreme heat warning in Death Valley, California, on July 15
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 21, 2023
Our civilization was built for a climate that’s vanishing
Weather disasters linked to climate change like those unfolding across the northern hemisphere will affect more and more of us.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 14, 2023
Singapore’s temperature soars to 37 Celsius, highest in four decades
The temperature at Ang Mo Kio in central Singapore tied with a record in nearby Tengah in April 1983, according to a statement by the National Environment Agency.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 14, 2022
Companies need to get real about climate risk
To ensure the planet's future, the SEC is looking at the idea of having businesses calculate and disclosure climate-related costs and risks.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 4, 2022
Escaping a confusing global energy maze
There are many contradictions affecting the oil and gas markets, such as governments trying to phase out fossil fuels while also demanding increased production.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 6, 2022
India’s heatwaves are testing the limits of human survival
Each summer in India is a fresh roll of the dice on whether a freak event will occur that leads to a vast number of deaths.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 3, 2021
If COVID-19 wasn’t worry enough, the climate crisis comes roaring back
The most eye-opening development of the past three months has not been the COVID-19 pandemic, but the dramatic increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 4, 2021
Heat domes are a red-hot warning on climate costs
The true cost of global warming should include weather problems that we havenu2019t even thought about yet u2014 "unknown unknowns,u201d in the parlance of the late Donald Rumsfeld.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 9, 2021
Rising sea levels inundating coastal economies four times faster
The extraction of groundwater and other resources from beneath cities including Jakarta, New Orleans and Shanghai is causing them to slowly sink.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 16, 2020
Should we let algorithms make life-and-death decisions?
Nature does not optimize; it co-evolves. It performs much better than human society in terms of sustainability and circular supply networks.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 21, 2020
Climate change is making winter ice more dangerous
New research on the connection between climate change and winter drownings has found that reported drowning deaths are increasing exponentially in areas with warmer winters.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 17, 2020
The secret club for billionaires who care about climate change
A few years ago, the hundreds of members of France’s Mulliez family, with a global retail empire worth more than $38 billion, decided they should take climate change more seriously — or rather, their investment portfolio should.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 21, 2020
Capitalism caused climate change; it must also be the solution
The coronavirus pandemic has caused the the biggest drop in emissions in history and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 6, 2020
Arctic sea ice shrank to record lows in July
Ice covering the Arctic Ocean reached the lowest level since at least 1979 for July as temperatures spiked in the region, leaving large stretches of Russia’s Siberian coast mostly ice-free.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 9, 2020
How to stay cool as planet warms? Singapore may have a solution
In Singapore, close to the Equator, temperatures regularly rise above 32 degrees Celsius (90 Fahrenheit) — but inside the soaring glass greenhouses of Gardens by the Bay, the country’s award-winning botanical park, it’s a pleasant 24 degrees.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 23, 2020
Tropical storms are growing
People who live in areas with extreme weather know storms are getting worse. Now there is hard data to prove it.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 19, 2020
Warmest oceans on record could set off a year of extreme weather
The world’s seas are simmering, with record high temperatures spurring worry among forecasters that the global warming effect may generate a chaotic year of extreme weather ahead.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves