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Climate change is shrinking the Colorado River

‘…While overuse has played a part, a significant portion of the reservoir decline is due to an ongoing drought, which started in 2000 and has led to substantial reductions in river flows. Most droughts are caused by a lack of precipitation. However, our published research shows that about one-third of the flow decline was likely due to higher temperatures in the Colorado River’s Upper Basin, which result from climate change.’

Source: Climate change is shrinking the Colorado River

United Nations News Centre – FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

‘The oceans, which cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface, play a vital role in the global climate system, generating oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Changes to the climate, brought about by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, will thus lead to changes in the oceans, including sea-level rise and ocean acidification, which will put marine ecosystems and coastal communities at risk.’

Source: United Nations News Centre – FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

WATCH: Trump announces decision on Paris climate agreement | PBS NewsHour

‘WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to re-enter but only if it can get more favorable terms.’

Source: WATCH: Trump announces decision on Paris climate agreement | PBS NewsHour