climate change

Climate change may be affecting otaku migration patterns, attracting matadors

This year’s Comiket Opening Dash otaku herds seem abnormally sluggish, sparse, and disoriented…and there’s a matador now.

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Rising sea levels could cause staggering damage to these cities

Sea levels may rise by about one meter by 2100 if carbon emissions continue unchecked, according to a recent survey of experts, and the effects on coastal cities could be devastating.

2008 report from the OECD ranked the most exposed cities, identifying areas that would be exposed if sea levels rose 0.5 meters by 2070 and there was a once-in-a-century storm, accounting for larger storms in some areas (raising water an additional 0.5 meters to 1.5 meters), natural and artificial land shifts, and urban growth.

Calcutta, India could be hit hardest, with 14 million people and $2.0 trillion in assets exposed in 2070 — and the problem could get even worse by 2100.

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8 endangered foods you should probably appreciate a lot more

There are few things worse nothing worse than going to the grocery store and finding out that your favorite food item is sold out, but with rising food costs, climate change and increased demand around the world, get ready for a new reality of some of your favorite foods getting a whole lot more expensive and harder to come by. Click below to find out which eight foods you should probably put in your shopping basket before they run out!

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