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Defusing climate change 'ticking time bomb' requires slashing 60% of emissions by 2035: U.N.NY Daily News - 21 Mar 2023 05:16
'Humanity is on thin ice -- and that ice is melting fast,' said U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Earth to Hit Critical Warming Threshold by Early 2030s, Climate Panel SaysThe New York Times - 20 Mar 2023 15:00
A new U.N. report says it is still possible to hold global warming to relatively safe levels, but doing so will require global cooperation, billions of dollars and big changes.
How the World Bank Can Meet the Needs of a Changing ClimateThe New York Times - 18 Mar 2023 15:00
Getting new money in the door is important, but it's not enough.
Climate change: Warming to increase UK flood damage bill by 20%BBC - 7 Mar 2023 02:53
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions could save millions of pounds in flood damage cost.
Why peat is on the frontline of our battle against climate changeSky News - 4 Mar 2023 02:19
"You've heard of 'tree-huggers' protecting woodlands, We 'bog-trotters' love the wetlands."
Why the World Is Protesting America's Climate PlanTime - 16 Jan 2023 03:00
Allies say the U.S. is engaged in green energy protectionism. The U.S. argues it's footing R&D costs for the world.
Climate change is expensive! Natural disasters caused $165 billion in damage last year, feds sayNY Daily News - 11 Jan 2023 03:18
Last year was the third-costliest year on record in terms of weather-inflicted losses, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Climate change won't make winter storms and blizzards go away. Scientists explain why.USA Today - 28 Dec 2022 03:37
Scientists say extreme weather events, such as the Buffalo blizzard, could happen more often or be more intense as the Earth's climate changes.
Can geoengineering fix the climate? Hundreds of scientists say not so fastThe Guardian - 25 Dec 2022 12:00
The Biden administration is developing a controversial solar geoengineering research plan to the dismay of many experts As global heating escalates, the US government has set out a plan to further... study the controversial and seemingly sci-fi notion of deflecting the sun's rays before they hit Earth. But a growing group of scientists denounces any steps towards what is known as solar geoengineering. The White House has set into motion a five-year outline for research into "climate interventions". Those include methods such as sending a phalanx of planes to spray reflective particles into the upper reaches of the atmosphere, in order to block incoming sunlight from adding to rising temperatures.
Global temperatures in 2023 set to be among hottest on recordThe Guardian - 20 Dec 2022 05:57
Average temperatures next year will be about 1.2C above what they were before humans started to drive climate change, the Met Office says Next year is forecast to be one of the hottest on record with... global average temperatures forecast to be about 1.2C above what they were before humans started to drive climate change, the UK Met Office predicts. If correct, it would be the 10th year in a row to see global average temperatures reach at least 1C above what they were in pre-industrial times, measured as the period 1850-1900.
Tempted to joke about global warming amid a blizzard? Here's what experts say about that.USA Today - 14 Dec 2022 02:45
Cold, wintry weather might make global warming seem like less of a threat or something to joke about. Here's what experts say about that.
The food emissions 'solutions' alarming experts after Cop27The Guardian - 7 Dec 2022 13:00
The food industry's fingerprints were all over the solutions touted at the UN climate summit last month, campaigners and NGOs say In some ways, this year's UN climate summit held in Egypt was all... about food. In the context of crop failures and food insecurity, due to extreme weather and dwindling diversity, as well as rising food prices exacerbated by Russia's war in Ukraine and the tight grip of corporate monopolies - Cop27 included the first ever day dedicated to food and climate. Scientists are clear that the interconnected climate, environmental and food crises require bold transformative action to drastically reduce greenhouse gases and improve resilience. Food systems produce a third of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Cattle ranching is the main driver of Amazon rainforest...
More than 30 climate activists were behind bars in UK during Cop27The Guardian - 21 Nov 2022 16:42
Just Stop Oil campaigners were held on remand after charges relating to M25 protests More than 30 climate activists have been behind bars in UK prisons while diplomats from around the world negotiated... at the Cop27 UN climate talks in Egypt. Most of the activists, all supporters of the Just Stop Oil campaign, were held on remand after being charged with causing a public nuisance, or conspiracy to cause a public nuisance, in relation to disruptive protests on the M25 motorway.
Cop27 agrees to historic 'loss and damage' fund to compensate developing countries for climate impactsThe Guardian - 20 Nov 2022 06:09
Fund's passage hailed as potential turning point that acknowledges the vast inequities of the climate crisis A historic deal to set up a "loss and damage" fund to pay poorer countries harmed by the... impacts of the climate crisis has been agreed to at a UN summit, capping a decades-long fight by climate campaigners and developing nations. The decision marked a breakthrough at the climate negotiations, where for years developing countries have pressed wealthier nations to provide a form of compensation for the droughts, wildfires, floods and other escalating climate impacts they've faced due to the planet-heating emissions that have mostly come from the richest corners of the world.
EU reversal of stance on loss and damage turns the tables on China at Cop27The Guardian - 18 Nov 2022 15:38
China is responsible for more cumulative emissions than any country other than the US Late on Thursday night in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the Cop27 UN climate talks seemed stuck in an... irretrievable logjam. Rich and poor countries had reached deadlock, a "breakdown between north and south", according to the UN secretary general, António Guterres. By Friday morning, the talks had been upended and the battleground dramatically redrawn, in a way it has not been in 30 years of these annual talks. At stake is the question of whether some of the world's leading economies - countries such as China, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf petrostates, Russia and countries with high per capita income such as South Korea and Singapore - should start contributing for the first time to help the...
Data Shows Carbon Dioxide Emissions Likely to Reach Record High in 2022The New York Times - 11 Nov 2022 02:03
Global emissions from fossil fuels are likely to reach record highs this year, new data shows, putting nations further off track from stopping global warming.
COP27: Is climate change going to make diseases more likely in future?BBC - 8 Nov 2022 14:17
Scientists say climate change is making over half of all infectious diseases worse, watch to see why.
Developing countries 'will need $2tn a year in climate funding by 2030'The Guardian - 8 Nov 2022 02:01
Report co-written by Nicholas Stern says figure required to switch away from fossil fuels and cope with extreme weather impacts Cop27 live - latest news updates About $2tn (£1.75bn) will be... needed each year by 2030 to help developing countries cut their greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the effects of climate breakdown, new data suggests. The cash will be needed so that poor countries can switch away from fossil fuels, invest in renewable energy and other low-carbon technology, and cope with the impacts of extreme weather, according to a report that was commissioned jointly by the UK and Egyptian governments, and presented at the Cop27 UN climate summit.
Climate report depicts dire situation with global warming and rising seasNY Daily News - 7 Nov 2022 03:02
Global warming and rising seas are growing worse and more quickly than ever, according to an expert report released Sunday that the chief of the United Nations described as "a chronicle of climate... chaos."
Climate crisis: past eight years were the eight hottest ever, says UNThe Guardian - 6 Nov 2022 14:00
Report at Cop27 shows the world is now deep into the climate emergency, with the 1.5C heating limit 'barely within reach' The past eight years were the eight hottest ever recorded, a new UN report has... found, indicating the world is now deep into the climate crisis. The internationally agreed 1.5C limit for global heating is now "barely within reach", it said. The report, by the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO), sets out how record high greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are driving sea level and ice melting to new highs and supercharging extreme weather from Pakistan to Puerto Rico. Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are at record levels in the atmosphere as emissions continue. The annual increase in methane, a potent greenhouse gas, was the highest on record. The sea...
Here's what to watch at the UN's annual climate summitCNN - 6 Nov 2022 06:19
As global leaders converge in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the UN's annual climate summit, researchers, advocates and the United Nations itself are warning the world is still wildly off-track on its... goal to halt global warming and prevent the worst consequences of the climate crisis.
COP27: Climate anxiety is rising - it might be a good thingBBC - 5 Nov 2022 03:06
As another UN summit kicks off, experts say climate anxiety could help solve the problem.
Climate crisis brings growing numbers of unusual jellyfish to UK seasThe Guardian - 3 Nov 2022 02:01
Marine Conservation Society reports sightings of species normally found in warmer waters Britain's seas are becoming populated with large groups of unusual jellyfish owing to climate breakdown, a... survey by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has found. In its first marine sightings report, which builds on 20 years of citizen science, the society has found an increased abundance of jellyfish types, including those normally found in warmer climes. Thousands of volunteers take part in the MCS report, telling the conservation group which species of jellyfish and turtles they have seen.
Climate protesters get month in prison for targeting Vermeer masterpieceNY Daily News - 3 Nov 2022 01:47
Prosecutors said Wednesday that their 'goal, however important you consider it, does not justify the means.'
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will block King Charles from attending Cop 27 climate summit next weekendDaily Mail - 29 Oct 2022 03:40
The new Prime Minister has been accused of a 'massive failure of leadership' after deciding not take part in the event despite Truss having planned to travel to represent the UK there.