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Eco protesters cannot claim aLady Chief Justice Carr ruled protesters could not say they honestly believed a property owner would consent to criminal damage if they were fully aware of its 'circumstances'.
Europe unprepared for rapidlyDangers of wildfires, extreme weather and other factors outgrowing preparedness, European Environment Agency says Europe is not prepared for the rapidly growing climate risks it faces, the European... Environment Agency (EEA) has said in its first risk assessment. From wildfires burning down homes to violent weather straining public finances, the report says more action is needed to address half of the 36 significant climate risks with potentially severe consequences that it identifies for Europe. Five more risks need urgent action, the report says.
2023 was officially theLast year smashed a heat record set eight years ago, experts from the EU's Copernicus climate change programme reveal.
Oregon appeals court finds theA state appeals court in Oregon has decided that the rules for a program designed to limit and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel companies are invalid
COP28 Climate Deal MarksA landmark agreement sees the biggest global push yet away from gas, coal and oil toward a future powered by renewable energy.
Australia news live: SydneyNSW authorities urge people to avoid being outdoors during the hottest weather of the day, check on the elderly and keep pets safe from heat. Follow live Get our morning and afternoon news emails,... free app or daily news podcast 'Climate change a threat to people's health as well as to our environment,' Albanese says amid heatwave Speaking at a press conference in Sydney, prime minister Anthony Albanese said the current heatwave is "a reminder that there just might be something in this climate change stuff". We have experienced 2023 as the hottest year on record. We continue to break these records, and that's why my government's determined to act on climate change. Today, with the high heat levels, I do say that it's a time to ensure that we look after each other and stay safe. We need to...
Earth on verge of fiveHumanity faces 'devastating domino effects' including mass displacement and financial ruin as planet warms Many of the gravest threats to humanity are drawing closer, as carbon pollution heats the... planet to ever more dangerous levels, scientists have warned. Five important natural thresholds already risk being crossed, according to the Global Tipping Points report, and three more may be reached in the 2030s if the world heats 1.5C (2.7F) above pre-industrial temperatures.
Climate Summit Leader Tries toSultan Al Jaber, responsible for leading the world away from fossil fuels, said there was "no science" to support a phaseout of oil and gas.
Biden and Xi are glaringlyThe leaders of the world's biggest polluting countries have lost a chance to inject momentum into the talks.
Gender equality goals underClimate-related disasters disproportionately affect women and girls as reproductive services crumble and gender-based violence rises The climate crisis threatens the chances of gender equality being... achieved in the countries most vulnerable to global heating, the UN has said. As Cop28 opens in Dubai, UNFPA, the UN's reproductive and maternal health agency, released data showing that the 14 countries most at risk from the effects of the climate crisis are also those where women and girls are more likely to die in childbirth, marry early, experience gender-based violence or be displaced by disaster.
World facing 'hellish' 3C of'We must start setting records on cutting emissions,' UN boss says after temperature records obliterated in 2023 The world is on track for a "hellish" 3C of global heating, the UN has warned before... the crucial Cop28 climate summit that begins next week in the United Arab Emirates. The report found that today's carbon-cutting policies are so inadequate that 3C of heating would be reached this century.
Nations Are Getting SeriousThere's a lot more work to do to keep global temperatures at relatively safe levels, according to a U.N. report issued in advance of global climate talks.
Chile shuts down a popularChilean decision to shut down a Patagonian glacier has led to an angry response from local excursion guides and tourists, and a debate over environmental issues and safety concerns.
'Gobsmackingly bananas':The carbon emissions driving the climate crisis and rapid arrival of an El Niño event are to blame, researchers say Global temperatures soared to a new record in September by a huge margin,... stunning scientists and leading one to describe it as "absolutely gobsmackingly bananas". The hottest September on record follows the hottest August and hottest July, with the latter being the hottest month ever recorded. The high temperatures have driven heatwaves and wildfires across the world.
California Governor to SignThe first-in-the-nation law will compel major companies to publicly disclose their carbon dioxide emissions and could have national repercussions.
Climate Report Card SaysThe global assessment, two years in the making, is the first official gauge of progress under the 2015 Paris Agreement.
'A critical moment': UN warnsGovernments failing to cut emissions fast enough to meet Paris agreement goals and avoid disaster, major stocktake report says Analysis: A chasm laid bare Governments around the world are failing to... cut greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to meet the goals of the Paris agreement and to stave off climate disaster, a major new report by the UN has found. Meeting the goals will require "phasing out all unabated fossil fuels", the report says, in an acknowledgement that some oil-producing countries may find hard to take. The need to phase out fossil fuels has not been explicitly adopted by the UN before, under successive rounds of climate talks, and language over "phasing out" or "phasing down" fossil fuels has sparked controversy at the annual UN climate talks.
Hong Kong's heaviest rain inCity sets hourly rainfall record as emergency services carry out rescues and people told to stay in a safe place Hong Kong reported 158.1mm of rainfall in the space of an hour on Thursday night, the... highest since records began in 1884, causing widespread flooding and disrupting road and rail traffic. The record rain, reported in the hour up to midnight on Thursday, comes just days after the city dodged major damage from a super typhoon.
Millions of dollars pledged asDozens of world leaders are gathered in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, as the Africa Climate Summit 2023 -- the continent's first-ever climate summit -- gets underway.
'The burns can cook them':The recent heatwaves in Arizona, stoked by the climate crisis, have led to a spike in contact burns from asphalt almost as hot as boiling water On a sunny day in mid-May, Bobby Hunt fell asleep by the... side of a gas station in Phoenix. Hunt says he was waiting for a friend to pick him up. "Next thing I know, I wake up in the hospital."
Global heating likely to hitWater scarcity threatening agriculture faster than expected, warns Cop15 desertification president The world is likely to face major disruption to food supplies well before temperatures rise by the... 1.5C target, the president of the UN's desertification conference has warned, as the impacts of the climate crisis combine with water scarcity and poor farming practices to threaten global agriculture. Alain-Richard Donwahi, a former Ivory Coast defence minister who led last year's UN Cop15 summit on desertification, said the effects of drought were taking hold more rapidly than expected.
This Looks Like Earth'sJuly is on track to break all records for any month, scientists say, as the planet enters an extended period of exceptional warmth.
118 Million in U.S. ExpectedCities on the East Coast responded to the looming heat spike with emergency measures meant to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths.
This weather-related reason isThe extreme heat that has been plaguing much of the U.S. is making that the annual summer trek to the country's national parks more dangerous.
Experts warn climate changeExtreme heatwaves and icy winters could become increasingly common due to climate change. Temperatures of up to 48C have swept across Europe, sparking wildfires in Rhodes (pictured).