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Rural Australians are living climate change in real time – and unlike politicians who scapegoat us, we’re taking action

Rural Australians are living climate change in real time – and unlike politicians who scapegoat us, we’re taking action Watching your land wither before your eyes is gut-wrenching, so we’ve been listening to the science and responding. But we can’t do ...

UN-backed report reveals rising climate change risk across Africa

UN-backed report reveals rising climate change risk across Africa The State of the Climate in Africa 2020 report highlights the continent’s disproportionate vulnerability but also reveals how investing in climate adaptation, early warning systems, and weathe...

Maldives calls for rapid and immediate action to fight climate change

Maldives calls for rapid and immediate action to fight climate change The world’s largest carbon emitters are not listening to what’s happening to countries facing extreme weather changes, said the minister of environment of Maldives, an island nation at r...

Despite climate change promises, governments plan to ramp up fossil fuel production

Despite climate change promises, governments plan to ramp up fossil fuel production Despite lofty commitments by governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they are still planning to extract huge amounts of energy from fossil fuels in the coming years, ac...

‘No country will be spared’ from effects of climate change, Biden administration reports detail

‘No country will be spared’ from effects of climate change, Biden administration reports detail (CNN)A series of new reports from the Biden administration will issue a stark warning on Thursday: The effects of climate change will be wide-reaching a...

This website helps you imagine what extreme climate change will do to your home

This website helps you imagine what extreme climate change will do to your home The other day I found myself looking at a startling image of my Northern California home, the daylight dampened by an eerie orange glow as wildfire smoke blocked the sun. It looked...

Asia Pacific tops ADB list for disaster-prone regions in the world

Asia Pacific tops ADB list for disaster-prone regions in the world The region is both a high contributor to global greenhouse gas accumulation and a casualty of the impacts of climate change natural calamities, says ADB’s Independent Evaluation Department (I...

Central Asia is running out of time to mitigate the effects of climate change

Central Asia is running out of time to mitigate the effects of climate change Without immediate, substantial action, climate change is projected to have major consequences not only on the economies of Central Asia, but also for regional stability and security....

ASIA-PACIFIC IS GROUND-ZERO IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE: ADB

ASIA-PACIFIC IS GROUND-ZERO IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE: ADB The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said October 13 that arresting climate change depends on energy trajectories in the developing economies of the Asia-Pacific. The ADB said it was targeting $1...

COP26: Africa’s challenges must steer the climate change conference

COP26: Africa’s challenges must steer the climate change conference The 26th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties, popularly known as COP26, is happening at a time when the world has just experienced ...

Mitigating the climate crisis and driving inclusive growth in Africa

Mitigating the climate crisis and driving inclusive growth in Africa More severe droughts, plagues, floods, and famine are some of the anticipated impacts of climate change that we face globally. Over the past few years, we have witnessed some of the dramatic ...

Africa has vast potential for solar and wind energy. Yet half its population have no access to electricity – Dr Richard Dixon

Africa has vast potential for solar and wind energy. Yet half its population have no access to electricity – Dr Richard Dixon Three in four of the world’s people without electricity are in Africa with around half the continent’s population, nearly 600 mi...

Africa: World Food Day – Climate Change Is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict–It’s Time to Break the Cycle

Africa: World Food Day – Climate Change Is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict–It’s Time to Break the Cycle Stockholm — Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a ...

A Just Transition for Africa: Championing a Fair and Prosperous Pathway to Net Zero

A Just Transition for Africa: Championing a Fair and Prosperous Pathway to Net Zero Foreword by Tony Blair By the end of this century, half the children born across the globe will be African.1 For these children, their life prospects will be determined by our ...

Scotland’s first offshore wind underwater substation to power millions of homes

Scotland’s first offshore wind underwater substation to power millions of homes Norway-based firm Aker Offshore Wind has unveiled plans for an underwater substation to help expand its offshore wind farm infrastructure off the coast of Scotland. The company i...

6 Aspects of American Life Threatened by Climate Change

6 Aspects of American Life Threatened by Climate Change Two dozen federal agencies flagged the biggest dangers posed by a warming planet. The list spreads across American society. WASHINGTON — Less food. More traffic accidents. Extreme weather hitting nuclea...

Report: Leading Approach to BECCS Worsens Climate Change

Report: Leading Approach to BECCS Worsens Climate Change A new Parliamentary inquiry will probe inflated claims about the role that bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) can play in the UK’s climate plan. This inquiry couldn’t be timelier, as t...

UT Science Forum features climate change lecture

UT Science Forum features climate change lecture Curious about robotic surgery? Perhaps catastrophic collisions in the early solar system? How songbirds changed their behavior during the pandemic? How disease changes animal evolution? These are but a handful o...

Climate Change Is Already Affecting Almost Everyone on Earth

Climate Change Is Already Affecting Almost Everyone on Earth Oct. 12, 2021 — The effects of climate change span the globe and have reached an overwhelming majority of people on Earth in the form of coastal flooding, wildfires, and other climate-related e...

Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York

Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York Under a bill passed by the City Council, the mayor is required to create a plan to deal with the wide-ranging threats of climate change, from flooding to extreme heat. After Hurricane Sand...

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