Google ‘greenwashing’ internet users by taking big oil advert money, study says

Google is helping big oil firms to greenwash their reputations by selling them adverts attached to environmental search terms, a new study claims. Ever looked up a sustainability-related question and seen an advert from a major fossil fuel polluter at the top of your results page? That’s no accident. According to a new report by the Center … Continue reading Google ‘greenwashing’ internet users by taking big oil advert money, study says

India mounts pressure on rich countries, says they should pay for increasing climate change costs

India has called on rich countries to fulfilL a decade-old promise to provide $100 billion in annual climate finance to developing nations. In 2009, a coalition of economically developed countries - including the USA, France, Germany, and the UK - pledged to give climate change-impacted nations $100 billion (€101 billion) per year by 2020. This promise has not … Continue reading India mounts pressure on rich countries, says they should pay for increasing climate change costs

Egypt’s landmark climate conference and everything you need to know about COP27

COP27 is now well and truly dominating the headlines. From promises to do better to big issues likely to be discussed at vital negotiations, we're beginning to get a picture of what the summit could look like.  This international conference is synonymous with climate change - but what is COP27 exactly, and can it help solve … Continue reading Egypt’s landmark climate conference and everything you need to know about COP27

COP27: Highway to climate hell

Jordan's King Abdullah II and United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan attend COP27.REUTERS/Mohammed Salem United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told countries gathered at the start of the COP27 summit in Egypt on Monday they face a stark choice: work together now to cut emissions or condemn future generations to climate catastrophe. The speech set … Continue reading COP27: Highway to climate hell

Flooding has turned Pakistan into a sea – Prime Minister

A man rows his boat as he passes through flooded market, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Bajara village, at the banks of Manchar lake, in Sehwan, Pakistan September 6, 2022. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro Parts of Pakistan seemed "like a sea", Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday, after visiting some of the … Continue reading Flooding has turned Pakistan into a sea – Prime Minister

WHO: Unprecedented drought might cause mass starvation

The World Health Organization warned on Wednesday that millions of people in East Africa face the threat of starvation. Speaking at a media briefing in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that drought, climate change, rising prices and an ongoing civil war in northern Ethiopia are all contributing to worsening food insecurity. Over 50 million … Continue reading WHO: Unprecedented drought might cause mass starvation

The dire consequences of global warming

Photo by Jad El Mourad on Pexels.com Eight degrees Fahrenheit. It may not sound like much—perhaps the difference between wearing a sweater and not wearing one on an early-spring day. But for the world in which we live, which climate experts project will be at least eight degrees warmer by 2100 should global emissions continue on their … Continue reading The dire consequences of global warming

Facts you probably don’t know about fossil fuels and climate change

What is the link between fossil fuels and climate change? When fossil fuels are burned, they release large amounts of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the air. Greenhouse gases trap heat in our atmosphere, causing global warming. Already the average global temperature has increased by 1C. Warming above 1.5°C risks further sea level rise, extreme weather, … Continue reading Facts you probably don’t know about fossil fuels and climate change

Hollywood not active on climate change issues

Photo by Archie Binamira on Pexels.com Hollywood’s response to climate change includes donations, protests and other activism. but it’s apparently missing out on an approach close to home. Only a sliver of screen fiction, 2.8%, refers to climate change-related words, according to a new study of 37,453 film and TV scripts from 2016-20. A blueprint … Continue reading Hollywood not active on climate change issues

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine should not stop climate change efforts

Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com It’s “now or never” to stave off a climate catastrophe, according to a UN report published last week. But “now” happens to be in the midst of another unfolding tragedy. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has incurred efforts to punitively isolate the world’s third-biggest oil producer, in ways that threaten to impede the climate progress … Continue reading Russia’s invasion of Ukraine should not stop climate change efforts

Climate change and eco-anxiety through the lens of the next generation

The pandemic has diverted attention from this month’s 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26), but it’s also shown us what’s possible when society pulls together as a collective. Certainly, we’ve achieved monumental things during the pandemic in order to protect the population. Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com But we need to apply … Continue reading Climate change and eco-anxiety through the lens of the next generation

COP26: Climate change negotiators rush to get deal

COP26 President Alok Sharma released early on Friday morning the second draft of a Glasgow agreement on climate action, which included an expression of "deep regret" over climate finance failures and adjusted language on coal and fossil fuels. Sharma then engaged in a maelstrom of mediation, visiting dozens of national delegations in a bid to … Continue reading COP26: Climate change negotiators rush to get deal

COP26 stirs hope, but purposeful action must follow

It has become clear at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP 26, in Glasgow, Scotland, that the climate challenge is perceived as global. Photo by Akil Mazumder on Pexels.com The tone has changed, as noted by Youssef Nassef, director of the UN Adaptation Division of the UN Framework Convention … Continue reading COP26 stirs hope, but purposeful action must follow

China and the US sign joint climate declaration

China and the United States have signed a joint declaration to address the global climate crisis over the coming decade, marking one of the most significant breakthroughs yet to come out of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP 26, in Glasgow, Scotland. The declaration, which is called the US-China … Continue reading China and the US sign joint climate declaration

Planned energy taxes in the US mark ‘tragedy’ for industry

Climate change proposals in the Democrats' spending bill may include taxes on the oil and gas industries and other measures that could drive heating costs up for everyone as winter approaches — and cost tens of thousands of jobs — Rep. John Joyce said on Wednesday.  "What we're seeing is a tragedy," the Pennsylvania Republican said on … Continue reading Planned energy taxes in the US mark ‘tragedy’ for industry