Hong Kong needs a multipronged approach to cope with extreme weather and reduce carbon emissions, scholars said. They made the remarks after a study, which was released on Monday, found that the city could witness stifling hot night temperatures and heavier rainfall over more days in a year in the coming decades amid worsening extreme … Continue reading Hong Kong needs multipronged approach to tackle extreme weather
Floods have displaced 650,000 Nigerian children, making the country the second most affected globally by climate change impacts on children. The displacement occurred from 2016 to 2023, as highlighted in a press release by the United Nations Children’s Education Fund, UNICEF, on Monday, which coincided with the 2023 World Children’s Day. The UN agency emphasised … Continue reading Floods displace 650,000 Nigerian children in 7 years – UNICEF
- ‘Globally, it’s extremely likely this will be the hottest December, January, February on record,’ warns climate scientist Mathew Barlow - ‘For the earth as a whole, it’s very likely to be the hottest period on record,’ Barlow tells Anadolu - Global warming and effect of El Nino weather phenomenon key reasons for warm winter … Continue reading Will this winter be the world’s warmest on record?
In a powerful address at the African Climate Summit in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for decisive climate action in addressing escalating extreme weather challenges. Guterres urged global leaders to unite in their commitment to climate resilience, highlighting its critical role in mitigating the devastating impacts of climate change. … Continue reading UN chief urges decisive climate action to counter extreme weather challenges
The cloud, full of beauty and mystery, Always different each time we stare Never a word to describe its fairness, Except we compare its light to darkness. ---------------------------------------------- Stars glittering with bewildering lighting, Know their fates could wait a billion years But the larger a star, the shorter its lifetime, A reason silence yells when … Continue reading You and Me Against the World
From China in the east to the US in the west, the world is under the grip of scorching heat waves and catastrophic extreme weather events. The disasters unfolding are rooted in several reasons, not least the increasing impact of rising global temperatures – currently around 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. … Continue reading World heading for 2.5C of warming, governments not even close to meeting climate targets
Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com From 2013 to 2022, "human-induced warming has been increasing at an unprecedented rate of over 0.2 degrees Celsius per decade," they reported in a peer-reviewed study aimed at policymakers. Average annual emissions over the same period hit an all-time high of 54 billion tonnes of CO2 or its equivalent … Continue reading World warming at record 0.2C per decade, scientists warn
Photo by Genaro Servín on Pexels.com As a scorching heatwave dries up water sources in the state's biggest city, veterinary doctors and animal rescuers said rescuers in India's western Gujarat state are rescuing dozens of exhausted and dehydrated birds dropping to the ground everyday. In the hottest pre-summer months in recent years, large areas of … Continue reading Indians save thousands of birds from heatwave
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
Environmentalists' traditional role is to hold governments and corporations accountable and to inform, motivate and engage the broader public of the dangers posed by government inaction or corporate malfeasance. And our relationships with both government and business have often been uneasy. On the government side, pro-environment leaders come and go. Some have passed forward leaning … Continue reading The solution to climate change
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
Jane Fonda has quit shopping in order to save the planet. The 82-year-old actress has admitted she’s still using clothes that were in her wardrobe 30 years ago, because she doesn’t want to waste perfectly good items by throwing them out as she’s worried it could have a negative impact on the environment. She said: … Continue reading OMG! See what Jane Fonda is doing to save the planet
Inaction when it comes to the fight back against damaging climate change is not an option, the President of the UN General Assembly told a major energy conference in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was addressing the International Organization for Renewable Energy High-Level meeting on the particular threat faced by Small Island Developing States, or SIDS, and their partners … Continue reading Fighting climate change is everyone’s responsibility
Millions of people are taking to the streets across the world in what could be the largest climate protest in history. Some of Friday’s first protests were held in Australia, where an estimated 300,000 people gathered at more than 100 rallies calling for action to guard against climate change, with further demonstrations held across parts … Continue reading Would you rather join the climate change strike?
More than 300,000 people turned up on the streets of Australian cities on Friday in climate change rallies, the biggest protest seen in the country since the Iraq War. Organisers School Strike 4 Climate said in a statement 265,000 protesters turned out at demonstrations in seven Australian cities alone. The largest crowd was an estimated … Continue reading Act on your conscience, climate change protesters tell everyone