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04 12 2021 | 08:24

Op - The World Bank must be repurposed to focus on climate – or net zero is a pipe dream

It’s time to repurpose the World Bank to tackle the most important global challenge of our time, writes Promising carbon emissions cuts is easy, but actually getting to net zero will be immensely…

30 11 2021 | 09:46

Epic storms on two coasts have parliament talking climate action, adaptation

This story includes details about the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to…

30 11 2021 | 09:29

Why are poorer countries bearing the brunt of climate crisis?

Low-income nations are more exposed to environmental hazards and pollution and have a harder time recovering from the impacts of climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

30 11 2021 | 09:01

‘Adapt or die’ says Environment Agency in urgent report

The Environment Agency is urging society to invest in adaptation to climate change, rather than living with the costs of inaction. The Environment Agency is urging society to invest in adaptation to…

28 11 2021 | 08:22

British people more concerned about climate change than the pandemic, poll shows

Concern for climate change at highest level since records began Climate change is the biggest issue of concern for the British public, a new poll has found, scoring higher than the pandemic, Brexit…

28 11 2021 | 08:20

Climate change causing albatross divorce, says study

When relationships end it might be because the spark has disappeared, or maybe you just can't make time for one another. But can climate change cause break-ups? It might do, according to a new…

28 11 2021 | 08:18

More U.S. Residents Than Ever Before Understand Climate Crisis is Real and Dangerous

People in the U.S. are taking the climate crisis more seriously than ever before, a new survey indicates.

28 11 2021 | 08:05

Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia

A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country…

28 11 2021 | 07:27

Ten ways to confront the climate crisis without losing hope

Reconstruction after Covid: a new series of long reads It’s easy to despair at the climate crisis, or to decide it’s already too late – but it’s not. Here’s how to keep the fight alive by Rebecca…

28 11 2021 | 07:12

Is toxic masculinity the reason there are so many climate-hesitant men?

With Cop26 coming to an end and the climate crisis more prevalent than ever, why are some men still so hesitant to change their everyday habits to save the environment? Kate Ng investigates

24 11 2021 | 15:03

Scott Morrison’s ‘can-do capitalism’ is a hypocritical example of ‘do nothing’ leadership

The Coalition has a solid track record in imposing ‘don’t do’ regulation on some people when it suits them “Can do capitalism” is the latest Morrison-ism to be tested this election campaign, with…

21 11 2021 | 11:31

Climate change: Conspiracy theories found on foreign-language Wikipedia

Several foreign-language Wikipedia pages seen by BBC News are promoting conspiracy theories and making misleading claims about climate change. A number, including some in Swahili, Kazakh and…

21 11 2021 | 11:22

Op - Neoliberalism wrecked our chance to fix the climate crisis – and leftwing statements of faith have changed nothing

Atmospheric carbon does not care about culture war. Neither should we. Why didn’t we nip climate change in the bud?

21 11 2021 | 10:47

COP26 climate deal: 'It won't save us from drowning'

The climate deal struck in Glasgow plans to reduce the world's reliance on coal and promises more money to help poorer countries cope with the impacts of a warming planet. Campaigners on the…

21 11 2021 | 10:28

Writing the wrongs of the climate crisis.

Meirion Bowen applauds Ben Okri’s stand, while Trevor Jones supports the wake-up call that less is more

21 11 2021 | 08:45

Just 124 people own most of England’s deep peat – its largest carbon store

New report says burning and draining of peatland by grouse moor estates and others adding to climate disaster Just 124 landowners own the majority of England’s deep peat – its single largest carbon…

19 11 2021 | 15:37

Climate-vulnerable countries call for help forcing high emitters to act

Those most at risk warn countries such as Australia they will lose out economically if they do not raise targets Some of the countries most vulnerable to climate breakdown have called on the UN and…

19 11 2021 | 14:42

No country has met welfare goals in past 30 years ‘without putting planet at risk’

Exclusive: even wealthy nations seen as having good sustainability records use more than fair share of resources, finds study No country has managed to meet the basic social needs of its population…

17 11 2021 | 18:35

Stop talking, start acting, says Africa’s first extreme heat official

Rising temperatures are already killing people in Sierra Leone’s Freetown, says Eugenia Kargbo, who is planning how best to protect the hundreds of thousands living in informal settlements. When she…

16 11 2021 | 11:44

Barack Obama has a nerve preaching about the climate crisis

The former US president directed his Cop26 speech at young people, but he made the task of keeping warming to 1.5C far harder