Daisy Dunne

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13 04 2021 | 12:23

Climate progress ‘impossible’ unless rich countries meet funding promises to most vulnerable, says UK minister.

Two summits held on Wednesday saw countries debating key climate issues ahead of Cop26. Reining in the climate crisis will be near-impossible unless rich countries meet their funding promises to…

13 04 2021 | 10:49

Deforestation: Consumption habits of person in rich country drives loss of ‘four trees each year’

Consumption of coffee, chocolate and meat fuelling deforestation. Each person living in a G7 country causes nearly four trees to be lost each year through their consumption of goods such as coffee,…

12 02 2021 | 07:11

Could the climate crisis have played a role in the emergence of Covid-19?

A new study suggests a ‘possible role’ for the climate crisis in the emergence of Covid-19, but scientists tell Daisy Dunne there are still many unknowns in the origins of the pandemic. Scientists…

20 01 2021 | 07:53

‘Human fingerprint’ covers global heating seen from before industrial era to today, research says.

The impact of greenhouse gas emissions on global temperatures would have been even larger if were not for the cooling impact of air pollution, study finds. A “human fingerprint” covers the global…

27 12 2020 | 07:06

More than 17,000 species worldwide to lose part of habitat if agriculture continues to expand.

Around 1,200 species will lose a quarter of their habitat if little is done to stop the uncontrolled expansion of the food system, research says More than 17,000 species across the world will lose…

27 12 2020 | 07:00

2021 forecast to be one of Earth’s hottest years despite La Niña, says Met Office.

Forecast suggests 2021 is likely to be the seventh successive year where global temperatures are around 1C or more above pre-industrial levels The year 2021 is likely to be one of the hottest on…

21 12 2020 | 11:08

‘No immediate decline in sight’ for global coal-fired power demand, says IEA.

Covid pandemic has driven the largest drop in coal use since the Second World War, but consumption is likely to rise again in 2021. There is “no immediate decline in sight” for coal-fired power…

13 12 2020 | 07:06

How our lives will need to change to hit net-zero emissions by 2050

The UK’s climate advisers have today released a detailed plan for how the country can reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

13 12 2020 | 06:57

Exposure of vulnerable to heat reached new record in 2019, says Lancet.

The fifth annual report on the climate crisis and human health also found millions of lives could be saved by tackling emissions and the Covid pandemic together. Exposure of the most vulnerable…

28 11 2020 | 07:14

Does the UK need new nuclear power to reach its climate goals?

As Boris Johnson eyes a large new nuclear deal as part of his '10-point climate plan', researchers tell Daisy Dunne that such projects could deliver a needed boost to energy supply, but at a high…

19 11 2020 | 08:59

Could climate action be the issue to bring Joe Biden and Boris Johnson together?

As the prime minister seeks to distance himself from ties to Trump, prioritising climate cooperation could be a ‘natural fit’ for both Johnson and Biden, environment analysts tell Daisy Dunne

10 11 2020 | 10:07

Melting of Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf at 40-year record high, study says.

Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf experienced its highest rate of melting since records began 40 years ago from 2019-2020, a new study has found. The unprecedented melt at Larsen C, which is…

30 10 2020 | 12:17

Mapped: How climate change disproportionately affects women’s health.

From supercharging extreme weather events to boosting the spread of infectious diseases, climate change is already having a huge impact on human health across the world.

07 05 2019 | 08:34

Mosquito-borne diseases could reach extra ‘one billion people’ as climate warms.

Nearly one billion people could face “their first exposure” to a host of mosquito-borne diseases by 2080 under extreme global warming, a study finds. Countries in Europe, including the UK, would be…