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20 10 2021 | 09:55

Research: TotalEnergies has been delaying the climate transition for 50 years

Following the revelations, Notre Affaire à Tous and  350.org call for the multinational to be held responsible for its past and present behavior in the climate crisis.

18 10 2021 | 09:28

Rising sea levels threaten Marshall Islands’ status as a nation, World Bank report warns

Large parts of Pacific country’s capital would be permanently flooded and islands would disappear, according to new projections Projected sea level rise would mean 40% of the buildings in the…

18 10 2021 | 09:22

Malcolm Turnbull on Murdoch, lies and the climate crisis: ‘The same forces that enabled Trump are at work in Australia’

Systematic partisan lying and misinformation from the media, both mainstream and social, has done enormous damage to liberal democracies, the former PM writes The United States has suffered the…

17 10 2021 | 09:23

The Energy Crisis Is Spreading Faster Than The Coronavirus And COP26 Leaders Face A Faustian Choice

The energy crisis is spreading as fast as the coronavirus once did. But that economic strife will also climax. The supply shortages, though, are adding up just as the COP26 meeting prepares to get…

17 10 2021 | 09:05

COP26: What is the Glasgow climate conference and why is it important?

The UK is hosting a summit that is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control. The meeting in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November could lead to major changes to our everyday…

16 10 2021 | 12:19

The Arctic Council has weathered 25 years of bumpy Russia-western relations – but can it adapt to climate change?

For generations, the Arctic has captured our imaginations as a region of contradictions. It is simultaneously a frozen wilderness, home to indigenous peoples, a place of historic military tensions…

16 10 2021 | 11:57

Pope praises youth climate activists for challenging adults

Pope Francis is praising young environmental activists for challenging global leaders to make good on promises to curb emissions Pope Francis on Wednesday praised young environmental activists for…

16 10 2021 | 11:18

Seeing is Believing

For those who still doubt climate change

16 10 2021 | 11:12

Humans are destroying biodiversity, Sir David Attenborough warns in new film

Sir David Attenborough voices animated short feature about why we need biodiversity. Sir David Attenborough has said that nature has a “great spiritual and cultural value” for human beings yet “many…

15 10 2021 | 16:08

Most businesses have already been hit by extreme weather, but still aren’t preparing for future climate disruption

Watching news reports of severe flooding in Europe, of devastating wildfires in the US, of melting ice caps at the poles, very few people now would deny that our climate is changing. The UK’s…

15 10 2021 | 15:49

At least 85 percent of the world’s population has been affected by human-induced climate change, new study shows

Researchers used machine learning to analyze more than 100,000 studies of weather events and found four-fifths of the world’s land area has suffered impacts linked to global warming At least 85…

12 10 2021 | 11:49

Cop26 programme: Full schedule for this year’s UN climate conference in Glasgow

Summit to unfold over 12 days amid intense pressure on world leaders to walk away with a plan Cop26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties will finally commence in Glasgow, Scotland,…

11 10 2021 | 14:24

Worsening climate anxiety ‘poses significant threat to society’, experts warn

Those in power show ‘extraordinary level of indifference’ to apocalyptic threat posed by environment emergency, warn scientists in the BMJ

08 10 2021 | 09:43

Apple and Disney among companies backing groups against US climate bill

Amazon and Microsoft also supporting groups fighting legislation despite promises to combat the climate crisis, analysis finds. Some of America’s most prominent companies, including Apple, Amazon, …

08 10 2021 | 09:23

Scientists sound the alarm over drought in East Africa: what must happen next

Every few years, it is devastating to watch the same tragedy: a weather cycle that brings debilitating drought and hunger to East Africa, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of people…

06 10 2021 | 10:36

Poor countries must not be forced to take on debt to tackle climate crisis

A Cop26 insider from a developing nation on why the richer world needs to meet its funding targets One of the biggest issues at Cop26 is climate finance, the funding that is supposed to be provided…

04 10 2021 | 12:49

Tax flights and ditch gas boilers: ‘blue wall’ voters back green policy

A majority of voters in the Conservative party’s key 41 constituencies believe the UK should be a world leader on climate Voters in Tory heartlands want the government to do more to tackle the…

01 10 2021 | 15:48

Cutting methane should be a key Cop26 aim, research suggests

Oil and gas producers could reduce emissions at low cost or even at a profit by staunching leaks, says thinktank

01 10 2021 | 12:01

Why climate change is making it harder to chase fall foliage

Recent leaf-peeping seasons have been disrupted by weather conditions in New England, New York and elsewhere Droughts that cause leaves to turn brown and wither before they can reach peak color.…

28 09 2021 | 14:48

Hundreds of Thousands Take to Streets Worldwide for 'Uproot the System' Climate Strikes

"It's even more urgent now than it was before," said Greta Thunberg. Young people by the hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the globe on Friday to deliver a resounding message to world…