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22 09 2020 | 11:45

New Zealand Plans to Become First Country to Require Climate Risk Reporting.

New Zealand could be the first country in the world to require its major financial institutions to report on the risks posed by the climate crisis.

22 09 2020 | 11:13

Rising temperatures shrink Arctic sea ice to second-lowest level on record.

Sea ice minimum has fallen below 4m sq km for the second time in 40 years as the climate crisis rapidly transforms the region. Rising temperatures in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar…

21 09 2020 | 10:24

The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis

Many parts of the Earth’s climate system have been destabilised by warming, from ice sheets and ocean currents to the Amazon rainforest – and scientists believe that if one collapses others could…

21 09 2020 | 10:17

World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam.

Charity says world’s fast-shrinking carbon budget should be used to improve lot of poorest. The wealthiest 1% of the world’s population were responsible for the emission of more than twice as much…

21 09 2020 | 10:11

Greener BP must do more than talk tough on the climate crisis.

A company steeped in oil and gas production may not find it easy to convince investors of its environmental credentials.

21 09 2020 | 10:03

The climate crisis will sweep away my country if the world doesn't keep its promises.

Now is a time for courage. It will take sacrifices from everyone for us all to survive, the president of the Marshall Islands writes. My country joined the United Nations nearly 30 years ago, in…

19 09 2020 | 10:44

Most wildfire coverage on American TV news fails to mention link to climate crisis.

A media watchdog analysis found that just 15% of broadcast news segments over a September weekend made the connection to climate breakdown. Most news coverage of the wildfires raging in California,…

19 09 2020 | 10:34

Wildfires and Weather Extremes: It's Not Coincidence, it's Climate Change.

*This story was originally published on CBS News on September 9, 2020. All data and statistics are based on publicly available data at the time of publication.

19 09 2020 | 10:34

UK must become global leader in tackling climate crisis, says CBI.

Britain needs to step up and become a global leader in climate action, creating a number of green jobs and boosting productivity to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the CBI…

19 09 2020 | 10:31

Climate change, water woes, and conflict concerns in the middle east: a toxic mix.

Hotter heatwaves, higher sea levels and more severe droughts: This is the sweltering reality in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) where climate change is an especially urgent issue. By 2030,…

19 09 2020 | 10:31

The Guardian view on acclimatising democracy: deliberation, not confusion.

Reneging on international deals does not put the UK in a good position to lead global initiatives in the run-up to UN climate talks.

19 09 2020 | 10:24

Australia's untapped gas reserves could unleash three years' worth of global emissions.

Pinning hopes of economic recovery on fossil fuel comes at huge environmental cost, analysis warns. Australia’s untapped gas reservoirs could lead to three years’ worth of global greenhouse gas…

19 09 2020 | 10:24

Growing Underwater Heat Blob Is Speeding Demise of Arctic Sea Ice.

A recent Science Magazine feature blamed an underwater heat blob for exacerbating sea ice loss as it proclaimed what many Arctic scientists already know: Arctic sea ice is racing toward its demise…

19 09 2020 | 10:19

An effective climate change solution may lie in rocks beneath our feet.

Why has Earth’s climate remained so stable over geological time? The answer just might rock you. Rocks, particularly the types created by volcanic activity, play a critical role in keeping Earth’s…

19 09 2020 | 10:18

The future has arrived. These explosive fires are our climate change wakeup call.

Scientists have been warning of the growing threat of climate change, and now those projections are a reality. Like millions of people in the western United States this week, I woke up to deep red,…

19 09 2020 | 10:16

EPA Chief Previews a Second Trump Term: More Deregulation, Fewer Environmental Protections.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) Andrew Wheeler gave a speech Thursday where he accused Democratic efforts to stop theclimate crisis as actions that have hurt poor and…

19 09 2020 | 10:15

Wildfires are striking closer and closer to cities. We know how this will end.

The climate crisis is a factor, but so are efforts to fight fires - which have had the opposite effect. We call them wildfires, but that might not be the right word any more. In recent days, at…

19 09 2020 | 10:11

Fry and Rylance defend Extinction Rebellion against UK’s ‘organised crime group’ classification.

Letter signed by 150 public figures hits back at move to scapegoat protesters.

19 09 2020 | 10:09

Scientists are seeing an 'acceleration of pandemics': They are looking at climate change.

COVID-19 may only be the beginning of global pandemics – a future scenario in which climate change may also play a role. "We have entered a pandemic era," said a recent study in the journal Cell.…