Climate meeting under scrutiny COP27 arrived at a crucial moment, but failed to take real steps to stop global warming

Kritsada: Urges progressive plans Despite establishing a “loss and damage” fund to help developing countries deal with the impacts of climate disasters, the negotiations at the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt this year still failed to ...

Climate summit president warns of hit to UK ‘reputation’ if coal mine gets go-ahead

The president of the Cop26 climate summit has attacked plans to open a coal mine in Cumbria, arguing it is not needed and won’t create many jobs. Alok Sharma – who was sacked by Rishi Sunak – also warned ...

Regional climate, kilometer-scale dynamical downscaling over the Tibetan Plateau

Schematic diagram of kilometer-scale (CPM in Figure), quarter-degree (DDM in Figure) and global climate model (GCM in Figure) simulate altitude and land cover distribution of the Tibetan Plateau. Credit: Science China Press Known as the “Roof of the World,” ...

Researchers suggest the climate crisis requires international minerals agreement

Saleem Ali pictured in the Bayan Obo mining region within the Inner Mongolia region of China in 2017 in front of a massive ore nugget of rare earth minerals which is being celebrated here with the following words: “Welcome ...

An easy way for dairy farmers to reduce their climate impact

Study collaborators held a demonstration of how biochar is created. Credit: Juan Rodriguez Adding even a small amount of biochar—a charcoal-like material produced by burning organic matter—to a dairy’s manure-composting process reduces methane emissions by 84%, a recent study ...

Satellites detect no real climate benefit from 10 years of forest carbon offsets in California

Redwood forests like this one in California can store large amounts of carbon, but not if they’re being cut down. Credit: Shane Coffield Many of the companies promising “net-zero” emissions to protect the climate are relying on vast swaths ...

A new kind of climate refugee is emerging

Haoua Ali Beta is a new kind of refugee. She left her home in Cameroon, where she was a farmer, not just because of climate change but because the dwindling supply of water sparked deadly conflict. Now living in ...

North Okanagan students share climate projects at youth summit

Think of it like a science fair with a climate focus. North Okanagan students from three local high schools presented their projects at the second Climate Action Ripple Effect summit in Vernon, B.C. on Thursday. Almost 200 students, teachers, and ...

Clouds less sensitive to climate than assumed

Trade wind clouds near Barbados: With the help of research flights, the international team collected a unique data set on climate impact. Photo: MPI-M Trade wind cumulus clouds are found on about 20 percent of the globe and cool ...

’Climate whip’ increased wildfires on California west coast 8,000 years ago

Speleothems are secondary mineral deposits in caves, usually in the form of stalactites or stalagmites Stalactites help study past climate / Hydroclimate fluctuations and increased fires are linked To better assess future climate trends, researchers are trying to uncover ...

Royal news - live: William and Kate focus on climate in Boston despite race row and ‘Harry & Meghan’ trailer

✕ Close William and Kate visit Boston Harbour Defences Prince William and Kate carried out the second day of their US tour in Boston amid a royal racism row and the drop of a headline-grabbing trailer for Prince Harry ...

EXPLAINER: US-European differences on climate law persist

EXPLAINER: US-European differences on climate law persist President Joe Biden is trying to allay concerns raised by French President Emmanuel Macron about a clean energy law that benefits electric vehicles and other products made in North America French President Emmanuel ...

Plants can adapt their lignin using 'chemically encoding' enzymes to face climate change, study finds

Three-dimension model of plant LACCASE responsible of “encoding” one aspect of lignin chemistry. Carbon skeleton is shown in grey, key amino-acids for lignin oxidation in blue with copper atoms in orange, the volume of the active site is shown ...

Shame or hope? How should we feel about climate change?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Is it OK to enjoy warmer summers, given they are caused by climate change? Should we feel shame when we fly? Is anxiety an overreaction, or a rational response to the current climate crisis? There ...

Opinion: COP27 failed, so why continue with these UN climate summits?

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Climate change is an existential threat to human civilization and planetary ecosystems. Yet despite 27 UN Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings that have taken place so far, the international community has been unable to ...

Old-growth trees more drought tolerant than younger ones, providing a buffer against climate change

The stump of a 500-year-old juniper on the Tibetan Plateau, China. Deforestation has made forests younger and has also negatively impacted associated ecosystem functions and biodiversity. Credit: Tsun Fung Au. A new analysis of more than 20,000 trees on ...

Using game engines and “twins” to co-create stories of climate futures

Inaugural WORLDING workshops matched world-class climate story teams with relevant labs and researchers across MIT.

Want to solve climate change? Open more land to solar, industry leader says

This is the Dec. 1, 2022, edition of Boiling Point, a weekly newsletter about climate change and the environment in California and the American West. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Ending the climate crisis will almost ...

Climate 'tragedy': Vanuatu to relocate 'dozens' of villages

Vanuatu is drawing up plans to relocate “dozens” of villages within the next two years, as they come under threat from rising seas, the Pacific nation’s climate chief told AFP Thursday. Climate Change Minister Ralph Regenvanu said dealing with ...

3 tribes dealing with the toll of climate change get $75 million to relocate

This photo from 2019 provided by the U.S. Air Force/Alaska National Guard photo shows how closely the village of Napakiak, Alaska is at risk of severe erosion by the nearby Kuskokwim River. Emily Farnsworth/AP hide caption toggle caption Emily ...

In new role as G-20 chair, India set to focus on climate

In new role as G-20 chair, India set to focus on climate India officially takes up its role as chair of the Group of 20 leading economies for the coming year Thursday and it’s putting climate at the top ...

Climate change drives SA's high-tech push

South Australia intends to help businesses prove their credentials as consumers demand more sustainable and environmentally friendly products. A new lab is being set up in Adelaide to support environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk assessment and reporting. “ESG ...

2021 heat dome linked to climate change, could become once-in-10-year event: study

A new study suggests the deadly 2021 heat dome that hit B.C. and the U.S. Pacific Northwest was amplified by climate change and could become a once-in-10-year event if global temperatures aren’t kept below 2 C above the pre-industrial average. ...

EU climate chief defends plans for 'carbon farming'

EU climate chief defends plans for 'carbon farming' The European Union’s top climate official has dismissed criticism from environmental groups over its proposal to incorporate carbon removal methods into its climate plans, saying they won’t undermine the bloc’s efforts ...

White butterflies are filling Johannesburg's skies earlier than usual. Climate change is to blame

Brown-veined white butterflies migrate annually from the Kalahari region to Mozambique. Credit: Instinctively RDH/Shutterstock Each year around mid-summer, somewhere between December and mid-January, the skies of South Africa’s Gauteng province, including the city of Johannesburg, fill with small white ...

Clouds may be less climate-sensitive than assumed

Trade-wind clouds near Barbados: one plane was used to drop hundreds of atmospheric probes from an altitude of nine kilometers. Credit: MPI-M In a major field campaign in 2020, Dr. Raphaela Vogel who is now at Universität Hamburg’s Center ...

Biden to tell global summit that U.S. climate measures won’t be reversed post-election

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt —  President Biden is coming to international climate talks in Egypt this week with a message that historic U.S. action to fight climate change won’t shift into reverse, as happened twice before when Democrats lost power. Current and ...

Humane solutions for the massive human migration caused by climate catastrophe

Kate Gardner reviews Nomad Century: How to Survive the Climate Upheaval by Gaia Vince Crisis times The Bangladeshi capital Dhaka is confronted by thousands of people who arrive every day, displaced by monsoons and flooding caused by climate change. (Courtesy: ...

Private jet arrest toll rises to 413 after climate protest

Photo: Marten van Dijl / Greenpeace Nederland Border police now say they arrested 413 climate activists who climbed fences and chained themselves to private jets at Schiphol airport earlier this month. The police originally spoke of 200 arrests but the ...

Climate activists throw paint on Gustav Klimt's 'Tod und Leben' at Vienna museum

Climate activists throw paint on Gustav Klimt's 'Tod und Leben' at Vienna museum The method of protest is borne from frustration on where the planet is headed. Climate activists have struck again, targeting another priceless piece of art with ecotage, ...

Germany quits energy treaty, says it hampers climate goals

Germany quits energy treaty, says it hampers climate goals Germany’s energy minister says the government has formally decided to abandon an international energy accord that fossil fuel companies had used to oppose measures against climate change Germany has formally ...

Climate change is worsening headaches and other neurological diseases, study says

As the planet becomes warmer, people with neurologic diseases such as headaches, dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease may experience worsening symptoms, scientists have warned. A review of studies published on climate change and neurologic diseases showed that ...

Sip climate-friendly ‘ecococktails’ at Lennon’s Rosewood Bangkok partners with ecoSpirits

Do good for the environment and drink green, and I don’t mean green juices. Lennon’s bar at Rosewood Bangkok is taking beverage sustainability to new heights by partnering with ecoSpirits, the world’s first closed-loop spirits technology that strives to ...

Volvo Cars becomes founding member of Accelerating to Zero Coalition, calls for more climate action from governments

Volvo Cars announces today it is joining the Accelerating to Zero Coalition, which will be launched later today at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Climate change contributed to deadly West African floods, scientists find

Representative image Heavy rains that led to recent deadly floods in Nigeria and neighboring countries were made about 80 times more likely by human-caused climate change, scientists said Wednesday. The floods, which killed more than 600 people in Nigeria ...

Republicans won the House. For climate action, look to cities and states

This is the Nov. 17, 2022, edition of Boiling Point, a weekly newsletter about climate change and the environment in California and the American West. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. With Democrats retaining control of the ...

News Summary: Bitvo Backs Off FTX Acquisition Deal, Trust Wallet Integrates with Binance Pay, New Ethereum Climate Platform

Source: AdobeStock / Andrii Yalanskyi Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news.__________ Exchange news Bitvo announced that its shareholder, Pateno Payments Inc., has terminated ...

Climate talks are wrapping up. The thorniest questions are still unresolved.

A methane flare seen in Texas. Methane is an incredibly potent greenhouse gas that is currently released in huge quantities by oil and gas operations, landfills and agriculture. Bronte Wittpenn/Bloomberg via Getty hide caption toggle caption Bronte Wittpenn/Bloomberg via ...

Air pollution cools climate more than expected—this makes cutting carbon emissions more urgent

Rising pollution on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway, India. Credit: Sudarshan Jha/Shutterstock Air pollutants kill around 7 million people every year. Much of this pollution is tiny particles suspended in the air which, when inhaled, can cause people to develop heart ...

Opinion: Why a new insurance scheme to protect vulnerable countries against climate damage is a bad idea

Irma, Jose and Katia: when three hurricanes appeared at once. Credit: Limbitech / NASA / Shutterstock Climate breakdown is well under way. So it is no wonder that a defining conflict of the COP27 climate talks in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt ...


How COP27 reached a deal that supports better monitoring of oceans to curb climate crisis

Opinion: Once again, wealthy nations are letting down poor nations at the Egypt climate talks

Africa has vast gas reserves. Here's how to stop them from adding to climate change

Researchers call for a joint research agenda linking research on climate extremes and biodiversity

COP27 seals climate deal, but no tough action to phase out fossil fuels


Atmosphere of excitement as Europe's JWST astronomers study climate on other planets

Climate disaster aid scheme 'Global Shield' launched at COP27

G20 breathes new life into UN climate talks

Van Gogh painting ‘may have increased in value after climate protest’, lawyer claims

Take climate-changing aerosols seriously, scientists say

How film and TV can help the climate change battle

From Temperate World to Acidic Hothouse: How Massive Volcanism May Have Altered Venus’ Climate

Climate activist tells court Van Gogh may have agreed with his painting protest

Editorial: U.N. climate fund will become a money pit if we don’t stop burning fossil fuels

Opinion: How the fossil fuel lobby crowded out calls for climate justice at COP27

Cut food waste to fight climate change

Singapore’s new climate targets still ‘critically insufficient’, says research group

UK and South Africa to strengthen health and climate partnership

Climate plays large role in carbon release from streams, researchers find

Climate-fuelled disasters: warning people is good, but stopping the disaster is best. Here are 4 possible ways to do it

Researchers detect increase in polarization around climate change on social media

To Battle Climate Change, Scientists Tap Into Carbon-Hungry Microorganisms for Clues

An ecological rule breaker shows the effects of climate change on body size evolution

Locally grown school meals can help children, farmers and the climate

Australians increasingly concerned about climate change, but resist a diet change to help the planet

William & Kate - live: Prince and Princess of Wales visit Boston for climate awards in first royal trip abroad

Climate's toll on trees threatens the sound of music

To battle climate change, scientists tap into carbon-hungry microorganisms

Chasing future biotech solutions to climate change risks delaying action in the present. It may even make things worse

Squirrel sperm and feet tell a different climate change story

New paper highlights the co-benefits of coordinating climate action and peacebuilding

New Report: Earth Is “Unequivocally” in Midst of Climate Emergency

Climate change will cause Pacific's low-oxygen zone to expand even more by 2100, study finds

A breakthrough on “loss and damage,” but also disappointment, at UN climate conference

Coastal property prices and climate risks are both soaring. We must pull our heads out of the sand

Climate protesters interrupt Qld premier

Producers are adapting to climate change

Big five banks scope out climate losses

Deep sea 'moonshot' solution for climate

China-Australia project contributes to studies on climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction

Ottawa rolls out CAN$1.6 bn plan to adapt to climate change

Study: Climate change is increasing the frequency and temperature of extreme heat waves

Climate change gave a Kenyan youth a 'crazy' idea: Become a world-class ice sculptor

Climate council predicts disastrous summer

Pulling Back The Curtain On Our Climate Migration Reporting

Dormant microbes can ’switch on’ to cope with climate change

New study suggests climate change may be affecting animal body size

Homes in England at risk of flooding set to double in next 30 years as climate crisis worsens

Australians shun climate-led diet changes

What ancient underwater food webs can tell us about the future of climate change

Adventurous bird personalities can help population cope with climate change

The evolution of Asia's mammals was dictated by ancient climate change and rising mountains, study reveals

Groups ask EU to drop carbon removal from climate plans

Opinion: Tackling climate change will require reforming the World Bank and IMF. Here are two options

Victoria faces a grave climate and energy crisis. The new government’s policies must be far bolder

Hong Kong-listed firms ‘strongly’ advised to prepare for ISSB climate-disclosure demands, bourse operator says

Senior Tory joins rebellion trying to force Sunak’s hand on onshore wind ban

Letters to the Editor: You pray to God about climate change. That’s no excuse for inaction

Mozambique struggles to rebuild after dual shock of climate change and insurgent violence

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