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Climate Change May Doom 1 In 3 Species Of Plants, Animals In Next 50 Years

(CNN) — Take a moment to cherish your plants and appreciate the animals you see around you. In 50 years, a third of them may no longer exist. Using data from surveys that studied 538 animals, insects and plants from 581 sites across the globe, researchers John J. Wiens and Cristian Román-Palacios from the University of Arizona found that approximately one in three plant, insect and animal species could face extinction by 2070. However, things could be even worse if emissions continue to rise as ...
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'Obscene amount of money': Anthony Albanese backs potential cap on political donations

Labor leader tells ABC he is open to a donations cap and says ALP zero emissions target could revive the NegAnthony Albanese has given in-principle support for a cap on political donations, citing the record $83m donation from Mineralogy to Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party as an example of “obscene” donations that must be curbed.In a wide-ranging interview on ABC’s Insiders, the Labor leader also confirmed the opposition’s target of net zero emissions by 2050 will include all sectors of the...
Tags: Climate Change, Abc, Environment, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Clive Palmer, Malcolm Turnbull, Anthony Albanese, Australian Political Donations, Turnbull, United Australia party, NegAnthony Albanese, ABC 's Insiders the Labor


Mike Bloomberg under fire for using 'snazzy ads' to mask weak climate plan

Candidate has offered few details on how he would he achieve goals as climate plan lags behind Democratic rivalsMike Bloomberg has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to environmental advocacy causes, but his campaign is coming under fire for a climate plan that lags far behind the other Democratic candidates for president.In the latest televised Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night, Bloomberg said he wouldn’t “go to war with China” over its highest-in-the-world carbon emissions...
Tags: Climate Change, China, Environment, Bloomberg, US news, Democrats, Democratic, Mike Bloomberg, US elections 2020


Can these giant dams keep Europe from drowning?

The Northern European Enclosure Dam (NEED) would cut off the North and Baltic Seas from the Atlantic Ocean.It would save 15 countries, and up to 55 million people, from sea level rise—but at a cost.The idea is a warning more than a plan: NEED will be necessary if we don't stop global warming now. Unprecedented scale Climate change is real, and it's bad. It's also gradual and impersonal. That's why it's both tempting and easy to stick your head in the sand. Do that long enough, though, and you'...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Wales, Climate Change, France, Germany, Environment, Oceans, Netherlands, Innovation, Anthropocene, Norway, Map, Rivers, North Sea


Getting privatisation undone puts centre-left in good shape in Hamburg

Losing 2013 plebiscite on buying back utility grid appears to have enhanced SPD’s local prospectsAs with Brexit in Britain, the outcome of a referendum in Hamburg came as a blow to the establishment. By the slimmest of majorities, voters defied the status quo, and the party that did the best job convincing the public it would honour their will collected the political rewards.The dynamic unleashed by the 2013 plebiscite on buying the local utility grids back from private providers helps to explai...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Climate Change, Germany, Environment, Renewable Energy, World news, Britain, Brexit, Hamburg, Spd


A huge number of tweets denying climate change came from bots, study finds

A quarter of the tweets in support of President Trump's abandonment of the Paris Agreement came from bots.
Tags: Twitter, News, Climate Change, Trends, Social Media, Bots, Donald Trump, Trump


UK weather: weekend rain could cause further flooding

Environment Agency warns of heavy downpours in northern England and the MidlandsHeavy rain over the weekend could bring further flooding in northern England and the Midlands, the Environment Agency has warned.England has so far received 141% of its average February rainfall with almost continuous wet weather in the past fortnight, the agency said as it warned the deluges were set to continue into next week. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Flooding, Environment Agency, UK Weather, Extreme Weather, North Of England, Midlands, MidlandsHeavy


Oahu Had Hottest Year on Record in 2019: Officials

(HONOLULU) — Oahu experienced its hottest year on record in 2019, according to federal officials and municipal authorities. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the island reached its highest temperatures last year and the National Weather Service said 273 daily temperature records were tied or broken across the state, Hawaii Public Radio reported Thursday. A separate study by the City and County of Honolulu also found the state experienced its hottest recorded day last ...
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JP Morgan economists warn climate crisis is threat to human race

Leaked report for world’s major fossil fuel financier says Earth is on unsustainable trajectoryThe world’s largest financier of fossil fuels has advised clients that something will have to change at some point if the human race is to survive the climate crisis, according to a leaked document.The JP Morgan report on the economic risks of human-caused global heating said it was clear that the earth was on an unsustainable trajectory that risked catastrophic outcomes. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Banking, US news, Earth, Jp Morgan


Revealed: quarter of all tweets about climate crisis produced by bots

Draft of Brown study says findings suggest ‘substantial impact of mechanized bots in amplifying denialist messages’The social media conversation over the climate crisis is being reshaped by an army of automated Twitter bots, with a new analysis finding that a quarter of all tweets about climate on an average day are produced by bots, the Guardian can reveal.The stunning levels of Twitter bot activity on topics related to global heating and the climate crisis is distorting the online discourse to...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Climate Change, US news


Coalition ministers at odds over emissions target after Labor commits to net zero by 2050

Mathias Cormann says Coalition will ‘finalise longer-term target in time for Cop26’ but Angus Taylor commits only to ‘long-term strategy’Senior Morrison government ministers are publicly at odds about whether Australia will take a long-term emissions reduction target to global climate talks in November after Labor unveiled a target of net zero emissions by 2050.On Friday the finance minister Mathias Cormann confirmed the government “will be finalising a longer-term target in time for Cop26” but ...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Mathias Cormann, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Angus Taylor


Dating site OKCupid lets you filter out climate change deniers

On our app you can filter out anybody who thinks climate change is Fake News. — OkCupid (@okcupid) January 14, 2020 OKCupid recently announced it's letting its users avoid dating people who are in denial about the science of climate change. From Gizmodo: On some level, it makes sense that people feel a sense of connection over shared interests. But it’s telling that climate change is becoming one of those things in addition to the standard walks on the beach and all that. “In my experience...
Tags: Video, News, Climate Change, Dating, Gizmodo, Renee Lertzman, Filter Bubbles


Great Barrier Reef on brink of third major coral bleaching in five years, scientists warn

If ocean temperatures don’t drop in the next two weeks, heat stress could tip reef over into another widespread eventThe Great Barrier Reef could be heading for a third major coral bleaching outbreak in the space of five years if high ocean temperatures in the region do not drop in the next two weeks, scientists and conservationists have warned.Heat stress is already building across the world’s biggest reef system, with reports of patchy bleaching already occurring. But a major widespread event ...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Oceans, Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, Coral


Labor to announce net zero emissions target by 2050 and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal power

Exclusive: Anthony Albanese is expected to confirm in speech on Friday that Labor will oppose using Kyoto carryover creditsLabor has locked in behind a target of net zero emissions by 2050, and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal-fired power plants, in the party’s first major decisions about climate policy for the next federal election.As well as adopting the clear 2050 target that Scott Morrison appears reluctant to sign up to, in part because of rolling combat within the Coalition, Guardi...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Kyoto, Anthony Albanese, Coalition Guardian Australia


'Vastly underestimated': Fossil fuels emit 40% more methane than previously thought, study finds

Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas on the planet.A recent study analyzed ice core samples from the pre-industrial era to measure the extent to which industry has played a role in increasing atmospheric methane levels.The researchers note that their results suggest action can be taken to stem methane pollution. Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas. Colorless, odorless, and lighter than air, methane (CH4) is some 80 times more effective at trapping the atmosphere's...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Oil, Global Warming, Austria, Pollution, Paris, Innovation, Greenland, Atmosphere, Usa Today, Environmental Protection Agency, Methane, University of Rochester, Steven Hamburg, Benjamin Hmiel


Every Child on Earth Faces ‘Existential Threats’ From Climate Change, Report Finds

Every child on Earth faces an uncertain future due to the effects of climate change and not one country is doing enough to ensure its children’s sustained wellbeing, a new report says. The findings, compiled by over 40 child and adolescent health experts in a commission convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the medical journal The Lancet, show that the health and future for every child and teen in the world is under threat. Climate change, ecological degradation and ad...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Uncategorized, Netherlands, Commission, New Zealand, Central African Republic, Unicef, Peterson, The Lancet, Helen Clark, Onetime, Stefan Peterson, Norway South Korea, World Health Organization WHO UNICEF, Chad Somalia Niger Mali


Empty Cities and Stalled Industrial Production, New Analysis Shows Coronavirus Has Cut China’s Carbon Emissions by 100 Million Metric Tons

One of the deadliest epidemics in decades has dented energy demand and industrial output in China, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by about 100 million metric tons—close to what Chile emits in a year. A new analysis by the climate nonprofit Carbon Brief found that the widespread impact of the virus—including travel restrictions, longer holidays, and lower economic activity—means that neither has recovered from the usual lull around the Chinese New Year, a roughly two-week festival that beg...
Tags: News, Climate Change, China, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Chile, Onetime, National Health Commission


The world is failing to ensure children have a 'liveable planet', report finds

Children in biggest carbon-emitting nations are healthiest, while those with tiny environmental footprints suffer twofold from poor health and living at the sharp end of the climate crisisEvery country in the world is failing to shield children’s health and their futures from intensifying ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices, says a new report.The report says that despite dramatic improvements in survival, nutrition, and education over the past 20 years, “t...
Tags: Health, Children, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Global development, World Health Organization, Sustainable Development Goals, Global Health


Jeff Bezos Will Donate $10 Billion to Tackle Climate Change, but Critics Want Change at Amazon

Jeff Bezos took to his personal Instagram account on Monday to announce the launch of the Bezos Earth Fund, a $10 billion global initiative to undertake the existential threat of climate change. The CEO and founder of Amazon--who currently has an estimated net worth of $129.9 billion--is pledging nearly 8% of that net worth to...
Tags: Amazon, Climate Change, Advertising, Sustainability, Jeff Bezos, Bezos Earth Fund


Jeff Bezos donates $10 billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man, with an estimated net worth of $130 billion. From his heavy piggy bank, he’s decided to commit a whopping $10 billion to fighting climate change. On Monday, he announced the creation of the Bezos Earth Fund, which will be dedicated to fighting the climate emergency. The announcement came in the form of an Instagram post, in which Bezos pledged to “work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastat...
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Meet the First Climate Reporter to Ever Moderate a Presidential Debate

Democratic presidential candidates will gather for the penultimate debate of the primary season tomorrow night, just three days before the Nevada caucus.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Nevada, Presidential Debates, Nevada Caucus


Bees may struggle in winds caused by global warming, study finds

Experiment revealed increased wind speeds reduced the efficiency of their foraging A hardworking honey bee might feel aggrieved to be tricked into a garden shed to feed from a fake flower. Worse, she is blasted by a cheap household fan. And then timed to see how many fake flowers she can visit in 90 seconds.But the honey bees’ tormentors are trying to help them: their ordeal is a controlled experiment that reveals how high wind speeds significantly reduce the efficiency of their foraging. Contin...
Tags: Climate Change, Animals, Environment, UK News, Bees, Wildlife, Insects, University of Sussex


What four years at sea taught me about our relationship to the ocean

Oceans are central to the story of civilisation – so why do so many of us feel disconnected from them?It was on day 11, I think, that I stopped getting out of bed at all. I had already let my hygiene standards slip to the point that a large knot was starting to form in my hair. Later my mother would have to cut it out with scissors. She didn’t mind. We were all in the same boat.I was nine years old, and nearly two weeks into sailing across the Atlantic with my family. My father had sailed all hi...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Atlantic, Oceans, New Zealand, Extreme Weather, Dorset


Hundreds of thousands of mussels cooked to death on New Zealand beach in heatwave

Northland residents describe ‘heartbreaking’ find as experts warn climate crisis could make it a more frequent sightHundreds of thousands of mussels have been cooked to death on a beach in New Zealand’s North Island, with experts saying millions more will die as the effects of the climate crisis accelerate.The mass die-off in Northland was sparked by “an exceptional period of warm weather” combined with low tides in the middle of the day, which had exposed the shellfish, said Dr Andrew Jeffs, a ...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Marine Life, New Zealand, North Island, Northland, Andrew Jeffs, University of Auckland Continue


Billionaire Jeff Bezos Figures He Might as Well Try to Help the Planet He Currently Lives On

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who with a net worth of $130 billion is currently the world’s richest man, announced that he was creating the Bezos Earth Fund on Monday. The fund is a $10 billion global initiative that aims to fund “any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world.” Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Jeff Bezos, Philanthropy, Amazon Employees For Justice


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed The post Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Due to Climate Change, Even Norwegians Are Skiing Indoors This Winter

(Bloomberg) — On a Monday morning in February skiers glided down the run, while snowboarders nearby practiced jumps on the ramps and tired visitors rested on red picnic chairs and munched snacks as they recovered. The scene could be that of any winter morning on any ski resort in Norway — the cradle of modern skiing — except that snow hadn’t fallen from the sky, and the view of a powder-coated Scandinavian forest was printed on a giant panel built on the side of the slope. Norway’s Sno re...
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos pledges $10bn to save Earth's environment

Move comes a month after Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out about company’s role in the climate crisisJeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner, announced on Monday that he was donating $10bn to save the Earth’s environment – barely a month after it was revealed Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out about the company’s role in the climate crisis.The new Bezos Earth Fund will start distributing the money this summer, the multi-billionaire said in an Insta...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Climate Change, Washington Post, Earth, Jeff Bezos, Bezos Earth Fund


Extinction Rebellion protesters dig up Cambridge college lawn

Action at Trinity part of week-long protests over ties between colleges and fossil fuel industryExtinction Rebellion protesters have dug up the lawn of Trinity College, Cambridge, as part of a week-long series of demonstrations.The climate activists dug channels into the turf in front of the college’s 16th-century great gate with shovels and pitchforks and planted Extinction Rebellion flags. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Education, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Cambridge, Trinity, University of Cambridge, Fossil fuel divestment, Trinity College Cambridge, Extinction Rebellion


Australia needs to join the emissions technology revolution, Liberal Katie Allen says

The backbencher calls for a roadmap to net zero as ‘an arms race’ in low emissions technology drives transformationThe Victorian Liberal Katie Allen has declared the world is approaching an “iPhone moment” when it comes to new technology lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and Australia needs to be part of the revolution, rather than being a technology “taker”.Allen has joined fellow Liberal Trent Zimmerman in noting the Coalition’s decision to sign the Paris agreement means Australia has already...
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Coalition, Australian politics, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Allen, Michael McCormack, Trent Zimmerman, Katie Allen, Matthew Canavan