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Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases – study

Poorer, hotter parts of the world will struggle to adapt to unbearable conditions, research findsThe growing but largely unrecognized death toll from rising global temperatures will come close to eclipsing the current number of fatalities from all the infectious diseases combined if planet-heating emissions aren’t constrained, a major new study has found. Related: Killer heat: US racial injustices will worsen as climate crisis escalates Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, World news, US news


Rutgers-led research finds bee decline threatens crop yields

Species richness among wild bees and other pollinators has been declining for 50 years. A new study found crops like apples, cherries, and blueberries to be pollination limited, meaning less pollination reduces crop yields. Conservation efforts will need to be made to stave off future losses and potential food insecurity. Bees have endured a disastrous half-century. In the winter of 2018, U.S. beekeepers reported losing 37.7 percent of their honeybee colonies. It was the largest die-off reporte...
Tags: Japan, Nutrition, Climate Change, Oregon, Environment, Usda, Nature, Bees, Innovation, Plants, Ecology, Michigan, Biodiversity, Botany, Utrecht, Insects


'There’s still a choice': New Zealand's melting glaciers show the human fingerprints of climate change

New research has found extreme melting of the country’s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global heatingTwice a year, glaciologist Lauren Vargo and her colleagues set up camp beside two small lakes close to New Zealand’s Brewster glacier. Each time the trek to carry the measuring stakes takes a little bit longer as the glacier’s terminus gets further away.Dr Vargo, a native of Ohio now working at the Antarctic Research Centre at the Victoria University of We...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Asia Pacific, Antarctica, New Zealand, Ohio, Glaciers, Polar regions, Victoria University of Wellington, Vargo, Antarctic Research Centre, Lauren Vargo


With big rallies cancelled, young climate activists are adapting election tactics

Phone banks, social media and friend-to-friend campaigning are the new focus ahead of this year’s US electionsAre you a first-time voter worried by the climate crisis? We’re looking for guest editorsFor young climate activists in the US, staying home because of the pandemic does not mean staying silent, with plans gathering pace across the country to make their voices heard in November’s elections.It has been nearly a year since an estimated 6 million people across the world joined the youth-led...
Tags: Activism, Climate Change, Environment, US, US news, US politics, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


Ban SUV adverts to meet UK climate goals, report urges

High-polluting cars are threat to public health, says New Weather Institute thinktankAdvertising of sports utility vehicles, which emit more greenhouse gases than other cars, should be banned so the UK can meet its climate goals, a report has said.The large increase in numbers of SUVs in the UK and around the world is the second-largest contributor to the increase in global emissions since 2010, according to the International Energy Agency. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK, Media, Climate Change, Environment, Advertising, UK News, Pollution, Automotive Industry, Motoring, Manufacturing sector, International Energy Agency Continue


California Is Burning: 20,000-Acre Fire Rages On Uncontained, Forcing Thousands to Evacuate

In case we needed another reminded that climate change is burning up the planet, California officials reported this weekend that a fire in Cherry Valley has burned through 20,516 acres of land and is currently not contained.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Cherry Valley, Apple Fire


Covid-19 puts green energy in a coma

The pandemic has disrupted governments’ plans to flatline the upward trajectory of global warming The post Covid-19 puts green energy in a coma appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, G20, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, University Of Southampton, Paris Agreement, Top Six, World Meteorological Organisation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


The UK's hottest day so far this year – in pictures

Met Office expects Friday to reach 35C, and says effect of climate change on UK weather is likely to increase Continue reading...
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Chris Packham loses appeal against HS2 rail project

Environmentalists say the impact of the project will lead to irreversible damageThe broadcaster Chris Packham has lost his case against HS2 in the court of appeal.Environmentalists say the high-speed rail project is leading to irreversible destruction of ancient habitats and woodlands. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Wildlife, Transport, Rail transport, Court of appeal, Hs2, Chris Packham


How Trump is emboldening other countries' 'bad behavior' on the climate crisis

Global voices in the crisis say a US exit from the Paris agreement is damaging, but the fact no other country is leaving shows it can survive this ‘ultimate stress test’ The origins of the world’s historic agreement to tackle climate change, in Paris in 2015, have some familiar themes. Back in 2007, there was a Republican president in the White House who had long been hostile to any action on climate change.George W Bush had refused to give US backing to a new global roadmap on the climate. Cont...
Tags: Climate Change, White House, Environment, US, World news, US news, US politics, Paris, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Paris Climate Agreement


How funds from major fossil fuel corporations help control police departments

A recent investigation from the Public Accountability Initiative, a nonprofit corporate and government accountability research institute, and its LittleSis database partners breaks down some of the ways that oil producers such as Chevron, Shell, and Wells Fargo are closely intertwined with police departments in cities like Seattle, Chicago, Washington, New Orleans and Salt Lake City. None of this is particularly surprising — whether you've been paying to environmental justice and its disproporti...
Tags: Post, News, Climate Change, Police, US, Alaska, New Orleans, Ohio, Environmentalism, Salt Lake City, Louisiana, Detroit, Shell, Policing, Alley, Environmental Justice


Dutch city redraws its layout to prepare for global heating effects

Measures include replacing 10% of Arnhem’s asphalt with grass to better cope with heatThe Dutch city of Arnhem is digging up asphalt roads and creating shady areas around busy shopping areas after concluding that the consequences of global heating are unavoidable.Under a 10-year plan for the city unveiled on Wednesday, a new layout is proposed to better prepare residents for extreme weather conditions such as downpours, droughts and intense heatwaves. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, Environment, Green Economy, World news, Cities, Netherlands, Arnhem


It's time for America to reassert climate leadership. It starts with voting | Michael Mann

Individual efforts are important, but we need collective action and systemic change. And we can only get that at the ballotIn a world with so many problems, it’s easy to feel helpless. And particularly right now in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, quite alone. But even as we practice social distancing, we have an opportunity to work together to solve the greatest problem that humanity faces. No, I’m not talking about coronavirus. I’m talking about climate change. Related: I’m bewildered tha...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, America, World news, US news, Paris, Trump, Michael Mann


Joe Biden’s climate bet – putting jobs first will bring historic change

The presumptive Democrat presidential nominee is picking a path through the perilous politics of the economy and the climate crisisFaced with a disgruntled climate voter during the primary season who wanted him to be tougher on the oil and gas industry, Joe Biden shot him one of his infamous “why don’t you go vote for someone else” responses.But that was six months ago. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US elections 2020


Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires – video report

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT OF DEAD ANIMALSNearly 3 billion animals have been killed or displaced by the devastating 2019-2020 bushfire season, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife. An estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned millions of hectares across AustraliaAlmost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfire...
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Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows

Exclusive: megafires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientistsNearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned ac...
Tags: Science, Biology, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, World news, Australia news, Wildlife, Conservation, Biodiversity, Bushfires


Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian megafires, report shows

Exclusive: Bushfires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientists Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned a...
Tags: Science, Biology, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, World news, Australia news, Wildlife, Conservation, Biodiversity, Bushfires


UN calls on youth activists to advise on climate crisis and Covid-19 recovery

Seven young people will take on roles to “provide perspectives, ideas and solutions” Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouth climate activists are to advise the UN secretary general on the climate emergency as part of a new effort to bring young people into decision-making and planning on the crisis.Seven young people, aged between 18 and 28, will take on roles to “provide perspectives, ideas and solutions” to the secretary general, António Guterres, aimed at helping to...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Un, Antonio Guterres, Greta Thunberg, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


Vertical Farms Could Grow All the Wheat We Need—But at a Cost

For years, vertical farming has captured headlines, including on this very website. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday shows the practice could revolutionize the world’s ability to grow wheat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Wheat, Agriculture, National Academy of Sciences, Verticalfarming


Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Investigation portrays fossil fuel industry as common enemy in struggle for racial and environmental justice in AmericaBig corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation. Related: Trump is using federal agents as his 'goon squad', says Ice's ex-acting head Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, World news, US news, US policing, Trump


Resistance to the 'environmental sect' is a cornerstone of Bolsonaro's rule

Brazil’s populist president shows no sign of changing his policies on the climate crisis despite a backlash at home and abroadIt is not just meat companies in Brazil that are under pressure over rising deforestation and widespread fires in the Amazon. The government has been forced to react after international investors and CEOs of Brazilian companies have protested, and now its own environmental officials have joined the chorus.But its response is hobbled by a deep distrust of global heating, f...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Climate Change, Environment, Americas, World news, Deforestation, Global development, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Meat Industry, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Study: Big homes have big carbon footprints

A new study on American homes finds that the homes of the wealthy use more energy than those of the poor.The findings also include reviews of energy use that can be used to help reduce the residential carbon footprint. The findings restate the important of a multi-faceted approach to solving climate change. In a press release that surprised absolutely no one, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability demonstrated that the homes of wealthy A...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Housing, La, Germany, Boston, Los Angeles, United States, Arizona, Innovation, Beverly Hills, Carbon Footprint, Sudbury, Los Angles, California Florida, University of Michigan s School for Environment


I’m bewildered that Trump would imperil America by abandoning the Paris agreement | Ban Ki-moon

The world needs America’s leadership – walking away will do nothing to stop the consequences of climate changeThe Paris agreement to tackle climate change is an extraordinary opportunity. In a remarkable display of unity, almost every nation on Earth has agreed to make critical changes that will help humanity avoid disaster. By aiming to limit global warming to 1.5C, it represents the world’s best chance of adapting to a crisis that threatens our planet’s very existence. But Donald Trump is walk...
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'A world with no ice': Confronting the horrors of climate change

Climate change is often framed as a debate that has split society down the middle and that requires more evidence before we can act. In reality, 97 percent of scientists agree that it is real and only 3 percent are skeptical. A sticking point for some is the estimated timeline, but as Columbia University professor Philip Kitcher points out, a 4-5 Celsius temperature increase that makes the planet uninhabitable is a disaster no matter when it happens.In this video, 9 experts (including professors...
Tags: Politics, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Future, Sustainability, Policy, Oceans, Innovation, Refugees, Fear, Anthropocene, Natural Disaster, Ecology, Columbia University, Marine Biology


It’s cheaper to preserve the Amazon than we might think

“The cattle need ladders to graze here.” That is what my wife’s relatives used to tell her after they moved to the Amazon rainforest. She visited their farm when she was 13, and the planted grass was taller than she was. Grass grows tall there because of the substantial amount of nutrients left on the ground immediately after deforesting. A few years after clearing the land, though, most nutrients were gone and the grass became thin. That is hardly surprising as the Amazon soil is known to be am...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Politics, Featured, Education, Climate Change, California, US, Economics, Deforestation, Sociology, Farmers, Economic policy, Brazil, Geography, Social Sciences


In 100 days, the climate emergency may be even more serious. That's why we’re launching this series | John Mulholland

The day after the election, the US is poised to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. The Guardian believes the climate emergency is the defining issue of our time. Make a contribution today to support our journalism.On 4 November, the day after the presidential election, the US is poised to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. The agreement, which came together after years of diplomacy by the Obama administration and other global leaders, commits 200 countries to chart a new course i...
Tags: Obama, Climate Change, Environment, US, US news, United States, Paris, John Mulholland


To save the EU, its leaders must first focus on saving the planet | Daniel Judt, Reja Wyss and Antonia Zimmermann

European countries are spending big to revive their economies, but they will have no legitimacy with young people if they ignore the climateThe future of Europe depends on climate action. This is the resounding message that young Europeans have delivered to their leaders over the past two years. To be sure, the wave of young climate activists across the continent, from Fridays for Future to Extinction Rebellion, is part of a global response to the climate crisis. But for the EU in particular, it...
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, Environment, Eu, European Union, World news, Fossil Fuels, Airline Industry, Extinction Rebellion, Daniel Judt Reja Wyss, Antonia Zimmermann


What the US exiting the Paris climate accord means

Donald Trump is taking the US out of the global pact on 4 November – so how will this affect the rest of the world?The world will be watching the US presidential election on Tuesday 3 November, but just 24 hours later is another hugely consequential news event when the US will formally leave the Paris climate agreement.The Trump administration set the withdrawal in motion with a letter to the UN, and, in a coincidence of timing, the US will exit the day after the election, joining Iran and Turke...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, World news, Turkey, US news, Iran, Paris, Un, Donald Trump, Trump


How the global climate fight could be lost if Trump is re-elected

The US will officially exit the Paris accord one day after the 2020 US election and architects of that deal say the stakes could not be higherIt was a balmy June day in 2017 when Donald Trump took to the lectern in the White House Rose Garden to announce the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the only comprehensive global pact to tackle the spiraling crisis.Todd Stern, who was the US’s chief negotiator when the deal was sealed in Paris in 2015, forced himself to watch the speech. Co...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, World news, US news, US politics, Paris, Donald Trump, Trump, Todd Stern, White House Rose Garden


EPA Proposes First Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits for Aircraft

Last Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency proposed greenhouse gas emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. “This standard is the first time the U.S. has ever proposed regulating greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft,” according to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. And as much as I have railed against more and regressive environmental regulation in this blog, what is pragmatically proposed may be good for the planet and is definitely good fo...
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