Climate

Floods. Fires. Droughts. Melting Glaciers. Warming Oceans, Global Die-offs.

 

Climate change is already impacting energy, farming, shipping and countless other business sectors. Like an earthquake, the reverberations of severe weather events and changing weather patterns reach companies in all corners of the world, impacting energy supply and demand balances, disrupting supply chains and commodity prices, and exposing companies to new forms of political risk and costly regulatory changes.
Globetrans works at the intersection of business development, investment, and advocacy to address opportunities, rewards and risks in order to build a more sustainable global economy.
Low-lying islands and high rates of chronic disease make population particularly vulnerable, statement says A group of 23 doctors from the Torres Strait and northern Cape York is demanding action to protect remote Indigenous communities from a looming health emergency caused by climate change.In a joint statement, the doctors say they are concerned about the effects of heat stress and extreme weather events, the long-term effects of air pollution, the spread of disease, lost work capacity and reduced productivity, food insecurity, malnutrition, displacement and mental ill-health. Related: Citizenship test: court to decide whether Indigenous people can be deported from Australia...
Read more...
Angus Taylor heads to COP25 next week, where Australia has already twice been given the ‘fossil of the day’ awardFor two weeks at the end of every year, the world’s governments meet to work on a global response to climate change. This year is the 25th meeting of what is known as the conference of the parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Those who attend know it as COP, or COP25.Here’s what you need to know about this year’s talks, which started on Monday in Madrid, and what they could mean for Australia. Related: Climate crisis:...
Read more...
The Woodland Trust, one of the four groups we are supporting in the 2019 charity appeal, provides natural solutions to the climate emergency• Please donate to our appeal hereAn ornithologist cradles a nuthatch in his hand as the low December sun throws the stark winter canopy of trees into relief.Frost-covered leaves crunch underfoot along a path which meanders through ancient oaks, sycamores and willows. It is fringed with wood piles playing host to multiple types of fungi. Buzzards swoop overhead and birdsong fills the air. Related: The climate crisis is the most urgent threat of our time. Help us fight...
Read more...
Aerial footage captured a 'firenado' forming on Saturday in the Bundamba suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, as a huge fire rapidly advanced across dry grassland, threatening homes. Queensland state authorities have issued an emergency warning as the east coast of Australia works to tackle more than 100 bushfiresAustralia fires: blazes 'too big to put out' as 140 bushfires rage in NSW and QueenslandNSW and Queensland bushfires: helicopter crashes as bureau forecasts heatwave – as it happened Continue reading...
Read more...
App equips players with skills to identify misinformation in real world and onlineA new game promises to act as a “vaccination” against climate crisis denial and fake news by teaching users about misinformation tactics.The Cranky Uncle app explains common science denial techniques, such as the use of fake experts, logical fallacies, impossible expectations and cherry-picking data, equipping users with the skills needed to spot inaccuracies in the real world and online. Continue reading...
Read more...
The state – which leads the way as US output of oil and gas is forecast to rise 25% in the next decade – is intensifying its production pipeline by pipelineIn the same month that Greta Thunberg addressed a UN summit and millions of people took part in a global climate strike, lawmakers in America’s leading oil- and gas-producing state of Texas made a statement of their own.Texas’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Act went into effect on 1 September, stiffening civil and criminal penalties specifically for protesters who interrupt operations or damage oil and gas pipelines and other energy facilities. Related:...
Read more...
What a difference a year makes. From the outside, the start of the UN COP 25 climate conference in Madrid this week looked a lot like most of the 24 annual meetings that came before it. Straight-faced negotiators sitting in meeting rooms, trying to find something like consensus between nearly 200 countries on next steps in the march to stop rising temperatures in time prevent global catastrophe. But what makes this COP (short for “Conference of the Parties”) different is that this is the year that millions flooded streets of cities worldwide to demand real action now in Global Climate Strikes. This is...
Read more...
Every year, the UN’s climate action branch, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (most people go with “UNFCCC”), brings nearly 200 countries together for a Conference of the Parties (COP) meeting to talk about global efforts on climate and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. But the path to this year’s conference has been a particularly rocky one. Brazil was awarded the event last fall but backed out just two months later, following the election of climate denier Jair Bolsonaro as president. Soon after, Chile, a rising global leader on climate action and renewables, stepped up to the plate. Unrest has...
Read more...
When you think of Arizona, what usually comes to mind? For most of us, along with scenic desert landscapes, heat is probably at the top of the list. Very intense heat. In terms of average number of 90-plus degree days per year, we’re talking the home-of-the-two-hottest-cities-in-the-country-type heat. So, that raises the question: how is an already exceptionally hot state faring in a rapidly warming planet? The answer, unsurprisingly, is not too well — at least relative to the rest of the country. The bottom line is this: The climate crisis is making hot Arizona even hotter – and it’s impacting Arizonans in...
Read more...
Yesterday’s 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action was an amazing success thanks to the efforts of climate advocates like you. In 80 countries, all 50 states, and on all seven continents (yes, including Antarctica!), 1,750 presentations reached thousands upon thousands of individuals and advanced bold policy solutions to the climate crisis. Young people stepped up to speak out about climate in their schools. Major global business wanted their employees to know about this crisis and its solutions. Celebrities, mayors, and so many more went the extra mile to spread the word about how we can, we must, and we will...
Read more...
Today is the big day! For the next 24 hours, people on all seven continents are coming together in schools, community centers, workplaces, and living rooms for a global conversation about the climate crisis – and what we can do together to address it. We hope that you’re able to take part in 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action by attending a presentation in your own community. Or, if you can’t attend a presentation, join us throughout the day on our Facebook and Twitter channels to be a part of the conversation. Today is a chance for your friends, neighbors, and...
Read more...
After all, we’ve seen California in flames. President Trump officially pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement. The IPCC doing the scientist version of jumping up and down and shouting from the rooftops with its latest report on climate threats to land and the global food supply. So we’re here to give you some hope. Actually, about 1,600 reasons for hope. Because tomorrow, our Climate Reality Leader volunteers will be leading 1,600 presentations and conversations on the climate crisis and how we solve it as part of 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action. That’s 1,600 places where regular people of...
Read more...
Plans for two experiments to potentially slow global warming by deploying tiny particles into the atmosphere have sparked an international debate over whether such tests should be allowed without some form of government scrutiny.
Read more...
The two countries will launch an international alliance to phase out coal-fired electricity, signaling a sharp contrast to Donald Trump’s promotion of coal as an important global energy source.
Read more...
There are many reasons, but the biggest is that China is burning more coal again.
Read more...
Flooding in China continues to take lives and destroy towns. Climate change is causing this issue to worsen, so the government is supporting innovators to create sponge cities that rapidly and safely absorb water.
Read more...
As the world gets hotter and sea levels rise, one American island is fighting to stay alive.
Read more...
Damming rivers may seem like a clean and easy solution for Albania and other energy-hungry countries. But the devil is in the details.
Read more...