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.
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PM will announce extra aid amid Amazon fires crisis but critics dismiss it as a PR stuntBoris Johnson will call on his G7 colleagues to do more to combat mass extinctions as he seeks to strengthen his environmental credentials.Speaking in Biarritz, as discussion turns to the Amazon rainforest fires, the prime minister will call for more ambitious targets on biodiversity alongside measures to tackle the climate crisis, and reinforce the UK’s bid to host the COP26 climate change summit, due to be held next year. Related: Ex-minister: Bolsonaro ‘most detested’ leader as he neglects the Amazon Continue reading...
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NSW Ports and Southern Cross Station also pledge to reduce emissions in line with Australia’s Paris targets after push by infrastructure fund Ausgrid and Melbourne Airport have committed to emissions reductions targets as part of a push by Australia’s largest infrastructure fund to reduce its carbon footprint.IFM Investors announced on Monday that Melbourne, Brisbane, and NT airports, as well as NSW Ports, the Port of Brisbane, Southern Cross Station, and electricity network Ausgrid, would commit to a carbon abatement plan in an effort to align the fund’s critical infrastructure assets with Australia’s Paris targets. Related: Clean energy financier invests $150m...
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Marchers carrying inverted portraits of president demand more action on climate crisisHundreds of climate activists have marched in south-western France carrying portraits of President Emmanuel Macron that they had illegally removed from town halls and which police had been seeking to recover amid a judicial crackdown.As the G7 leaders met in Biarritz, demonstrators from a nationwide civil disobedience movement demanding more action on the climate emergency appeared in nearby Bayonne brandishing dozens of portraits the state accuses them of stealing from civic buildings. Related: Taking Macron down: climate protesters strip French town halls of portraits Continue reading...
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The journalist and author on the climate crisis and how the US and China will be key to averting disasterDavid Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York magazine. In July 2017, he wrote a long-form essay about the dire prospects for human civilisation caused by the climate crisis. It became the most read article in the history of the magazine and led to a book, The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future, which is being published in paperback in September.The first line of your book states: “It is worse, much worse, than you think.” If you were sitting...
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The spark for the fuse appeared to be an impromptu lunch between Trump and Macron, without any aidesSenior aides in Donald Trump’s entourage have accused the G7 host and French president, Emmanuel Macron, of seeking to embarrass his US counterpart by making the summit focus on “niche issues” such as climate change, according to multiple US media reports.Macron’s plan to heal divisions among G7 leaders in Biarritz this weekend apparently did not factor in the need to keep Trump’s aides happy too, a group that began briefing against him within hours of Trump’s arrival. Related: Macron hopes to convince G7...
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French president talks up trade sanctions as world leaders convene and thousands of Brazilians march against BolsonaroEmmanuel Macron has asked for world powers to help Brazil and its neighbours fight the fires raging in the Amazon and to plan huge replanting programmes. The appeal came as the French president piled pressure on Brazil’s far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro, who has been accused of fuelling the burning of the rainforest. As environmental protesters marched nearby, the G7 summit’s, opening meeting was dominated by the spectre of economic repercussions for Brazil and its South American neighbours and showed how the Amazon is becoming...
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Picture this: a world where chocolate is as rare as gold. No more five-dollar bags of candy on Halloween. No more boxes of truffles on Valentine’s day. No more roasting s’mores by the campfire. No more hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day. Who wants to live in a world like that? Unfortunately, we all could be if our climate keeps changing. So how will the climate crisis affect one of the world’s most beloved culinary delights? The verdict doesn’t look good for chocolate lovers worldwide – and more importantly, it’s a threat to the farming communities that depend on cacao for their...
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It’s true when it comes to everyday things like music and restaurant recommendations. And it’s true when it comes to huge, existential issues like the climate crisis. We trust the people we know. Sure, it’s hardly an earth-shattering insight. But that simple fact may be what saves the world. What Can We Do to Fight Climate Change? If facts alone drove us, we wouldn’t be here. You know, in a situation where the world’s best scientists are telling us we have just over 11 years to avoid climate catastrophe. Because the facts are pretty simple. Fossil fuel emissions are driving the climate crisis making storms...
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In 2019, kids and young people need to not only understand the dangers of the climate crisis so they can be prepared for them, but also build the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the future green economy — or risk being left behind. It’s just that simple. A thorough, rigorous, standards-based climate science education will provide them with the truth about the urgency and harmful effects of climate change, the cognitive skills to not be hoodwinked by the lies and misinformation of climate deniers, and will equip them with the training needed to succeed in the job market of...
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The climate crisis. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Maybe you know something about the glaciers melting at a staggering rate or hurricanes getting stronger and want to learn more. Maybe you’re on top of all the latest headlines, but aren’t sure what you can do to help. But maybe, just maybe, we can help you out here. Because on November 20-21, we’re presenting 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, a global conversation on the climate crisis and how we can solve it. Beginning November 20, Climate Reality Leader volunteers personally trained by former Vice President Al Gore will lead conversations and presentations in all...
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Even historic mistakes can have silver linings. Back in June of 2017, President Trump announced that the United States would begin withdrawing from the historic Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and solve the climate crisis. Condemnation of the move was immediate and nearly universal, with world leaders and businesses united in their opposition. But more importantly, when communities across the US saw the federal government would be stepping back from any serious climate action, they stepped up. One of the most exciting developments has been the fact that, in the years since the announcement, counties nationwide have been coming together...
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Around the world, cities, states, countries, and companies (and people just like you!) are making the switch to clean, renewable solar energy to take control of their energy futures — and because it just makes good economic sense. At the same time, fossil fuel utilities are engaging in deceptive tactics to try to forestall the inevitable and protect their billions in profits – at the expense of people all over the world trying to live healthy, safe, independent lives. We’re sure you’ve got a lot of questions. We think Knowledge is Power, a collaborative effort with Property Brother and solar advocate Jonathan...
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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.
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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.
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There are many reasons, but the biggest is that China is burning more coal again.
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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.
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As the world gets hotter and sea levels rise, one American island is fighting to stay alive.
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Damming rivers may seem like a clean and easy solution for Albania and other energy-hungry countries. But the devil is in the details.
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