Category: World Enviroment

“Action is required from you” – UN climate talks enter last stretch

Summary COP26 conference due to end on Friday Nations at odds over how to keep 1.5C goal alive Poor countries seek funds to tackle climate change GLASGOW, Nov 12 – A new draft agreement drawn up for the last scheduled day of the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow on Friday presses countries […]

Thunberg joins London finance protest before climate summit

LONDON, Oct 29 – Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg joined protesters at a noisy demonstration outside the London offices of Standard Chartered bank on Friday to demand that financial institutions stop funding the extraction of fossil fuels. The diminutive face of the global climate protests appeared briefly on […]

U.N. warns world set for 2.7C rise on today’s emissions pledges

Summary COP26 climate talks to be held from Oct. 31-Nov. 12 Talks could be the last chance to curb warming Updated pledges fall far short of what is needed U.N. chief says era of hollow promises must end LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Current commitments to cut greenhouse […]

At least 44 dead in floods in western Europe, dozens missing

Summary Houses collapse after Ahr river bursts banks south of Bonn More dead in cellar floods, two firefighters lose lives Transport disrupted, Rhine shipping suspended More heavy rain due in southwestern Germany SCHULD, Germany, July 15 – At least 42 people have died in Germany and dozens were […]

Siberia 10C hotter in warmest May on record: EU

Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average last month in Siberia, home to much of Earth’s permafrost, as the world experienced its hottest May on record, the European Union’s climate monitoring network said Friday. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said May 2020 was 0.68C warmer than the […]

Climate activists block roads, protest in Australian cities

PERTH, Australia — Activists blocked major roads and demonstrated in Australian cities Tuesday in a second day of global protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement demanding more urgent actions to counter climate change. In Brisbane, protesters chained themselves to intersections in the city center and three people locked […]

New climate report: Oceans rising faster, ice melting more

NEW YORK — Due to climate change, the world’s oceans are getting warmer, rising higher, losing oxygen and becoming more acidic at an ever-faster pace and melting even more ice and snow, a grim international science assessment concludes. But that’s nothing compared to what Wednesday’s special United Nations-affiliated […]

Greta Thunberg UN speech

The teenager reprimanded those who she accused of ignoring science and being too slow in their approach to tackle climate change. Watch her statement in full. Credit: Sky NewsSep 24, 2019

UN opens annual leaders’ meeting encircled by troubled world

UNITED NATIONS — Navigating a troubled era’s choppy waters, world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations on Tuesday to grapple with climate change, regional conflicts and a dispute in the Middle East that could ripple across the entire planet. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will […]

‘How dare you?’ Greta Thunberg asks world leaders at UN

A visibly angry Greta Thunberg berated world leaders as she addressed a UN climate summit on Monday, accusing them of betraying her generation by failing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and asking “How dare you?” The Swedish teen, who has become the global face of the growing youth […]

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