US vice-president, deputising for Joe Biden, tells summit that world faces a ‘pivotal moment’ in the climate crisis The world is facing a “pivotal moment” in the climate crisis, Kamala Harris has told the Cop28 summit after the US vowed to phase out coal plants and slash methane emissions, but also came under attack for meagre assistance to developing countries and for its own booming oil and gas extraction industry. The US vice-president, deputising for Joe Biden – who skipped the UN climate talks – said Biden’s administration had made the “largest climate investment in the history of our country, and some have said the world” via the Inflation Reduction Act. Continue reading...
The Biden administration announced an ambitious new plan on Saturday to dramatically curb methane emissions, the second biggest cause of global warming after carbon dioxide. It would require oil and gas producers to detect and fix leaks of methane for the first time. The announcement came as the United Nations hosted the Cop28 climate summit […]
Nearly 120 nations pledged to triple the world's renewable energy within seven years at UN climate talks Saturday as the United States pushed to crank up nuclear capacity and slash methane emissions.
A new species of sea spider was discovered by researchers in Antarctica.
STATEMENT: Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter Unveiled
Sat, 12/02/2023 - 09:09
DUBAI (December 2, 2023) - Today, the Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter was released. It calls on the oil and gas sector to achieve the goal of reaching net-zero emissions for their own operations by 2050. The charter also includes commitments to achieve near-zero methane emissions and no routine flaring by 2030.
Following is a statement from Melanie Robinson, Global Climate Program Director, World Resources Institute:
“This charter is proof that voluntary commitments from the oil and gas industry will never foster the level of ambition necessary to tackle the climate crisis. We can’t meet our climate goals unless governments set policies that rapidly and equitably...
New research shows that industry pledges announced at COP28 and broader action on methane could slash emissions equal to 10 gigatons of carbon dioxide and make a 1.5C global climate target more achievable
Brazilian president’s plans to approve new fossil fuel projects sit awkwardly with pledge to meet 1.5C target The Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has roared into Cop28 with a mega-delegation of more than 2,000 people and grand ambitions to address inequality and protect the world’s tropical forests. Lula, as he is known, said his country was leading by example: “We have adjusted our climate goals, which are now more ambitious than those of many developed countries. We have drastically reduced deforestation in the Amazon and will bring it to zero by 2030,” he said. Continue reading...
December 02, 2023 7:07 PM MANAUS, Brazil - The Amazon rainforest's record-breaking drought hit home for Raimundo Leite de Souza one October morning, he said, when he woke to find the stream that runs behind his house had dropped nearly a foot overnight, stranding his skiff in a mudflat.
The rule’s 3 a.m. rollout was timed to coincide with the ongoing U.N. climate talks in Dubai.
The declaration will aim to bring together signatories to invest in new tech, commit to the building of new infrastructure and encourage financial institutions to lend power between backers.
The potential of geothermal brine extraction dwarfs the deposits at Thacker Pass in Nevada.
A Canadian human rights lawyer is trying a different approach to compel the world's biggest polluters to compel nations to drastically lower their emissions.
STATEMENT: United States Announces $3 Billion Pledge to Green Climate Fund
Sat, 12/02/2023 - 06:10
DUBAI (December 2, 2023) - Today the Biden administration announced a $3 billion pledge to the Green Climate Fund. The GCF is the largest international fund dedicated to supporting developing countries to tackle climate change.
Following is a statement from Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO, World Resources Institute:
“The US pledge to the Green Climate Fund shows that the Biden administration is committed to helping developing countries quickly transition to net-zero carbon economies and build their resilience to climate disasters.
“The Green Climate Fund is the largest in the world dedicated to supporting sustainable development in poor and...
It is a very big deal that 50 companies responsible for 40% of global oil production have agreed to virtually eliminate their methane pollution. Today’s pledge follows a months-long push to get oil and gas producers to reduce this potent climate pollutant, which is responsible for up to a third of current warming.
[Daily Maverick] A crucial global meeting is being held from 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Dubai: the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - better known as COP28.
World’s chief energy adviser Fatih Birol says fossil fuel use will peak in 2030, and urges fossil fuel companies to lead switch to green energy Oil and gas producers must convert their operations to renewable energy or face steep economic decline, the world’s chief energy adviser has warned amid the forging of a new alliance of energy companies at the UN Cop28 climate summit . Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, said: “We have to find a way to reduce fossil fuel consumption, and as such there is an important role that the oil and gas industry can play. I very much hope that they can show in Dubai that they can be part of the solution when it comes to tackling climate change.” Continue reading...
December 02, 2023 3:12 PM Feeding the world is a big job, and the effort produces billions of mets of emissions of greenhouse gases each year - around a third of the global total.
December 02, 2023 4:12 PM The Biden administration on Saturday unveiled final rules aimed at cracking down on U.S. oil and gas industry releases of methane, part of a global plan to rein in emissions that contribute to climate change.
December 02, 2023 4:27 PM Pope Francis, unable to attend the COP28 climate summit, called on world leaders on Saturday to find a breakthrough to tackle global rising temperatures, calling the destruction of the environment \"an offence against God\".
More than 20 nations, including the US, Ghana, Japan and several European countries, say nuclear power plays a ‘key role’ in achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
Rarely seen orange auroras, which technically shouldn't exist, were recently photographed in the sky above Scotland after an explosive solar storm smashed into Earth.
More than 20 nations including the United States called for a tripling of nuclear energy to drive down emissions on Saturday as world leaders assembled for a second day at UN climate talks in Dubai.
All the recent flooding, especially around Brechin, has made me wonder which trees could tolerate this, and how we should choose trees that are resilient. Frequent and increasingly damaging winter gales demonstrate that climate change is already under way and conditions will get worse.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met on Saturday 02/12/2023 with his Lithuanian counterpart Gitanas Nausėda on the sidelines of the UN climate change conference, COP28 in Dubai. Both leaders voiced their countries’ keenness to boost bilateral ties, cement cooperation and continue coordination on political issues of common interest, said the presidential spokesman. They probed a number …
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More than 20 nations including the United States called for a tripling of nuclear energy to drive down emissions on Saturday as world leaders assembled for the third day of the UN climate talks in Dubai.
Its new estimate of the economic impact of climate change could create the legal justification for aggressive new regulations.
STATEMENT: New Tropical Forest Fund Needs to Boost Just Transition
Sat, 12/02/2023 - 04:58
DUBAI (December 2, 2023) - On the second day of COP28 in Dubai, ministers Marina Silva and Fernando Haddad, together with ambassador André Corrêa do Lago, announced the launch of the 'Tropical Forests Forever' fund , a financial instrument for payment for standing forests, with contributions from countries with sovereign wealth funds, among other investors. The fund aims to encourage conservation and strongly discourage deforestation and forest degradation.
The following is a statement from Mirela Sandrini, Director of Forests, Land Use and Agriculture], WRI Brasil:
"For this Fund to be effective, it must align with countries’ existing environmental...
[Daily Maverick] Will COP28 contribute to worsening the climate catastrophe? With climate imperialists and sub-imperialists like Kerry, Al Jaber and Creecy in the lead, how could it not?
[SAnews.gov.za] Following the heatwave conditions that prevailed for a number of days in most parts of the country, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) says November records were broken in both the maximum and minimum temperature measurements.
[Nile Post] The World Wildlife Fund(WWF) Uganda has welcomed the creation of a fund to help compensate countries struggling to cope with loss and damage caused by climate change during the ongoing COP28 in Dubai.
Hosts the UAE will hope that more countries use their speeches to pledge money to the newly approved loss and damage fund Twenty-two countries have called for a tripling of nuclear energy by 2050 in order to meet net zero goals. John Kerry, the US’s climate envoy, defended the statement. “We are not making the argument to anybody that this is absolutely going to be a sweeping alternative to every other energy source,” he said. Israeli president Isaac Herzog spent much of the morning in meetings telling fellow leaders about “how Hamas blatantly violates the ceasefire agreements,” according to a post on his X account . He ended up skipping a speech he was meant to give during Friday’s parade of world leaders. There were other conspicuous no-shows. Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin...
December 02, 2023 1:07 PM Climate advocacy groups are pressuring world governments gathered at this year’s United Nation’s COP28 climate conference in Dubai to commit to cutting global food sector emissions, as the conference host promises to put agriculture in the spotlight.
More nuclear energy imports one of Hong Kong’s options to reduce electricity-generated carbon emissions, according to Dr Lam Ching-choi.
India's Aditya-L1 satellite has marked a significant milestone as the Aditya Solar wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX) payload initiated its operations, shedding light on the mysteries of solar wind, Isro said on Saturday. "The SWIS instrument, activated on November 2, has demonstrated optimal performance in measuring solar wind ions, notably protons and alpha particles. With two sensor units providing a remarkable 360° field of view each, SWIS operates in perpendicular planes, offering detailed insights into solar wind behaviour," Isro said.
As China’s economic expansion slows, mainland companies are eyeing the Middle East as an attractive alternative, with countries in the region seeking to develop tech-driven start-up ecosystems to reduce reliance on fossil fuels as a growth driver.
The Prime Minister told the summit, which is being attended by the likes of King Charles and Tony Blair, that eh UK will meet its climate targets as he announced a deal for the world's largest wind farm
Engaging with climate sceptics can be a challenge - but some people are trying to change their minds.
In his address at the CO summit, the PM highlighted India's Green Credit Programme (GCP) and Mission LiFE as initiatives to combat climate change. The GCP incentivizes voluntary environmental actions, focusing on water conservation and afforestation. It is independent of the Carbon Credit Trading Scheme. The PM also emphasized India's commitment to its 2030 climate goals and its contribution of only 4% to global carbon emissions despite having 17% of the world's population.
Kamala Harris’ schedule remains scarce and the trip appears to have been hastily arranged.
Carbon dioxide is the dominant driver of climate change, but countries convening at COP28 are expected to make agreements to reduce methane and other often overlooked greenhouse gases
COP28's oil-friendly president Sultan Al Jaber must 'deliver an outcome that demonstrates that you are committed to phasing out fossil fuels,' wrote Hilda Heine as she quit her role in the summit.
Oil prices are likely to be range-bround after Opec members agreed on smaller than expected production cuts
Dubbed Alterra, the fund will allocate US$25 billion towards climate strategies and US$5 billion to incentivise investment flows into the Global South.
PM attracts cross-party criticism with claim ‘climate politics is at breaking point’ during combative summit visit Rishi Sunak has been accused of “shrinking and retreating” from global leadership as he used the Cop28 summit to claim “climate politics is at breaking point” because of the costs of net zero. While many other world leaders, including King Charles , spoke of the urgency of action on the climate, the prime minister used his brief appearance at the summit in Dubai to promote his approach to slowing the pace of net zero policies and reducing pressure on family finances. Continue reading...
As bad as the 2023 fire season was, climate scientists agree the planet is in for far worse if global average temperatures are allowed to rise more than two degrees.
Herald reader argues that shutting down Scotland's nuclear power stations will lead to a reliance on imported energy.
December 01, 2023 6:06 PM A United Nations-led effort to use space satellites to detect methane leaks from fossil fuel infrastructure has alerted governments to 127 major methane plumes across four continents since its launch at the start of this year.
Just like oil and gas businesses, and petro-states, carbon-intensive industries including meat will fight to keep on polluting Agriculture companies and lobbyists are among those who arrived in the United Arab Emirates for Cop28 determined to resist pressure on them to transform their businesses. Documents show that JBS, the world’s biggest meat company, and allies including the Global Dairy Platform, planned to make arguments in favour of livestock farming with “full force” . While the sincerity of fossil-fuel businesses’ commitment to a green transition has long been doubted, they are not the only energy-intensive businesses to approach Cop28 as an opportunity to promote their activities – rather than a threat. While the ostensible purpose is to safeguard the planet for the future...
Court of appeal ruling means government has only until 2030 to reach target A Belgian court has declared the country’s climate targets “clearly insufficient” and ordered the government to cut emissions faster. In a powerful victory for climate campaigners, the Brussels court of appeal ordered Belgium to cut its planet-heating pollution by at least 55% from 1990 levels by 2030. By 2021, Belgium had cut its emissions by just 24%. Continue reading...
Australia has spent a decade as one of the world’s most notorious climate outsiders, but has a chance to rebuild its global reputation.
December 01, 2023 4:30 PM The move comes as the UAE is under pressure to prove it is committed to tackling climate change.
New numbers show power plant emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxides dropped 18 percent this summer in states where the plan has taken effect.
The pressure campaign coincides with the COP28 climate conference in the United Arab Emirates.
December 01, 2023 4:11 PM Leaders from across the world are poised to address the U.N. climate conference on Friday, with many expected to speak about the hardship of climate impacts unfolding in their countries.
Hilda Heine said allegations of backdoor fossil fuel deal-making "undermine the integrity" of the international climate talks.
More than 90,000 people are expected to attend the Climate Change summit which has begun in the United Arab Emirates.
More than 110 countries want the COP28 climate negotiations to adopt a goal of tripling renewable energy and doubling energy efficiency by 2030, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Friday.
Vice President Kamala Harris left for Cop28 as critics claim it will have about its large carbon footprint and Sultan Al Jaber has denied reports he is trying to make side deals on fossil fuels.
As Cop28 gets under way, it is vital that corporations and richer nations invest in the global south Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber is president of the Cop28 United Nations climate change conference and William Ruto is president of Kenya Without urgent action to bolster green jobs in developing economies, the collective action needed to win the fight against climate change will remain elusive. Developing nations face a number of socioeconomic challenges, forcing them to tighten spending. More people worldwide are living in hunger, and 2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water at home. More than 60% of low-income countries are in, or at high risk of, debt distress , while access to capital is limited and the cost of borrowing prohibitive. This leaves minimal room for the debt...
While EPA leaders and businesses tout long-term air quality improvements, the findings add to evidence of backsliding as higher temperatures fuel smog formation.
World leaders will address the U.N. Climate Change Conference, or COP28, on Friday in Dubai’s Expo City. Follow live updates on the summit and agenda highlights.
Rafael Mariano Grossi said he spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about a likely nuclear announcement that will include "a public commitment in favor of nuclear energy, which in a way that we have never seen before."
It looks likely that the world will pass 1.5°C of warming in the 2030s, but current climate definitions would only make this failure official 10 years later, which could waste time in bringing temperatures back down
Foreign minister of Guyana condemns Venezuela president for holding referendum on country’s claim to Essequibo The foreign minister of the tiny South American nation of Guyana has said that neighbouring Venezuela is “on the wrong side of history” as it risks sparking conflict over an oil-rich and long-contested swath of rainforest. Tensions between the two countries have reached unprecedented heights ahead of a referendum on Sunday intended to rubber-stamp Venezuela’s claim on the region of Essequibo. Continue reading...
STATEMENT: 134 Countries Sign the Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture and Put Food High on the Climate Agenda at COP28
Fri, 12/01/2023 - 06:02
DUBAI (December 1, 2023) — Today at COP28, the UAE announced that 134 countries, covering 70% of the world’s land, have signed the Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action, committing to integrate food into their climate plans by 2025. The declaration was signed by many countries with the highest food-related greenhouse gas emissions, including Brazil, China, the European Union, and the United States.
Following is a statement from Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO of World Resources Institute:
“There’s perhaps no bigger area where the world’s...
[VOA] The White House -- U.S. President Joe Biden hosted the president of oil-rich Angola for the first time Thursday, with the leaders focusing on a $1 billion, U.S.-funded rail development that aims to connect the oil-rich nation's ports to the continent's resource-rich interior, and in doing so, perhaps loosen China's hold on the continent.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said world leaders needed to urgently commit to three strategies: cut emissions, accelerate a just, equitable transition to renewables, and to climate justice. “The science is clear: The 1.5-degree limit is only possible if we ultimately stop burning all fossil fuels. Not reduce. Not abate. Phaseout—with a clear timeframe aligned with 1.5 […]
Some 400,000 people are expected to travel to Dubai between November 30 and December 12 for the UN's annual Climate Change Conference.
STATEMENT: 134 Countries Sign the Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture and Put Food High on the Climate Agenda at COP28
Fri, 12/01/2023 - 05:12
DUBAI (December 1, 2023) — Today at COP28, the UAE announced that 134 countries, covering 70% of the world’s land, have signed the Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action, committing to integrate food into their climate plans by 2025. The declaration was signed by many countries with the highest food-related greenhouse gas emissions, including Brazil, China, the European Union, and the United States.
The announcement was made by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, at the World Climate Action Summit at COP28, in Dubai. ...
Charles is the only foreign head of state who has been invited to speak at the climate action meeting of global leaders, in honour of environmental work he has been undertaking for decades.
The new rules could reduce the number of electric cars that qualify for federal subsidies.
December 01, 2023 8:16 AM Britain's King Charles will give an opening address to the U.N. COP28 climate summit on Friday where he is expected to tell world leaders that the repeated warning signs of the impact of climate change are being disregarded, with devastating consequences.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the strongest overhaul of lead in drinking water rules in more than three decades.
Controversy over the nation’s oil program has hounded the administration since President Joe Biden took office.
Ministers of the oil cartel emerged from an online meeting with more than 2 million barrels per day in voluntary cuts through the first three months of 2024.
The Treasury Department released an analysis of where the law's clean energy investments are going.
In his annual address to Parliament on the government’s efforts to tackle climate change, Australia’s energy minister said more Pacific countries will look to the country for labor mobility and longer-term migration as sea levels keep rising.
Minnesota-based Cargill pledges to stop buying ag products from deforested areas in South America. Enviros say it's not enough.
House Democrats are anxious about being left out of the action at U.N. climate talks in Dubai. Republicans plan to talk up fossil fuels and emissions reductions.
Interested in the 200-nation effort to save the planet? Get used to squabbles about money and "phasing out" versus "phasing down" fossil fuels.
Industry groups say EPA regulations that are expected to be released Saturday clash with other rules on the potent warming gas.
With the ongoing national tree-planting campaign, Rwanda seeks to replace its degraded forest resulting from charcoal production and firewood and increase the need for construction materials with new indigenous trees to combat climate change. By using the power of carbon markets to fight climate change, Rwanda aims to reduce 4.6 million metric tons of carbon emissions across different key […]
[SAnews.gov.za] The announcement of the four preferred bidders under the first bid window of the Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Procurement (BESIPPP) Programme marks a "significant development" in South Africa's pursuit for energy security.
In part two of our series exploring myths surrounding EVs, we weigh up the issues of resource extraction In the deserts of Chile, the Australian outback and the plains of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the earth is being peeled back and the water sucked up and dried out to find the minerals needed to feed the world’s need for electric cars. The scars left on the earth by the search for battery minerals are regularly trotted out by opponents of the transition away from fossil fuels. But in our EV mythbusters series , we are taking a closer look at some of the most common criticisms of electric cars, highlighting the myths, the realities, and the grey areas. Continue reading...
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"It's a trillion tons of ice," as one expert told NPR. Now the largest iceberg in the world, A23a, is on the move after decades of being grounded on the seafloor.
A historic agreement at the international climate talks will provide hundreds of millions of dollars for developing countries. It's nowhere near enough.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will spend $7.2 million to better predict extreme weather events and the cause and effect of climate change.
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The King has warned that the world remains “dreadfully far off track” in key climate targets and called for meaningful change in an opening address at Cop28 in Dubai. Charles said at the opening of the World Climate Action Summit on Friday that despite some progress, “transformational action” was needed as the dangers of climate change are “no longer distant risks”.
Two years ago at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, global leaders pledged to cut methane emissions by 30 per cent. In the U.K., some of that work is happening on sheep farms in the English countryside.
King Charles is the only foreign head of state who has been invited to speak at the climate action meeting of global leaders, in honour of his decades of work in the environmental field.
The Prime Minister's official spokesman said China is 'vitally important' in addressing global warming, as Mr Sunak prepared to fly to Dubai for Cop28
Rising temperatures are putting the health of endangered mountain gorillas at risk.
Writing in the journal Nature ahead of COP28 a team of Met Office scientists has emphasised, surprisingly, there is currently no formally agreed way of defining the current level of global warming relevant to the Paris Agreement.
World leaders take centre stage at UN climate talks in Dubai on Friday, under pressure to step up efforts to limit global warming as the Israel-Hamas conflict casts a shadow over the summit.
Canadian cattle farmers will argue at COP28 that meat belongs on people's plates because it's nutritious and because the industry is reducing greenhouse gases, a spokesperson said.
A strong geomagnetic storm will hit Earth tonight following a significant solar flare that occurred on Tuesday, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center reported today.Read more...
A tenant is questioning his safety after seven people were hospitalized and a Halifax apartment building was evacuated due to a carbon monoxide leak over the weekend.
The world wants more nuclear energy as a means to fight climate change and supply an ever-growing demand for electricity, part of a generational shift in thinking.
Strongest overhaul of rules in over three decades will cost billions as Biden administration moves to prevent public health crises Most US cities would have to replace lead water pipes within 10 years under strict new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency as the Biden administration moves to reduce lead in drinking water and prevent public health crises like the ones in Flint, Michigan , and, earlier, in Washington DC. Millions of people consume drinking water from lead pipes and the agency said tighter standards would improve IQ scores in children and reduce high blood pressure and heart disease in adults. It is the strongest overhaul of lead rules in more than three decades, and will cost billions of dollars. Pulling it off will require overcoming enormous practical and...
After a deadly 2015 landslide, Sitka developed a new warning system. Six more communities are developing their own versions.
November 30, 2023 6:41 PM With a month to run, 2023 will reach global warming of about 1.4 degrees Celsius (2.5 Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels, adding to \"a deafening cacophony\" of broken climate records, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday.
A recent solar explosion that almost reached "X-class" status has hurled a massive coronal mass ejection toward Earth, which will likely hit our planet and trigger a geomagnetic storm on Nov. 30 or Dec. 1.
A new study that analyzed a fossilized hippo skull determined that the animal lived in Europe some 500,000 years ago, when Earth's climate was changing drastically.
Almost 200 countries are gathering in Dubai to attend the biggest climate event of the year. COP28 – the 2023 United Nations climate change summit – isn’t just another conference though. For the first time, country representatives will assess the progress they’ve made towards cutting their greenhouse gas emissions through a process called the ‘global stocktake’.Satellites are critical in the quest to tackle climate change as they give the robustness and transparency needed to monitor progress towards a lower-emissions and more resilient world. If undertaken effectively, the global stocktake can provide an opportunity to leverage decisions and accelerate ambition in climate action plans.This video contains interviews with ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes...
NASA has revealed a new false-color image of Alaska's Malaspina Glacier that highlights several recent findings about the massive ice mass.
[allAfrica] Harare -- On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, a regional court reportedly dismissed a legal challenge to a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project between Tanzania and Uganda, which has drawn criticism from human rights and environmental organisations.
November 30, 2023 3:55 PM Dr Sultan Al Jaber says the reports are an attempt to undermine the work of the COP28 presidency.
November 30, 2023 3:43 PM The world's two biggest emitters need to step up and 'get the job done at a faster rate' to curb global warming.
[Nile Post] Climate change is a global phenomenon that poses significant threats to the environment, ecosystems, and human societies.
November 30, 2023 3:05 PM The government projects emissions to fall to 42% below 2005 levels by 2030, versus the 40% reduction forecast in 2022.
The Atlantic hurricane season ends today. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says more named storms formed in the Atlantic this year than any other El Niño year in the modern record.
The UN's climate conference will test whether Russia's voice can still be heard in the global climate dialogue as it continues to be one of the world's top greenhouse gas emitters.
CNN — Climate chaos spared no region this year. Canada burned, the US Southwest boiled, a Libyan city was swept away by floods and global heat was, as one scientist said, “gobsmackingly bananas.” Climate records fell like dominoes, and more are predicted — it is all but certain that 2023 will be the hottest in …
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The number of malaria cases rose again in 2022, propelled by flooding and warmer weather in areas once free of the illness.
A new report argues that $12bn a year on average between now and 2050 will be required to transition to renewable energy Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Industry super funds have warned the Albanese government that Australia’s energy transition risks falling behind as big funds chase more compelling investment opportunities in the US, UK and Europe. AustralianSuper, cbus, HostPlus, CareSuper, HESTA and UniSuper have co-authored a new report with Australian fund IFM Investors calling for more favourable investment conditions underwritten by taxpayers to unlock private capital for the domestic transition to net zero emissions. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue...
New report says disease-carrying mosquitoes thrive in rising temperatures, leading to transmission in hitherto unaffected areas The climate crisis poses a major threat to the fight against malaria, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with evidence suggesting extreme weather events and rising temperatures have already led to spikes in cases. Mosquitoes, the carriers of the disease, thrive in warm, damp and humid conditions, which are increasing with global heating. Continue reading...
Fund to help world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries hit by climate disaster is first decision agreed at conference Cop28 live – latest updates Why loss and damage funds are key to climate justice Developing countries celebrated a landmark victory on the first day of the Cop28 UN climate summit in Dubai, when a new loss and damage fund for the poorest and most vulnerable countries was agreed to help them deal with the irreversible impacts of climate disaster. It was met with a standing ovation from delegates. Host country UAE and Germany both pledged $100m (£79m) to the loss and damage startup fund, which will aim to keep up with the rising costs caused by extreme weather and slow-onset disasters such as sea level rise, ocean acidification and melting glaciers. Cop28: Can...
As the world gathers for COP28 in Dubai, it is clear that climate change can no longer be viewed as just a “tragedy on the horizon”.
Approach that effectively adds antacids to seawater could grow into a multibillion-dollar industry
United Arab Emirates officials running the talks are warning it may be impractical to call for the complete death of fossil fuels — infuriating activists and vulnerable countries.
The German government on Thursday lost a key climate case brought by environmental groups, in an embarrassing slap down the day before Chancellor Olaf Scholz was due to travel to the COP28 climate summit.
OPEC+ will reportedly expand existing production cuts; oil prices are up as a major climate summit gets underway.
Pope Francis said Thursday he is recovering from "very acute infectious bronchitis" and canceled his participation in the world climate change summit this weekend.
The Earth risks ‘dangerous and cascading effects’ of human-generated climate change if we fail to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Here’s what could happen if temperatures rise beyond that.
As Cop28 conference begins, letter to heads of state from mayors of 40 cities says fossil fuels era must end Cop28 live – latest updates Governments must commit to bringing the fossil fuel era to a close, a group of mayors representing the world’s leading cities has demanded, amid growing pressure for an agreed phase-out of oil, gas and coal at the Cop28 climate talks. Leaders from the nearly 200 countries at the United Nations climate summit under way in the United Arab Emirates must face the “inescapable truth” that fossil fuels must be left behind, a letter to heads of state from the C40 group, which includes the mayors of cities including New York, London, Beijing, Paris and Cape Town, states. Continue reading...
World Meteorological Organization says 2023 will be hottest year on record, leaving ‘trail of devastation and despair’ Cop28 live – latest updates “We are living through climate collapse in real time,” UN secretary-general António Guterres has told Cop28 delegates in Dubai. He spoke at the launch of the World Meteorological Organization ’s stark State of the Climate report, which said 2023 will be the hottest year ever recorded. Cop28: Can fossil fuel companies transition to clean energy? On Tuesday 5 December, 8pm-9.15pm GMT, join Damian Carrington, Christiana Figueres, Tessa Khan and Mike Coffin for a livestreamed discussion on whether fossil fuel companies can transition to clean energy. Book tickets here or at theguardian.live Continue reading...
As global temperatures records are smashed and greenhouse gas emissions reach new highs, a new report from the UN Environment Programme finds that current pledges under the Paris Agreement put the world on track for a 2.5–2.9°C temperature rise this century – pointing to the urgent need for increased climate action.The report is timely as nearly 200 nations gather in the coming two weeks at the United Nations COP28 Climate Change Summit to conclude the world’s first ever ‘Global Stocktake’ on climate change. Swift and sustained climate action is needed to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Satellites are critical tools in the quest to tackle climate change and monitor progress towards a lower-emissions and more resilient world.
[Addis Standard] Addis Ababa -- Unprecedented floods in different parts of Ethiopia have affected an estimated 1.5 million, and displaced 600,000 people, intensifying the suffering of communities yet to recover from five consecutive seasons of severe drought, according to a joint statement released by the UN and the Ethiopian government.
This immersive experience leverages satellite data to illustrate how climate change is impacting Earth’s water cycle.
As part of the long-standing partnership between NASA and Google, NASA worked with Google Arts & Culture and artist Yiyun Kang to create an interactive digital experience around global freshwater resources titled “A Passage of Water.” This immersive experience leverages data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment ( GRACE) satellites and new high-resolution data from the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission to illustrate how climate change is impacting Earth’s water cycle.
A digital version of “A Passage of Water” will be released online on Thursday, Nov. 30, ahead of the beginning...
The proposal Thursday from the Environmental Protection Agency would impose the strictest limits on lead in drinking water since federal standards were first set 30 years ago. It would affect about 9 million pipes that snake throughout communities across the country.
Through the firm Blue Carbon, Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook al-Maktoum’s carbon offsetting deals, which could one day be worth billions, have led to questions about previous business ventures • The new ‘scramble for Africa’: how a UAE sheikh quietly made carbon deals for forests bigger than UK Few people have made as big an impact in the carbon markets this year as Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook al-Maktoum. The young member of Dubai’s ruling royal family is behind a series of carbon offsetting deals covering enormous areas of African forest, which could one day be worth billions. Through the United Arab Emirates-based company Blue Carbon, the sheikh’s deals cover a fifth of Zimbabwe , 10% of Liberia , 10% of Zambia and 8% of Tanzania , collectively amounting to an area the size of the UK – and more...
Emissions from electricity and transportation are projected to fall over time, a new report finds, but industry remains a major climate challenge.
Most cities would have to replace lead water pipes within 10 years under new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency aimed to prevent like the ones in Flint, Mich. and Washington, D.C.
[Daily Maverick] African scientists, experts and some global climate policy leads have called for an ambitious goal-setting COP28 as negotiations start in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November to 12 December. Though many are calling for an end to fossil fuel exploration, especially on the African continent, the location of the negotiations has called into question how ambitious the talks will be.
[allAfrica] Despite contributing a mere 4% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Africa disproportionately bears the brunt of climate change's devasting impacts. In fact, Just Transition Africa emphasises that Africa is especially vulnerable owing to its debt burden, high levels of poverty and absence of food, water and energy security.
The eco group were seen holding banners and placards that slammed new oil and gas licencing and crashed pots and pans together.
Poland is building the nuclear plant to help it replace aging coal-fired power plants, which currently generate about 70 percent of the country’s electricity.
Ameren Missouri, which supplies power to 1.2 million customers, is under a deadline to stop burning coal at a large plant near St. Louis.
The program's goal is to help the communities within each district come up with tailored policies and strategies to address the impacts of climate change and to pursue federal funds.
“The government should implement swiftly its initiatives on mandatory transition plans, a UK green taxonomy, and carbon leakage mitigation measures,” the chair of the Environmental Audit Committee said.
Thursday marks day one of summit in Dubai that could determine whether world can limit global temperature rises to 1.5C Simon Stiell , the executive secretary of the UN climate convention, the international framework which governs Cop28, has given a call to arms to all nations as the summit begins: This year’s climate conference comes as the crisis enters a new phase – and shows its full force, harming billions of people, and costing trillions. Now everyone is on the frontlines. No country is immune. Yet most governments are still taking baby steps, when bold strides are urgently needed. So, the problem is clear: business-as-usual is breaking our planet. At the COP28 climate conference, leaders must get to work fixing it. Obviously I am strongly in favour of language that includes (a)...
His trip to Pueblo, Colorado, included a factory tour of CS Wind, a renewable energy company that is looking to expand both jobs and production with help from the Inflation Reduction Act.
The World Meteorological Organization warned of worrying trends that suggest increasing floods, wildfires, glacier melt, and heat waves in the future.
Property and retail developer Central Pattana Plc (CPN) opened Central Westville on Wednesday, its first low-carbon mall as it attempts to expand the retail landscape in western Bangkok.
Cop28 hears poorest nations spend at least 12 times as much to service debts than on tackling global heating The fight against the climate emergency is being hampered by a debt crisis that involves the world’s poorest countries paying more than 12 times as much to their creditors as they are spending on measures to tackle the impact of global heating, a campaign group has warned. As the Cop28 meeting opened in the United Arab Emirates, Development Finance International (DFI) said a new round of comprehensive and deep debt cancellation was needed to free up much-needed investment in climate emergency adaptation. Continue reading...
This year is set to be the hottest ever recorded, the UN said Thursday, demanding urgent action to rein in global warming and stem the havoc following in its wake.
But there’s a disconnect between what politicians say and what the public wants.
[IPS] Toronto, Canada -- Another year and another UN climate change conference. As our 'world leaders' prepare for two air-conditioned weeks of wrangling at COP28 in Dubai later this month, forgive us for sounding underwhelmed, despairing, and even cynical about these annual jamborees where actions rarely match promises.
Prime Minister and Finance Minister Srettha Thavisin on Wednesday voiced concern over the impact of PM2.5 pollution on Chiang Mai's tourism industry during the high season and pledged to hold talks with neighbouring countries to combat haze and smog pollution.
Climate change minister gives annual statement to parliament about progress under the government’s emissions reduction target. Follow the day’s news live Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Chalmers: ‘We are making some welcome progress in the fight against inflation’ Is Jim Chalmers confident that interest rates could fall from next year? My job is to focus on this fight against inflation. And we saw overnight from the OECD, we saw from Deloitte Access Economics, we saw in the Bureau of Statistics data which came out yesterday, that we are making some welcome progress in the fight against inflation and that will determine the future directory trajectory of interest rates Continue reading...
State government to contribute $245m to Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub, which is set to be operational by 2025 Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast A huge battery farm that can power up to 200,000 homes has been announced as the first project funded by the Victorian government’s revived State Electricity Commission. The premier, Jacinta Allan, on Thursday announced the government would contribute $245m for a major stake in the Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub, which will be built in Melton, in the city’s west. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
The motion Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre brought forward on Tuesday got NDP support, but it was defeated on Wednesday afternoon when the Bloc and Liberals voted against it.
The IEA report found the momentum behind energy efficiency continued to increase in part due to the global energy crisis resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Death rates were highest in countries that are lagging behind in ending the burning of coal to make energy - namely, China and India, report an international team of scientists.
The COP28 climate conference should aim for a complete "phaseout" of fossil fuels, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told AFP on Wednesday, warning of "total disaster" on humanity's current trajectory.
Scientists say climate change increases precipitation and extreme rainfall, adding to risks, and that more knowledge is needed for public safety.
Study finds the spike in blood pressure can last up to 24 hours and may contribute to cardiovascular problems Getting stuck in traffic is one of the most common stressors that millions of Americans face every day. The bumper-to-bumper traffic can come at the cost of wasted gas, environmental pollution, and as new research shows, even spikes in blood pressure. Air pollution from traffic can cause a significant rise in blood pressure that can last up to 24 hours, according to a study via the University of Washington. The spike is comparable to the effect of a high-sodium diet and can contribute to cardiovascular problems. Long-term exposure to vehicle exhaust has been widely linked with respiratory problems such as asthma , especially in children. Continue reading...
After a year of record temperatures, deadly floods and devastating wildfires, oil giant UAE is hosting world leaders Dubai in the annual UN summit to stave off climate catastrophe.
Land reclaimed for the plan could span 800 hectares, giving the densely populated city state more space for homes, parks and industry, a government minister said.
If you need an excellent business laptop, this deal on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 will be right up your alley.
Guardian Australia's data and interactives editor Nick Evershed and data journalist Josh Nicholas crunch some numbers to get to the bottom of what Australia's love affair with the SUV means for the environment and safety on the roads Sign up for The Crunch newsletter, our free email with the best charts, graphs and dataviz Read more about The Crunch, why we're making charts with sound, and how we're hoping it will improve the accessibility of our work Continue reading...
A series of storm systems are bringing rain, wind and cooler weather across Southern California through Saturday. Clearing and warming is forecast by Sunday.
Despite pessimism over global warming, the agreed target of keeping it well below 2°C is actually looking increasingly likely to be met, says Jakob Thomäe
The big issues facing global leaders gathering for the world's most important climate summit.
[AI London] African leaders attending this year's Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the UNFCCC must avoid mistakes made during the inaugural Africa Climate Summit, where leaders adopted the Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change and Call to Action (Nairobi Declaration), which in many ways failed to effectively prioritize human rights and climate justice for the continent, Amnesty International said today.
November 29, 2023 4:20 PM Oil companies like Sinopec Group are spending billions of dollars to produce chemicals for the renewables sector.
November 29, 2023 3:55 PM The IEA said record high energy costs have led to energy being used more efficiently in 2023, but progress has since slowed.
November 29, 2023 3:40 PM Increasing taxes on polluting activities and cutting fossil fuel subsidies could generate trillions of dollars to combat global warming.
Bishop Climate Wiseman, 47, offered a package, containing a small bottle of hyssop, cedarwood and olive oil along with a prayer card and piece of scarlet yarn to his flock in Camberwell, London.
[allAfrica] As the world gears up for COP28, one stark reality cannot be ignored: global efforts to combat the climate emergency are falling short, and vulnerable communities in developing nations are bearing the brunt of the consequences. While discussions around mitigation strategies dominate the conversation, millions of small-scale women farmers in Africa are already grappling with the harsh realities of climate change.
In around six months, ESA’s Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer mission will take to the skies to advance our understanding of the interactions between clouds, aerosols and radiation in Earth’s atmosphere. But how will it do that exactly?
Momentum is building for an agreement at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai to triple renewable energy capacity and double the rate of energy efficiency gains by 2030
Keeping better tabs on emissions will advance efforts to “fight the existential threat of climate change,” the White House said.
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 flight from London to New York was powered without using fossil fuels, relying on so-called sustainable aviation fuel made up largely of tallow and other waste fats.
At 400 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, Russian journalist Giorgi Chentemirov says he had already been out of the country for six months when the Russian Ministry of Justice labeled him a “foreign agent.” “I was informed of this development last March. I won’t say it came as a surprise to me but it […]
From climate-denying bots on X/Twitter to Big Oil Facebook ads and right-wing news sites, an echo chamber of disinformation is set to muddy efforts to cut emissions in the UAE.
The Weather Network predicts El Nino conditions will lead to above-average temperatures and lower-than-normal precipitation levels in much of the country.
Spanish authorities and experts point to the impact of climate change in the increasingly hot and dry weather behind the extended drought in Catalonia.
Yesterday evening, the research vessel Polarstern set off from Cape Town for a special region: Two expeditions in East Antarctica will focus on the history of the instability of the ice sheet there and its interactions with ocean circulation. On the first leg, which will last around two months and be led by GEOMAR, the main focus will be on oceanographic, geoscientific and biological work; the second leg will be led by Kiel University and will have a geoscientific focus, with researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute involved in both expeditions. The change of personnel and ship supply will take place in Hobart at the beginning of February. On the occasion of the Polarstern’s first call in an Australian harbour, an exchange with representatives from science and politics is planned.
After the U.S. lifted its sanctions, Venezuela is trying to revive its beleaguered oil industry. But ramping up production is causing more oil spills.
The Emirati president-designate for the upcoming United Nations COP28 climate talks forcefully denied Wednesday a report alleging his nation planned to use the summit to strike oil and gas deals.
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Saudi Arabia is driving a huge global investment plan to create demand for its oil and gas in developing countries, an undercover investigation has revealed. Critics said the plan was designed to get countries “hooked on its harmful products.” Little […]
A new study has found that glacier retreat is exposing land never touched by humans and creating new rivers. This new habitat is already attracting salmon – and mining interest.
We are all intricately interconnected to our Earth – from the trees that provide us with oxygen, to the natural sources that shape our landscape. ESA's Earth observation programme is at the forefront of monitoring our planet's dynamic changes. Using cutting-edge satellite technology, ESA captures invaluable data on Earth's atmosphere, land and oceans. From tracking climate patterns to assessing environmental health, ESA's Earth observation initiatives provide essential insights for scientific research, environmental management and disaster response. By harnessing space technology, ESA contributes significantly to our understanding of Earth – ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.
Many in the wealthy West have misrepresented the causes of global warming, offering false solutions while claiming the high moral ground. This distracts attention from how they became wealthy while emitting greenhouse gases. Tragedy or farce? Growing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the industrial age have caused global warming, with their accumulation continuing to accelerate […]
President Joe Biden will visit the world's largest manufacturer of wind towers in Colorado on Wednesday to highlight advances in U.S. manufacturing under his legislative agenda in the third congressional district.
[The Conversation Africa] The United Arab Emirates (UAE), the world's seventh largest oil producer, will host the 28th UN climate change summit (COP28) in Dubai from November 30 to December 12. Presiding over the conference will be the chief executive of the UAE state-owned oil company Adnoc, Sultan al-Jaber.
Billions of dollars are pouring into the carbon dioxide removal industry, which aims to clean up emissions and slow global warming, but few companies have delivered results. Is the technology a planetary saviour or a risky bet?
Pope Francis will not attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, later this week in Dubai, on the advice of his physicians.
[New Times] Rwanda's journey to embed 60% renewable energy into its power grid by 2030 exemplifies its dedication to sustainable energy. This goal reflects a wider movement towards eco-friendly power sources. Encouraged by Uruguay's impressive accomplishment of reaching 98% dependence on renewable energy, Rwanda could aim for even more ambitious targets.
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi will on December 1-2 participate at the 28th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
High in remote mountains in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, a new plant will soon take atmospheric CO2 and pump it into rock -- part of controversial attempts to target planet-heating emissions without abandoning fossil fuels.
A report released ahead of the upcoming U.N. climate summit is a "stark warning" that nations need "stronger action on efficiency."
Democrat John Bel Edwards is on his way out. Republican Jeff Landry is on his way in. Support for fossil fuels is expected to remain constant.
The incoming ruling coalition’s biggest party sees renewable energy sources accounting for 68 percent of energy production and a ban on coal in heating of households beyond 2030.
Plaintiffs in a new lawsuit say a recent oil release off Louisiana’s coast has imperiled shrimping and other local businesses.
Firms including Bank of America have made no commitment to cut emissions in line with target system, analysis finds Most companies sponsoring the UN climate talks in Dubai are not committed to cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in line with globally recognised net zero targets, it has been revealed. Only one of the more than 20 sponsors of Cop28 has signed up to UN-backed net zero science-based targets , (SBTi), according to an analysis. Continue reading...
November 29, 2023 5:25 AM Destruction across the Amazon rainforest so far this year has slowed dramatically, down 55.8% from the same period a year ago in a major turnaround for the region vital to curbing climate change, according to an analysis provided to Reuters.
The Future of Extreme Heat in Cities: What We Know — and What We Don’t
Wed, 11/29/2023 - 00:00
The past year registered record-shattering global temperatures . People around the world are already witnessing epic heat waves, wildfires and drought at 1.1 degrees C (2 degrees F) of global warming, compared to pre-industrial averages. With current policies putting the world on a trajectory for 2.5 degrees C to 2.9 degrees C (up to 5 degrees F) of warming by 2100, this year’s sweltering heat is just a glimpse of the future ahead.
In a warming world, cities face an even greater burden of higher temperatures than rural areas. For one, they hold most of the world’s population. Their exposure to high temperatures is amplified by the urban heat island effect...
[DW] Africa is the most vulnerable continent for the effects of climate change, the UN has said. Young Africans are calling for urgent action and for ramping up funding for African-made solutions to tackle the climate crisis.
This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections
Climate change is making the weather weird in every region of the United States.
That’s a key takeaway of the new fifth National Climate Assessment , a sweeping, U.S.-focused report in which top climate scientists summarize the latest research on climate change science, impacts, and solutions.
As the climate warms, most of the Eastern United States is becoming wetter and thus faces increased flood risks. At the same time, the Western states are mostly becoming drier, the risk of droughts and wildfires is rising.
The National Climate Assessment divides the country into 10 regions and identifies the key threats in each one.
(Image credit: the fifth National Climate Assessment)
November 29, 2023 12:55 AM Severe flooding caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon has killed 120 people in Kenya, while people in almost 90,000 households have been forced to leave their homes, the government said on Tuesday.
The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially comes to a close on Thursday, stirred up a fourth-place ranking when it comes to most-named storms in a year.
Having just emerged from the worst drought in decades, Kenya is now battling incessant rain and flash floods associated with the El Nino phenomenon.
Private jets aren't just expensive. They're also terrible for the environment. We wanted to find out how bad they were. Here's what we found.
Google is now using geothermal energy to meet the massive power needs of its data centers. Google announced a first-of-its-kind geothermal project is now operational in Nevada in a blog post on Tuesday, using heat from the Earth’s core as energy.Read more...
November 28, 2023 9:00 PM A dozen countries are expected to start producing electricity from nuclear power sources within the next few years, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi said on Tuesday.
Extreme weather events in countries vulnerable to climate change drove more than 27 million children into hunger last year, Save the Children said on Tuesday.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03584K, Review Article Yunhai Zhu, Guojin Liang, Xun Cui, Xueqin Liu, Haixia Zhong, Chunyi Zhi, Yingkui Yang Aqueous zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs) distinguish themselves among the numerous viable alternatives to lithium-ion batteries on account of their potential advantages, which encompass enhanced safety, cost-effectiveness, and eco-friendliness. However, the metal... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The success of this week’s UN climate summit will depend on one man who must know that a favourable result would be bad news for the industry he represents History was made in Glasgow in 2021 when “fossil fuels” appeared in the Cop26 declaration . It was the first time they had ever been mentioned in the text of a Cop agreement – officially recognising the taproot of a human-led climate emergency. Two years is a long time in geopolitics. This year’s Cop28, which begins on Thursday in Dubai, will be presided over by Sultan Al Jaber , the chief executive of the state oil company of the United Arab Emirates, which has the largest net-zero-busting expansion plans of any fossil fuel business in the world. It was already doubtful that Mr Al Jaber was fit to lead global climate negotiations while...
November 28, 2023 5:22 PM With this year’s COP28 summit due to start on Nov 30, here are 10 key dates in the battle against global warming.
November 28, 2023 5:05 PM Mr Biden’s climate and energy policies are crashing against competing political pressures.
With all eyes about to focus on the COP28 climate conference in Dubai, new scientific findings show, again, that the climate crisis is taking its toll on Antarctica – a continent, up to recently, thought better able to withstand the immediate effects of rising global temperatures.Using satellite data, scientists have discovered that the ice shelf extending into the ocean from Cadman Glacier on the west Antarctic Peninsula collapsed, leaving the glacier exposed to unusually warm ocean water, which caused the glacier to accelerate and retreat rapidly.
It’s as bizarre as it sounds.
A United Nations agency is expected to call on Western countries, including the US, to reduce meat consumption to combat climate change at its global summit starting this week.
The state-level mandates support the Biden administration's goals of a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and a net-zero emissions economy by no later than 2050.
November 28, 2023 4:05 PM Opec says the IEA has “unjustly vilified” the oil and gas industry over its role in the climate crisis.
November 28, 2023 3:53 PM However, environmental critics fear it is an expensive distraction from tackling root causes.
November 28, 2023 3:50 PM Most respondents said the transition to a low-carbon economy would only be successful if it also addresses inequalities.
November 28, 2023 3:22 PM Leaked notes showed the UAE planning to exploit meetings with foreign governments to strike fossil fuel deals.
The death toll from floods that have devastated many parts of Kenya has almost doubled to 120, a government official said on Tuesday.
Some countries are pushing for an agreement to phase out fossil fuels at the COP28 summit in Dubai, but others argue that such a deal would not be fair
Targeting more renewable energy without limiting fossil fuel production is likely to slow the clean energy transition, a goal that many of the biggest fossil fuel producers are eyeing.
Shuangyashan Coal, which operates the mine, was fined in the past for violating several safety regulations, according to local media reports, and was fined 10 times this year alone.
A new approach to geothermal energy makes it possible to tap the energy of hot rocks just about anywhere. A pilot plant in Nevada is now helping to power Google data centers.
[IPS] Cairo -- The recent U.S.-China summit on November 15 in San Francisco, against a backdrop of low expectations, surprisingly made significant strides with the unveiling of the "Sunnylands Statement on Enhancing Cooperation to Address the Climate Crisis." This agreement, the result of two years of negotiations between climate envoys John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua, represents a considerable advancement following the 2021 joint declaration at the Glasgow Climate Summit.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE00772C, Opinion Louis Delannoy, Matthieu Auzanneau, Baptiste Andrieu, Olivier Vidal, Pierre-Yves Longaretti, Emmanuel Prados, David J. Murphy, Roger W. Bentley, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Marco Raugei, Mikael Höök, Victor Court, Carey W. King, Florian Fizaine, Pierre Jacques, Matthew Kuperus Heun, Andrew Jackson, Charles Guay-Boutet, Emmanuel Aramendia, Jianliang Wang, Hugo Le Boulzec, Charles A.S. Hall Extracting, processing, and delivering energy requires energy itself, which reduces the net energy available to society and yields considerable socioeconomic implications. Yet, most mitigation pathways and transition models overlook net... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Firefighters are experiencing climate change firsthand as hot, dry conditions boost the risks of fire.
The post What it was like to be a volunteer firefighter during the 2023 Canada fires appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
Thermal and photovoltaic solar installations outpaced all other energy sources for the 12th consecutive year by a considerable margin.
The pressure is on for leaders attending the 28th climate conference to prevent global warming from accelerating further, but there is still a long way to go.
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The United States is poised to extract more oil and gas than ever before in 2023, a year that is certain to be the hottest ever recorded, providing a daunting backdrop to crucial United Nations climate talks that hold the hope […]
PHOTO: Tiaki Tāmaki Makaurau - Conservation Auckland
By Liz Kivi
The new government has a major task ahead to deliver on the country’s international obligations for emissions reductions, with implications...
Adrian Meyer, from Angaston in South Australia , died after he and a group of snorkellers were swept away by a strong current over the reef last Monday.
A Virgin Atlantic passenger jet flying from London to New York powered by 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuel took off Tuesday morning, as the aviation world seeks to showcase the potential of low-carbon options to secure its future.
India sourced 70% of its 57 million tonne metallurgical coal imports from Australia in FY 2022. However, this year, by November, the imports have dropped to 50%.
Ryan Cornelius has made the plea ahead of the King's opening address at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 28, which takes place in the United Arab Emirate this week.
British airline Virgin Atlantic on Tuesday piloted the first long-haul flight powered entirely by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), an event environmental groups labelled "greenwashing".
New York is among a growing number of states targeting food waste by rescuing unwanted fruits and vegetables, eggs, cereals, and other food to feed hungry families.
The iceberg split from Antarctic's Filchner Ice Shelf in 1986 but became stuck to the ocean floor and had remained for many years in the Weddell Sea.
Environmental activists say the country isn't acting fast enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
American Airlines is paying a tech startup to remove greenhouse gases from the sky.
If countries, including Thailand, want to achieve net-zero targets, they cannot rely completely on renewable energy to produce electricity and fuel economic activities.
British airline Virgin Atlantic on Tuesday operates the first transatlantic flight powered entirely by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), but environmental groups criticised the event as "greenwashing".
State government undertaking Sikkim Urja's Rs 11,400 crore claim for the destroyed 1,200MW Teesta III hydropower project may become a landmark in climate risk management. Reinsurers have capped their liability at Rs 500 crore for Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) as these climate change events are considered too significant for conventional covers. GLOFs occur when the dam or moraine holding a glacial lake back fails, releasing a substantial volume of water downstream.
Lithium-ion batteries have an “unfortunate habit of incinerating a lot of things”, says The Daily Telegraph’s Tim Blair.
“You hear this line all the time, ‘the planet’s on fire, oh my God the planet’s on fire’,” Mr Blair told Sky News host Chris Kenny.
“Maybe it’s on fire because of lithium-ion batteries which were meant to stop the climate from being destroyed.
“They were our power alternative to fossil fuels.
“Every time you hear about an unexplained fire these days involving some sort of mode of transport … it always comes back to those lithium-ion batteries.”
The fashion industry's enormous waste problem is pushing governments, particularly in Europe, towards ambitious recycling targets.
The drought has sapped the Amazon River and some of its tributaries, killed endangered river dolphins and disrupted access to food and medicine in various cities.
Fifty oil and gas companies representing 40 percent of global production pledged to decarbonise their operations by 2050 at the UN's COP28 climate talks in Dubai on Saturday.
The Biden administration rolled out a new final rule on methane emissions to coincide with the COP28 conference in Dubai Saturday as a new international decarbonization charter was also announced.
STATEMENT: 117 Countries Pledge to Triple World's Renewable Energy Capacity and Double Energy Efficiency by 2030
Sat, 12/02/2023 - 09:06
DUBAI (December 2, 2023) - Today, 117 countries pledged to triple the world’s renewable energy capacity and double energy efficiency by 2030.
Following is a statement from Jennifer Layke, Global Energy Director, World Resources Institute:
“The widespread support for this declaration demonstrates that renewable energy has moved from the sidelines to center stage. Tripling annual renewable energy capacity over the next six years would be the single largest step the world can take toward achieving our global climate goals.
“Achieving this aim can reduce the need for countries to maintain old, polluting...
The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), Methane Guiding Principles (MGP), Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and partnership today announced their intention to build a framework to share expertise to help companies reduce methane emissions and flaring in line with the Oil & Gas Decarbonization Charter (OGDC) ambitions.
Colombian president Gustavo Petro wants treaty to lay out plan to end era of coal, oil and gas Cop28 live – latest updates Colombia has formally joined an alliance of nations calling for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty to prevent the “omnicide of planet Earth”, the country’s president announced at Cop28. At the climate summit in Dubai, Gustavo Petro has said his country would join a group of nations calling for a new body to manage a global transition away from the primary driver of global heating, akin to previous treaties to reduce nuclear weapon arsenals and landmines. Cop28: Can fossil fuel companies transition to clean energy? On Tuesday 5 December, 8pm-9.15pm GMT, join Damian Carrington, Christiana Figueres, Tessa Khan and Mike Coffin for a livestreamed discussion on...
Regulations would cut equivalent of 1.5bn metric tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2038, head of EPA says at Cop28 Cop28 live – latest updates The United States has announced a major crackdown on methane emissions as part of a new effort by several countries at the Cop28 summit to curb the “super pollutant” that is responsible for turbocharging the climate crisis. The US has used the climate conference, which is administered by the UN and being held in Dubai, to unveil new regulations it estimates will cut methane emissions from its vast oil and gas industry by 80% from levels that would be expected without the rule, a total of 58m tonnes by 2038. Continue reading...
December 02, 2023 10:22 PM U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris sought to claim the mantle of global climate leadership for the United States on Saturday in a speech to the COP28 summit, listing a slew of initiatives to cut emissions and harness renewable energy in the world's largest oil and gas producer.
New EPA rules require oil and gas companies to slash climate-changing methane from their operations.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday announced his plan to set up a panel aimed to ensure the move from fossil fuels towards renewable energy is just, sustainable and benefits all countries.
The EPA rule could trim 2 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
World leaders address the U.N. Climate Change Conference, or COP28, as it continues Saturday in Dubai’s Expo City. Follow live updates on the summit and agenda highlights.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today finalized tougher clean air standards that, for the first time, establish protective limits on methane pollution from both new and existing oil and gas sources.
Countries and companies pledge more renewables and emissions cuts but critics say the measures fall short.
France and Kenya will launch a coalition of countries in favour of creating an international tax within two years that would raise billions of dollars for developing countries most exposed to climate change.
World’s militaries produce at least 5.5% of emissions, as evidence mounts that climate crisis puts regions at greater risk of war Wealthy nations should divert 5% of their military budgets to climate finance, advocates argue. The call comes as global leaders at Cop28 in Dubai gather for a special-themed day on “relief, recovery, and peace” on Sunday, marking the first time climate-fueled conflict has ever been on an international climate conference agenda. Continue reading...
December 02, 2023 3:17 PM More than 110 countries are said to have joined the pledge already.
December 02, 2023 4:17 PM World leaders addressed the COP28 summit on Saturday, where their countries' delegations are assessing progress towards meeting global climate goals.
December 02, 2023 5:27 PM Ukraine's Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant lost its power supply after the last remaining line to it from Ukrainian-controlled territory was disrupted, but it has since been repaired, the energy ministry said on Saturday.
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The United Nations says the ongoing PFAS contamination of the Cape Fear watershed in North Carolina violates residents’ right to a clean and safe environment, and it has urged the Environmental Protection Agency to hold the polluters accountable. Its declaration marks the […]
It would be a mistake to reject nuclear power because of problems at a handful of projects, Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said in an interview with AFP.
Grossi was speaking at the COP28 conference in Dubai, where on Saturday a group of large countries are expected to call for nuclear power capacity to be tripled by 2050 as part of the fight against global warming.
As Scottish Ministers, most notably those of the Green persuasion, are finding out again at Holyrood. Zealous enthusiasm is not enough. You need friends.
CNN — The Biden administration has finalized a rule to significantly cut the US fossil fuel industry’s emissions of methane, a powerful planet-warming gas that scientists and climate advocacy groups have pressed nations to rapidly reduce as global temperature soars. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and White House National Climate Adviser Ali Zaidi will …
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Snow and ice have caused widespread disruption across the UK this morning with trains and flights cancelled and events postponed due to the weather.
The explosive spread of dengue offers a case study in how climate change, human movement, and rising temperatures are all coaligning to fuel the expansion of potentially deadly threats to human health.
RELEASE: Expert Group Launches Report to Help Cities, States and Regions Strengthen Credibility of Net Zero Climate Commitments
Sat, 12/02/2023 - 02:30
DUBAI (December 2, 2023) — Today at COP28, an Expert Group convened by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities (WRI) launched the Integrity Matters for Cities, States, and Regions report outlining fit-for-purpose recommendations for local, state and regional governments to ensure the credibility, accountability and transparency of their climate and sustainability commitments.
“For cities, states and regions to keep leading from the front on climate action, they need stronger partnerships with their national governments,” said ...
In a message to the summit in Dubai, the Pope urges the world to move away from coal, oil and gas.
[ENA] No country can effectively confront the climate challenge if debt is a burden, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed noted in his speech to the United Nation's Climate Change Conference (COP28) today.
[RBM] New findings published today by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2023 World Malaria Report have revealed that the number of malaria cases globally rose between 2019 (pre-pandemic) and 2022. Cases rose by 16 million in this period, from 233 million to 249 million.
The UN’s Cop28 climate conference has kicked off in Dubai this week – but one notable absence will be the US president. Joe Biden pledged to make the fight against climate breakdown one of his top priorities when he took office, and news of his absence from this year’s gathering has frustrated activists. Jonathan Freedland speaks to one such activist, Jerome Foster, who in 2021 became the youngest adviser to the White House when he was asked to sit on its environmental justice advisory council Continue reading...
December 02, 2023 12:07 PM Investment trends include lab-grown meat, advanced batteries, and insects as a food source.
December 02, 2023 1:12 PM Nearly a dozen deep-pocketed philanthropies announced on Saturday they will invest $450 million over the next three years to help countries launch national actions to tackle methane, the second-most prominent greenhouse gas, which has become a new focus of global climate negotiations.
Winter temperatures in city are rising, with most climate models forecasting normal to above-normal temperatures over southern China, Observatory says.
Scientists, government officials and farmers are reviving neglected crops and boosting agricultural productivity to feed people in Africa.
On Friday, the United Nations held a panel on issues impacting the disabled community—ahead of its International Day of People with Disabilities, which falls on December 3. One increasingly urgent topic of discussion: Climate change. “The specific long-term consequences of climate change on persons with disabilities are poorly understood and usually overlooked,” said a moderator with […]
The opening plenary of the UN climate conference here on Friday saw PM Narendra Modi as the only head of state/government on the dias underlining India's growing geopolitical clout in climate diplomacy, reports Vishwa Mohan. Along with the Indian PM, others on the dias were CO president Sultan Al Jaber, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change president Simon Stiell and UN general assembly president Dennis Francis. India's G20 presidency also witnessed an ambitious climate goal in the New Delhi leaders' declaration.
The UAE's state oil company is set to be the world's second biggest producer, analysis shows.
December 02, 2023 2:06 AM Brazil on Friday unveiled a proposal at the COP28 climate summit to set up a global fund to finance forest conservation that it hopes can raise $250 billion from sovereign wealth funds and other investors, including the oil industry.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres pushed for a future without fossil fuels while Cop28 president Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber urged the continued use of fossil fuels.
Xi Jinping and Joe Biden are both skipping the event, which may indicate that they do not expect any breakthroughs.
Malaria cases rose in 2022, in part due to climate change-related extreme weather events.
December 01, 2023 8:00 PM During the two-day World Climate Action Summit at COP28, world leaders will spell out their actions to tackle climate change.
China was found to have the highest death toll related to air pollution, followed by India. Scientists have urged countries to phase out fossil fuels ‘to improve health and save lives’.
World leaders agree to tackle the huge carbon footprint of the food we produce and eat.
New research shows that carbon dioxide becomes a stronger greenhouse gas as its levels rise, highlighting the critical need for immediate emission reductions.
5 Essential Principles of the Just Transition Work Programme for Climate Action
Fri, 12/01/2023 - 13:24
As the climate crisis ratchets up, so, too, must global efforts to address its root causes and escalating impacts. This means rapidly shifting economies and finance flows to pathways that are consistent with low-carbon, climate-resilient development.
While critical, however, this shift is not without risk. Unless governments put proactive policies in place, a rapid economic transition could create or worsen social inequality, displacement and economic disruptions, including unemployment; the International Labour Organization estimates that around 80 million jobs could be lost due to the climate transition. Stakes are especially high for the countries...
The mostly-male group of asylum seekers - clad in hooded winter jackets and red blankets - were brought into Dover, Kent on Border Force catamaran Hurricane shortly after 10am today.
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says two recent court decisions striking down some federal environment policies delayed plans to implement a cap on emissions.
The main challenge for addressing climate change a decade ago was how to develop low-cost, low-carbon solutions such as wind or solar power. Since that hurdle has been cleared, we now need to focus on social dimensions to deploying solutions quickly and at large-scale. Important progress has been made over the past decade in terms […]
He took to the stage at the climate conference to make an urgent plea for nations to work together to combat climate change - but the King's sartorial choices have set tongues wagging in Greece.
The EPA rule, which would set first-ever limits at taconite plants for the heavy metal linked to brain damage, is undergoing White House review.
More than 216 million people could migrate within their countries by 2050 as a result of climate change, according to research cited by the White House.
The Good, the Bad and the Urgent: MDB Climate Finance in 2022
Fri, 12/01/2023 - 11:15
For the past seven years, we have analyzed MDBs’ Joint Reports on Climate Finance and highlighted key takeaways behind the headlines. See past editions here: 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019 , 2020 and 2021 ).
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) are major providers of public climate finance. This funding helps countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Every year since 2012 MDBs have published a Joint Report on Climate Finance detailing the scale and composition of their climate finance for the previous year. This year’s report ( covering 2022 ) notes an increase in the volume of climate finance. This is welcome...
December 01, 2023 4:10 PM Proposals for the “phasedown/out” of the fossil fuels in the draft prepared by the UK and Singapore are contentious.
The next generation of climate change activists explain why they're attending COP28 in Dubai.
Creating images with generative AI could use as much energy as charging your smartphone according to a new study Friday that measures the environmental impact of generative AI models for the first time. Popular models like ChatGPT’s Dall-E and Midjourney may produce more carbon than driving 4 miles.Read more...
At the United Nations climate conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a parade of dignitaries invoked faith, science and economics in their calls for a rapid transition away from coal, oil and gas, and toward clean energy.
Labour leader says ‘things will be done differently’ if he wins the next election Cop28 live – latest updates Keir Starmer has accused Rishi Sunak of “shrinking and retreating” from showcasing leadership on the global stage at Cop28 and over the climate crisis. The Labour leader said the transition to net zero could benefit millions of people in the UK who are struggling with the cost of living crisis. But instead, the “smallness” of Sunak’s politics was affecting his ability to show a “seriousness and a want to lead” on the issue. Continue reading...
At the COP28 summit, the United Arab Emirates announced $30 billion to help poor countries with climate projects, including the transition to cleaner energy.
At the current pace, the administration will not meet its zero-emissions goals by midcentury, the American Clean Power Association said Friday.
Joint project with EU involves more than 500 scientists and engineers and more than 70 companies The world’s biggest operational experimental nuclear fusion reactor – a technology in its infancy but billed by some as the answer to humanity’s future energy needs – has been inaugurated in Naka, Japan. Fusion differs from fission, the technique used in nuclear power plants, by fusing two atomic nuclei instead of splitting one. Continue reading...
Venezuela is holding a referendum on Sunday that could pave the way for it attempt to annex land in Guyana, which since 2015 has discovered significant offshore oil and gas reserves. The United States and Brazil are among the countries watching the Venezuelan result closely.
With climate change driving more intense dry spells, the world must invest in early warning systems and measures to conserve water, a UN report says
The lighter side of climate change.
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The carbon price is up to just under $75 ahead of the Emissions Trade Scheme auction on Wednesday next week.
Digging into small agriculture, a new generation of young people returns to the land to a more sustainable lifestyle in response to climate change.
Leaders are addressing delegates at the UN Climate Change conference in Dubai. Here is what they said.
The World Bank will "operate" an ambitious new climate change fund, but donors and recipients will likely control how the money is actually spent, the head of the development lender said Friday.
The nation’s coal mines are major emitters of methane, and that is complicating global talks on reducing this potent greenhouse gas.
After being grounded on the ocean floor for well over four decades, the largest iceberg in the world is on the loose.
Climate change protesters interrupted the Met Opera in New York City on Thursday night, yelling from the boxes to the side of the stage and unfurling banners.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2024, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03052K, Paper Gwanho Kim, Jae Won Lee, Kaiying Zhao, Taebin Kim, Woojoong Kim, Jin Woo Oh, Kyuho Lee, Jihye Jang, Guangtao Zan, Jong Woong Park, Seokyeong Lee, Yeonji Kim, Wei Jiang, Shengyou Li, Cheolmin Park A deformable complementary energy harvester combining moisture-induced and triboelectric energy in a single cell is developed, offering mechanical resilience, high energy output, rapid capacitor charging, and potential in emergency guidance systems. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Climate action is complicated, and there will be lots of talk about 1.5 degree pathways, carbon budgets and loss and damage at the UN climate conference in Dubai. What does it all mean?
Synera Renewable Energy Group is holding discussions over acquisitions and investments with companies in South Korea, Japan and Australia, CEO Anna Su said in an interview.
SB Energy Global is sourcing materials from Ohio, Texas, Georgia and other states to earn the Inflation Reduction Act's 10 percent domestic content tax credit.
All together, up to 10,000 solar panels are expected to deliver as much as 5.33 megawatts of power to Wayne County schools each year.
The U.S. Central Command is responsible for protecting national security and promoting peace across one of the "least secure and stable places in the world." Extreme weather and water shortages will make that mission harder.
The ruling marks the second time a court has told government officials they must do more to tackle climate change.
The oil-rich UAE aimed to slough off criticism about its role leading the U.N. climate talks with a $100 million pledge to aid poorer, climate-stricken countries.
Christmas lights might not be the only thing lighting up these dark December nights, as a solar storm is expected to bring bright northern lights to the Prairies this weekend.
UK prime minister among world leaders arriving in the UAE for climate talks While we are waiting for day 2 of Cop28 to get going this is good read on what it is all about and why it matters from my colleague Fiona Harvey While we are waiting for day 2 of Cop28 to get going this is good read on what it is all about and why it matters from my colleague Fiona Harvey Continue reading...
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa will this week lead South Africa's delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) in Dubai.
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West Virginia’s fund to clean up abandoned coal mines is in such dire shape that it threatens to stick taxpayers with hundreds of millions — perhaps even billions — of dollars in cleanup costs. And yet, little is being done to turn things around.
The bankruptcy of just one significant mining company could wipe out the fund, according to the state’s top regulatory official. And auditors for the Republican-controlled...
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto will on Thursday jet out of the country to Dubai for the 28th Conference of the Parties(COP) 28 to advocate for Kenya and Africa's climate change agenda.
Growth in the country's core sector surged to double digits in October on the back of robust expansion in coal, electricity, cement and steel and sustaining the strength displayed since June. Data released by the ministry of commerce and industry on Thursday showed the core sector spanning coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity, rose an annual 12.1% in October, higher than the 0.7% in October last year and above 9.2% recorded in the previous month.
[UN News] Climate change and its impacts, particularly extreme weather and heatwaves, pose a "substantial risk" to progress being made to fight malaria, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
The ratio of companies in Scotland that see an opportunity to address climate change has fallen during the past year, says Scottish Engineering
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2024, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03340F, Paper Zixing Wang, Kang Luo, Jian-Fang Wu, Peng Gao, Kexuan Wang, Shi Chen, Jian Tu, Xiulin Fan, Jilei Liu In this work, we designed PC-based electrolytes rich in AGGs and CIPs, forming a robust and KF-rich SEI interface and enabling a low desolvation barrier, further alleviating various challenges at all-climate temperatures of PIBs. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2024, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03274D, Paper Yangjun Luo, Yanwei Wang, Huijuan Zhang, Youyuan Wang, Jin Wan, Chuanzhen Feng, Lingmei Liu, Zaiping Guo, Jian Li, Yu Wang We first report universal strategies to synthesize high-loading (up to 13.78 wt%) non-metal monoatoms on carbon. Re-calcination is further proposed to overcome the poor oxidation resistance of catalysts with abundant carbon defects. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Eastern Victoria and southern NSW contend with more downpours as swollen rivers threaten communities Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Floods are threatening to cut off a second Victorian town after a landslide isolated a community in the wake of a deluge across eastern Australia. Eastern Victoria and southern New South Wales were bracing for further rain on Friday after some areas recorded more than 150mm of rain in a day. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
Energy Minister Chris Bowen jets off along with 70,000 others to tackle climate change. But not everyone's sipping the eco-friendly Kool-Aid.
Among the most frequently reported troubles were battery and charging system issues as well as flaws in how the vehicles´ body panels and interior parts fit together.
Climate change is a threat to thousands of animal species, including gorillas, pangolins and turtles.
December 01, 2023 12:01 AM Britain's King Charles began a visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, during which he will advocate for greater global action and accountability on climate change at the COP28 summit.
Confirming that 2023 is set to be the "warmest year on record", the World Meteorological Organisation on Thursday warned that the coming year may be worse as the El Nino event of this year is likely to "further fuel the heat in 2024". Shattering previous records, global mean temperature till October this year was around 1.4 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial level (1850-1900 average), the WMO said. Data so far shows 2023 almost touched the warming limit threshold of 1.5 degree C.
Sultan Al Jaber, president of Cop28 and chief of UAE oil giant ADNOC, strenuously denied this week that he used the Cop presidency to pursue new fossil fuel deals.
The NISAR satellite, a collaboration between NASA and India's space agency ISRO, will help scientists monitor how climate change is affecting Earth's varied landscapes.
COP28 is an international climate summit where leaders and stakeholders from around the world to collaborate on issues related to climate change.
Western energy firms are the usual suspects when it comes to criticism about the sector's role in climate change, but a less visible lineup of powerful state companies dominates the industry.
The U.S. Navy released an underwater footage on Wednesday, revealing the plane's tires lodged in the coral as fish navigate through rock fissures.
The North American wolverine will receive long-delayed threatened species protections under a Biden administration proposal released Wednesday in response to scientists’ warnings that climate change will likely melt away the rare species’ snowy mountain refuges and push them toward extinction.
America is set to be battered by more hurricanes next year as weather systems are supposed to dissipate leading to warmer waters and more fuel for storms in 2024.
It's time to be efficient. In a breakthrough study, solar energy proves more efficient than tree planting in dryland areas.
A group representing more than 130 First Nations in Ontario are asking a court to review what they call Canada's "discriminatory" carbon price system.
Open access notables
From this week's government/NGO section, longitudinal data is gold and Leisorowitz, Maibachi et al. continue to mine ore from the US public with Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy, Fall 2023 :
Drawing on a representative sample of the U.S. adult population, the authors describe how registered voters view a variety of domestic climate and energy policies. The survey was fielded from October 20 – 26, 2023. For example, 57% of registered voters would prefer to vote for a candidate for public office who supports action on global warming. This includes 95% of liberal Democrats, 86% of moderate/conservative Democrats, and 46% of liberal/moderate Republicans, but only 13% of conservative Republicans. 56% of...
November 30, 2023 5:15 PM If the world abandons oil too quickly, it could crumble as the revenue that finances much of their budget dwindles.
Hyundai has announced its new wheel tech concept, and if it works, it could open up a whole new world of EV platform architecture. Here's what we know so far.
A new paper claims that the ozone hole above Antarctica is getting deeper, suggesting that it is not healing as expected. However, other researchers say the study's results are misleading.
Despite El Niño conditions, record-warm ocean waters helped bring about above-average activity for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.
The post The unusual 2023 Atlantic hurricane season ends appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
November 30, 2023 3:25 PM The climate conference should aim for a complete phaseout of fossil fuels within a reasonable timeframe, Mr Antonio Guterres says.
Vanuatu Climate Change Minister Ralph Regenvanu is hoping developed countries such as Australia commit to phasing out fossil fuels like coal and gas at the UN’s annual meeting. The future of his country depends on it.
These 10 Countries Are Phasing Out Coal the Fastest
Thu, 11/30/2023 - 09:55
Phasing out coal power is the most important step the world can take to curb climate change.
Coal, the most polluting fossil fuel, supplied 36% of electricity generation in 2022. This must drop to 4% by 2030 and then 0% by 2040 if the world is to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) and prevent the most catastrophic impacts of the climate crisis. (That's according to a high-ambition scenario from Climate Action Tracker .)
Removing coal from power generation is also critical to decarbonizing other sectors of the economy. It will help ensure that green technologies that run on electricity, like electric vehicles and heat pumps, are powered by cleaner...
The World Meteorological Organization also warned that the average temperature for the year is up some 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit from pre-industrial times — a mere one-tenth of a degree under a target limit for the end of the century as laid out by the Paris climate accord in 2015.
Rather than offer more false promises of money to fight climate change, affluent countries should simply open their markets to service exports.
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The government deserves credit for a fall in electricity emissions but large parts of industry and farming are still emitting the same as they were in 2005 Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The wonks call it climate Christmas – the dump of Australian climate change information from the federal government that happens shortly before the end of the parliamentary year, and just as the annual UN climate summit kicks off. It’s impossible to get across it all in one brief sitting, so this is by necessity a first look only, but the hundreds of pages of data published in five documents on Thursday tell us a lot about where Australia is up to on the climate crisis, and where it is heading. Continue reading...
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will be among those arriving by private jet in the oil-rich UAE for the latest climate gathering.
November 30, 2023 1:16 PM BRUSSELS/ Countries at the U.N.'s COP28 climate summit opening on Thursday hope to clinch an early deal on a new fund to pay for climate-caused damage, aiming to muster some political goodwill before talks turn to divisive topics including the future of fossil fuels.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- In the face of escalating global climate challenges, Rotary International members are taking proactive steps to drive sustainable practices and contribute to vital discussions on environmental conservation.
A Navy team removed nearly all of the estimated 2,000 gallons of fuel on the plane, Rear Adm. Kevin Lenox said Monday.
The latest round of UN-facilitated climate talks opened on Thursday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a warning that the world is taking “baby steps” in the face of a terrifying planetary crisis that requires bold action now.
November 30, 2023 11:31 AM The El Nino weather pattern expected to generate hotter and drier conditions across large swathes of the country.
The U.N. Climate Change Conference, or COP28, opens Thursday in Dubai’s Expo City. Follow live updates on the summit and agenda highlights.
Leading UK climate science organisations are driving forwards a national alliance focused on climate solutions for society, led by new co-directors including Professor Michael Meredith from British Antarctic Survey (BAS). …
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Consumer NZ is taking Z Energy to the High Court, claiming the company has misled New Zealanders with its claims over emissions reductions and mitigation.
The COP28 climate summit kicked off with a report on the many records broken in 2023, including unprecedented rises in greenhouse gases, global temperatures and sea level
As countries meet in Dubai to negotiate emissions reductions, the world is heating up faster than ever. Without further cuts, warming is set to continue.
More than 400 oil and gas projects were approved globally in the last two years despite calls to abandon all new hydrocarbon development, new figures showed as the UN COP28 climate talks opened Thursday.
As the PM prepares to jet off to Dubai for Cop 28, environmentally conscious Tories have warned that backsliding on Net Zero could hurt his chances of wining the next election
A new revelation has rattled climate scientists and environmental activists, but it did not happen in a vacuum.
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After decades of meetings, nations still haven’t agreed to curb the main driver of global warming.
The 28th U.N.-sponsored Conference of the Parties on climate change looks to be a replay of earlier COPs. The consistent shortfall in achieving climate goals has meant that the parties discuss the same items every year.
This year's United Nations climate summit is being held in the petroleum-dependent United Arab Emirates, as the Earth closes out its hottest year ever recorded.
The United Nations weather agency said Thursday that 2023 is all but certain to be the hottest year on record, warning of worrying trends that suggest increasing floods, wildfires, glacier melt and heat waves in the future.
[Botswana Daily News] Dubai -- Eight billion, Two weeks, One Planet! These words scream out from one of the high-rise buildings in the middle of the Dubai Exhibition Centre in United Arab Emirates where the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is taking place.
A man in his 20s on Thursday was bitten by a shark at Clack Island, in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, north of Cooktown, in Far North Queensland.
According to a Treasury statement, the U.S. alleges that Sepehr acts as a front company for the Iranian government’s oil sales, which “fund its destabilizing regional activities and support of multiple regional proxy groups,” including Hamas and Hezbollah.
Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont earlier in the week withdrew proposed regulations that would have halted sales of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035.
The plan is part of a concerted effort to change the reputation of Brazil from an international pariah on climate to a leader of the Global South.
Defense Department officials will discuss national security and climate change risks at the U.N. climate summit in Dubai.
The Biden administration's public embrace of the United Arab Emirates oil chief running the global climate talks brings political risks. Can it yield a deal to slash fossil fuel pollution?
Sustainable homes designed on the banks of the River Tay are helping those on the frontline of the climate crisis survive in Bangladesh.
Speaking in the lead up to Cop28 in Dubai, Christiana Figueres said she has lost faith in oil companies People must balance outrage and optimism after a “hellish summer” of extreme weather, the UN’s former climate chief has urged at the start of the Cop28 climate summit. “We have to keep the outrage really high because we are so darn late,” said Christiana Figueres, a veteran negotiator hailed as the architect of the Paris climate agreement. She pointed to the weak policies that governments have set in order to cut planet-heating pollution and the $7tn with which they directly and indirectly subsidise fossil fuels. Continue reading...
Students from Highland and Moray took part in a Mock COP28 to discuss the climate crisis ahead of this week's global climate summit in Dubai.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Homabay County Leaders have implored the government to fast-track humanitarian assistance to residents surrounding Lake Victoria who have been displaced by floods due to the ongoing El-Nino rains.
November 30, 2023 5:00 AM A new type of biofuel could make flying more sustainable, and solve the dilemma of buying carbon offsets.
The North Sea’s biggest oil and gas producer has underlined how much money firms are making in the area and revealed it is eyeing ‘material’ acquisition opportunities.
As the Cop28 climate summit begins in Dubai today, a secret Saudi Arabian plan to get poorer countries ‘hooked on its harmful products’ has emerged. Damian Carrington reports Delegates from every country in the world are meeting today at the beginning of the Cop28 climate talks in Dubai, hosted by the United Arab Emirates. The scale of the challenge ahead of them is immense: phasing out the fossil fuels that power the global economy before a planetary tipping point is reached. As the Guardian’s environment editor, Damian Carrington , tells Michael Safi this week, that task has got even tougher. It has emerged that Saudi Arabia is driving a huge global investment plan to create demand for its oil and gas in developing countries . Critics say the plan is designed to get countries “hooked...
November 30, 2023 2:31 AM Scientists recently identified a new population of polar bears in south-east Greenland which appears to have adapted.
The UN's former climate chief said she was "giving up hope" that fossil fuel firms will be part of the solution to warming as pivotal COP28 talks start Thursday in oil-rich United Arab Emirates.
For farmers in the valleys below the 15 de Septiembre hydroelectric plant in central El Salvador, the rains bring floods. Now that the rains are more unpredictable, the loss of crops and disruption of fishing are even more devastating as they deal with erratic climate-change-induced flooding.
India reflects on its G20 Presidency, emphasizing inclusivity and a human-centric approach amid global challenges. Key achievements include integrating the African Union into the G20, hosting the 'Voice of the Global South Summit,' and delivering the G20 2023 Action Plan for Sustainable Development Goals. India advances digital public infrastructure, green development, and climate justice, fostering collaboration on policy coherence and trade. Handing over to Brazil, India expresses confidence in a lasting impact on people, planet, peace, and prosperity.
Sultan Al Jaber, who is also CEO of his country’s oil giant ADNOC, denied reports he used his position as Cop28 president to pitch new oil and gas investments to governments.
The UN climate conference opens in Dubai on Thursday with nations under pressure to increase the urgency of action on global warming and wean off fossil fuels, amid intense scrutiny of oil-rich hosts UAE.
The two-week-long climate negotiations being held this year in the glitzy Gulf city come at a pivotal moment, with emissions still rising and this year likely to be the hottest in human history.
It is 33 years now since the IPCC in its first report in 1990 concluded that it is “certain” that greenhouse gas emissions from human activities “will enhance the greenhouse effect, resulting on average in an additional warming of the Earth’s surface.” That has indeed happened as predicted, it has been confirmed by a zillion […]
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This blog was co-authored by Britta Johnston, Senior Policy Analyst for Natural Climate Solutions at EDF. Heading into COP28, nature as a climate solution has been making headlines, and rightfully so. Sustainably conserving, restoring, and managing the world’s ecosystems is one of the most powerful tools we have to meet global climate goals. A recent […]
Al summit a Dubai anche Meloni, assenti il Papa, Biden e Xi
Dubai crude oil reference prices are expected to fall to US$83-85 per barrel next year based on slow global economic growth, says Phichin Aphiwantanaporn, senior executive vice-president of IRPC Plc, the petrochemical arm of national oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc.
Fewer than 300 of the endangered carnivores believed to remain in lower 48 states, primarily in fragmented groups at high elevation The North American wolverine, a species from the badger family that resembles a small bear with a bushy tail, will receive government protections under a Biden administration proposal after scientists warned that its harsh, prairie mountain habitat was being threatened by climate change. The proposal by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to grant wolverines , sometimes called “mountain devils”, federal protections under the Endangered Species Act brings a close to 30-year fight by conservation groups who first petitioned for the species to be listed as threatened in 1994. Continue reading...
The ecologically sensitive Himalayan region has been caught in a vicious cycle of construction and destruction in recent years as climate change has exacerbated a pattern of natural disasters.
The spectacle of another annual United Nations climate conference gets underway Thursday in Dubai.
The report calculates freeze-up conditions in combination with the winter snowpack to create the base for the spring snowmelt runoff forecast.
Sultan Al Jaber calls allegations false as the United Arab Emirates prepares to host the biggest Cop meeting yet Sultan Al Jaber, the president of the UN Cop28 climate summit, has hit back strongly at reports he abused his position to try to sign oil deals with other governments , as the United Arab Emirates prepares to host the biggest Cop meeting yet. Al Jaber’s role is to act as an “honest broker” for the 190-plus governments gathering at the global climate talks, charged with leading them to a successful conclusion. He is also the chief executive of UAE’s national oil company, Adnoc, and campaigners say the two roles are in conflict. Continue reading...
The North American wolverine will receive long-delayed threatened species protections under a Biden administration proposal. Wednesday’s determination that the species is threatened with extinction follows years of scientists' warnings that climate change will likely melt away the elusive species’ snowy…
The president of the COP28 summit in Dubai urges countries to come to the table and work towards keeping the 1.5-degree climate target within reach.
With COP28 looming, companies must proactively address emissions and report real progress on corporate climate goals.
Lithium-rich geothermal brines in the Imperial Valley contain enough lithium to make 1 electric vehicle for each U.S. citizen.
November 29, 2023 3:10 PM In the US, where about a quarter of the population is Catholic, not a single diocese has announced it has let go of its fossil fuel assets.
The report said the UAE planned to use its role as host of UN climate talks to strike oil and gas deals.
[Nile Post] The World Wildlife Fund(WWF) Uganda has demanded that tangible commitments should be made on the urgent need to enhance Nationally Determined Contributions(NDCs) for increasing the ambition for emissions reduction goals for 2030 and new ones for 2035, through the Global Stock take and the Work Programme on pre-2030 mitigation ambition and implementation
Parliament to hear increased ‘fragility’ of energy networks ‘could be used by hostile actors’ amid existential national security risk to Pacific neighbours Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The climate change minister, Chris Bowen, will declare runaway global heating remains a national security threat and predict that countries vulnerable to sea level rise will look to Australia to provide “mobility with dignity” as the climate crisis deepens. Bowen will tell parliament on Thursday that extreme weather events caused by climate change will also place increased strain on Australia’s energy networks, warning “this fragility could be used by hostile actors”. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your...
Justices’ decision on the scope of the SEC’s authority to penalize a hedge fund manager accused of fraud could limit agencies that oversee water pollution, pipeline development and public lands.
Officials will add the predators, threatened by climate change and habitat loss in much of the United States, to the Endangered Species List.
CNN — The COP28 president-designate Sultan Al Jaber has strongly denied accusations that his team sought to use the international climate talks in Dubai to strike fossil fuel deals for the UAE’s state-owned oil and gas company. Several media outlets, including CNN, this week published stories based on a cache of leaked documents obtained by the UK-registered …
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Clouds way up in the stratosphere act like a blanket, trapping heat in the Arctic and Antarctica. That could help explain why models keep underestimating how fast they’re warming.
Sultan al-Jaber, who also leads massive state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil, called the allegations from a BBC report "an attempt to undermine the work of the COP28 presidency" before the talks were set to begin Thursday.
November 29, 2023 12:51 PM A Virgin Atlantic passenger jet powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) completed a London-to-New York jaunt on Tuesday, showcasing the potential of low-carbon options, which are a tiny fraction of the industry's fuel mix.
Talking about climate change can be a tough job, especially in places where audiences may be less likely to accept the science. Strong resistance has pushed some meteorologists out of the field.
The North American wolverine would receive threatened species protections under a Biden administration proposal. Warming temperatures are expected to shrink the mountain snowpack wolverines rely on.
California is expected to play a sizable role in the annual U.N. climate conference that will begin this week in Dubai.
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New Zealand could go from being a buyer of offshore carbon credits to an exporter of offsets, according to the promoters of an ambitious plan to reforest and restore 2.1 million...
New controls on graphite exports to the United States could hurt American efforts to create green jobs while weaning the country off fossil fuels.
[#StopEACOP] Kampala, Uganda -- Hundreds of environmental and community activists staged peaceful protests at the corporate headquarters of some Chinese banks and insurance firms, as well as Chinese embassies across Africa, Europe and North America today, demanding those institutions commit not to support further development of the controversial East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). Actions have been organized by local civil society and community-based organizations working alongside people who have been or will be
A glacier in the Western Antarctic is losing mass at an alarming level as its ice flows out to sea, causing a rise in sea levels, report experts at the University of Leeds.
[The Conversation Africa] According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), more than 80% of the global population are motivated by a faith or spirituality. Faced with the triple planetary crises of pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change, what role can faith communities play in saving the planet?
The Emirati host of the UN climate conference in Dubai denied Wednesday reports that he used his presidency of the crucial talks on global warming to pursue fossil fuels deals.
Record clean energy installations could help China’s power sector to reach peak emissions in the next two years, but continued investment in coal-based capacity and a lack of firm emissions targets could undermine optimism about the country’s green transition, according to climate researchers.
Just a few weeks ago, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened the Climate Ambition Summit with a warning that by failing to act on the climate crisis, he said “humanity has opened the gates of hell.” Could not say it more strongly. And he also said, as you may recall, we’re moving “toward a dangerous […]
[Daily News] Bukoba -- The Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force Kagera Regional Officer-in-Charge, Senior Assistant Commissioner (SACF) Zabron Muhumha, has warned residents in the region to take necessary precautions regarding floods, as reports indicate that most areas have started receiving rains.
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The Emirati president of the UN climate conference in Dubai denied Wednesday reports that he sought to use his leadership of COP28 to pursue fossil fuel deals for his country.
The investor service examined carbon-intensive sectors such as oil exploration and transportation. Some might not survive the transition to a low-carbon economy.
A lawsuit before the New York Supreme Court “could open up a floodgate of litigation" over consideration of climate change in investing, said one lawyer.
UK ministers have been urged to draw up “a coherent plan” for managing the clean energy transition after analysis revealed that more than 200,000 jobs supported by the North Sea oil and gas sector have been last in the last decade despite vast support from Westminster.
“If the allegations are true, this is totally unacceptable and a real scandal,” Greenpeace International said.
The climate crisis, invasive species, overexploitation of resources and pollution could break down crucial ecosystems. We asked experts to lay out the risks and offer some solutions The continued destruction of nature across the planet will result in major shocks to food supplies and safe water, the disappearance of unique species and the loss of landscapes central to human culture and leisure by the middle of this century, experts have warned. By 2050, if humanity does not follow through on commitments to tackle the five main drivers of nature loss critical natural systems could break down just as the human population is projected to peak. Continue reading...
November 29, 2023 5:00 AM The industry has fought a decades-long battle to water down ambitious global efforts to tackle climate change.
Climate science shows that beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, impacts in the U.S. get substantially worse. The world is on track for almost double that level of warming by the end of the century.
"All views are welcome. All views are needed," declared Sultan Al Jaber, president of the UN's COP28 and head of the Emirates state oil and gas company in the run-up to the climate talks in Dubai.
Flood rescues launched in NSW as Bureau of Meteorology warns of thunderstorm risk for ‘most of the east coast’ on Wednesday Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Multiple people have been rescued from flood waters in New South Wales as rain falls across large parts of Australia, with thunderstorms expected along most of the east coast on Wednesday. The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) conducted two flood rescues on Wednesday morning, rescuing two people from their car at South Nowra and another group from a home at St Georges Basin, near Jervis Bay. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
British PM to tell UN summit of plans for rainforests and new national park – but green groups remain sceptical Rishi Sunak is to announce a new package of green measures as the Cop28 UN climate summit begins in Dubai, including a search for a national park, a strategy on British rainforests and landscape recovery projects with farmers. But green groups have told the Guardian the package is greenwashing and an attempt by the UK prime minister to “reset” his reputation after previously opposing environmental measures. Continue reading...
Skating with Santa is a holiday tradition that may be on thin ice at many outdoor rinks across Calgary. Unseasonably warm weather has ice-makers at least two weeks behind.
For the US, it isn’t a good look in the lead-up to this week’s United Nations conference on climate change (COP28). The country will pull record quantities of oil and gas out of the ground in 2023, which is on track to be the hottest year in history, the Guardian reports.Read more...
Federal politicians have criticized the Alberta Energy Regulator following two releases of oilsands wastewater at Imperial Oil's Kearl mine earlier this year.
Monday's fierce wind and rain storm took residents of Grand Parade's tent encampment in Halifax by surprise, and destroyed nearly a third of the structures.
It's been 66 million years since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and many may blame an asteroid's explosive collision with our planet for the end of the creatures' reign.
But for years, scientists have debated whether the meteorite alone is responsible for one of the most infamous mass extinction events in history, or whether other more earthly forces played a part as well.
Reigniting the debate, a recent study posited that volcanic eruptions may have already thrown the ecosystem into chaos and threatened the existence of non-bird dinosaurs before the asteroid crashing into Earth delivered the final blow.
The international team of researchers are the latest experts who claim that the world the dinosaurs roamed was one teeming with critical levels of sulfur that set the stage for their extinction...
STATEMENT: Michigan Enacts New Climate Laws and Creates a Just Transition Office for Fossil Fuel Workers and Communities
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LANSING, MICHIGAN (November 28, 2023) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of climate bills into law that will boost clean energy adoption and reduce emissions in the state.
The new laws include a standard to transition the state to 100% clean electricity by 2040 and new requirements to increase energy storage and accessibility to rooftop solar. The state will also create a new office to support workers and communities impacted by the transition away from fossil fuels in the energy and transportation sectors.
WRI research shows that, with the right policies in place, electric vehicle...
Jeff Bezos might want to start accepting packages on his 417-foot superyacht as it’s becoming increasingly clear the ship isn’t much good for transporting the ultra-wealthy into the most luxurious ports. Pictures and live data show the Amazon founder has had to park his ship next to an oil tanker as it lingers in a…Read more...
The U.S. government recently released the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a comprehensive report that shows the harmful impacts of extreme weather and other climate hazards are increasing for people across the United States. The Fifth National Climate Assessment confirms messages in previous reports but brings the details into sharper focus for U.S. regions. Climate change is increasingly […]
A leaked document has talking points for the president of the United Nations climate conference, who is an oil executive in the United Arab Emirates, to advance oil and gas deals.
Google announced Tuesday that an advanced geothermal project has begun pumping carbon-free electricity onto the Nevada electric grid to feed Google data centers there.
November 28, 2023 4:30 PM Impacts from human-caused climate change cut 6.3% from global economic output last year, the new report says.
The gigantic iceberg A23a, which broke off from Antarctica in 1986, is finally moving away from the icy continent after being stuck on the seafloor for decades.
The Center for Biological Diversity wants the Interior Department to hand over internal communications about a decision to reject barring oil and gas production on public lands.
A study comparing weather records with climate model projections suggests that the latest models are underestimating how often future rainfall extremes will occur
Scientists are warning that apparently stable glaciers in Antarctica can change rapidly and lose large quantities of ice as a result of warmer oceans. Using satellite data, a team discovered …
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Complex life on earth cannot adapt to 4°C of warming. As COP 28 opens in Dubai, the focus of efforts must be rapid emissions reduction – and accountability – as well as more intelligent adaptation.
Google has successfully launched a joint venture with a startup to power data processing centers using energy from the Earth.
[Premium Times] "Maybe the COP28 platform will be used to remind them and get their response or planned action for the implementation as time is ticking fast."
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Liberia (PACJA-Liberia) alongside vibrant Liberian climate activists has launched the "Keep Your Promise" campaign, aimed at ensuring countries honor their commitments made under the Paris Agreements.
Gen Z is “not going to be satisfied until things are done” on climate change and other issues, the vice president said.
Finding and developing domestic sources of lithium is essential to the major clean energy expansion needed to meet President Joe Biden's climate goals.
After a summer of record-breaking heat and unprecedented wildfires, world leaders will gather Thursday for two weeks of climate change negotiations in Dubai.
A glacier in the Antarctic is retreating more rapidly than scientists expected, doubling its speed, according to new research.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03223J, Paper Zhenghua Zhang, Lele Cui, Bin Chen, Longshun Zhang, Chen He , Chen Shu, Hongyu Kang, Jian Qiu, Wenheng Jing, Kostya Ken Ostrikov Electrochemical two-electron oxygen reduction represents a highly desirable and sustainable future strategy for the mass production of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) for applications from large-scale chemicals production to portable sanitation. However,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
A recycling center in England was evacuated when an escaped goat or ram paid an unexpected visit.
A new book argues that Democrats' extreme framing of issues such as race, immigration and climate change turns off more voters than it attracts.
A catastrophic surge in the frequency, intensity, and severity of extreme weather events has placed children on the frontlines of climate emergencies. Nearly half of the world’s children, or one billion, live in countries at extremely high risk from the effects of the climate crisis. Most of these children face multiple vulnerabilities. An estimated 80 […]
Municipalities that lost electric power after major hurricanes saw higher death rates in Puerto Rico, according to an analysis of satellite imagery by The Post.
Virgin Atlantic flight, partly funded by UK government, hailed by ministers but criticised by campaigners Can UK’s ‘jet zero’ hopes take off with a plane fuelled by used cooking oil? The first transatlantic flight by a commercial airliner fully powered by “sustainable” jet fuel will take off from London Heathrow this morning. The Virgin Atlantic flight, partly funded by the UK government, has been hailed by the aviation industry and ministers as a demonstration of the potential to significantly cut net carbon emissions from flying, although scientists and environmental groups are extremely sceptical . Continue reading...
On February 14, 2023 we announced our Rebuttal Update Project . This included an ask for feedback about the added "At a glance" section in the updated basic rebuttal versions. This weekly blog post series highlights this new section of one of the updated basic rebuttal versions and serves as a "bump" for our ask. This week features " Evidence for global warming ". More will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please follow the Further Reading link at the bottom to read the full rebuttal and to join the discussion in the comment thread there.
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It's now 14 years since Sarah Palin was on the record as having provided the above quote, at a logging conference in California. In that time, much has happened in the world of climate change. We can have a quick catch-up, by examining...
Among all energy companies, NOCs have some of the lowest development and production costs, and will likely be the ones lifting the last barrel from the ground.
OPEC's Secretary General loudly defended continued investments in oil and gas on Monday, just days before the beginning of COP28 in Dubai.
India's Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman demanded action instead of words because the funding required to address climate change is a challenge, particularly for developing economies.
A court began hearing Tuesday a lawsuit against Norway over oil and gas development plans, with environmental groups saying the country is throwing "gasoline on the fire" of the climate crisis.
In Florida, preliminary state statistics show more than 133,840 loggerhead turtle nests, breaking a record set in 2016.
In a letter released Monday, Democrats said they feared talks could be hijacked by fossil fuel interests.
Companies now can submit their climate plans — and how they will use carbon offsets to achieve them — to earn a rating of silver, gold or platinum from a U.K.-backed nonprofit.
The department announced funding to turn coal plants into production centers for electric vehicle batteries and renewables.
U.S. climate goals will drift out of reach if the electric grid doesn’t expand to carry more renewable energy to America's big cities and sprawling suburbs.
November 28, 2023 5:00 AM This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1973 oil crisis, triggered by an Arab-Israeli war.
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Getting the world off greenhouse gas-spewing fossil fuels is a key part of global climate negotiations. But whether those fossil fuels are "unabated," and where we need to phase them "down" or phase them "out," are expected to cause fierce debate at the upcoming United Nations climate summit, COP28.
Residents of an area of high ground in Miami say developers are pricing them out of their homes.
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