Politics

Over half of Gen Z want to be taken more seriously in climate change debate

More than half of youngsters feel they are being “excluded” from the debate on climate change – with 62 percent expressing frustration at not being heard. Researchers who polled 1,000 people, aged 16-24, found 84 percent are passionate about saving the planet – but seven in ten don’t think they’ll be taken seriously. Of those […]

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Four Big Hurdles as Nations Try to Craft a New Global Climate Deal

Negotiators still have major disagreements over issues like what sorts of financial aid richer nations should provide poorer ones, as well as how to accelerate emissions cuts. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Brad Plumer GLASGOW — […]

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'Now's the day, now's the hour,' UN climate chief tells delegates at climate conference COP26

GLASGOW – The most important climate conference in years opened on Sunday (Oct 31) in Scotland as thousands of delegates began negotiations to push for faster progress in tackling climate change, regarded as one of the greatest threats to humanity. Over the next two weeks, delegates from nearly 200 nations will try to craft a […]

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Brazil's Bolsonaro accused of 'crimes against humanity' at ICC

PARIS (AFP) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was accused Tuesday (Oct 12) of “crimes against humanity” at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged role in the destruction of the Amazon, the first case seeking to explicitly link deforestation to loss of life. Planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from burning and industrial-scale agriculture in the […]

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Extreme heat caused by urbanization, global warming threatening cities: Study

NEW YORK (AFP) – Rapid population growth and global warming are increasing exposure to extreme heat in cities, aggravating health problems and making moving to urban areas less beneficial for the world’s poor, according to a study released Monday (Oct 4). The rise is affecting nearly a quarter of the world’s population, said the report […]

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Senate Confirms Biden’s Pick to Lead the Bureau of Land Management

WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly approved Tracy Stone-Manning on Thursday to lead the Bureau of Land Management, capping months of efforts by Republican lawmakers to block her confirmation because of her connection to a decades-old tree spiking incident. Ms. Stone-Manning was approved 50-45 along party lines late Thursday evening. She is the first Senate-confirmed director […]

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Scientists warn of ‘new mass extinction event’ as dead fish appear in lakes

A dangerous algal and bacterial phenomenon which kills wildlife is becoming increasingly common and could mean a repeat of a mass extinction event that occurred millions of years ago, a new report says. Scary comparisons have been made between increases in algal and bacterial blooms in freshwater today and those of the 'Great Dying' 251 […]

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Climate Scientists Forecast High Temperatures Into the Fall

After a summer of blistering heat across much of the country, the hotter-than-normal conditions that have contributed to severe drought across the West are forecast to continue into the fall, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. Five states had their warmest June through August in 127 years of record-keeping. Not coincidentally, […]

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Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?

At first glance, it’s a big step forward in curbing climate change. In a deal announced Thursday, the Biden administration and the airline industry agreed to an ambitious goal of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050, a target meant to drive down flying’s environmental toll. As early as 2030, President Biden said, […]

Business

Is climate change an economic crisis?

(NYTIMES) – The climate crisis is at high risk of becoming an economic crisis. That is an increasingly widespread view among leading economic thinkers – that a range of economic and financial problems could result from a warming planet and humanity’s efforts to deal with it. But if you believe that to be true, what […]