Marlowe Hood
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Ailing oceans in the spotlight at major UN meet
by Marlowe Hood - June 27, 2022 - 1:19pm
Humanity needs healthy oceans. They generate 50% of the oxygen we breathe and provide essential protein and nutrients to billions of people every day.
Coal still top threat to global climate goals: report
by Marlowe Hood - April 26, 2022 - 4:52pm
The number of coal-fired power plants in the pipeline worldwide declined in 2021, according to research released Tuesday, but the fossil fuel most responsible for global warming still generated record CO2 emissions,...
Removing CO2 from air, sea no longer optional, says UN
by Marlowe Hood - April 6, 2022 - 9:33am
Even under the most aggressive carbon-cutting scenarios, several billion tonnes of CO2 will need to be extracted each year from the atmosphere by 2050, and an accumulated total of hundreds of billions of tonnes by...
UN talks on climate solutions wrap up two days into overtime
by Marlowe Hood - April 4, 2022 - 8:28am
The latest report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, due to be published on Monday, will detail how societies and industries must be reimagined to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the...
Nations vet climate solutions as world 'sleepwalks' to catastrophe
by Marlowe Hood - March 22, 2022 - 8:42am
"The problem is getting worse," UN chief Antonio Guterres said, adding that major economies are allowing carbon pollution to increase when drastic cuts are needed.
From bad to worse: Key IPCC findings on climate impacts
by Marlowe Hood - February 28, 2022 - 7:38pm
Here is a rundown on some of the major findings in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report from the key Summary for Policymakers
World must brace for more extreme wildfires — UN
by Marlowe Hood - February 23, 2022 - 5:14pm
Even the most ambitious efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions will not prevent a dramatic surge in the frequency of extreme fire conditions, a report commissioned by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) concl...
Mountain glaciers hold less ice than thought, and that's bad news
by Marlowe Hood - February 8, 2022 - 8:35am
Mountain glaciers shrinking due to climate change are less voluminous than previously understood, putting millions who depend on them for water supply at risk, researchers reported Monday.
Dimming Sun's rays should be off-limits, say experts
by Marlowe Hood - January 17, 2022 - 4:57pm
"Solar geoengineering deployment cannot be governed globally in a fair, inclusive and effective manner," said the letter, supported by a commentary in the journal WIREs Climate Change.
Climate change 2021: There's no turning back now
by Marlowe Hood - December 27, 2021 - 5:14pm
"The Glasgow Climate Pact is more than we expected, but less than we hoped for," Dann Mitchell, head of climate hazards at Britain's Met Office, said with haiku-like economy.
CO2 rebound as climate summit sees emissions pledges
by Marlowe Hood - November 5, 2021 - 8:15am
Global CO2 emissions are set to rebound to pre-pandemic levels next year, according to an assessment published on Thursday as countries signed up to fossil-fuel cutting pledges criticised as too vague by c...
Climate 'reality check': 2021 global CO2 emissions near record levels
by Marlowe Hood - November 4, 2021 - 9:11am
Overall, CO2 pollution this year will be just shy of the record set in 2019, according to the annual report from the Global Carbon Project consortium, released as nearly 200 nations at the COP26 climate summit confront...
Climate: Removing CO2 from the air no longer optional
by Marlowe Hood - October 20, 2021 - 7:26am
The burning question going into the Glasgow climate summit is whether major economies can, by 2050, reduce emissions enough to deliver a carbon neutral world in which humanity no longer adds planet-warming gases...
Global warming kills 14% of world's corals in a decade
by Marlowe Hood - October 5, 2021 - 10:26am
Coral reefs cover only a tiny fraction—0.2%—of the ocean floor, but they are home to at least a quarter of all marine animals and plants.
COVID-19: Delta doubles hospital risk vs Alpha variant
by Marlowe Hood - August 28, 2021 - 9:10am
The Delta variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared to the Alpha variant it has supplanted as the dominant strain worldwide, researchers reported in The Lancet.
No good news here: Key IPCC findings on climate change
by Marlowe Hood - August 9, 2021 - 5:00pm
Here is a rundown of some of its key findings from the IPCC Working Group 1 report on physical science.
Acceleration of global warming 'code red' for humanity
by Marlowe Hood - August 9, 2021 - 4:19pm
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) bombshell—landing 90 days before a key climate summit desperate to keep 1.5C in play—says the threshold will be breached around...
Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared — draft UN report
by Marlowe Hood - June 23, 2021 - 10:10am
Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas—these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and bound to become painfully...
Global warming blamed for 1 in 3 heat-related deaths
by Marlowe Hood - June 1, 2021 - 4:15pm
The findings, published in Nature Climate Change, were stark: data from 732 locations in 43 countries spread across every inhabited continent revealed that, on average, 37 percent of all heat-related deaths can...
COVID-19 patients with sedentary habits more likely to die: study
by Marlowe Hood - April 14, 2021 - 3:55pm
People physically inactive for at least two years before the pandemic were more likely to be hospitalized, to require intensive care, and to die, researchers reported Tuesday in the British Journal of Sports Me...
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