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Climate panel backs moratorium on tech to dim Sun
by Marlowe Hood - September 15, 2023 - 2:25pm
Former political leaders and heads of international organizations called Thursday for national moratoriums on deploying technologies to slow global warming by dimming the impact of the Sun.
Humanity deep in the danger zone of planetary boundaries — study
by Marlowe Hood - September 14, 2023 - 8:22am
Six of nine planetary boundaries—climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, synthetic chemicals including plastics, freshwater depletion, and nitrogen use—are already deep in the red zone,...
World losing high-stakes fight against alien species
by Marlowe Hood - September 5, 2023 - 10:57am
Economic expansion, population increase and climate change "will increase the frequency and extent of biological invasions and the impacts of invasive alien species," the report concluded.
Every 1C of warming means 15% more extreme rain, researchers say
by Marlowe Hood - June 29, 2023 - 7:38am
Global heating incrementally boosts the intensity of extreme rainfall at higher altitudes, putting two billion people living in or downstream from mountains at greater risk of floods and landslides, researchers said...
Climate goals need clean energy surge in Global South: IEA
by Marlowe Hood - June 21, 2023 - 1:59pm
Financing for clean energy in developing and emerging economies excluding China must increase seven-fold within a decade if global warming is to be capped at tolerable levels, the International Energy Agency said...
1.5C of warming is too hot for a just world — study
by Marlowe Hood - June 1, 2023 - 8:41am
Some 200 million people in poorer regions will be exposed to unliveable heat, and half a billion will face the destructive ravages of rising seas even if the world meets the more optimistic Paris target of a 1.5C...
Climate: 'dangerous heat' could afflict billions by 2100
by Marlowe Hood - May 23, 2023 - 9:20am
Current policies to limit global warming will expose more than a fifth of humanity to extreme and potentially life-threatening heat by century's end, researchers warned Monday.
Trees could cut urban heatwave mortality by a third: study
by Marlowe Hood - February 1, 2023 - 7:46am
Planting more trees in urban areas to lower summertime temperatures could decrease deaths directly linked to hot weather and heatwaves by a third, researchers said Wednesday.
Last 8 years warmest on record globally — EU climate monitor
by Marlowe Hood - January 11, 2023 - 10:05am
Average temperatures across 2022—which saw a cascade of unprecedented natural disasters made more likely and deadly by climate change—make it the fifth warmest year since records began in the...
Rich, developing nations head toward climate compensation clash
by Marlowe Hood - November 16, 2022 - 7:23am
Wealthy and developing countries set the stage Tuesday for a showdown at UN climate talks over demands for rich polluters to compensate vulnerable nations for damages caused by natural disasters.
CO2 pollution from fossil fuels to hit all-time high in 2022
by Marlowe Hood - November 11, 2022 - 8:40am
Emissions from oil, fuelled by the continuing rebound in aviation, will likely rise more than two percent compared to last year, while emissions from coal—thought by some to have peaked in 2014—will hit...
Dash for gas imperils 1.5C climate goal — report
by Marlowe Hood - November 10, 2022 - 7:44pm
Projected emissions from Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects under construction, approved and proposed up to 2050 would eat up a big chunk of humanity's carbon budget for a 1.5C world, analysis from research NGO...
Climate change is speeding up, warns major UN report
by Marlowe Hood - November 7, 2022 - 8:29am
Sea level rise, glacier melt, torrential rains, heat waves—and the deadly disasters they cause—have all accelerated, the World Meteorological Organization said in a report as the COP27 UN Climate...
Egypt's COP27 climate summit comes at a 'watershed moment'
by Marlowe Hood - November 4, 2022 - 2:04pm
Expectations are high from a world justifiably anxious about its climate-addled future as deadly floods, heat waves and storms across the planet track worst-case climate scenarios.
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
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