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World sees first 12 months above 1.5C warming level — climate monitor
by Kelly Macnamara - February 8, 2024 - 2:35pm
Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) service confirmed that February 2023 to January 2024 saw warming of 1.52 degrees Celsius above the 19th century benchmark.
Expected CO2 levels in 2024 threaten 1.5C warming limit — Met Office
by Kelly Macnamara - January 19, 2024 - 9:47am
Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere this year will exceed key trajectories for limiting warming to 1.5C, Britain's Met Office predicted Friday, with researchers reaffirming that that only "drastic" emissions...
Fossil focus: Key points of the Dubai climate deal
by Kelly Macnamara - December 13, 2023 - 7:22pm
Agreed by almost 200 countries, the COP28 decision "marks the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era", said analyst Dave Jones of energy thinktank Ember.
World could breach 1.5C warming threshold in 7 years — study
by Kelly Macnamara - December 5, 2023 - 8:54am
The world may cross the crucial 1.5C global warming threshold in seven years as fossil fuel CO2 emissions continue to rise, scientists warned Tuesday, urging countries at the COP28 talks to "act now" on coal, oil...
1.5C goal on the line as countries gear up for key climate talks
by Kelly Macnamara - October 29, 2023 - 5:09pm
Ministers meet next week in the United Arab Emirates to grapple with flashpoint issues, including the future of fossil fuels and financial solidarity between rich polluters and nations most vulnerable to the devastating...
Rich nations, China must accelerate race to net zero — IEA
by Kelly Macnamara - September 26, 2023 - 4:47pm
Rich and developing nations alike must sharply improve their net-zero targets, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday, warning that a clean energy surge was the main reason the world's climate goals are still...
July to be hottest month on record as UN warns of 'global boiling'
by Kelly Macnamara - July 28, 2023 - 8:12am
July is on track to be the hottest month in recorded history, scientists confirmed Thursday, as UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Earth has moved into an "era of global boiling".
Europe, US heatwaves 'virtually impossible' without climate change
by Kelly Macnamara - July 25, 2023 - 4:33pm
Blistering heat that has baked swathes of North America and Europe this month would have been "virtually impossible" without human-caused climate change, researchers said Tuesday, as intense temperatures spark health...
Last week the hottest worldwide on record: UN
by Kelly Macnamara - July 11, 2023 - 8:03am
The beginning of July was the hottest week on record for the planet, according to early findings Monday from the World Meteorological Organization, after a series of scorching days saw global temperature records...
Climate-hit island pushes to reshape World Bank, IMF
by Kelly Macnamara - April 7, 2023 - 12:30pm
Experts say developing nations are struggling to find the funds needed to stop burning planet-heating fossil fuels and prepare for tomorrow's climate disasters, as they grapple with rising costs, soaring debts and...
UN 'survival guide' report a stark warning on climate
by Kelly Macnamara - March 20, 2023 - 10:02pm
The 36-page "summary for policymakers" —a synthesis of six major reports since 2018 from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—is a brutal reminder that while humanity has...
Two thirds of reef sharks and rays risk extinction — study
by Kelly Macnamara - January 18, 2023 - 9:05am
Coral reefs, which harbour at least a quarter of all marine animals and plants, are gravely menaced by an array of human threats, including overfishing, pollution and climate change.
Scientists sound alarm as ocean temperatures hit new record
by Kelly Macnamara - January 12, 2023 - 11:23am
Climate change has increased surface temperatures across the planet, leading to atmospheric instability and amplifying extreme weather events such as storms.
After year of climate disasters, world off-track to curb warming
by Kelly Macnamara - December 28, 2022 - 4:45pm
The goal of keeping warming within a safer limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius since the pre-industrial era appears in peril, with carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels—the main driver of global heating—on...
Twin crises: Experts say nature and climate can't be siloed
by Kelly Macnamara - November 25, 2022 - 12:21pm
Some say delegates at the COP27 summit missed a key opportunity to acknowledge the connection between the twin climate and nature crises, which many believe have been treated separately for too long.
COP27 agrees to fund climate damages, no progress on emission cuts
by Kelly Macnamara - November 21, 2022 - 7:58am
A fraught UN summit wrapped up Sunday with a landmark deal on funding to help vulnerable countries cope with devastating climate impacts -- but also anger over a failure to be more ambitious on cutting emission...
Joy, relief at 'historic' climate damages deal
by Kelly Macnamara - November 21, 2022 - 7:51am
Vulnerable nations least responsible for planet-heating emissions have been battling for three decades to get wealthy polluters to pay for climate damages. Their final push took barely two weeks.
UN chief says stop 'blame game' at deadlocked climate talks
by Kelly Macnamara - November 18, 2022 - 7:42am
UN chief Antonio Guterres urged rich and developing nations to stop the "finger pointing" at deadlocked climate talks on Thursday and reach a deal on covering the losses suffered by vulnerable countries battered...
Brazil's Lula, world leaders bolster UN climate talks
by Kelly Macnamara - November 17, 2022 - 7:57am
UN climate talks got a boost Wednesday as Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vowed to fight Amazon deforestation and global leaders reaffirmed key pledges.
Climate vulnerable nations seek funds, but caught in red tape
by Kelly Macnamara - November 16, 2022 - 7:30am
As rising temperatures swell seas and threaten the Maldives' corals, the archipelago pinned its hopes on securing climate resilience funding designed to help vulnerable nations. 
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