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Instead, let’s focus on the cost of avoiding climate change

Today 10:00am - As delegates at the UN climate summit in Poland discuss the possibility of restraining global warming to 1.5deg, it might sound like a reasonable question to ask how much money it will cost if they fail.

They're trying to save us, so why do we punish activists?

Thursday - Green activists are fighting to save us all – so why do their sacrifices warrant punishment?

Climate plans pushed to 2041 in UN draft

Tuesday - The start date of an important element of the Paris Agreement would be set 23 years in the future under a proposal from major emerging economies.

Parched world watches as water vanishes

7 Dec 18 - This parched world’s landlocked basins – they make up a fifth of the Earth’s surface – have lost at least 100 billion tonnes of water every year since the century began.

To feed 10 billion people we'll have to lay off the steak meals

7 Dec 18 - People in rich nations will have to make big cuts to the amount of beef and lamb they eat if the world is to be able to feed 10 billion people, says a new report.

World Bank to invest $200b in climate fight

6 Dec 18 - The World Bank will make about $200 billion available to fund action on climate change from 2021-25, helping countries to adapt to the effects of warming and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Stella McCartney makes eco-fashion charter

5 Dec 18 - Eco-friendly British fashion designer Stella McCartney has announced a United Nations charter for Sustainable Fashion.


Why China must lead to save life on Earth

30 Nov 18 - China must play a leading role if the world is to draw up a new and more effective strategy to halt the collapse of life on Earth, according to senior delegates at the close of this week’s UN...

Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies

30 Nov 18 - The global food system is broken, leaving billions of people either underfed or overweight and driving the planet to climate catastrophe, scientists say.

Heat threatens hospital systems, says Lancet

30 Nov 18 - The recent impact of climate change on heat-related diseases should be seen as a harbinger of future dangers including the threat of a systemic failure of hospitals, says a Lancet report.

Wild plant ancestors need more protection

29 Nov 18 - Everything that humans eat or drink comes directly or indirectly from plants. Many wild plant ancestors, of even the most precious species, could be at risk.

We must triple efforts or face catastrophe, says UN

28 Nov 18 - Countries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in the Paris Agreement will not be met unless...

Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers

27 Nov 18 - The collapse in bee populations can be reversed if countries adopt a new farmer-friendly strategy, says the architect of a new masterplan for pollinators.

Climate-heating gases at record levels, says UN

23 Nov 18 - The main greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change have all reached record levels, UN experts have reported.

Chinese money will make or break climate fight

23 Nov 18 - Despite its claims of being green, most of China's Belt and Road Initiative money is still flowing into fossil fuel projects and traditional transport.

UN environment chief resigns

Erik Solheim

22 Nov 18 - The UN’s environment chief, Erik Solheim, has resigned following severe criticism of his global travels and internal rule-breaking which led some nations to withhold their funding.

We need to act 'today', says new IPCC report

21 Nov 18 - Action on climate change must be stepped up if the climate crisis is to be averted, the International Panel on Climate Change is warning.

China, Russia and Canada policies a threat

19 Nov 18 - China, Russia and Canada’s current climate policies would drive the world above a catastrophic 5deg of warming by the end of the century, according to a study that ranks the climate goals of...

Fires become more complex, nuanced ... and alarming

19 Nov 18 - Why do wildfires seem to be escalating? Despite president Donald Trump’s tweet that the California fires were caused by “gross mismanagement” of forests, the answer is more complex, nuanced, and...


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