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Climate Endgame

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Potential for global heating to end humanity ‘dangerously underexplored’. Global heating could become “catastrophic” for humanity if temperature rises are worse than many predict or cause cascades of events we have yet to consider, or indeed both.…

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Climate Endgame

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Potential for global heating to end humanity ‘dangerously underexplored’. Global heating could become “catastrophic” for humanity if temperature rises are worse than many predict or cause cascades of events we have yet to consider, or indeed both.…

Accelerate energy transition to avoid collapse

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The FINANCIAL — According to London Business School, the G7 is set to allow exceptional public financing of overseas fossil fuel projects to continue provided that the investments are consistent with prior climate-change agreements in order to limit supply risk and avoid what has described as a Lehman-like collapse in the energy markets.…

A New Study Shows How the Ancient World Adapted to Climate Change

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The FINANCIAL — A new study of the ancient world of Anatolia – now Turkey – shows how they adapted to climate change but offers a warning for today’s climate emergency according to University of Glasgow.…

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Rainforest trees may have been dying faster since the 1980s

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The FINANCIAL — Tropical trees in Australia’s rainforests have been dying at double the previous rate since the 1980s, seemingly because of climate impacts, according to the findings of a long-term international study published in Nature today. This research has found the death rates of tropical trees have doubled in the last 35 years, as…

Having access to water is increasingly a matter of survival in conflict zones

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The FINANCIAL — Access to drinking water is a major problem around the world. The situation has grown worse for hundreds of millions of people living in areas affected by armed conflict or violence according to International Committee Of The Red Cross.…

European power companies face €114 billion ‘debt trap’ if they delay climate action

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The FINANCIAL — An Oxford University and University College Cork study today reveals the scale of the challenge facing large power companies in the EU and UK if they delay aligning their portfolios with net zero.…

Vital role for private sector in financing climate resilience

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The FINANCIAL — The warning could hardly have been starker: “Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible”, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest report published in August. It was a stark reminder that action is not only inevitable, but also urgent.…

The IPCC Climate Report is a Stark Warning

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The FINANCIAL — The UN’s International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) issued the first part of their sixth assessment report on global warming which provided a stark warning of the ongoing changes in the climate system and our likely future, according to University of Liverpool.…

No doubt about climate change:Oxford Climate Scientists

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British Reporter — Leading Oxford climate scientists today insisted there can be no doubt that human-driven climate change is a fact and urgent action is needed, as the IPCC’s report is released showing emissions are driving up temperatures.…

Minority Communities Suffer More From Extreme Heat in U.S.

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Low-income neighborhoods and communities with higher Black, Hispanic and Asian populations experience significantly more urban heat than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods within a vast majority of populous U.S. counties, according new research from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.…

World Bank Group Increases Support for Climate Action in Developing Countries

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The FINANCIAL —  The World Bank Group today announced its new Climate Change Action Plan that aims to deliver record levels of climate finance to developing countries, reduce emissions, strengthen adaptation, and align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Action Plan for 2021-25 broadens World Bank Group efforts from investing in…

The world at our feet: Reflections on Earth and its prospects

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The FINANCIAL — Humans have known for a long time that there was more than the earth beneath our feet—that there was, in fact, a big-e Earth—but it took a while before we figured out our place in relation to the sun and stars. Then space travel allowed us to see our whole home, surrounded by…

Major floods increased in temperate climates but decreased elsewhere: Oxford study

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The FINANCIAL -- Severe river floods are escalating in temperate climates and putting at risk populations, livelihoods and property, according to evidence published today in Geophysical Research Letters by an Oxford-led international team.…

500 hectare planting boost for England’s Community Forests

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The FINANCIA L-- New £12.1 million fund to plant over 500 hectares of trees in ten Community Forests over the next five months. Over 500 hectares will be planted with trees across England’s ten Community Forests, from Yorkshire to Somerset, backed by £12.1 million of investment, the government announced today (6 December). This will also build…

First active leak of methane found in Antarctica, reason of seep remains a mystery

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The FINANCIAL — First active leak of greenhouse gas – Methane discovered in Antarctica. Scientists have long warned about the impact on the planet if methane leaks. Methane is a particularly powerful greenhouse gas due to its ability to absorb heat. Over a 20-year period, a kilogram of methane warms the planet as much as 80 times…