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Antarctica: Glacier potentially the size of Great Britain or Florida could shatter within five years

Scientists are warning of dramatic changes at one of the biggest glaciers in Antarctica, potentially within the next five to 10 years. They say a floating section at the front of Thwaites Glacier that until now has been relatively stable could “shatter like a car windscreen”. US and UK researchers are currently engaged in an […]

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Climate change fuels divorce rates among albatross couples, study finds

Climate crisis is causing glaciers to melt and sea levels to rise, however, a new study has found that it is also causing one of the most loyal animals, albatrosses to “divorce”. A study published in the Royal Society journal on November 24, has found that the warming of the oceans has been associated with […]

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Glasgow COP26: Nations strike climate deal with coal compromise

Nearly 200 countries at the United Nations COP26 summit in Scotland agreed to a deal to contain the climate crisis. The final text of the two-week Glasgow talks was finally adopted on Saturday, a day after the talks had initially been scheduled to end and following a last-minute proposed change by India. The change called […]

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New Delhi wakes up to blanket of toxic smog as people defy fireworks ban on Diwali

Residents in the Indian capital, New Delhi, woke up to a blanket of toxic smog, breathing in the most polluted air of the year so far. The city has the worst air quality of all the world’s capitals, but Friday’s reading was the highest of 2021, as people paid the price for defying the fireworks […]

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‘We are digging our own graves’: UN chief Antonio Guterres at COP26 climate summit

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres demanded world leaders act to “save humanity” as they met for the historic COP26 climate summit with code-red warnings from scientists ringing in their ears. More than 120 heads of state and government have gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday for a two-day summit at the start of the UN […]

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COP26: PM Narendra Modi sets 2070 as India’s target to reach net zero emissions

India promises to cut its emissions to net zero by 2070 missing a key goal of the COP26 summit for countries to commit to reach that target by 2050. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the pledge, the first time India has set a net zero target, at the Glasgow summit. Net zero, or becoming carbon […]

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Queen Elizabeth II to skip COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow

The Queen will not attend the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow following medical advice to rest. The 95-year-old monarch underwent preliminary medical checks in hospital last Wednesday after cancelling a visit to Northern Ireland. She resumed public engagements on Tuesday by meeting ambassadors via video link from Windsor Castle. Buckingham Palace said she “regretfully” […]

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Air pollution is more dangerous than previously thought, WHO warns

Air pollution is even more dangerous than previously thought, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. An estimated seven million people die prematurely each year from diseases linked to air pollution, the WHO says. Low- and middle-income countries suffer the most, because of their reliance on fossil fuels for economic development. The WHO puts air […]

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Northern Hemisphere wildfires release record amount of carbon emissions

The amount of carbon emitted from severe wildfires that tore across many parts of the Northern Hemisphere this summer broke records, according to data from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service published Tuesday. Intense blazes, including fires in hotspots in the Mediterranean, North America and Siberia, let off more than 2.7 billion metric tons […]

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The planet is on a catastrophic path amid increased global emissions, UN report

Planet Earth is racing towards 2.7 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels according to a report on global emissions targets by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Scientists have said that the planet needs to slash 45% of its emissions by 2030 to reach carbon neutrality by mid-century. But under current emissions commitments from countries […]

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Oil companies sue governments $18 billion as climate change action threatens profits

Fossil fuel companies are suing governments across the world for more than $18 billion after action against climate change has threatened their profits, according to research conducted by campaign group Global Justice Now. Five energy companies are using a legal process that allows commercial entities to sue governments under international laws governing trade agreements and […]

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Kim Jong-un calls for urgent action to combat ‘danger’ of climate change

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un has highlighted the danger of climate change as the country faces a severe food shortage. Typhoons last year badly impacted vital crops, while weeks of drought followed by heavy monsoon rains have damaged them this year as well. He said measures to overcome “abnormal climate” were needed, and also […]