Tag: United Nations

"Eight years left to turn the ship": Scientists share how climate change could change daily life - CBS News
Earlier this month, more than 300 people in South Africa were killed as record rainfall washed away buildings and infrastructure in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province. A day earlier, dozens were killed in the Philippines after tropical storm Megi spurred landslides and floods.  The world is rapidly shifting — and the impact of human-caused climate change […]
Climate change already pushing up food prices, causing shortages and will get worse, report says - ABC News
Climate change is already increasing the price Australians pay for food and the problem will only get worse, a new report has warned. Key points: The environment group Farmers for Climate Action, which commissioned the report, has warned global warming will lead to higher food prices and shortages for consumers.  “Australia’s food supply chain is […]
U.N. adopts historic resolution aimed at ending plastic pollution - The Washington Post
“This is just an amazing show of what the world can do when we work together,” said U.S. delegate Monica Medina, the assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs. Choking back tears, she added, “It is the beginning of the end of the scourge of plastic on this planet. … […]
Liverpool FC - LFC tops the Sport Positive Sustainability League
Billy Hogan, CEO at LFC, said: “This is a great achievement for the club as we continue to create and build a sustainable business, and a sustainable club. Congratulations to Tottenham Hotspur, who we share this top spot with.  “As a football club with a global fanbase we’re proud to be leading the way on […]
Arab world: Conflict and climate change drive Syria's water crisis - Qantara.de
The September sun is setting over the old olive grove as Ahmad Mahmoud Alahri walks pensively from tree to tree.  The 52-year-old breaks off a piece of dry, dead wood and drops it on the dusty grey earth. “My brother and I once planted 8,000 trees here. There were not just olives, but also lemon trees […]
Climate change
The Emissions Gap Report 2021 shows that new national climate pledges combined with other mitigation measures put the world on track for a global temperature rise of 2.7°C by the end of the century. That is well above the goals of the Paris climate agreement and would lead to catastrophic changes in the Earth’s climate. […]
In surprise move, U.S. and China vow to work together on climate change
The United States and China pledged Wednesday to work closely together on climate change this decade, in a rare and unexpected joint statement that brought fresh energy to the final days of the U.N. summit in Scotland. The world’s two biggest economies declared “their firm commitment to work together and with other Parties to strengthen […]
Pope Francis Compares Effects of Climate Change to World War II
ROME, Italy — Pope Francis sent a striking message to the U.N. Climate Conference in Glasgow Tuesday, in which he compared the effects of climate change to those of World War II. “The wounds inflicted on our human family by the Covid-19 pandemic and the phenomenon of climate change are comparable to those resulting from […]
Morrison's Glasgow trip raises troubling questions about climate change, national security and how the government should be judged - ABC News
Scott Morrison believes in miracles. This is perhaps why he expected us all to ignore what we had seen with our own eyes this week and instead believe him when he quivered with outrage that French President Emmanuel Macron had questioned “Australia’s integrity”. It was the Prime Minister, of course, who was in Macron’s sights […]