Tag: United Nations

Report shows growing number of Australians believe climate change effects already being felt - ABC News
Over the past 15 years, Australians have weathered myriad climate-related disasters including catastrophic bushfires, devastating droughts, and now destructive floods.   Key points: It is perhaps unsurprising that new research shows people’s attitudes towards climate change have shifted as they have been exposed firsthand to the impacts of a warming planet.  Those attitudes have been mapped out […]
Plastic pollution may have met its match: The saliva of wax worms
Two substances in the saliva of wax worms — moth larvae that eat wax made by bees to build honeycombs — readily break down a common type of plastic, researchers said on Tuesday, in a potential advance in the global fight against plastic pollution. The researchers said the two enzymes identified in the caterpillar saliva […]
Bill Nye Pleads With GOP Lawmakers And Fox News Not To Downplay Climate Change: 'Cut It Out'
Science educator Bill Nye—a television presenter best known as “The Science Guy”—pleaded with Republican lawmakers and Fox News to “cut it out” and stop downplaying the realities of anthropogenic climate change. During an appearance on CNN, Nye told reporter and commentator Jim Acosta the world will be unable to rectify the consequences of climate change […]
Marcos to speak about climate change, rule of law, food security at UN General Assembly │ GMA News Online
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is set to fly to the United States next week to participate in the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and speak before an economic briefing. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Marcos will leave for New York on September 18. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Marcos is […]
UN Human Rights Committee finds Australia violated Torres Strait Islanders' rights by failing to protect them from climate change - ABC News
Australia has violated the human rights of a group of Torres Strait Islanders by failing to adequately protect them from the impacts of climate change, a United Nations committee has found. Key points: The groundbreaking finding by the UN Human Rights Committee was made in response to a complaint filed in 2019 by eight Torres Strait Islanders from […]
UK sewage turning Channel and North Sea into dumping ground, say French MEPs | Pollution | The Guardian
Britain is threatening human health, marine life and fishing by releasing raw sewage into the Channel and the North Sea, say three French Euro MPs. They have asked the European Commission to seek “political and legal” measures to stop the pollution, accusing the UK of abandoning international environmental regulations. The official complaint comes after dozens […]
Prince Harry says Covid and climate change have left him feeling 'battered and helpless' | Daily Mail Online
Prince Harry today described how Covid and climate change had left him feeling ‘battered and helpless’ after a ‘painful year in a painful decade’ – as he revealed how fatherhood had made campaigning more important to him. During a sombre speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Nelson Mandela Day, the Duke of Sussex said […]
London Heat Wave: Climate Change Is Here and Deadly - Rolling Stone
“It just hit 40 C at Heathrow,” Friederike Otto, a 39 year-old climate scientist at Imperial College London who studies extreme heat, emailed me from her home in the Southwark borough. 40 degrees Celsius is 104 degrees Fahrenheit — the hottest temperature ever measured in the U.K. All around London, railroad tracks were bending and […]
Opinion | Climate Change Has Made Deadly Heat Waves Normal - The New York Times
A U.N. report published in April suggested that by just 2030 the world would be experiencing more than 500 major disasters each year. And the quickening frequency of what were once called “generational disasters” or “500-year storms” or even “acts of God” disorients us, too, so that it becomes hard to distinguish once-a-decade events from […]
Global warming: World has 50-50 chance of hitting 1.5C mark soon | DW | 10.05.2022
Global temperatures have a 48% chance of reaching 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels at least once within the next five years, according to new findings from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).   The 1.5-degree Celsius threshold is the lower limit of warming agreed in the Paris Agreement and exceeding this long-term will lead to potentially irreversible damage, […]