Climate change: 'Global veganisation is now a survival imperative' - IPCC expert reviewer | RNZ News
Governments are being warned that a mass move to a vegan diet – without meat or animal products – is imperative for the survival of humanity. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller A group comprising Nobel laureates, 14 cities, and 40,000 individuals, are urging countries to transition to plant-based food at an international climate summit in […]
Opinion | Don’t Let Climate Change Stop You From Having Kids - The New York Times
Climate change is and will be an engine of global inequality. Richer people and countries will buy their way out of the worst consequences, often using wealth accumulated by burning fossil fuels. The fear about the future our children will face, when voiced by well-off residents of wealthy countries, sometimes strikes me as a transference […]
New Zealand Proposes Flatulence Tax To Fight Climate Change
New Zealand has revealed plans to tax burps and farts from livestock in an attempt to reduce its emissions of methane gas. Roughly half of New Zealand’s carbon emissions come from its agricultural sector, a major pillar of its economy. The nation is a major exporter of and products: roughly 5 million people live in […]
Climate change is forcing schools to close early for ‘heat days’ - The Washington Post
No more. Urban areas, in particular, tend to have a dangerous combination of older buildings, less money to upgrade them and concentrated heat. Designed to maximize space in crowded environments, urban schools often lack green space and shade. Asphalt often covers their playgrounds and other open spaces, radiating heat during the summer. The GAO pointed […]
Cow Farts and Burps to Be Taxed for Climate Change
In an apparent backdoor effort to tax meat, the burps and farts of cattle and sheep are set to be taxed by the leftist government of New Zealand in a bid to, they claim, save the world. The left-wing Labour government of Jacinda Ardern has drafted proposals to levy taxes against farmers for the methane […]
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 […]
Car tyres produce vastly more particle pollution than exhausts, tests show | Pollution | The Guardian
Almost 2,000 times more particle pollution is produced by tyre wear than is pumped out of the exhausts of modern cars, tests have shown. The tyre particles pollute air, water and soil and contain a wide range of toxic organic compounds, including known carcinogens, the analysts say, suggesting tyre pollution could rapidly become a major […]
Akufo-Addo appointed chairperson of Climate Change Vulnerable Forum
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 25th May 2022, has been selected to chair the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet. President Akufo-Addo takes over as Chair, following the end of Bangladesh’s two-year term as Chair of the Forum, which serves as a South-South co-operation […]
Here’s Why California and New Zealand Are Teaming Up to Fight Climate Change – NBC Bay Area
Top officials from California and New Zealand signed a pledge Friday agreeing to help fight climate change by sharing ideas and best practices, including how to put millions more electric vehicles on the road. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the agreement at San Francisco’s Golden Gate […]
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, […]