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Climate Change Meets Conflict Pushing Millions of Children in Ethiopia Out of School
Graham Lang, Education Cannot Wait Director of the High-Level Financing Conference and Chief of Education, enjoys a performance during the joint high-level mission to Ethiopia that included Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, the Minister of International Development for Norway, and Birgitte Lange, CEO of Save the Children Norway to take stock of urgent education needs. Credit: ECW […]
World has nine years to avert catastrophic global warming, study shows - The Washington Post
The Global Carbon Budget, an annual assessment of how much the world can afford to emit to stay within its warming targets, found that greenhouse gas pollution will hit a record high this year, with much of the growth coming from a 1 percent increase in carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels. Emissions in both […]
‘Not fair’: Ghana slams West over low funding for climate change | Climate Crisis News | Al Jazeera
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has criticised Western nations for their low financial commitment to addressing issues caused by climate change on the continent. “$55m for 54 countries – this is not fair,” Akufo-Addo was quoted as saying by French state broadcaster RFI on Monday. Akufo-Addo who is on a six-day visit to France where he […]
No more excuses: restoring nature is not a silver bullet for global warming, we must cut emissions outright
Nico Smit/Unsplash, CC BY Restoring degraded environments, such as by planting trees, is often touted as a solution to the climate crisis. But our new research shows this, while important, is no substitute for preventing fossil fuel emissions to limit global warming. We calculated the maximum potential for responsible nature restoration to absorb carbon dioxide […]
Humpback whales face a major setback from climate change
After largely recovering from decades of overhunting, one of the most iconic whale species may be at risk from climate change, as warming waters could force it away from its traditional breeding grounds in the tropics. According to a new study , projected sea surface temperature increases mean that many humpback whale breeding areas would […]
Super Bowl ads: 'Austin Powers' villains fight climate change
DETROIT – General Motors will ride the wave of nostalgic Hollywood reboots for its Super Bowl 56 commercial by resurrecting villains from the “Austin Powers” movie franchise to promote its new electric vehicles. The 60-second spot stars actor and comedian Mike Myers reclaiming his role as Dr. Evil from the spy comedy trilogy that ran […]
Facebook, other tech giants censor facts about climate change
The online world has become a free-speech battleground. Tech platforms have sided with illiberal regimes to censor posts while flagging “misinformation” in free countries. We all share a legitimate interest in avoiding outright falsehoods, but much censorship today — whether at dictators’ behest or in the name of eradicating “misinformation” — ultimately is about restricting discourse to […]
Could crushed rocks absorb enough carbon to curb global warming?
Canary IslandsBefore sunrise in a quiet village in Gran Canaria, an island off the coast of northwest Africa, a team of scientists shuffles along the port’s wooden boardwalk toward a row of nine containers floating in the ocean. “Hurry up, it’s going to get light soon,” says one bleary-eyed researcher to another, as they submerge […]
Earth is getting a black box to record our climate change actions, and it's already started listening - ABC News
On a granite-strewn plain, surrounded by gnarled mountains, sits a giant steel box. Incongruous in the landscape, much like Kubrick’s black monolith of 2001: A Space Odyssey fame, its alien presence suggests it was put there with intent. And if those that discover it can decipher the messages it contains, they could get a glimpse of what caused the fall […]
Climate Change Poses a Widening Threat to National Security - The New York Times
The Department of Homeland Security, which includes the U.S. Coast Guard, warned that as ice melts in Arctic Ocean, competition will increase for fish, minerals and other resources. Another report warned that tens of millions of people are likely to be displaced by 2050 because of climate change — including as many as 143 million […]