Tag: United Nations

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, […]
Climate change has made old measures predicting weather events 'essentially worthless' - ABC News
When Jo Groves bought her property in Lismore, she worked hard to make it her own and thought she would grow old in it. Key points: Now, she’s unsure when she’ll be able to return and, even then, she’s apprehensive about it. “I have to come back in the short term,” she said. “But in […]
BBC climate editor made false claims on global warming for Panorama broadcast, inquiry finds  | Daily Mail Online
A BBC Panorama documentary about global warming made a number of false claims, an internal investigation by the broadcaster has found. The programme Wild Weather, presented by climate editor Justin Rowlatt, said deaths worldwide were rising due to extreme weather caused by climate change – whereas the opposite is true. It also claimed Madagascar was […]
"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 […]