Air bubbles floating up through blue sea water, Galapagos Islands, 2015. Credit: Watchtheworld/Alamy Stock Photo. Prof Andreas Oschlies is head of the marine biogeochemical modelling group and speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 754 at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) and Kiel University, Prof Peter Brandt is professor of physical oceanography at GEOMAR and Kiel University, and Dr Lothar Stramma and Dr Sunke Schmidtko are senior scientists in the physical oceanography group at GEOMAR
June 15, 2018 — Direct measurements show the amount of oxygen in the global oceans has decreased by around 2% over the past 50 years.
Continue reading Guest post: How global warming is causing ocean oxygen levels to fall ‘Is the White House going to stop this advance? I don’t think so’ … Christiana Figueres. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images Christiana Figueres was also scathing of those who say it is inevitable that the global warming limit set out in the Paris agreement will be broken
June 1, 2018 — Businesses are moving forward faster than ever on climate change despite the intransigence of US president Donald Trump, the former climate chief of the UN has said.
Continue reading Businesses will act on climate despite Trump, says ex-UN climate chief Maurice Feschet, 72, a lavender farmer from Provence, says he lost 44% of his harvest in six years because of climate change. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images Litigants from eight countries claim EU institutions are not protecting fundamental rights
May 24, 2018 — Lawyers acting for a group including a French lavender farmer and members of the indigenous Sami community in Sweden have launched legal action against the EU’s institutions for failing to adequately protect them against climate change.
Continue reading ‘We can’t see a future’: group takes EU to court over climate change RUINS. Municipal councilor Jalil Mamailaw comes home to a burnt house, Saturday, April 7, in Marawi City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler From the two areas that have been granted access so far, residents found their life’s work either destroyed, burnt, or looted
MANILA, Philippines (May 23, 2018) — One year after the ISIS-linked Maute Group attacked Marawi, the city and its people are still recovering from the 5-month war that left thousands homeless.
Continue reading #StoryOfTheNation: Mindanaoans a year after Marawi siege Dunlaw Wind Farm at Soutra Hill North in the Scottish Borders. The US president has claimed that climate action is too costly. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian Almost all nations would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5°C, a new study indicates
May 23, 2018 — Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis.
Continue reading Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows The Basic ministers met in Durban, South Africa (Photo: Twitter/@environmentza) Ministers from China, Brazil, South Africa and India want to see more action from the rich world, in a critical year for writing the rules of the Paris Agreement
May 21, 2018 — The biggest future carbon emitters continue to raise the heat on the polluters of the past.
Continue reading Emerging economies say rich countries must still lead on climate action The UN climate talks plenary in Bonn (Photo: UNclimatechange) As negotiations in Bonn result in minimal progress on rules for the Paris Agreement, delegates look to political leaders to break the deadlock
May 10, 2018 — Ministers from the EU and China must intervene to rescue talks on putting the Paris climate pact into action, a top EU negotiator said on Thursday.
Continue reading Eyes on ministers to intervene as UN climate talks get mired in old battles Donald Trump is accused of hampering the fight against global warming and ecological damage. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty World Economic Forum outlines huge increase in all five eco risks since the US president assumed office
January 18, 2018 — The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community.
Continue reading Donald Trump is hampering fight against climate change, WEF warns Donald Trump is accused of hampering the fight against global warming and ecological damage. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Donald Trump’s time in office has coincided with huge increase to all five eco risks surveyed
January 17, 2018 — The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community.
Continue reading US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns Logging has tripled in Estonia in the past decade (Pic: Arthur Neslen) Baltic state lobbied for flexibilities in EU rules to enable a dramatic increase in forestry, turning its thriving woodland into a net emitter of carbon by 2030
January 16, 2018 — A quarter of Estonia’s forestland is at imminent risk from a major logging increase, aided by “flexibilities” in EU rules that the Baltic state championed.
Continue reading Logging surge threatens a quarter of Estonia’s forest, warn conservationists