Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement on 1 June 2017. Photograph: Joyce N. Boghosian/White House Press Office Cities, states and companies are taking their own steps on behalf of the planet. But their power to minimize Trump’s damage is limited
June 1, 2018 — Donald Trump barely had time to leave a sun-drenched Rose Garden after announcing the US exit from the historic Paris climate change agreement before the backlash began.
Continue reading Paris deal: a year after Trump announced US exit, a coalition fights to fill the gap Margaret Atwood is speaking at the British Library as part of Under Her Eye, a women and climate festival. Photograph: Liam Sharp Booker prize-winning author predicts climate reality will not be far from scenarios imagined in her post-apocalyptic fiction
May 31, 2018 — Climate change will bring a dystopian future reminiscent of one of her “speculative fictions”, with women bearing the brunt of brutal repression, hunger and war, the Booker prize-winning author Margaret Atwood is to warn.
Continue reading Margaret Atwood: women will bear brunt of dystopian climate future New calculation of greenhouse gases’ effect on temperature reduces range of possible outcomes by more than half, researchers say. Photograph: Ryan Tong/EPA Findings should not be seen as taking pressure off need to tackle climate change, authors warn
January 18, 2018 — Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.
Continue reading Climate sensitivity study suggests narrower range of potential outcomes HEALTH. Studies show that climate change can undo more than 50 years of gains in global health and development work. The roles and responsibilities of health professionals go way beyond treating diseases
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 23, 2017) — What makes climate change one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century?
Continue reading Why climate change is one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century Temperature difference between the two interglacial periods, showing the opposite differences in surface temperatures over Greenland and Antarctica. Credit: Caroline Prescott A new study of the late Pliocene era could help scientists predict future sea level rise
November 22, 2017 — When Earth’s atmosphere warms, the vast sheets of ice over Antarctica and Greenland melt. This melting, in addition to the thermal expansion of water, leads to rising sea levels. Although it’s clear that seas are rising at an increasing rate,
Continue reading How Earth’s Orbit Affected Ice Sheets Millions of Years Ago Mount Kilimanjaro – a natural wonder at risk from climate change as its glaciers shrink. Photograph: khanbm52/Getty Images/iStockphoto Number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe
November 13, 2017 — From the Everglades in the US to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, climate change is destroying the many of the greatest wonders of the natural world.
Continue reading From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders Syria’s surprise decision to sign the Paris climate agreement comes against the background of a brutal civil war. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Syria’s decision means America will be the only country outside the landmark deal if it follows through with Donald Trump’s vow to leave
November 7, 2017 — Syria has decided to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the world’s final functioning state to do so. The surprise decision, taken amid a brutal civil war in the country, will leave the US as the only country outside the agreement if it follows through on President Donald Trump’s vow to leave.
Continue reading Syria signs Paris climate agreement and leaves US isolated Frank Bainimarama (L), prime minister of Fiji and host of the Bonn talks, meets with Ambassador Aziz Mekouar of Morocco. Photograph: James Dowson/UNFCCC Hosts Fiji will be aiming to build transparency and constructive dialogue – and this will be crucial to successfully ratcheting up the tough climate targets sidestepped at Paris
November 6, 2017 — Talanoa is a Fijian term for discussions aimed at building consensus, airing differences constructively, and finding ways to overcome difficulties or embark on new projects. It is one of
Continue reading Bonn climate talks must go further than Paris pledges to succeed Activists hold giant balloons labeled ‘CO2’ in front of the Neurath coal power plant ahead of the Bonn climate summit. Photograph: Philipp Guelland/EPA Data so far this year points to 2017 continuing a long-term trend of record breaking temperatures around the world, says World Meteorological Organization
November 6, 2017 — 2017 is set to be one of the hottest three years on record, provisional data suggests, confirming yet again a warming trend that scientists say bears the fingerprints of human actions.
Continue reading 2017 set to be one of top three hottest years on record COP23 CHAIR. In this file photo, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, speaks at the beginning of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue on May 22, 2017 in Berlin. Kay Nietfeld/Pool/AFP Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama brings a sobering message as he presides over UN climate talks in Bonn this week
SUVA, Fiji (Nov. 5, 2017) — Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama brings a sobering message as he presides over UN climate talks in Bonn this week – climate change is real, it’s already having disastrous impacts on his people and only urgent action can address the problem.
Continue reading Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks