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Amid heatwaves and floods, time is running out for rich nations to fulfil climate pledges and avert catastrophe

Amid heatwaves and floods, time is running out for rich nations to fulfil climate...

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The current pledges of financial and policy support are nowhere near enough to meet the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees....
Climate change may increase risk of new infectious diseases, especially in Asia, Africa

Climate change may increase risk of new infectious diseases, especially in Asia, Africa

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A new study brings together the two most pressing global concerns and suggests over 3,000 mammal species might migrate and share viruses over...
Climate Change: China has a new carbon-storage tool from decades of frenzied tree planting to avert hillside erosion and prevent floods

Climate Change: China has a new carbon-storage tool from decades of frenzied tree planting...

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As the world struggles to avert climate change, vegetation may help deliver the decarbonisation needed, and China arguably has a head start thanks...
Extinction Rebellion climate activists stage sit-down protests in central London

Extinction Rebellion climate activists stage sit-down protests in central London

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Hundreds of protesters gathered at Hyde Park in the morning before moving to Oxford Street and Regent Street, where they sat in the...
Torrential rains in Brazil kill at least 10, including 8 children; others missing

Torrential rains in Brazil kill at least 10, including 8 children; others missing

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Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides across Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state, killing at least 10 people including eight children, and leaving...
Thwaites, Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier, is breaking up – and scientists are racing to get a closer look

Thwaites, Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier, is breaking up – and scientists are racing to get...

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A team of scientists is sailing to “the place in the world that’s the hardest to get to” so they can better figure...
China saw record high temperatures and more extreme weather events last year

China saw record high temperatures and more extreme weather events last year

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Last year was China’s hottest on record and saw more extreme weather events than usual, according to the national weather service.The China Meteorological...
Australia’s Morrison cut a climate deal ahead of COP26 but this fossil fuel giant’s path to net zero isn’t going to be smooth

Australia’s Morrison cut a climate deal ahead of COP26 but this fossil fuel giant’s...

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Australia’s journey to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow was so rocky that until recently, there were question marks over whether Prime Minister...
24 new countries join EU-US pact to combat methane emissions

24 new countries join EU-US pact to combat methane emissions

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Twenty-four new countries – including Germany, Canada, France, Israel, Japan, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines – have joined an initiative of the EU...
China warns rapid climate change may be warming Tibet but extreme weather and disasters to follow

China warns rapid climate change may be warming Tibet but extreme weather and disasters...

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Rapid climate change in China’s Qinghai-Tibet plateau could destabilise water supplies and cause more frequent disasters, even though warmer temperatures had improved conditions...
G7 to roll out green rival to belt and road with US rallying support to confront China

G7 to roll out green rival to belt and road with US rallying support...

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The Group of Seven is set to roll out a green initiative to rival Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative at a summit in...
Thousands protest in France as Emmanuel Macron takes climate plan to Senate

Thousands protest in France as Emmanuel Macron takes climate plan to Senate

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Tens of thousands of people marched in France on Sunday calling for more ambitious climate action, as President Emmanuel Macron’s promise to enshrine...
World’s glaciers melting faster than ever, with US and Canada hardest hit

World’s glaciers melting faster than ever, with US and Canada hardest hit

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Glaciers are melting faster, losing 31 per cent more snow and ice per year than they did 15 years earlier, according to three-dimensional...
US climate envoy John Kerry ends China trip with little to show

US climate envoy John Kerry ends China trip with little to show

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The window of opportunity is narrowing for climate cooperation between China and the United States, observers and environmentalists have warned, after a visit...
Xi to join climate talks with Merkel and Macron ahead of Earth Day summit

Xi to join climate talks with Merkel and Macron ahead of Earth Day summit

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a climate change summit with France and Germany on Friday, as US climate envoy John Kerry spends...
Malaysia’s getting hotter. Can its leaders rise to the climate challenge?

Malaysia’s getting hotter. Can its leaders rise to the climate challenge?

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Malaysia’s cities are heating up – recording temperature increases of up to 6.7 degrees Celsius over the last two decades, according to a...
Why manufacturing is the biggest hurdle in climate change fight | Climate Change News

Why manufacturing is the biggest hurdle in climate change fight | Climate Change News

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Bill Gates says governments and investors need to find ways to reduce emissions from steel- and cement-making.US billionaire Bill Gates exudes optimism in discussing...