Climate Change

Jeremy Corbyn urges public to vote for 'his manifesto of hope'.

‘Investment blitz’ promised as experts taken aback by scale of Labour’s tax and spend plansLatest election news – live updatesJeremy Corbyn has urged the public to vote for his “manifesto of hope” as he unveiled plans for the most dramatic increas...

Jeremy Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto in decades.

‘Investment blitz’ to be funded by wealthy and includes tax on energy firms to tackle climate crisisLatest election news - live updatesJeremy Corbyn has launched the most radical Labour manifesto in decades, promising an “investment blitz” that wo...

Coldplay pause touring until they can offer 'environmentally beneficial' concerts.

The British group are delaying a tour to support new album Everyday Life as they work towards developing concerts that will be carbon neutralColdplay have pledged to make any tour in support of their new album “actively beneficial” to the environm...

Massive Mildura dust storm leaves Victorian town 'unliveable' amid 40C heat.

Residents say such storms now occur on a weekly basis, as topsoil from drought-ravaged farms is blown through the townFollow latest updates on Victoria, NSW and South Australia bushfiresAs Victoria issued a code red bushfire alert and Melbourne sw...

Global fossil fuel production will soon thwart Paris Agreement climate targets, report warns.

A new report estimated that global fossil fuel production by 2030 would be 120 per cent over Paris Agreement targets.

News Corp's Rupert Murdoch says 'there are no climate change deniers around here'.

Murdoch was responding to a question at AGM about time given to ‘climate deniers’ by News Corp outlets in AustraliaNews Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch has said “there are no climate change deniers around here I can assure you” after he was...

Oxford Dictionaries declares 'climate emergency' the word of 2019.

Usage of the term increased 100-fold in the space of 12 months, dictionary saysOxford Dictionaries has declared “climate emergency” the word of the year for 2019, following a hundred-fold increase in usage that it says demonstrated a “greater imme...

Scott Morrison says no evidence links Australia's carbon emissions to bushfires.

PM suggests Australia could increase emissions without worsening current fire season, and says government finalising plans to crack down on environmental protestsScott Morrison has argued there is no direct link between Australia’s greenhouse gas ...

Fossil fuel production on track for double the safe climate limit.

‘We’re in a deep hole over the climate crisis and we need to stop digging,’ warn expertsThe world’s nations are on track to produce more than twice as much coal, oil and gas as can be burned in 2030 while restricting rise in the global temperature...

Budget airline EasyJet vows to operate net-zero carbon flights.

The company says it will offset the carbon "by investing in projects that include planting trees or protecting against deforestation.''

Global heating supercharging Indian Ocean climate system.

Indian Ocean dipole events, linked to bushfires and floods, are becoming stronger and more frequent, scientists sayGlobal heating is “supercharging” an increasingly dangerous climate mechanism in the Indian Ocean that has played a role in disaster...

Renewable energy: climate crisis 'may have triggered faster wind speeds'.

Windfarms could be able to generate more energy due to phenomenon, says reportThe global climate crisis could lead to more renewable electricity being generated by spurring faster wind speeds for the world’s growing number of windfarms, according ...

Venice residents tired of government inaction on mounting ‘climate emergency’.

The historic flooding has sharpened calls to create an administration that recognizes the uniqueness of Venice.

Saving 'half Earth' for nature would affect over a billion people.

As the extinction crisis escalates, and protest movements grow, some are calling for hugely ambitious conservation targets. Among the most prominent is sparing 50% of the Earth's surface for nature.Credit: Kate Ter Haar'Half Earth' and similar pro...

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Scientists and climate advisers condemn Tory environmental record.

Party under pressure on the climate crisis as Corbyn says the leadership can not be trusted The Conservative party’s record on tackling the climate crisis was condemned by leading scientists and former government advisers on Sunday, as Labour lead...

Venice council flooded moments after rejecting climate crisis plan.

Rightwing parties reject proposals as lagoon city faces worst flooding in 53 years Veneto’s regional council rejected a plan to combat climate change minutes before its offices on the Grand Canal, in Venice, were flooded, it has emerged as the cit...

Methane emissions from coalmines could stoke climate crisis – study.

Millions of tonnes belched into atmosphere as policymakers overlook threat, researchers findThe methane emissions leaking from the world’s coalmines could be stoking the global climate crisis at the same rate as the shipping and aviation industrie...

Venice council chambers flooded moments after climate change measures rejected.

Venice experienced record-high tides after its Grand Canal flooded over on Wednesday.

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What felled the great Assyrian Empire?

The Neo-Assyrian Empire, centered in northern Iraq and extending from Iran to Egypt -- the largest empire of its time -- collapsed after more than two centuries of dominance at the fall of its capital, Nineveh, in 612 B.C.E.Deportees after the Ass...

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Global climate change concerns for Africa's Lake Victoria.

Global climate change could cause Africa's Lake Victoria, the world's largest tropical lake and source of the Nile River, to dry up in the next 500 years, according to new findings from a team of researchers led by the University of Houston. Even ...

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Growing demand for SUVs 'could negate electric car benefits'.

Global energy watchdog issues warning in climate forecast for the next two decadesThe world’s thirst for oil will continue to grow over the next two decades, with climate-damaging emissions climbing until at least 2040, the global energy watchdog ...

Climate crisis will affect lifelong health of young, warn doctors.

Lancet Countdown tracks impacts of global heating covering disease, wildfires and malnutritionThe climate crisis will determine the lifelong health of today’s children, doctors have warned, noting that global heating was already causing harm.Child...

Boris Johnson heckled over floods but does not apologise for 'slow response'.

Government working ‘round the clock’ to help deluged regions, prime minister saysBoris Johnson declined to apologise over his government’s slow response to the flooding across parts of the north of England, insisting that a huge amount of work was...

Climate change may be behind fall of ancient empire, say researchers.

Dramatic shift from wet to dry climate could have caused crop failure in Neo-Assyrian empireThe Neo-Assyrian empire was a mighty superpower that dominated the near east for 300 years before its dramatic collapse. Now researchers say they have a no...

Venice on its knees as floods devastate city

Venice was in a state of crisis on Wednesday due to huge flooding after the high-water mark reached 187cm late on Tuesday, the highest level since the record 1966 flood.Credit: ANSA/AP (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); "Venice...

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