Climate change

2019 has been a bumpy year on climate action

The 25th negotiating year by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Conference, held in Madrid, Spain, from 2 to 13 December 2019, also known as COP25, failed to make a breakthrough. The conference incorporates the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations...

Monday, December 30, 2019 - 1:33am

Climate change is an unprecedented planetary emergency, Mujawamariya

The Minister of Environment, Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, has said that climate is an unprecedented planetary emergency and that it was creating complex risks. She made the statement while addressing the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC, in the 25th...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:13pm

Top British model backs climate change hunger strikers

British model and actress Lily Cole recently visited two elderly climate change activists from the Extinction Rebellion group, who have been on hunger strike outside Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party headquarters for 22 days. Peter Cole, 76, and Marko Stepanov, 67, began...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 8:53am

Without commitment, the Paris Agreement remains in jeopardy

A new UN report on the global commitment to limit the climate crisis shows that countries are not doing enough to keep Earth’s temperature from rising to near catastrophic levels. And delaying action will make it impossible to reach the desired temperature goals. According to the UN,...

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:43am

Religious groups urged to join climate change battle

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has called upon faith-based organisations to incorporate mainstream environment protection and fight against climate change into their planning. The call was made on Tuesday during consultative meetings on environment and climate change issues with...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 12:14am

To ensure food security, we must tackle climate change: CP-EU co-chair Zorrinho

There’s an estimated 820 million people who are hungry globally, representing 11 per cent of the global population, according to statistics from UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Yet, according to Oxfam International, one per cent richest people continue to own more...

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 12:16am

Trump says he doesn't believe his administration's climate report

US President Donald Trump said on Monday he doesn't believe his own government's report warning of massive economic losses if carbon emissions continue to feed climate change unchecked. The National Climate Assessment, quietly unveiled on Friday, warns that natural disasters are worsening...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:02pm

Climate change is upon us, it’s not a myth

The world’s weather patterns seem to have gone bananas. Hurricane Florence has unleashed her anger off the Eastern Coast of the United States but it is still too early to assess the extent of the damage. But early images show the eastern part of the US is under water which will likely be the...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:29pm

The masses are mobilising for climate leadership

LONDON – This year, extreme weather conditions have ravaged our planet, subjecting vulnerable communities around the world to the ever-increasing impacts of climate change. With each passing day, we learn more about – and experience directly – the dangerous consequences of...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 10:49pm

We are all climate refugees now

NEW YORK – Modern humans, born into one climate era, called the Holocene, have crossed the border into another, the Anthropocene. But instead of a Moses guiding humanity in this new and dangerous wilderness, a gang of science deniers and polluters currently misguides humanity to ever-greater...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:59am

Consumerism and climatic change

Consumerism is an economic and cultural ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services. The Theory of Consumerism states that a country that consumes goods and services in large quantities will be better off economically and experience high growth rate. Over last few decades...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:52pm

Fossil-fuel doublespeak

BERLIN – Since the Paris climate agreement was signed in 2015, too many policymakers have fallen for the oil and gas industry’s rhetoric about how it can help to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Tall tales about “clean coal,” “oil pipelines to fund clean energy,...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:37pm

Here are three ways that cities can adapt to changing climates

Cape Town’s “Day Zero” experience – the prospect of dam levels dropping dangerously low, taps running dry and water rations being distributed from public collection points – speaks powerfully to the urgency and complexity of climate change adaptation. The recent...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 3:06am

Translate political will into action, Kagame says on climate change

President Paul Kagame has called for rapid action globally to address climate change and prevent impending negative consequences. The President was speaking on climate change and the importance of ending plastic pollution in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada at the G7 summit which closed yesterday....

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 1:15pm

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