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The climate crisis is here, get used to it

Paris - When teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, nominated for the Peace Nobel this year, scolded titans of industry in Davos and heads of state at the United Nations, she told them to look at the science.Excellent advice, but not for the faint of heart.

Climate change threatens first peoples, body and soul

Paris - When global warming swallows up the postage stamp island of Warraber, forcing its 300 residents to find a new home, "it will not just be the loss of our land, but also a piece of us that is washed away," says Kabay Tamu.

Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns

Monaco - Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United Nations warned Wednesday that global warming is devastating oceans and Earth's frozen spaces in ways that directly threaten a large slice of h...

S. Arabia blocking approval of UN oceans report: participants

Monaco - Oil giant Saudi Arabia is blocking the adoption of a major UN report on oceans and climate change by challenging an earlier UN assessment highlighting the need to slash carbon emissions caused by burning fossil fuels, multiple sources told AFP.

The climate crisis: How long do we have to limit its impact?

Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5C this century, emissions of CO2 would have to be cut 45 percent by 2030. That's 12 years, so where did 18 months come from?

Saudi Arabia accused of nixing emissions mention at UN climate talks

Bonn - Saudi Arabia has moved to block mention of the findings of a landmark report on global warming from decisions taken at United Nations' climate talks, delegates and sources close to the negotiations told AFP Monday.

Saudi, US snub of climate report unsettles UN talks

Katowice - The refusal of the United States and Saudi Arabia to embrace a landmark environmental report has unsettled UN talks to breathe life back into the Paris climate pact, negotiators and observers said Monday.

Trump questions UN global warming report

Washington - US President Donald Trump said he has yet to read a UN report warning of global warming-caused chaos unless drastic action is taken and added that he is skeptical.

UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

Incheon - Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is "unprecedented in scale," the UN said Monday in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster.

S. Arabia backs down from blocking UN climate report: sources

Incheon - Oil giant Saudi Arabia backed down at the last minute Saturday from obstructing the adoption of a major report by the UN's climate science panel, sources told AFP.

UN report on 'mission impossible' climate target: key points

Paris - An executive summary of the UN special report on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will be vetted in South Korea this week, line-by-line, by diplomats under the 195-nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

UN report spotlights government inaction on climate

Paris - Diplomats gathering in South Korea Monday will find themselves in the awkward position of vetting and validating a major UN scientific report that underscores the failure of their governments to take stronger action on climate.

IPCC, the world's top authority on climate science

Paris - he UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which compiles comprehensive reviews of climate science, meets this week to vet and validate a report on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit).

Ex-UN climate chief Pachauri faces fresh harassment claim

New Delhi - A third former employee of Rajendra Pachauri has accused the ex-head of the UN climate panel of sexual harassment, after he was charged last month over a similar complaint.

Indian police charge ex-UN climate chief with sexual harassment

New Delhi - Indian police said Tuesday they had charged the former head of the UN climate change panel Rajendra Pachauri with sexual harassment, following a complaint by an ex-colleague at an environmental think-tank.

UN climate panel head resigns amid sex claims

Nairobi - The head of the UN's climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, stepped down Tuesday in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him that have surfaced at a crucial time on the climate agenda.

UN climate chief to miss session after sex harassment case

New Delhi - The United Nations' top climate change official will not chair a key meeting in Kenya next week as Indian police investigate a sexual harassment complaint against him, officials said Sunday.

Limited climate change accord likely in Paris: IPCC expert

Brussels - Encouraging progress at climate change talks points to the likelihood of an overall accord being reached at the Paris conference in December, but the deal is unlikely to adequately fight global warming, a top IPCC official said Sunday.

Op-Ed: Climate change will be solved by cities, not governments

More than half of the world's 7.2 billion people live in cities, and people living in cities are responsible for half of all greenhouse gas emissions. But tackling the challenge of these emissions is going to be done at the city level, and not by nations.

Time running out to reach 2 C target: UN climate panel

Copenhagen - Time is running out to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the UN's climate experts warned Sunday, saying current carbon emissions were a potential path to disaster.

UN climate goal feasible but energy reform vital

Berlin - The world has a likely chance of meeting the UN's warming limit of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) if it cuts annual greenhouse gas emissions 40-70 percent by 2050, especially from energy, a top expert panel said Sunday.

UN authors: 'We can no longer plead ignorance' on climate change Special

At a press conference in Yokohama, Japan, this morning, the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its most recent report on impacts of human activities on current and future climate: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

Climate change boosts conflict risk, hunger: UN panel

Yokohama - Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, flood and migration this century, the UN's expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change.

UN document warning of grave climate future completed

Yokohama - Leading scientists and officials completed a fresh climate report Sunday expected to lay bare the grim impact of climate change, with warnings that global food shortages could spark violence in vulnerable areas.

UN scientists see grim future if no action

Yokohama - UN scientists are set to deliver their darkest report yet on the impacts of climate change, pointing to a future stalked by floods, drought, conflict and economic damage if carbon emissions go untamed.

Op-Ed: New ‘mini Ice Age’ on the way as sun goes to sleep?

Sydney - Science fiction hasn’t got around to this one yet. Astronomers are described as “baffled” by the sun’s sudden reduction in output. One prediction even suggests that the Thames might freeze over.

Global carbon emissions to set new record in 2013

Norwich - Carbon dioxide emissions during 2012 continued to rise, increasing 2.2 percent and reaching a record 35 billion tonnes, according to new calculations published Tuesday by the Global Carbon Project.

Op-Ed: The death of Mark Duggan — one year on, and still nothing

London - One year ago today, Mark Duggan was shot dead by police from Operation Trident. To date, no one has been charged, and no meaningful information has been released to the public.

Op-Ed: The murder of Mark Duggan, and a conspiracy of silence

London - On August 4 last year, unarmed Mark Duggan was shot dead by the Metropolitan Police in North London. To date, no one has been charged with any offence.

Global warming happened in Medieval times with no CO2 emissions

A team of scientists have raised questions about current scientific theories about global warming. They showed there was a similar pattern of "global warming" during medieval times and that the planet cooled down after that leading to a "mini ice age."
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Every one of us has a great responsibility to protect the environment – and climate change is a gl...
Every one of us has a great responsibility to protect the environment – and climate change is a global issue that is going to require a global solution. This globe illustrated some of the ways our climate could change in the future. July 19, 2010.
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Reportes question international expert panel at UN conference on climate change, March 31, 2014.
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