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July 2019 hottest month on record for planet: US agency

Washington - July 2019 temperatures were the hottest ever recorded globally, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday, while satellite data showed polar ice shrank to its lowest levels.

July 2019 hottest month on record for planet: US agency

Washington - July 2019 temperatures were the hottest ever recorded globally, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday, confirming earlier observations by the European Union.

July 2019 hottest month globally ever recorded: EU

Paris - July 2019 was the hottest month across the globe ever recorded, according to data released Monday by the European Union's satellite-based Earth observation network.

Climate change made French heatwave 'more likely' in hottest June ever

Paris - The record-breaking heatwave that gripped France last week was made at least five times more likely by climate change, scientists said Tuesday as other data showed that last month was the hottest June worldwide in history.

415.26 parts per million: CO2 levels hit historic high

Paris - Scientists in the United States have detected the highest levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere since records began, sounding new alarm over the relentless rise of man-made greenhouse gas emissions..

EU Parliament rejects bid to strip Exxon lobbyists of access

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Tuesday rejected a move to strip ExxonMobil lobbyists of their access badges after the US oil giant missed the assembly's first hearing into claims it knowingly misled the public on climate change.

Last 4 years hottest on record, UN confirms

Paris - The last four years were the hottest since global temperature records began, the UN confirmed Wednesday in an analysis that it said was a "clear sign of continuing long-term climate change.

Global study shows the extent of permafrost warming

Large areas of permafrost around the world warmed significantly over the past decade, intensifying concerns about accelerated releases of heat-trapping methane and carbon dioxide as microbes decompose the thawing organic soils.

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high: UN

Geneva - The levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, have hit a new record high, the UN said Thursday, warning that the time to act was running out.

Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters: study

Paris - By century's end, many parts of the world may have to cope with up to six climate catastrophes at once, ranging from heat waves and wildfires to diluvian rains and deadly storm surges, researchers warned Monday.

'Bad news': CO2 emissions to rise in 2018, says IEA chief

Paris - Energy sector carbon emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting Paris climate treaty goals, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Wednesday.

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.

Dutch court tells government to slash greenhouse gas

Den Haag - The Dutch government on Tuesday lost a legal appeal against a landmark court ruling which ordered it to slash greenhouse gases by at least 25 percent by 2020.

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.

Avoiding climate chaos means 'unprecedented' change: UN report

Incheon - The UN's 195-nation climate science body plunged deep into overtime Saturday to finalise a report outlining stark options -- all requiring a global makeover of unprecedented scale -- for avoiding climate chaos.

Melting permafrost threatens climate rescue plan: study

Paris - Global targets aimed at warding off runaway planetary warming could be breached sooner than expected, experts warned Monday, as gases released by melting permafrost threaten to undermine human efforts to avert climate disaster.

Aiming for zero: cities, companies ramp up climate goals

San Francisco - Zero fossil fuel energy, zero gas-guzzlers on the road, zero waste, zero CO2 emissions -- dozens of cities, regions and companies made "zero" pledges Thursday at a global climate summit in San Francisco.

Low-carbon economy 'growth story of the century': Stern

San Francisco - As thousands of mayors, governors, CEOs and experts gather in San Francisco this week for the Global Climate Action Summit, economist Nicholas Stern called for big thinking and bold action to avoid the worst ravages of catastrophic global warming.

World faces uphill climate fight as US efforts fall short

San Francisco - The United States will fall short on its Paris commitment to cut greenhouse gases, making the uphill battle to avoid runaway global warming that much harder, according to a report released hours ahead of a major, solutions-oriented climate summit in Sa...

US to miss Paris climate pact target by a third

San Francisco - The United States will fall short by a third on its commitment under the Paris climate treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released Wednesday in San Francisco.

Greenhouse gases from rice paddies may be 2x higher than thought

Tampa - The way some irrigated rice paddies are managed worldwide, with cycles of flooding followed by dry periods, may lead to twice the planet-warming greenhouse gas pollution as previously thought, researchers said Monday.

Global climate protests peak in San Francisco

San Francisco - A climate protest rolling across the world's time zones Saturday peaked in San Francisco, where thousands marched in a bid to shame political leader into stepping up action on global warming.

Deadly heatwaves threaten China's northern breadbasket

Paris - The North China Plain, home to nearly 400 million people, could become a life-threatening inferno during future heat waves if climate change continues apace, researchers have warned.

World's biggest king penguin colony shrinks 90 percent

Paris - The planet's largest colony of king penguins has declined by nearly 90 percent in three decades, alarmed researchers said Monday.

With deadline looming, UN climate talks fall short

Bonn - UN talks ending Thursday failed to hammer out a draft of the "operating manual" that would bring the landmark Paris climate treaty to life, forcing governments to add an emergency negotiating session ahead of a December climate summit.

California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

Paris - California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday.

World shipping industry agrees to halve carbon emissions by 2050

London - Members of the UN International Maritime Organisation on Friday struck a deal to halve carbon dioxide emissions from shipping by 2050 in a deal that will force the industry to redesign fleets.

'Devastating' ocean heatwaves on the rise

Paris - Ocean heatwaves which can have "devastating and long-term impacts" on ecosystems have become longer and more frequent over the past century, according to an international study published Tuesday.

Climate change makes mountain tops bloom, for now

Paris - Europe's mountain summits are flush with new plant species, a greening that has increased in lock-step with the acceleration of global warming since the mid-20th century, researchers said Wednesday.
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