With one in every four species facing extinction, which animals are the best equipped to survive the climate crisis? (Spoiler alert: it’s probably not humans). Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email By Christine Ro 5 August 2019 “I don’t think it will be the humans. I think we’ll go quite early on,” says Julie Gray with a laugh. I’ve just asked Gray, a plant molecular biologist at the University of Sheffield, which species she thinks would be the last ones standing if we don’t take transformative action on climate change. Even with our extraordinary capacity for innovation and adaptability, humans, it turns out, probably won’t be among the survivors.This … [Read more...] about The animals that will survive climate change
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Scotland By James Cook Chief News Correspondent for The Nine 2 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48840948 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The world heritage status of Orkney's archaeological treasures is threatened by … [Read more...] about Orkney heritage sites threatened by climate change
With the United Nations Climate Action Summit slated for September, leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum issued a joint statement asking UN Secretary-General António Guterres to deliver their message to the world. The Pacific Islands Forum is a group of 18 independent states and self-governing territories who are vulnerable to rising sea levels, displacement, and other impacts of climate change. Forum leaders recently had a high-level political dialogue with the UN Secretary General in Suva, Fiji on May 15. In the collective statement, the presidents representing the Pacific Island nations said, “Climate change is the single greatest threat to our Blue Pacific region. All countries, with no caveats, must agree to take decisive and transformative action to reduce global emissions, and ensure at scale mitigation and adaption support for those countries that need it.” “If we do not, we will lose. We will lose our homes, our ways of life, our well-being and … [Read more...] about Pacific Forum calls for action against climate change
CLIMATE change has been a touchy topic of conversation more than ever before, and unless tackled quickly, it can destroy the planet we live on. But is climate change reversible and is it caused by humans? Here's what we know. Is climate change reversible? Last year, Sir David Attenborough warned that climate change will destroy civilisation unless it is tackled quickly. His ominous message was delivered to world leaders at the United Nations’ environmental talks in Poland. Sir David, 92, declared: “Time is running out.” He warned: “Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change. “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon." Greenhouse gas emissions must be slashed by 45 per cent by 2030 to hit the target. The World Bank has pledged £157billion over five years to support countries taking … [Read more...] about Is climate change reversible, is it the same as global warming and is it caused by humans?
More than 200 people have been arrested during a second day of climate protests which have caused serious disruption in London.Extinction Rebellion demonstrations have been taking place at Parliament Square, Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch.The Metropolitan Police said the protests were causing serious disruption to public transport and local businesses, with 55 bus routes closed and 500,000 people affected.Motorists faced gridlocked traffic on a number of alternative routes, such as Westminster Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.At about 5.45pm, police said 209 people had been arrested in connection with the demonstrations.Five people were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following disruption outside commercial premises in Lambeth on Monday and have since been released under investigation.The other 204 people were were arrested on Waterloo Bridge on Monday night and throughout Tuesday for Public Order Act offences, obstructing a highway and one for obstructing … [Read more...] about Latest: More than 200 arrests at London climate change protests