A special UN summit scheduled in New York next September will provide “an essential opportunity to mobilise political will to raise global ambition” on climate change, according to a draft EU statement due to be adopted on Monday (18 February). Foreign ministers from the 28 EU members are meeting in Brussels on Monday, with international climate diplomacy high on the agenda. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has convened a global climate summit in New York on 23 September and Europe wants to use the opportunity to spur world nations into action on climate change. “Climate change is a direct and existential threat, which will spare no country,” the draft EU statement warns, with impacts already being felt across the globe. “Yet action to stem it remains insufficient,” it adds, urging all countries to “join in this necessary raising of ambition”. Guterres has already reached out to some G20 leaders to encourage them to … [Read more...] about EU in fresh diplomatic push to ‘raise global ambition’ on climate change
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Science & Environment 3 December 2018 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.com/news/science-environment-24021772 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.What is climate change?The … [Read more...] about What is climate change?
BRITISH workers could miss as many as 33 days of work a year as a result of climate change, a new study has found. The research also found that workers in developing countries could lose a maximum of 94 days a year, with nations in Southeast Asia being most severely affected. Publishing in the Journal of Cleaner Production, the team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences began their work with a survey of how many days of work high temperatures caused people to miss in 2016. In developed countries such as the UK and the US, the average worker currently loses 3.5 days of work a year as a result of 'heat stress,' which covers sickness caused by excessive heat. In the developing world this average is 6.6 days, yet the researchers calculated that this is set to rise under all four of the main climate-change scenarios set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). If the worst-case scenario of a 4C rise by 2100 is realised, people in the developed … [Read more...] about Britons could miss 33 days of work a year due to global warming
Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 10:18 PM EDT Oct 7, 2018 A landmark report released Sunday from the world's top climate change group said "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" are required to ward off the worst impacts of global warming. The report, released in South Korea by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that the world’s economies must quickly reduce fossil fuel use while at the same time dramatically increasing use of clean, efficient energy. These transitions must start now and be well underway in the next 20 years. The goal is to cap global warming at 1.5 Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, which the group said may prove nearly impossible unless swift action is taken. Limiting warming to that level would significantly reduce the risk of climate impacts such as water scarcity, flood and drought, extreme heat, tropical cyclones, biodiversity loss, and sea level … [Read more...] about Global warming: Earth nears tipping point from climate change
0 Have your say As much of the country suffers under another week of sweltering temperatures, Westminster’s Environmental Audit Committee has issued a stark warning: heat-related deaths will treble by 2050 as a result of a warming climate. A shocking 7,000 people will die in the UK each year from the impacts of heat unless government acts on the dangers of climate change.The committee’s focus on adaptation in its recommendations reflects the grim reality that global warming is not some distant threat, but is happening now, and we must prepare to deal with the consequences of living in a world made warmer by human actions. News of a rising death toll from climate disasters around the world that have made the headlines all too often this summer, from prolonged heatwaves in Canada and Japan, to flash floods in Laos and Cambodia, and raging wildfires in Greece and Sweden, help this reality to sink in. READ MORE: Groups of bodies found hugging as dozens … [Read more...] about Mary Church: Heat of climate change will kill thousands unless we act