Global warming: Need for climate action
Global warming and climate change are always used interchangeably, whereas they mean two different things. The term global warming is the heat as a result of the rising global temperature.
'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage in Australia
A scorching heatwave intensified bushfires ravaging parts of Australia on Saturday, and out-of-control blazes surrounding Sydney worsened under "catastrophic" conditions.
Can we eat meat and still tame global warming?
Not everyone needs to become a vegetarian, much less vegan, to keep the planet from overheating, but it would surely make things easier if they did. That's the ambiguous and -- for many on either side of this meaty issue -- the unsatisfying conclusion of the most comprehensive report ever compiled on the link between…
Europe bracing for scorching heatwave
Forecasters say Europeans will feel sizzling heat next week with temperatures soaring as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in an "unprecedented" June heatwave hitting much of Western Europe. From Great Britain to Belgium to Greece, a wave of hot air coming from the Maghreb in North Africa and Spain will push up…
‘Rising temperatures could increase number of children born with heart defects, infertility’
Global warming could mean more children are born with potentially deadly heart defects.
No room for climate delay, UN chief tells online summit
The world is not moving fast enough to curb global warming and needs immediate action to address the issue, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told an online climate change conference Thursday.
Trump questions UN global warming report
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.
JPDC, Ibarapa North LCDA collaborate on environmental sustainability
The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JPDC), in partnership with Ibarapa North East Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ibadan, Oyo State, have raised alarm on the consequences of climate change, which has led to a gradual reduction of the ozone layer resulting in climatic change. They claimed that the depletion of the ozone layer is…
World at risk of irreversible hot temperature, report reveals
Scientists have cautioned that the world is at risk of entering ‘hothouse’ conditions where global average temperatures will rise to 4-5 degrees Celsius higher, even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met. Presently, global average temperatures are just over 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial period and rises at 0.17C every…
Global warming set to exceed 1.5C, slow growth, says U.N. draft
Governments can still cap temperatures below the strict 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7° Fahrenheit) ceiling agreed in 2015 only with “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in the world economy, according to the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The final government draft, obtained by Reuters and dated June 4, is due for publication in October in…