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Protect indigenous people to help fight climate change, says UN rapporteur

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Protect indigenous people to help fight climate change, says UN rapporteur

 

Global leaders must do more to protect indigenous people fighting to protect their land and way of life if the world is to limit climate change, according to the UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. (altro…)

Climate change will increase the risk of severe turbulence on planes, research says

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Climate change will increase the risk of severe turbulence on planes, research says

Climate change is set to increase the amount of severe turbulence on planes by 2050 to 2080, according to a study. (altro…)

Hidden Costs of Climate Change Running Hundreds of Billions a Year

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Hidden Costs of Climate Change Running Hundreds of Billions a Year

 

Extreme weather, made worse by climate change, along with the health impacts of burning fossil fuels, has cost the U.S. economy at least $240 billion a year over the past ten years, a new report has found. (altro…)

The Mail’s censure shows which media outlets are biased on climate change

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The Mail’s censure shows which media outlets are biased on climate change

Back in February, the conservative UK tabloid Mail on Sunday ran an error-riddled piece by David Rose attacking Noaa climate scientists, who had published data and a paper showing that there was never a global warming pause. The attack was based on an interview with former Noaa scientist John Bates, who subsequently admitted about his comments:

I knew people would misuse this. But you can’t control other people.

(altro…)

Scottish draft climate change plan ‘lacks credibility’

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Scottish draft climate change plan ‘lacks credibility’

Scotland’s draft climate change plan lacks credibility, according to an independent body. (altro…)

Theresa May speaks out against Trump climate change stance at UN

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Theresa May speaks out against Trump climate change stance at UN

Theresa May has issued a veiled warning to Donald Trump, arguing that his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate change treaty ranks alongside North Korea’s nuclear missile tests as a threat to global prosperity and security. (altro…)

The Latest: Hurricane Maria again very dangerous Cat 5 storm

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The Latest: Hurricane Maria again very dangerous Cat 5 storm

MIAMI — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local):

5:10 a.m.

Hurricane Maria has regained Category 5 strength, upping its top wind speeds after it had briefly dropped to a Category 4 storm overnight near the island of Dominica. (altro…)

Tillerson says Trump open to staying in Paris climate accord under “right conditions”

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Tillerson says Trump open to staying in Paris climate accord under “right conditions”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday there is a chance the U.S. could stay in the Paris climate agreement “under the right conditions.” (altro…)

From Africa to the US to Haiti, climate change is a Black Lives Matter

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From Africa to the US to Haiti, climate change is a Black Lives Matter

Just over a year ago, Black Lives Matter UK successfully shut down London City airport. Our aims were to call attention to three things: Britain’s historical responsibility for global temperature changes, while the UK remains among the least vulnerable countries to the direct effects of climate change; second, that black people and poor people globally suffer the most from environmental impacts; and third, that safe freedom of movement is a reality only for the privileged, wealthy and mostly white. (altro…)

The Guardian view on climate change: see you in court

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The Guardian view on climate change: see you in court

Recent days have seen Houston, Texas literally sunk under sheer weight of rain, Carribbean islands battered by powerful storms barrelling across the Gulf and now Florida homes blasted by Irma, the largest of three hurricanes churning in the Atlantic basin. It seems almost certain that man-made climate change has a role in such events. Scientists used to be circumspect at attributing any single extreme event to global warming. No longer. Now scientists make the link between climate change and droughts in Kenya, record winter sun in Britain and torrential downpours in south-west China. (altro…)

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