Australia rejects climate targets despite damning UN report

Australia’s conservative prime minister rejected growing calls Tuesday to adopt more ambitious emissions targets, insisting the country was doing enough to tackle climate change. Hours after a landmark UN climate report warned catastrophic global warming is occurring far more quickly than previously forecast, Prime Minister Scott Morrison signalled he would not adopt a net-zero target.Continue reading “Australia rejects climate targets despite damning UN report”

A Major Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating And Humans Must Cut Emissions Now

Global climate change is accelerating and human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases are the overwhelming cause, according to a landmark report released Monday by the United Nations. There is still time to avoid catastrophic warming this century, but only if countries around the world stop burning fossil fuels as quickly as possible, the authors warn. The message toContinue reading “A Major Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating And Humans Must Cut Emissions Now”

Scientists warn of Gulf Stream collapse leading to ‘climate catastrophe’ in Canada, world

As climate scientists release new evidence pointing to the possible “collapse” of the Gulf Stream, experts are warning that its disappearance would usher in a “calamitous climate catastrophe” not just for Canadians living on the east coast, but for hundreds of millions more people worldwide. The warning comes amid a new study published in the journal NatureContinue reading “Scientists warn of Gulf Stream collapse leading to ‘climate catastrophe’ in Canada, world”

Amount of ice which melted from Greenland on Tuesday ‘would cover Florida in two inches of water’

Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to raise global sea level by seven metres Scientists claim the ice that melted from Greenland on Tuesday would be enough to cover the US state of Florida in two inches of water. Ice sheets on the autonomous Danish territory are shrinking as temperatures in the Arctic reach recordContinue reading “Amount of ice which melted from Greenland on Tuesday ‘would cover Florida in two inches of water’”

Mumbai monsoon mayhem: Freak bursts of rain sign of climate crisis

Such short bursts of intense rain bear a climate change signature and as these effects become more pronounced, India’s financial capital and the country’s west coast will have to be better prepared, experts said. Mumbai’s Santacruz and Colaba recorded extremely heavy rainfall–23.4 cm and 19.68 cm rain respectively between Saturday and Sunday morning—a span ofContinue reading “Mumbai monsoon mayhem: Freak bursts of rain sign of climate crisis”

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