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”

Last month was world’s third-hottest July on record – EU scientists

Last month was one of the world’s hottest Julys on record, behind only 2019 and 2016, with unusually high temperatures seen in regions from Finland to the United States, EU scientists said on Thursday. It is the latest milestone in a long-term warming trend that saw the last seven years rank as the world’s hottest on record,Continue reading “Last month was world’s third-hottest July on record – EU scientists”

Greece: Thousands flee homes as fires rage outside Athens

Emergency services evacuated several northern suburbs of the Greek capital after fresh fires broke out amid a heat wave. The city is engulfed in smoke. Greek firefighters said a large blaze outside the capital, Athens, had receded on Wednesday morning after thousands of people were forced to flee their homes the previous day. The fire came asContinue reading “Greece: Thousands flee homes as fires rage outside Athens”

North Korea feeds war rations to the poor after heatwave ravages food supply

North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, according to South Korea’s spy agency, with a heatwave and drought reducing the country’s supply. The country’s moribund economy is continuously being battered by the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, and while mass starvation and social chaos have not been reported, observers expect further deteriorationContinue reading “North Korea feeds war rations to the poor after heatwave ravages food supply”

Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn

Last year was first to be in top 10 for heat, rain and sunshine, as scientists say UK’s mild climate is at an end Extremes of weather will strike the UK more frequently owing to the climate crisis, scientists said after data showed that last year was one of the warmest, as well as oneContinue reading “Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn”

Dozens killed, many more missing in northern Afghanistan flash floods

At least 40 people have been killed with 150 more missing in northern Afghanistan after flash floods ravaged an area northeast of the capital Kabul, officials said on Thursday. A rescue operation was underway to find the missing people after torrential rains overwhelmed Kamdesh district in Nuristan province—about 200 kilometres (120 miles) northeast of Kabul.Continue reading “Dozens killed, many more missing in northern Afghanistan flash floods”

Climate tipping points are now imminent, scientists warn

Around 13,000 researchers have called for urgent action to slow down the climate emergency as extreme weather patterns shock the world. They listed three core measures. Thousands of scientists reiterated calls for immediate action over the climate crisis in an article published Wednesday in the journal BioScience.  “The extreme climate events and patterns that we’ve witnessed over theContinue reading “Climate tipping points are now imminent, scientists warn”

California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls after dark.Continue reading “California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West”

1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany killed at least one person Tuesday, with 16 injured and four still missing. Fire officials who tested the air said there did not appear to be a danger to nearby residents after authorities initially urged people to shelter inside. The explosion at the wasteContinue reading “1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion”

Why Capitalism Can’t Handle Climate Change – Second Thought

Climate change is shaping up to be the single most destructive and expensive challenge humanity has ever faced. In this episode, we’ll explore why capitalism is incapable of solving the problems it creates, and what we should expect in the coming decades.

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