Tag: Climate

COP28 deal received with mixed impressions

COP28 deal received with mixed impressions

The recent COP28 climate summit saw 200 countries pledge to begin the transition away from fossil fuels for the first time. “Humanity has finally done what is long, long, long overdue,” European Union Commissioner for Climate Action Wopke Hoekstra said as the summit in Dubai concluded. The final document, approved Wednesday after extensive compromise, has […]

Sydney declares total fire ban as bushfire season begins

Sydney declares total fire ban as bushfire season begins

Australia is bracing for what is forecast to be the riskiest summer for wildfires since 2019’s Black Summer, which devastated millions of acres of land and destroyed thousands of homes.  The warning comes as the country enters the Southern Hemisphere summer with abnormally dry conditions and soaring temperatures, with wildfires already burning around Sydney. The […]

Hochul Climate Officials Walk Back Last-Minute Budget Change

Hochul Climate Officials Walk Back Last-Minute Budget Change

Governor Kathy Hochul and officials within her administration have hit a snag as they move to finalize and pass the executive budget. Last week, Hochul’s top climate officials announced a handful of changes to the state’s climate portion of the budget that could have major impacts. Namely, a change in the accounting of methane gas which would lower the number of emissions businesses would have to take into account going forward.

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Detained by Police at Coal Mine Protest

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Detained by Police at Coal Mine Protest

Climate activist, Greta Thurnberg has been detained by the German police at a protest over the expansion of a coal mine in a west German village of Lützerath. Thurberg, among thousands of other activists and protesters, took part in a weekend long demonstration against the razing of the German village that would make way for an expansion of the Garzweiler lignite coal mine, owned by European energy giant RWE. According to RWE, once the eviction is complete, they plan to build a 1.5 kilometer perimeter fence around the village which would seal off the village buildings, sewers, and streets before they are demolished.

Climate Crisis: The Collateral Damage of Military Spending

Climate Crisis: The Collateral Damage of Military Spending

The world’s leaders are currently meeting in Egypt for the UN’s climate conference COP27. Every time the climate crisis is discussed, leaders of the richest countries in the world point out that no country has the money necessary to spend on addressing the climate crisis. A new report published this week by the Transnational Institute reveals that in reality the world’s richest countries do have the money to spend on climate financing, they just prefer to spend it on military aid and arms deals instead. The report found that these countries’ military spending not only increases greenhouse gas emissions, it also diverts money and attention away from the climate crisis.

How did Egypt’s Agricultural Sector Become Ravaged by the Climate Crisis

How did Egypt’s Agricultural Sector Become Ravaged by the Climate Crisis

Egypt is one country currently facing the brunt of the climate crisis. The country is already warming at a faster pace than the rest of the world. The rising temperatures and unstable weather patterns have completely disrupted the country’s agricultural sector. Egyptian farmers are struggling with ever decreasing crop yields as the Egyptian people face rising food insecurity.
Greenpeace campaign manager for the Middle East and North Africa, Ahmed El Droubi, recently explained just how bad it is, “we are feeling the impacts of the global food crisis here more significantly than elsewhere. What we’ve seen in the agricultural sector is that new pests and new diseases have been able to acclimatize to the changes in weather.

UN Prepares for COP27 Climate Summit Warning Rich Countries Aren’t Meeting Climate Pledges

UN Prepares for COP27 Climate Summit Warning Rich Countries Aren’t Meeting Climate Pledges

In the wake of the upcoming COP27 climate summit taking place this Sunday, U.N Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that nations will face irreversible catastrophe unless they rapidly deliver on the commitments made during the 2015 Paris climate summit. The upcoming summit, convening in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on Sunday, renews hope for a world battered with interconnected climate crises.
António Guterres addressed the public with a newfound urgency, “COP27 must be the place to rebuild trust and re-establish the ambition needed to avoid driving our planet over the climate cliff. In the last few weeks, report after report has painted a clear and bleak picture.”

United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Egypt while citizens plot a protest

United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Egypt while citizens plot a protest

The countdown to the United Nations Climate Summit COP27, which will be hosted by the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh from November 6 until the 18th of the same month, has begun.
All eyes are on the summit, which will be attended by Commanders of the Year and high-level officials of the United Nations, as well as thousands of environmental activists from around the world.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is an annual summit attended by 197 countries in order to discuss climate change, and what these countries are doing, to address and address this problem. The conference is part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international treaty signed by most countries of the world with the aim of reducing the impact of human activity on climate.

Major Kentucky Flooding Kills At Least
8 People

Major Kentucky Flooding Kills At Least
8 People

At least eight people were confirmed dead Thursday after widespread flooding followed by heavy overnight rains. Governor Andy Beshear says this will be “one of the most significant, deadly floods,” in the state’s history. The flooding across eastern Kentucky has left people stranded on rooftops and others without power or water as forecasts call for even more rain.

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