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Climate Emergency

Climate Emergency

Greenland ice loss worst in 12,000 years

Ice loss from Greenland's massive ice sheet will cause sea levels to rise more during the 21st century than they have during any 100-year period in the last 12,000 years, even if global warming is ...

Forecast retreat of Greenland's ice sheet.

Study on coral degradation

St. Martin's may be depleted of coral by 2045

The country's only coral island, Saint Martin’s, may be depleted of coral by 2045, reveals a study

St. Martin's Island

‘Concerted global action’ to combat climate, COVID-19 challenges: PM Hasina

Like many other climate-vulnerable nations across the globe, Bangladesh is trying to save lives, shore up healthcare systems, and cushion the economic shock for millions of people, all while avoiding ...

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses through videoconferencing from her official Gonobhaban residene, Dhaka, a special session organised marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations on 22 September 2020

Arctic sea ice lows mark a new polar climate regime

At the edge of the ice blanketing part of the Arctic Ocean, the ice on Monday looked sickly. Where thick sheets of ice once sat atop the water, now a layer of soft, spongey slush slid and bobbed atop ...

Floating ice is seen during the expedition of the The Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship at the Arctic Ocean, 14 September  2020.

Climate crisis could displace 1.2b people by 2050: Report

The global climate crisis could see more than a billion people displaced from their homes in the next 30 years, as ecological disasters drive mass migrations and greater armed conflict, a new report ...

Developing countries may need up to $500 billion per year by 2050 to adapt to the ravages of climate change, dwarfing previous estimates, a UN report said on Friday. Photo: AFP

Climate change protests resume in London

Climate change protests by environmental activists from the Extinction Rebellion group resumed for a second day in London

Extinction Rebellion activists participate in a protest in London, Britain 3 September.

Naming heatwaves may save lives as temperatures soar

The research, done by the Climate Impact Lab and based on data from 40 countries, found the problem will be most severe in the already hot tropics, in countries from Bangladesh to Sudan, where people ...

A man sunbathes at Bogatell beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Barcelona, Spain, 30 July 2020.

UN chief invites young climate activists to meet, give input

The head of the United Nations said on Monday he will start meeting regularly with young climate activists, saying participation by youth on the frontlines is critical to scaling up action to slow ...

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is seen on a video screen during a virtual climate summit, known as the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, in Berlin on 28 April 2020.

Greta Thunberg: World must 'tear up' old contracts, build new systems to save climate

The letter also called for binding annual "carbon budgets" to limit how much greenhouse gas countries can emit to maximise the chances of capping the rise in average global temperatures at 1.5C, a ...

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a protest outside the EU Council as EU environment ministers meet in Brussels, Belgium, 5 March 2020.

Climate change: Litigation over carbon emissions increasing globally

Climate change may be having its day in court. With the slow pace of international climate negotiations, lawyers from Switzerland to San Francisco are increasingly filing lawsuits demanding action.

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