The protest started cheerfully enough on Wednesday, with music blaring and flags flying even under the driving rain. Then the police arrived, decked out in riot gear and backed by bulldozers, ready to demolish the village of Luetzerath to make way for the expansion of an opencast coal mine in the heart of Europe. As Germany turns back to theContinue reading “Germany’s razing a village to expand a coal mine a.o. ecological news”
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Climate Indicators to Watch in 2023
The year 2022 saw the US enact an unprecedented climate bill and countries take bold steps at two United Nations conferences to aid disaster-stricken developing nations and preserve what’s left of the natural world.
The Telegraph Frontpage for Thursday 2022 December 08
By Danny Boyle Good morning. Ministers face a backlash at plans to rely on soldiers to sacrifice Christmas to cover for striking public sector workers. Also today, Harry and Meghan’s Netflix show is being released. Army fury as soldiers ordered to give up Christmas This month’s strikes will undoubtedly impact the public, but the walkoutsContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Thursday 2022 December 08”
The New York Times from June 27 – July 3
From the SUNDAY MAGAZINE John Grisham Is Still Battling His Southern Demons “It was such a hard-right-wing, racist society that I grew up in. I’ve come a long way.” June 27 Protesters clashing outside the Supreme Court yesterday.Shuran Huang for The New York Times U.S. abortion fight shifts to new battlegrounds A Supreme Court rulingContinue reading “The New York Times from June 27 – July 3”
Will the world cross a red line in the climate crisis in the next five years
A boy searches for coins in the Yamuna, the second-largest tributary river of the Ganges, where water levels have dramatically declined amid a devastating heatwave in India (Associated Press) The odds are roughly 50-50 on whether the world will cross a red line in the climate crisis in the next five years, albeit temporarily.Continue reading “Will the world cross a red line in the climate crisis in the next five years”
A follow-up for COP26
The world leaders did not achieve immediate, drastic, unprecedented, annual emission cuts at the source which means they’re failing when it comes to this climate crisis.
Now the world shall have to wait for further negotiations, for many countries (like the Maldives) the answer or action shall be too late.
Climate talks with a familiar outcome
In the Paris Agreement in 2015, countries committed to limit temperature rises to “well below” 2C and pursue efforts to limit them to 1.5C to avoid the most dangerous storms, droughts, crop failures, floods and disease.
Scientists have warned keeping temperature rises to 1.5C requires global emissions to be cut by 45% by 2030, and to zero overall by mid-century.
Our fragile planet is still hanging by a thread. We are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe whilst so many countries again proved that their economic interests are more important than the saving of the planet.
The end of week one at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow
More than 40 countries have promised to phase out coal by 2050, and another 100 leaders have pledged to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.
Dangerous climate change is already with us
A big step is made by at least 23 countries that have made new commitments to phase out coal power, including five of the world’s top 20 coal power-using countries?