Story of the week World close to ‘irreversible’ climate breakdown, studies warn Key UN reports published in last two days warn urgent and collective action needed – as oil firms report astronomical profits The good news How a desert bloomed in the driest place on Earth Unusual winter rainfall has produced a floral bloom andContinue reading “Composted reads for 3 November 2022”
People should come to know that we are in the fight of our lives facing climate change which is the defining issue of our age, the central challenge of our century in which the industrialised countries should pay for the damage done to the poor countries..
August 15 Chinese President Xi Jinping’s hopes for stability ahead of a historic Communist Party congress are quickly dwindling. His country’s economic slowdown deepened in July as strict Covid Zero measures and a slumping real-estate market threaten the chances of a recovery to a “reasonable” range. Key reading: China Announces Patrols to Protest US Senator’sContinue reading “Balance of Power in the 3rd week of August 2022 from Bloomberg”
The world has never produced more plastic — some 500 million tons annually — and experts predict that to double by 2040.
It’s time to ban private jets – or at least tax them to the ground Akin Olla Private jets are morally obscene and terrible for the climate. The planet can no longer afford these indulgences The good news ‘Incredibly promising’: the bubble barrier extracting plastic from a Dutch river Technology applied to Oude Rijn riverContinue reading “The Guardian’s Composted reads & Story of the 2nd week of August”
The Guardian looks at women footballers and at researchers that warn that climate breakdown could exacerbate or trigger other catastrophic risks, plus further events for the first week of August 2022.
Tyre-wear particles – a mixture of tyre fragments, including synthetic rubbers, fillers and softeners and road surface particles – are considered by environmental scientists to be one of the most significant sources of microplastics in the ocean.
The Supreme Court ruling has made it harder for Biden to put his country on track to meet the climate goal. It comes on top of stalled climate legislations that would have helped.
Welcome to The Independent Climate Newsletter, your update from our team of correspondents around the world. Looking at: June 24, 2022 Large bundles of plastic bags, cans and milk containers await processing at a recycling centre in Canada. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) It may only be a small win in the war against plastics, but itContinue reading “Canadian war against plastics”
Microplastic pollution has been detected in animal as well as human blood and is becoming an increasing problem.