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28,000 jobs at risk in north of England over low-carbon economy

Thinktank says transition to low-carbon economy could result in ‘local deprivation’. As many as 28,000 jobs will be lost in the north of England in the next 12 years under the government’s drive towards a low-carbon economy, a thinktank has warned. »
22 October 2018, 02:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change is exacerbating world conflicts, says Red Cross president

‘It’s obvious some of the violence we are observing … is directly linked to climate change,’ says Peter Maurer. Climate change is already exacerbating domestic and international conflicts, and governments must take steps to ensure it does not get worse, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has said. »
21 October 2018, 07:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Wentworth won't prompt climate rethink, says Frydenberg

Treasurer says government does not intend to ‘reduce emissions at the expense of people’s power bills’. Josh Frydenberg has played down the need for a significant shift in the Morrison government’s stance on climate change before the next federal election after the strong protest vote in the seat of Wentworth. »
21 October 2018, 07:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

‘Not happy’: Australia must act on climate, says former Kiribati leader

Anote Tong, allegedly insulted by Australian minister, says inaction means Canberra risks losing its status in Pacific region. Anote Tong has had quite a week. The former president of Kiribati has been in Australia to advocate for more robust action on climate change, which threatens to wipe out his Pacific home within a matter of decades as sea levels rise. »
20 October 2018, 02:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Wentworth becomes test bed for how federal election will treat climate change

Coalition of green groups has been working hard to ensure voters realise they have a chance to give Liberals a wake-up call. »
19 October 2018, 10:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Everglades: climate change threatens years of work to reverse man-made damage

Report warns that rising temperatures threaten the Everglades, including changing rainfall patterns and accelerating sea-level rise. Sea water encroaching on the Everglades will hamper decades of work by a government program to reverse manmade damage to the vast, fragile ecosystem at the tip of Florida, according to a new report published on Wednesday. »
17 October 2018, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels

Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund. »
17 October 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Leaders move past Trump to protect world from climate change

Far more must be invested in adapting to warming, says new global commission that aims to rebuild political will after US withdrawal from Paris agreement. Far too little is being done to protect people from the heatwaves, storms and floods being supercharged by climate change, according to a high-level international commission. »
16 October 2018, 16:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fact check: Donald Trump's claims versus climate science

Trump’s assertions are at odds with scientific consensus that humans are causing higher temperatures that pose immediate and growing threats. Asked about climate change on CBS’ 60 Minutes and by reporters in Georgia on Monday, Donald Trump suggested that climate change will “change back again,” that it might not be man-made, and that hurricanes aren’t getting worse. »
16 October 2018, 03:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia should be 'exporting sunshine, not coal', economist Jeffrey Sachs tells Q&A

US analyst criticises successive governments for defending coal in wake of alarming IPCC report on climate change. Economist Jeffrey Sachs has criticised successive Australian governments for “defending a 19th or 20th century industry” rather than taking decisive action on climate change, saying Australia should be “exporting sunshine, not coal”. »
16 October 2018, 00:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Our leaders are destroying our future. Wentworth must be a referendum on climate change | Richard Flanagan and Geoff Cousins

In the face of sustained government stupidity, many feel powerless. Voters in Wentworth can lead the way. If a bricklayer builds a wall that falls over 12 years later, killing someone, the bricklayer can be sued and even jailed. »
15 October 2018, 21:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trouble brewing: climate change to cause 'dramatic' beer shortages

Extreme weather damage to the global barley crop will mean price spikes and supply problems, according to new research. Trouble is brewing for the world’s beer drinkers, with climate change set to cause “dramatic” price spikes and supply shortages, according to new research. »
15 October 2018, 18:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

There’s one key takeaway from last week’s IPCC report | Dana Nuccitelli

Cut carbon pollution as much as possible, as fast as possible. »
15 October 2018, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Banks will not be forced to reveal climate change risks they face

Critics demand tougher action as Bank of England stops short of call for mandatory reports. The Bank of England has stopped short of forcing the banking industry to disclose the potential risks they face from climate change, despite growing calls from campaigners for such action. »
15 October 2018, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Would you munch on a bug to save the planet from global warming? | Jessica Brown

More people would give up meat for edible insects if they believed bugs were tasty and trendy. The thought of rising sea levels and more intense heatwaves are enough to keep you up at night. But while we all know the situation is getting more serious, most of us are preoccupied with work, doctor’s appointments and paying bills – and these immediate, visceral worries win every time. »
15 October 2018, 12:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'It'll change back': Trump says climate change not a hoax, but denies lasting impact

Climate scientists have political agendas, US president says in interview with 60 Minutes. Donald Trump is doubling down on his doubts about climate change, suggesting that the climate could “change back again,” and that climate scientists are politically motivated. The US president has long questioned man-made global warming. »
15 October 2018, 08:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Forget coal wars, says Alan Finkel – look at emission outcomes

Chief scientist says Australia must use all available technologies. Australia’s chief scientist says the question facing the nation’s energy future is not about renewables versus coal but how best to create “a whole-of-economy emissions reduction strategy”. »
14 October 2018, 07:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia's climate idiocracy must end – and there's no time to waste | Greg Jericho

The Liberal party’s biggest con was the idea that reducing emissions could be done without pain and at little cost. This week came the news from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that we are screwed. I wish I could be more optimistic. I wish I could hold out some hope that things are about to improve. »
14 October 2018, 01:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Top climate scientist blasts UK’s fracking plans as 'aping Trump’

James Hansen, ‘father of climate science’, accuses Britain of ignoring science. One of the world’s leading climate scientists has launched a scathing attack on the government’s fracking programme, accusing ministers of aping Donald Trump and ignoring scientific evidence. »
13 October 2018, 15:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Reusable coffee cups are just a drop in the ocean for efforts to save our seas

Overfishing and climate change harm the marine environment at least as much as plastic pollution. Films such as A Plastic Ocean, and the huge success of Blue Planet II, have brought ocean plastic pollution firmly into the popular domain. Plastic has become ubiquitous through the world’s oceans, with fragments found in deep ocean trenches and the Arctic ice sheets. »
12 October 2018, 20:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email