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Planned Fossil Fuel Production Vastly Exceeds the World’s Climate Goals, ‘Throwing Humanity’s Future Into Question’

Among the top 20 nations that produce fossil fuels, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and the United States all anticipate large increases in domestic oil production, while Russia, India, and Indonesia all anticipate large increases in coal output. According to a recent United Nations assessment, the top producing countries for fossil fuels still intend to raise their …

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California wildfire puts 1,300 homes at risk as Santa Ana winds whip flames

Approximately 4,000 residents were evacuated from the southeast of Los Angeles due to the uncontained nature of the fire. Emergency officials in Southern California report that a wildfire that broke out overnight spread to 2,200 acres. Monday about 1:30 p.m., the Highland Fire broke out in Aguanga, a small community in the rural, hilly region …

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Meltwater Beneath Antarctic Glaciers Accelerates Ice Loss, Warns Study

According to a recent study, Antarctic glaciers are losing ice more quickly due to meltwater running beneath them, which could result in sea level rises that are much worse than expected. Meltwater running beneath glaciers is causing them to lose ice more quickly, according to US researchers mapping Antarctic ice sheets using a new approach. …

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Malawi swelters in record heat with temperatures nearly 20C above average

An African nation has experienced excessive heat, with temperatures as high as 43C, attributed to climate change. The weekend was the hottest on record for Malawians, with temperatures rising by about 20C beyond the seasonal average. The government issued advisories last Thursday about staying out of the sun, staying hydrated, and avoiding coffee and alcohol …

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‘Without water, there is no life’: Drought in Brazil’s Amazon is sharpening fears for the future

Communities that depend on the waterways of the Amazon jungle are stranded without access to fuel, food, or clean water. Numerous river dolphins died and washed up on the beach. On the water’s surface, thousands of dead fish float. These are but the first somber predictions of the catastrophic drought engulfing Brazil’s Amazon. Numerous thousands …

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World isn’t moving fast enough to cut pollution and keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius, UN scorecard says

According to the first United governments scorecard since Paris, which was revealed on Friday, the world’s governments have not done enough to reduce pollution and avert catastrophic levels of warming in the eight years following the historic Paris Climate Agreement. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change released its assessment on Friday, showing that …

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As Africa opens a climate summit, poor weather forecasting keeps the continent underprepared

Daily weather forecasts are taken for granted in much of the world. However, the majority of Africa’s 1.3 billion inhabitants have little to no awareness of the future. That can cause damage in the billions of dollars, which can be both fatal and expensive. The first Africa Climate Summit begins on Monday in Kenya with …

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After America’s summer of extreme weather, ‘next year may well be worse’

The American summer has been odd and nasty. The dwindling summer has been a vivid demonstration of the increasing climate problem, with scientists warning that worse is to come. Examples include the dystopian orange skies over New York and the tragic immolation of a historic coastal town in Hawaii. This summer, a relentless flurry of …

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Wildfires rage in southern Europe as soaring temperatures persist

Villages were evacuated as a result of wildfires in Greece and the Canary Islands that were brought on by heatwaves across Europe. On Sunday, authorities in Greece ordered the evacuation of five more towns close to the country’s northeastern border with Turkey as summer wildfires, which have already damaged a number of homes, grew increasingly …

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UN climate summit host UAE failed to report methane emissions to UN

Exclusive: State oil company accused of ‘incoherent’ reduction objectives, whose chief will preside over Cop28. According to the Guardian, the United Arab Emirates has been delaying reporting its emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane to the UN for almost ten years. The UAE will host the key Cop28 UN climate summit in December. Adnoc, …

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