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African leaders blast European no-shows at climate adaptation summit

Presidents of Senegal, DRC and Ghana travelled to Rotterdam to talk about adapting to climate change. Only one European leader was there to meet them African leaders have criticised their European counterparts for missing a summit in Rotterdam on how Africa can adapt to climate change. While three African presidents flew to the Netherlands for …

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Methane much more sensitive to global heating than previously thought – study

Greenhouse gas has undergone rapid acceleration and scientists say it may be due to atmospheric changes Methane is four times more sensitive to global warming than previously thought, a new study shows. The result helps to explain the rapid growth in methane in recent years and suggests that, if left unchecked, methane related warming will …

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UN chief: Governments’ inaction on climate is ‘dangerous’

BERLIN — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday of a “dangerous disconnect” between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it. Guterres said global greenhouse gas emissions need to drop by 45% this decade, but are currently forecast to increase by 14%. “We are witnessing …

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Australian methane emissions massively underestimated – report

The amount of greenhouse gas leaking from Australian coal mines has been hugely under-reported, a report says. And unless quick action is taken, it could prevent the country from reaching its emission reduction targets. The new report analysed methane being released from coal mines, finding the amount is twice the official estimates. Australia’s new government …

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‘Lead us out of this mess,’ UN chief demands of world leaders at environment summit in Stockholm

‘We need to change course – now – and end our senseless and suicidal war against nature’ UN chief António Guterres says The secretary general of the United Nations has demanded that world leaders “lead us out of this mess” at the launch of an environment summit in Sweden. Stockholm +50 got underway on Thursday, …

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How climate scientists keep hope alive as damage worsens

In the course of a single year, University of Maine climate scientist Jacquelyn Gill lost both her mother and her stepfather. She struggled with infertility, then during research in the Arctic, she developed embolisms in both lungs, was transferred to an intensive care unit in Siberia and nearly died. She was airlifted back home and …

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Global emissions must peak in just three years to stay below 1.5°C

A major report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the window for avoiding more than 1.5°C of global warming has almost closed, with immediate and drastic cuts the only way to stay below the target Rapid, deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions can still keep the world’s target of holding global warming …

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Methane emissions jumped by record amount in 2021, NOAA says

Global methane emissions soared by a record amount in 2021, eclipsing the record set the year before, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, demonstrating the huge challenge facing policymakers who have pledged to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Methane, the second biggest contributor to human-caused global warming after carbon dioxide, is emitted in part …

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