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Global greenhouse gas emissions at all-time high, study finds

‘Carbon budget’ that can be emitted while keeping global warming below 1.5C is being exhausted, according to scientists. Scientists have warned that greenhouse gas emissions have reached an all-time high and might cause “unprecedented” levels of global warming. According to a study published on Thursday in the journal Earth System Science Data, the world is …

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Australia steps toward making big polluters reduce emissions

Australia, Canberra— With the minor Greens party announcing their support on Monday, the Australian government made a significant step toward passing a critical climate policy that would require the main emitters of greenhouse gases to reduce emissions. The so-called Safeguard Mechanism measures, according to the center-left Labor Party administration, are crucial for Australia to meet …

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World risks descending into a climate ‘doom loop’, warn thinktanks

Report says simply coping with escalating impacts of climate crisis could override tackling root cause. The world is at risk of descending into a climate “doom loop”, a thinktank report has warned. It said simply coping with the escalating impacts of the climate crisis could draw resources and focus away from the efforts to slash …

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Carbon emissions hit new high: warning from COP27

Fresh data released at the climate summit show global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are soaring despite energy crisis. Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are projected to increase by 1% in 2022, hitting a new record of 37.5 billion tonnes, scientists announced today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the …

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‘Explosion’ in number of fossil fuel lobbyists at Cop27 climate summit

Oil and gas industries have 636 representatives at Egypt conference – a rise of more than 25% on previous year. There are more than 600 fossil fuel lobbyists at the Cop27 climate conference, a rise of more than 25% from last year and outnumbering any one frontline community affected by the climate crisis. There are …

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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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African nations expected to make case for big rise in fossil fuel output

Exclusive: leaders expected to say at Cop27 they need access to their oil and gas reserves despite effect on global heating Leaders of African countries are likely to use the next UN climate summit in November to push for massive new investment in fossil fuels in Africa, according to documents seen by the Guardian. New …

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