Post Tagged with: "Climate Change"

Governments keep global climate deal on track despite US pullout

November 18, 2017 12:18 am
Governments keep global climate deal on track despite US pullout

World leaders pose for a family photo during the UN conference on climate change (COP23) on November 15, 2017 in Bonn, western Germany. (Photo by AFP) Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump’s rejection of […]

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‘We have to understand that the climate may be changing’: US Senator John McCain

September 11, 2017 9:00 am
‘We have to understand that the climate may be changing’: US Senator John McCain

  US Republican Senator John McCain  US Senator John McCain says Americans should understand the climate may be actually changing, breaking with most of the fellow Republicans, including President Donald Trump, who believe climate change is a “hoax.” “There are things happening with the climate in the world that is […]

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Climate change ‘alters Europe river floods cycles’

August 11, 2017 2:54 pm
Climate change ‘alters Europe river floods cycles’

This image, taken on June 5, 2016, shows the Eiffel Tower in front of the flooded Seine River. (By AFP) Climate change has shifted the timing of flooding in European rivers in the past 50 years, causing deluges earlier in the northeast and later around parts of the Mediterranean, scientists […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe determined to fight climate change

June 29, 2017 10:30 pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  says Europe determined to fight climate change

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech at the Bundestag, lower house of Parliament, on June 29, 2017 in Berlin, ahead of the July 7-8 G20 summit. (Photo by AFP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Europe was “more determined than ever” to fight climate change after President Donald […]

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Scientists just linked another record-breaking weather event to climate change

June 7, 2017 2:28 am
Scientists just linked another record-breaking weather event to climate change

At least one elephant was killed last year during a heat wave in Southeast Asia. Photo / 123RF Last year, a remarkable April heat wave shattered all-time temperature records across Southeast Asia, prompting public health concerns, killing at least one elephant and making international headlines in the process. Now, scientists […]

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Can we keep global warming to 1.5C?

March 12, 2017 3:00 am
Can we keep global warming to 1.5C?

Climate change and the sea level rise it will bring poses a real problem for low-lying Pacific nations like Tuvalu. Photo / File Experts have been meeting in Brazil to discuss the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C. The meeting, drawing experts […]

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How did our ancient ancestors face climate change? Scientists peek thousands of years back

February 15, 2017 10:30 pm
How did our ancient ancestors face climate change? Scientists peek thousands of years back

The New Guinea Highlands have revealed insights into how our ancient ancestors fared with past climate change. Photo / 123RF Mankind is already adapting to the widespread impacts of future climate change – but how did we do it in the past? Otago University researchers, along with colleagues from the […]

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Wellington people throw ‘unwelcoming party’ for oil companies Statoil and Chevron

November 13, 2016 3:30 am
Wellington people throw ‘unwelcoming party’ for oil companies Statoil and Chevron

Protesters were sending a message they didn’t want the Amazon Warrior coming to Wellington. Photo/supplied The Wellington community took to the water in kayaks and held banners onshore today, to throw an “unwelcoming party” for oil companies Statoil and Chevron. “We’re making it clear to them and to the government […]

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Temperature 54 degrees in Mitribah, Kuwait and Basra, Iraq

July 24, 2016 4:30 pm
Temperature 54 degrees in Mitribah, Kuwait and Basra, Iraq

An Iraqi man cools off the summer heat by using an open air shower in Baghdad. Photo / AP The temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait, surged on Friday to a blistering 54 degrees Celcius (129.2 F). And on Saturday in Basra, Iraq, the mercury soared to 53.9 C (129.0 F). If […]

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Rockefellers, US states clash over Exxon’s connivance of climate change

June 25, 2016 8:00 pm
Rockefellers, US states clash over Exxon’s connivance of climate change

Environmental activists blockade an Exxon station in Murray, Utah, with red lines meant to symbolize Exxon’s closure, which the activists demand as retribution for the company’s alleged role in denying climate change. (The Salt Lake Tribune) American industrial, political, and banking family Rockefeller has gotten engaged in a row with […]

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A 100m-year bond threatened by climate change

May 26, 2016 9:00 am
A 100m-year bond threatened by climate change

A flatworm on the Great Barrier Reef. Photo / Spirit of Freedom The bond between spiny mountain crayfish and their tiny, flatworm friends was forged some 100 million years ago on the thickly forested super-continent of Gondwana. It endured the dominance of the dinosaurs and the catastrophe that killed them. […]

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Villages erased: Solomon Islands wiped off the face of the Earth

May 10, 2016 11:54 am
Villages erased: Solomon Islands wiped off the face of the Earth

The Solomon Islands are fast disappearing. Photo / iStock They are the tiny islands that have literally disappeared. Five islands in the Pacific Ocean existed as late as 2014; fast forward two years and they are nowhere to be seen. A further six reef islands are also facing the same […]

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2016 earth’s temperature to be hottest

April 20, 2016 5:35 am
2016 earth’s temperature to be hottest

The Earth is warming so fast that it’s surprising even the climate scientists who predicted this was coming. Last month was the hottest March in 137 years of record keeping, according to data released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It’s the 11th consecutive month to set a […]

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Global warming will be quicker and more catastrophic than envisioned

March 26, 2016 6:30 am
Global warming will be quicker and more catastrophic than envisioned

If the scientists’ study is right, sights like that in Lake Argentina, where chunks of ice broke off the Perito Moreno Glacier this month, could become more common. Photo / AP An influential group of scientists led by James Hansen, the former Nasa scientist often credited with having drawn the […]

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As world heats up it won’t just rain, it’ll pour – scientists

March 10, 2016 8:00 am
As world heats up it won’t just rain, it’ll pour – scientists

The skies are dumping more and more water on land, regardless of traditional, local climatic conditions. Photo / Greg Bowker As the climate heats up, the forecast is also calling for more rain. Think downpours. Cats and dogs. Or just “extreme rain”, as the scientists call it. The overall rain […]

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