Latest in Tag: climate change Highlight

Latest in Tag: climate change


Climate change: Skeptics and believers

Isaac and Hasnaa are both in their late 20s and they are both passionate about the world they live in. But there’s one fundamental difference. Isaac is a climate change skeptic and Hasnaa believes it’s happening. The debate over climate change is everywhere. It’s in the newspapers we read, on the TV shows that we …

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Climate change inspires fear and hope on Maldives

The Republic of Maldives, a tiny nation made up of more than a thousand islands, sits a mere meter above water. With the sea-level rises expected by the end of this century, its inhabitants are facing displacement. Seen from the air, Utheemu – in the northern Maldives – looks like a tiny green jellyfish floating …

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Is climate change to blame for ‘Islamic State’?

In the build-up to Paris, activists and celebrities have been banging the drum for action. Part of this has involved talking up the effects of global warming. US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ warns that “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism,” while Prince Charles believes that “one of the major reasons for …

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Lake Chad: climate change fosters terrorism

Droughts, unemployment and conflict over resources: residents around Lake Chad are grappling with the consequences of climate change. Terrorist groups like Boko Haram know how to exploit this to their advantage. “Lake Chad is dying.” President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger was peremptory in his speech at the opening of the Paris Climate Conference on Monday, …

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In the faces(s) of disaster

Joel Mataro’s haunting image of typhoon survivors in the Philippines is the winner of our climate change photo contest in cooperation with EyeEm.com. We interviewed the winner. Joel Mataro from the Philippines is the winner of our photo contest. The Global Ideas jury felt that Joel Mataro’s picture best captures both the dramatic transformation of …

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What’s the price tag of Paris? Don’t ask the politicians

When you go shopping – whether at the corner store, or at the ritzy Galeries Lafayette or Printemps here in Paris – you expect to know what you are spending on and what you are getting. Strangely, when it comes to global climate treaties, our politicians like to commit to hugely expensive policies without even …

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What will all the hot air in Paris actually do?

Negotiators and activists are getting increasingly serious about the prospects of finalising a carbon-cutting deal here in Paris. No doubt if they are successful, we will see much back-slapping and exhortations of “success” in seven days. But the bonhomie will hide a rather inconvenient truth: even if it’s successful, any deal negotiated in Paris is …

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A day in CO²e emissions

How much does a Monday in winter speed up #climatechange? Are you ready for an inconvenient truth of Christmas cookies and greasy cheeseburgers? Here’s a day’s worth of carbon emissions. You may not have given much thought to the idea of how much or how little carbon your lifestyle releases into the universe and ultimately …

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5 best climate change articles for the layperson

Covering economy, society, science and industry, these essays represent some of the best ways to become an expert, quickly. It’s a rare feat to untangle the complexities of climate change and make them into something that is not just readable, but enjoyable. Plenty of writing about climate is overwrought, emotional, angry, preachy or just plain …

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What would it take for Paris to succeed?

There’s a lot of focus now on the politics of Paris. Will poor countries get the “climate aid” they want? Will China agree to reduce its growth, leaving millions more in poverty, by committing to far-reaching carbon cuts? What will be the wording of the treaty that emerges? It is easy to become cynical. Let …

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Sieren’s China: The UN seeks better air for everybody

If Beijing invests in clean energy, this is not only good for the Chinese population but for the whole world. China could be a driving force on the matter of climate change, DW’s Frank Sieren writes. The Beijing smog is right on cue for the climate change conference in Paris: Over 650 on the air …

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Climate protesters in Paris form human chain amid demo ban

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world have joined in events to urge action on climate change, a day ahead of a landmark climate summit. In Paris, protesters were forced to be inventive amid a marching ban. Organizers said more than 2,000 events were planned worldwide on Sunday as normal citizens joined forces to …

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UN: 2015 on track to be the hottest year ever

The UN weather agency has said that this year will likely be the warmest on record and 2016 only looks hotter. It has called for action to curb the extreme effects of human-induced global warming. This year is likely to be the hottest individual year on record, with 2011-2015 becoming the hottest five-year period, according …

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Canadian hydropower utility builds in response to warming world

Climate change is likely to cause water shortages – around the world and especially on the continent of North America. This will also affect energy supply from hydropower – but one Canadian utility is already responding. Recent research has shown that greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise. This wakeup call rings loudly in northern …

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Climate change could pummel stocks: study

Environmentalists aren’t the only ones fretting over climate change. A new study has calculated the risk to financial markets if temperatures are allowed to rise uninhibited. Inaction, it said, would be a bad investment. A fresh study by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership has put a price tag on climate change mitigation. Investment portfolios …

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