Tag: climate change

Damage to planet ‘dire’ says UN report

Damage to planet ‘dire’ says UN report

| 14/03/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): A dangerous combination of climate change, pollution, mass extinctions and a growing human population are described in the latest disturbing report from the United Nations, as world leaders met in Kenya for the 4th Environmental Assembly this week. The report states that “damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be […]

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Scientists issue dire warning over ocean heatwaves

Scientists issue dire warning over ocean heatwaves

| 13/03/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The global ocean has warmed substantially over the past century and scientists are warning that this will have far-reaching implications for marine ecosystems and cause significant problems in the coming decades, economically and socially, around the world. New scientific research, the first of its kind, which was led by Dr Dan Smale from the […]

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Earth heading for hottest decade since records began

Earth heading for hottest decade since records began

| 06/02/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The Met Office, the UK’s National Meteorological Service, is forecasting that global average surface temperatures over the next five years are likely to be 1°C or more above pre-industrial levels, as the world is now in the midst of what is likely to be the warmest decade (2014 to 2023) since records began in 1850. […]

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BOT minister says climate change situation ‘grave’

BOT minister says climate change situation ‘grave’

| 28/01/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): The UK minister with responsibility for the British Overseas territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has said that climate change is not an abstract theoretical risk but a real problem that is “much graver than previously thought” and happening now, driving people from their homes, threatening sustainable development and trade while exacerbating conflict and instability. […]

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Oceans heating up 40% faster than last predictions

Oceans heating up 40% faster than last predictions

| 13/01/2019 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Scientists working in the field of climate change have found that the Earth’s oceans are heating up far more rapidly than predictions made just five years ago. Because the seas absorb most of the heat-trapping gases generated by human activity, the oceans are a better yardstick for climate change than surface temperatures, and researchers […]

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Hew heads to Bahamas to discuss planning resilience

Hew heads to Bahamas to discuss planning resilience

| 03/12/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Planning and Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew is on his way to the Bahamas this week to join fellow planning ministers from around the region to discuss how resiliency and climate change issues are shaping regional policy making. The third Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF2018) opens on Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar resort, where the […]

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People’s voices to be heard on climate change

People’s voices to be heard on climate change

| 22/11/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): World renowned conservationist and TV documentary maker, Sir David Attenborough, will be relating the stories of people from all over the world about their experiences with climate change at the United Nations conference on the issue next month. Sir David has been asked by the UN to give a landmark speech to world leaders, […]

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UN urges Caribbean to wake up to sea level rise

UN urges Caribbean to wake up to sea level rise

| 12/11/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): A new campaign has been launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to create a climate change survival blueprint for the Caribbean. The effort is being led by Inga Rhonda King, president of the council who is from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the council is set to hold a meeting Tuesday at […]

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Environment loses in US mid-term vote

Environment loses in US mid-term vote

| 07/11/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by some American states to introduce conservation measures and protections were all defeated at the ballot Tuesday, making the environment a major loser despite recent warnings from dozens of scientists that the world has barely a decade to radically cut emissions of greenhouse gases before the planet reaches the point of no return. In Arizona, […]

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Scientists make last call for action to save planet

Scientists make last call for action to save planet

| 08/10/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published Monday, found that “urgent and unprecedented changes” are needed within the next twelve years to prevent environmental break-down. Still wrestling with the politics of denial in the face of what science is telling us about climate change and emissions, the authors […]

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Scientists warn of ‘hothouse’ tipping point

Scientists warn of ‘hothouse’ tipping point

| 08/08/2018 | 41 Comments

(CNS): An international team of scientists released a new study this week warning that even if governments around the world meet the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement, there is a risk of ‘no return’ towards climate change as Earth hits what they called a “hothouse” tipping point. The authors warn that the transition […]

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