Tag: climate change

CO2 levels hit record high in Earth’s atmosphere

CO2 levels hit record high in Earth’s atmosphere

| 13/05/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Scientists in Hawaii at the weekend detected the highest level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere since records began. A number of scientific journals reported the latest alarming news that the Mauna Loa Observatory, which has tracked atmospheric CO2 levels since the late 1950’s, detected 415.26 parts per million in the air Saturday. The […]

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UK MPs declare climate emergency

UK MPs declare climate emergency

| 03/05/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Members of the UK parliament have backed a motion brought by the opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, declaring an environmental emergency. The House of Commons declaration comes on the heels of mass protests in London by grassroots environmental group Extinction Rebellion. While the parliamentary support for the declaration is not legally binding on the British […]

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Extinction rebellion continues for 8th day in London

Extinction rebellion continues for 8th day in London

| 23/04/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Activists trying to force the UK government to take climate change seriously and drastically cut emissions continued their protests in London for the eighth day Tuesday, marching on parliament as British MPs returned from the Easter break. More than 1,000 people have been arrested since the Extinction Rebellion of civil disobedience began and 71 […]

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‘Inaction’ on climate greatest threat, says OT minister

‘Inaction’ on climate greatest threat, says OT minister

| 05/04/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign Office minister with responsibility for the overseas territories, has issued a warning that the greatest threat to the world is not climate change itself but “inaction in the face of that threat”. In an address to the UN General Assembly’s climate change meeting, the UK minister said the […]

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CO2 up as global energy demand soars

CO2 up as global energy demand soars

| 26/03/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The world consumed record levels of energy last year, pushing up CO2 emissions to alarming levels, despite mounting evidence of its links to climate change. A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), released Monday, reveals that global energy use in 2018 increased at nearly twice the average rate of growth since 2010, […]

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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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