Tag: global warming

2020 joins top spot for hottest year ever

2020 joins top spot for hottest year ever

| 14/01/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): As expected, 2020 has been officially confirmed as a record-breaking year for global temperatures. Last year equalled the temperature reached in 2016 around the world to become the joint hottest year since man started keeping track. It was also the hottest year ever in Europe. According to data released by the Copernicus Climate Change […]

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World not taking ‘ghastly’ future seriously

World not taking ‘ghastly’ future seriously

| 13/01/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Humanity is running an ecological Ponzi scheme in which society robs nature and future generations to pay for boosting incomes in the short term, scientists have said in a new study reviewing the dangers presented by the rapid loss of bio-diversity. No leaders are taking seriously the mounting, imminent threats, posing what they described […]

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January 2020 hottest month ever recorded

January 2020 hottest month ever recorded

| 17/02/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Last month was the hottest January ever recorded, according to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Using climate records spanning 141 years, the scientists found that there has never been a warmer January than this year’s, even without an El Niño to boil up the Pacific. January 2020 marked the 44th consecutive January with temperatures […]

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Oceans hotter than ever in 2019

Oceans hotter than ever in 2019

| 14/01/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The world’s oceans reached record temperatures last year caused by the “irrefutable and accelerating” heating of the planet, scientists said in the latest warnings about the affects of climate change. The research released this week is based on data from numerous sources and showed that the seas in 2019 were the warmest in recorded […]

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Scientists confirm 2019 as 2nd hottest year

Scientists confirm 2019 as 2nd hottest year

| 08/01/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Scientists have now confirmed that 2019 was the second hottest year on record. Speculation that it was likely to be the second or third hottest year since humans began measuring temperatures was confirmed by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on Wednesday. The Europe-based climate organisation said that last year’s global average surface air […]

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2019 in the top three hottest years on record

2019 in the top three hottest years on record

| 02/01/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): With the dawn of a new decade, scientists around the world are pointed to the one we just left behind as the hottest in history, and 2019 is likely to be the second or third hottest year on record. In Australia, which is literally still on fire, 2019 was the hottest and driest year […]

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Climate change costing $billions, charity reports

Climate change costing $billions, charity reports

| 27/12/2019 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Fifteen of the natural disasters and extreme weather events during 2019 that resulted in damages of more than $1 billion were fuelled by climate change, Christian Aid found in a new report released Friday. These disasters killed and injured thousands of people around the world and ranged in damage costs from over one to […]

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Toxic emissions still growing

Toxic emissions still growing

| 26/11/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are continuing to rise, despite scientific warnings and political commitments, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme. The latest alarming publication on climate change details the yawning gap between the emissions cuts needed to prevent the worst effects of climate change and the actual amount of […]

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Scientists: Hurricanes now much worse

Scientists: Hurricanes now much worse

| 12/11/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A group of scientists have found that hurricanes are getting much more intense and destructive, largely as a result of climate change, after they worked out how to separate the changes in economics of an area from the actual physical damage. In the past, measuring damage from storms has been controversial because increased damage […]

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Thousands of scientists warn of climate emergency

Thousands of scientists warn of climate emergency

| 06/11/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Over 11,000 scientists have backed comprehensive research which concludes that the world is in a climate emergency. The work is based on 40 years of data that illustrates a myriad of climate related issues. The scientists say the planet is facing “untold human suffering” and they have a moral obligation to warn humanity about […]

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IMF: Global tax needed to tackle climate change

IMF: Global tax needed to tackle climate change

| 11/10/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The International Monetary Fund has said that there is an urgent need for world governments to agree on making fossil fuel burning much more expensive in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change. A global tax is the most efficient way of fighting the challenge, the IMF said in a report released Thursday. […]

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