Japan’s new prime minister said on Monday the nation will seek to become carbon-neutral by 2050, a move that will require huge changes in its fossil fuel-heavy energy mix in order to succeed. Why it matters: Japan is the world’s fifth-largest largest source of carbon emissions. The new goal announced by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga […]
Used vehicles exported from richer countries are contributing to increased air pollution in developing nations and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a report published on Monday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Caring for people’s health is a prescription for protecting rainforests, slowing climate change and creating significant monetary value, according to a new Stanford-led study.
In the final presidential debate Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden called climate change an “existential threat to humanity” that we have a moral obligation to address. Whoever leads the country for the next four years in January has an opportunity to substantially reduce carbon emissions while creating millions of new green tech jobs that […]
Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, the first in a series of continent-by-continent assessments.
By Vanda Felbab-Brown For weeks, a water dispute between the Mexican government and Mexican farmers and between the United States and Mexico was brewing and escalating. October 24 was the deadline by which Mexico was supposed to have provided the United States with all of the water from the Rio Grande it owes the United […]
GM and Ford Knew, Too: Reporting Reveals Auto Giants Recognized Looming Climate Crisis in 1960s—and Helped Bury Reality
Jessica Corbett, staff writer “Like the major oil and gas companies, leading car companies took a calculated risk that they—and the world—could delay action to address the drivers of climate change. We are all paying for that gamble.”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Japan’s announcement on Monday that it would reduce carbon emissions to zero, by 2050, as part of the global effort to slow the worldwide rise in temperatures, and prevent the most damaging effects of human-made climate change.
Climate Change Dr. John Robson asks viewers to spot the difference in cars, planes, clothing and temperature across Canada in 1919 and 2019. Credit CDN
The Elders write to Boris Johnson arguing enhanced UK climate action ‘would reverberate around the world’ and set tone for COP26 next year A clutch of influential former world leaders have urged the UK government to unleash an ambitious net zero plan ahead of next year’s COP26 climate summit, arguing that the impact of doing […]