Tap ‘Tremendous’ Health Benefits of Climate Action, WHO Urges COP 26 Negotiators

The World Health Organization is urging negotiators at next month’s UN climate conference, COP 26, to save millions of lives by reining in global warming. The WHO’s report this week coincided with a call to action from more than 400 international health organizations and professionals, representing two-thirds of the world’s health care workers. “The burning […]

Enforcement Gaps Undermine New Global Methane Pledge

With the U.S. and the European Union launching their joint Global Methane Pledge, and a total of 32 countries including Canada signing on, critics say the emissions reduction initiative still falls short in regulating the methane-heavy agriculture sector. The international deal would begin reining in a greenhouse gas that is 84 times more potent than […]

Thunberg Is ‘Open’ to Meeting Biden at UN Climate Summit

This story originally appeared in The Nation and is part of Covering Climate Now, a global media collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. The interview with Greta Thunberg was conducted by CCNow partners NBC News, Reuters, and The Nation. Greta Thunberg is “open” to meeting with United States President Joe Biden at the United […]

Analysis: Sea Levels Will Rise, But COP 26 Decisions Will Determine How Much

This story includes details about the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to cope with fears and feelings about the scope and pace of the climate crisis. Sea level rise is now inexorable. So is […]

Stop Giving ‘Green Cover’ to High-Carbon Investments, Groups Urge Carney

Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney’s credibility as a global climate finance leader is under fire as environment lobby groups say he is allowing some of the world’s biggest banks to use him as cover to keep funding fossil fuels. Carney turned down openings to run for the federal Liberals in last month’s election […]

Historical Emissions Tally Paints Clearer Picture of Climate Responsibility

A new analysis lays out which countries are responsible for climate change by looking at a full accounting of both current and historical emissions. “The question of who is responsible for using up the carbon budget is clearly crucial in the context of climate justice debates,” writes Carbon Brief. “It speaks to the responsibility for […]

Low-Carbon Economy Will Cost Far Less than Climate Impacts, European Bank Concludes

The transition to a low-carbon economy will cost far less than the physical damages that will result from natural disasters brought on by runaway climate change, says a new report by the European Central Bank (ECB). The short-term costs of such the transition off carbon “pale in comparison to the costs of unfettered climate change […]

Early Action Could Spare 1.8 Billion from Storm Impacts

Aggressive climate action now could keep 1.8 billion people safe from the future ravages of tropical hurricanes, says a new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Just published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the study “combines global projections for future storm increases with those for population growth,” reports The Independent.  The […]

Crop Failures Nearly 5 Times More Likely by 2030

This story includes details about the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to cope with fears and feelings about the scope and pace of the climate crisis. The world’s breadbaskets will be 4.5 times more […]