130,000 trees to be planted in English cities and towns

130,000 trees to be planted in English cities and towns

Photograph: MediaWorldImages/Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo More than 130,000 trees are to be planted in English towns and cities over the next two years as part of the nation’s battle against global heating .

Labor lost the unloseable election – now it's up to Morrison to tell Australia his plan

Labor lost the unloseable election – now it's up to Morrison to tell Australia his plan

While some on Saturday night were more inclined to blame franking credits, Shorten’s substantial unpopularity with voters and a poor campaign rather than climate policy for the defeat, it is unclear, as of now, whether the opposition will have the resolve to go to another election championing an ambitious policy.

Seasonal Monsoon Rains Block Key Ocean Current

Seasonal Monsoon Rains Block Key Ocean Current

Scientists have observed that a major ocean current called the Indonesia Throughflow, which provides the only tropical connection between the Pacific and Indian oceans, slows dramatically near the surface during the Northwest Asia monsoon season - usually December through March.

Australian election: Tony Abbott loses his Warringah seat to Zali Steggall

Australian election: Tony Abbott loses his Warringah seat to Zali Steggall

'I'd rather be a loser than a quitter': Tony Abbott concedes seat of Warringah – video One of the Liberals’ leading conservatives and Australia’s 28th prime minister, Tony Abbott , has lost his blue-ribbon Sydney seat of Warringah after moderate Liberal voters abandoned him in protest at the role he played in opposing climate change action.

We all smell the smoke, we all feel the heat. This environmental catastrophe is global

We all smell the smoke, we all feel the heat. This environmental catastrophe is global

There was so much rain dumped in this twelve day weather event in February 2019 that it created a vast inland sea stretching hundreds of kilometres over flat drought-stricken country stretching east of Cloncurry in North West Queensland, and as far up North as Normanton in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The selfish case for saving bees: it’s how to save ourselves

The selfish case for saving bees: it’s how to save ourselves

Monday is UN World Bee Day. If we all took a moment to stop and look at the small insect buzzing in our garden or park – as well as it being good for our wellbeing to reconnect with nature as an antidote to the stresses of city life – it might just help us to understand the bigger picture: that by saving bees, we are saving ourselves.

'Vote for the climate': NSW demands environmental short film's removal from internet

'Vote for the climate': NSW demands environmental short film's removal from internet

Photograph: Thunderbox Films A New South Wales government agency has demanded the removal from the internet of a hard-hitting environmental short film which urges Australians to “vote for the climate”.

Daimler Plans to Make Its Cars Carbon Neutral by 2039

Daimler Plans to Make Its Cars Carbon Neutral by 2039

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler AG has set the most ambitious target of any major automaker to cut its planet-warming emissions, promising a fully carbon-neutral fleet of passenger cars by 2039.The German company said Monday that electric vehicles will make up more than half its total car sales by 2030, and that it’s working to roll out lines of zero-emissions trucks, vans, and buses.

Bank of Canada warns 'fire sales' of carbon-intensive assets could 'destabilize' financial system

Bank of Canada warns 'fire sales' of carbon-intensive assets could 'destabilize' financial system

The shift to a low-carbon economy is "underway" and sectors like oil and gas, as well as the banks that loan money to them, are exposed to risks from climate change that could spill over into destabilizing "fire sales," the Bank of Canada said Thursday.

Phytoplankton decline coincides with warming temperatures over the last 150 years

Phytoplankton decline coincides with warming temperatures over the last 150 years

Matthew Osman, the paper's lead author and a graduate student in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, says there are indications that phytoplankton's productivity may decline further as temperatures continue to rise as a result of human-induced climate change.

What Panama’s Worst Drought Means for Its Canal’s Future

What Panama’s Worst Drought Means for Its Canal’s Future

The authority imposed the limits in February, as the drought took hold and levels in the two lakes that supply water to the canal began to fall.

U.S. Just Experienced its Wettest 12 Month Period on Record

U.S. Just Experienced its Wettest 12 Month Period on Record

In the U.S. this larger climate change influence helped to spur the multi-year droughts across the U.S. west as well as severe drought years for the Central and Eastern U.S. On the flip side of the hydrological spectrum, warmer land surfaces and oceans have helped to fuel storms through increased evaporation of water moisture — pumping more water vapor into storms and enabling convection.

Study finds 24% of West Antarctic ice is now unstable

Study finds 24% of West Antarctic ice is now unstable

Scientists at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM), based at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, have combined 25 years of European Space Agency satellite altimeter measurements and a model of Antarctica's regional climate to track changes in snow and ice cover across the continent.

A Major Coal Company Went Bust. Its Bankruptcy Filing Shows That It Was Funding Climate Change Denialism.

A Major Coal Company Went Bust. Its Bankruptcy Filing Shows That It Was Funding Climate Change Denialism.

The documents in the court docket show that the coal giant gave contributions to leading think tanks that have attacked the link between the burning of fossil fuels and climate change, as well as to several conservative advocacy groups that have attempted to undermine policies intended to shift the economy toward renewable energy.

Jay Inslee calls out Joe Biden on combating climate change: 'We have to live in the real world here'

Jay Inslee calls out Joe Biden on combating climate change: 'We have to live in the real world here'

And Biden, whose campaign told Reuters earlier this month that the former vice president wanted to propose a climate change plan that appealed to environmentalists and blue-collar voters alike, has not been spared.

2020 hopeful Inslee touts $9 trillion climate plan as economic opportunity

2020 hopeful Inslee touts $9 trillion climate plan as economic opportunity

Inslee compares his “Evergreen Economy” plan, which combines public and private spending, to President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, the mobilization of the U.S. manufacturing base during World War II and the 1960s NASA mission to reach the moon.

Big Oil wants to kill electric vehicles

Big Oil wants to kill electric vehicles

We should double down on electrifying transportation and support an expansion of EV tax credits so we can stop pollution that is driving the climate crisis and making our air healthier for everyone.

To get climate crisis talked about, get it on soaps like Coronation Street and Eastenders

To get climate crisis talked about, get it on soaps like Coronation Street and Eastenders

Making the climate crisis, species loss and sustainability part of the TV landscape could help break through socially organised silence, enabling us to begin and maintain important conversations.

Climate change to make Earth spin FASTER and create POWERFUL storms

Climate change to make Earth spin FASTER and create POWERFUL storms

Climate change to make Earth spin FASTER and create POWERFUL storms. Climate change to make Earth spin FASTER and create POWERFUL storms (Image: GETTY)Scientists predict that by 2200, the lengths of the day will be 0.12 milliseconds quicker.

Scientists alone can’t solve the antibiotic resistance crisis – we need economists too

Scientists alone can’t solve the antibiotic resistance crisis – we need economists too

One solution might be to introduce a purchasable permit scheme for newly developed antibiotics, where healthcare organisations pay a fixed licensing fee for the right to use a certain number of annual doses of the drug.

Biden's 'middle ground' climate policy is code for 'pro natural gas'

Biden's 'middle ground' climate policy is code for 'pro natural gas'

Here’s a short history lesson: President Obama came to office in 2008 with a dead-in-the-water national economy, a commitment to reducing carbon emissions, and a rapidly expanding new technology: fracking for natural gas.

Yellowstone eruption could lead to ICE AGE and global WARS for remaining resources

Yellowstone eruption could lead to ICE AGE and global WARS for remaining resources

A YELLOWSTONE eruption would cause a ‘chain reaction’ of EXTINCTIONS on Earth and kicking off an ICE AGE and global wars, geologists have warned. Yellowstone eruption could lead to ICE AGE and global WARS for remaining resources (Image: GETTY).

‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica

‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica

Map of satellite data shows how glacier ice thinning has spread deep into Antarctica – video “From a standing start in the 1990s, thinning has spread inland progressively over the past 25 years – that is rapid in glaciological terms,” said Prof Andy Shepherd, of Leeds University in the UK, who led the study.

Biden’s 2020 Rivals Attack Him From the Left on Climate Change

Biden’s 2020 Rivals Attack Him From the Left on Climate Change

The emerging policy has sparked criticism among Mr. Biden’s political rivals, and left supporters worried that he is underestimating the passion on climate change, particularly among Millennials who have embraced the Green New Deal, an ambitious resolution calling for an end to fossil fuels.

Climate change threatens 26 native species in Great Dividing Range, study finds

Climate change threatens 26 native species in Great Dividing Range, study finds

Photograph: Simon Mossman/AAP More than 20 native animals would disappear from the Great Dividing Range before the end of the century if global emissions continue at business as usual rates, according to new analysis by Australian researchers.

Antarctic instability 'is spreading'

Antarctic instability 'is spreading'

Image copyright Jeremy Harbeck Image caption Thwaites Glacier is out of balance, and its ice loss is accelerating Almost a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet can now be considered unstable, according to a new assessment of 25 years of satellite data.

Climate crisis: Schools should have one compulsory meat-free day a week, charity says

Climate crisis: Schools should have one compulsory meat-free day a week, charity says

British schools should reassess their menus and go meat free for one day a week to tackle obesity , improve health and make meals less environmentally damaging, a charity has said. The charity is urging the Department for Education to implement a compulsory meat-free day each week with meals based around beans and pulses.

Mum and me: a story of immigration and integration

Mum and me: a story of immigration and integration

Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty, the son of two Indian immigrants, explains why he felt so frustrated with a recent report from Tony Blair’s thinktank. Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty recently read a report from Tony Blair’s Institute for Global Change.

Climate Myth #1: Big business is part of the solution

Climate Myth #1: Big business is part of the solution

Nevertheless, big business is in fact historically responsible for climate change. Big business' number one concern is making profit, and the fossil fuel industry is the most profitable economic activity the world has ever seen.

A Mayor Walks Into Trump Tower. A Circus Follows.

A Mayor Walks Into Trump Tower. A Circus Follows.

The ostensible reason that Mr. de Blasio was in Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan was to promote a new city law that aims to force building owners — like Mr. Trump, for example — to curb their energy use as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to combat climate change.

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