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UN Security Council considers first ever resolution on security implications of climate change

Friday - The United Nations Security Council may be about to pass its first-ever resolution on the implications of climate change for peace and security. The council has talked about climate security since 2007, and it has acknowledged that environmental challenges such as droughts and degradation of farming land can fuel conflicts in regions like the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. But it has not laid out a systematic approach to assessing these risks or responding to them.

Climate modeling confirms historical records showing rise in hurricane activity

Friday - When forecasting how storms may change in the future, it helps to know something about their past. Judging from historical records dating back to the 1850s, hurricanes in the North Atlantic have become more frequent over the last 150 years.

As climate worsens, environmentalists grapple with the mental toll of activism

Friday - By Emily Henderson - While growing up in the ’90s in Johnson County, Kansas, in a suburb of Kansas City, I had a friend, Kevin Aaron, who was a dedicated environmentalist.

Solar and crop production research shows ‘multi-solving’ climate benefits

Thursday - Agrivoltaics researchers are finding that the multiple benefits from pairing solar power and crops production help increase citizen engagement and support.

These 11 countries could face extreme instability from climate change: U.S. intelligence

Thursday - The nation’s collective intelligence community identified 11 countries vulnerable to geopolitical instability due to climate change in its first-ever National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change report.

How Norilsk, in the Russian Arctic, became one of the most polluted places on Earth

Thursday - A smelting company has poisoned rivers, killed off boreal forest and belched out more sulfur dioxide than active volcanoes. Now it wants to produce more metal for the “green economy.”

A powerful and underappreciated ally in the climate crisis? Fungi

Wednesday - If we want to tackle the climate crisis, we need to address a global blindspot: the vast underground fungal networks that sequester carbon and sustain much of life on Earth.


Think climate change is messy? Wait until geoengineering

Wednesday - Someone's bound to hack the atmosphere to cool the planet. So we urgently need more research on the consequences, says climate scientist Kate Ricke.

A way to reduce air pollution deaths as climate change mitigation goals are set

Wednesday - A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has found that it should be possible to dramatically reduce deaths due to air pollution over the coming decades if climate mitigation strategies are...

$22-trillion time bomb’ ahead unless banks drop high-carbon investments: Moody’s

Tuesday - Financial institutions are facing a US$22-trillion time bomb due to their investments in carbon-intensive industries, Bloomberg News reports, citing a study last week by Moody’s Investment Services.

Asset owners have little impact in reducing carbon footprints of companies: report

Tuesday - The world’s largest stewards of capital are struggling to move the needle on companies’ carbon footprints and emissions reduction efforts, according to research conducted by EDHEC-Risk Institute.

UN shipping body agrees voluntary measures to cut black carbon in the Arctic

Tuesday - Ship operators have been urged to switch to cleaner fuels in the Arctic, under a resolution to cut black carbon emissions at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) last week.

Is the climate crisis really on the WTO’s agenda?

Tuesday - Member states are pushing the climate crisis on the trade agenda at the upcoming Ministerial Conference in Geneva. But looking at the World Trade Organization’s track record, it could be too late...

UN shipping talks fail to speed up faster carbon exit

29 Nov 21 - Further shipping talks are scheduled for next year after delegates at a U.N. agency meeting that sought to speed up decarbonization of the sector failed to make progress, officials said on Friday.

Film of polar bear eating reindeer seen as evidence of climate change

29 Nov 21 - Rare footage of a polar bear chasing a reindeer into the water and killing it could be another stark indication of climate change.

The Arctic Ocean began warming decades earlier than previously thought

26 Nov 21 - The Arctic Ocean has been warming since the onset of the 20th century, decades earlier than instrument observations would suggest, according to new research.

How to cope in a world of climate disasters, trauma and anxiety: Yale psychologist

26 Nov 21 - Climate change is changing how human beings live on the earth as floods, wildfires and extreme weather change the land and destroy property.

Decomputerise to decarbonise - a debate we can't avoid: opinion

26 Nov 21 - It’s time to talk about technologies seen as clean that may be causing our planet significant harm

The fight to dismantle a shadow court system threatening climate goals

25 Nov 21 - The Energy Charter Treaty is not widely known, yet it’s feared the influence of this international agreement could be enough by itself to derail hopes of capping global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius.


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