The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements. And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating. Two U.S. science agencies — NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — and a private measuring […]

EU scientists say 2021 was the world’s fifth-hottest year on record

Last year was the world’s fifth hottest on record, while levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere hit new highs in 2021, European Union (EU) scientists said. The EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said in a report on Monday that the last seven years were the world’s warmest “by a clear […]

Study: Most countries may see annual heat extremes every second year

Almost every country on Earth could experience extremely hot years every other year by 2030, according to new research Thursday highlighting the outsized contribution of emissions from the world’s major polluters. The modelling study combined data on historical emissions and pledges made before the COP26 climate summit for cuts from the top five emitters — […]

Cheetah cubs threatened by pet trade, global warming in Somaliland

Cheetah cubs threatened by pet trade, global warming in Somaliland

Just around five months old, the baby cheetahs are dehydrated, stunted and so lacking in the calcium they would normally get from their mother’s milk that they have problems walking. But at least they are alive. The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and the government of Somaliland – which broke away from Somalia in 1991 – […]

Google pledged to remove ads from climate denial sites, but many still run

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Banned from profiting from its advertising program, Google said, were sites and videos falsely referring to global warming as a hoax or a scam. Also no longer welcome to run Google ads: Content falsely claiming that greenhouse gas emissions, or human activity, do not contribute to climate change. But new research shows that Google’s policy […]

Russia blocks UN move to treat climate as security threat

Russia blocks UN move to treat climate as security threat

The resolution, which enjoyed wide-ranging support, would have significantly expanded the criteria used by the most powerful UN agency to justify intervening in armed conflicts around the world. Russia’s derailment of the measure underscored the challenges faced by the United Nations in uniting the global community to combat climate change, which Secretary-General António Guterres and […]

From killer heatwaves to floods, climate change worsened weather extremes in 2021

From killer heatwaves to floods, climate change worsened weather extremes in 2021

Many of these events were exacerbated by climate change. Scientists say there are more to come – and worse – as the Earth’s atmosphere continues to warm through the next decade and beyond. Here are some of the events Reuters witnessed over the past year: February — A blistering cold spell hit normally warm Texas, […]

Amazon settles with activist workers who say they were illegally fired

Amazon settles with activist workers who say they were illegally fired

The former employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, said in a statement that Amazon would be required to pay their back wages and “post a notice to all of its tech and warehouse workers nationwide that Amazon can’t fire workers for organising and exercising their rights.” They called the settlement “a win for protecting workers […]

OP-ED: Have we forgotten Mother Nature?

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We need to stop damaging the environment around us Climate change is real, and the sooner we address it the better. Climate change refers to both global warming and abrupt shifts in weather patterns. Bangladesh is a riverine country and situated in the delta of Padma and Jamuna. Except for the hilly areas in Chittagong […]

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There’s more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time out of U.N. headquarters in New York, leaders will hear pleas […]