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New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution

blog post image "Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. New guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood." "Global assessments of ambient air pollution alone...

Extinction Rebellion protesters block London's Tower Bridge

blog post image Demonstrators from the Extinction Rebellion group, which is demanding urgent action by governments and business to limit climate change and biodiversity loss, staged a sit-down protest that stopped traffic from using Tower Bridge in London on Monday.

Council policies 'inconsistent' with climate goals

blog post image A third of English councils support policies that could increase emissions, BBC research suggests.

Who is the we in 'We are causing climate change'?

blog post image Everyone is not equally complicit here.

Investors overseeing $14 trln call for vote on company climate plans

blog post image Investors managing $14 trillion in assets on Friday said they wanted all companies to set a climate transition plan and allow them to vote on it, ahead of next year's season for annual general meetings.

The pandemic slashed the West Coast’s emissions. Wildfires already reversed it.

blog post image Major fires and resulting emissions are set to continually increase across the world’s forested regions, fueling more warming and more fires to come.

Tailored messaging increases understanding of climate change in Republicans

blog post image A team of researchers at Yale University's Yale Program on Climate Change Communication has found that the use of tailored advertising can increase awareness among Republicans of the dangers posed by climate change. In their paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the group describes field...

Greta Thunberg aims to change how food is produced

blog post image Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has set her sights on changing how the world produces and consumes food in order to counteract a trio of threats: carbon emissions, disease outbreaks and animal suffering.

IEA issues 'dire warning' on CO2 emissions as it predicts 5% rise

blog post image Global CO2 emissions from energy are seen rising nearly 5% this year, suggesting the economic rebound from COVID-19 could be "anything but sustainable" for the climate, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

World's wealthiest (and 'business as usual') 'at heart of climate problem'

blog post image "These [polluter elite] are people who fly most, drive the biggest cars most and live in the biggest homes which they can easily afford to heat, so they tend not to worry if they’re well insulated or not. … They’re also the sort of people who could really afford good insulation and solar panels...

Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?

blog post image On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.

Opinion: The UK has a huge rubbish problem – but building new waste incinerators isn’t the answer

blog post image Some take waste directly from businesses, but the vast majority burn the contents of our wheelie bins – and around 12 per cent of that is plastic

Government has no climate change plan - MPs

blog post image Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.

Climate Change: Government may review road-building policy

blog post image It follows a legal challenge from campaigners, who argue the policy does not fit with climate targets.

Abundant Rain Turns Namibia Green

blog post image The landscape has been transformed by the wettest rainy season since 2011. "January 2021 saw rainfall totals double to triple the norm in the northeastern, central, and southern parts of Namibia. According to a weather monitor in Windhoek, 228 millimeters (9 inches) of rain fell in January; the long-term...

Using Technology to Teach the Complex Science of Climate Change

blog post image "The world of education is no stranger to controversy. Every year, you'll find a splashy headline about how different school districts teach different versions of history from very different history textbooks. Or you'll encounter one special interest group or another objecting to teachers covering topics...

How the oil industry made us doubt climate change

blog post image How the oil industry made us doubt climate change: Energy companies stand accused of trying to downplay their contribution to global warming.

Mark Lynas on why nuclear power is the most practical way to avoid catastrophic climate change: Why isn’t everyone demanding

blog post image Mark Lynas on why nuclear power is the most practical way to avoid catastrophic climate change: Why isn’t everyone demanding a massive scale-up of nuclear energy to save lives and stop climate change?

Elevated CO2, increased leaf-level productivity, and water-use efficiency during the early Miocene: Abstract. Rising atmospheric

blog post image Elevated CO2, increased leaf-level productivity, and water-use efficiency during the early Miocene: Abstract. Rising atmospheric CO2 is expected to increase global temperatures, plant water-use efficiency, and carbon storage in the terrestrial biosphere. A CO2 fertilization effect on terrestrial vegetation...

Are you a populist right wing conservative? Have you been hooked recently?

blog post image If I wanted to find those who have a "conservative ideology" - so that I could share my views or influence them - I would do the following: set up a new account and start making contactsshare several of those technology scare hoax stories that you see posted e.g. Dance of the Pope virus video, the Andrea...