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Humanity has just 2 years ‘to save the world,’ UN climate chief says

United Nations executive climate secretary Simon Stiell knows his warning may sound melodramatic. But he said action over the next two years is...

10.04.2024 50

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Seth Borenstein

‘Cicada-geddon’ will hit America for first time since 1803, expert says: ‘We’ve got trillions of these amazing living organisms come out of the Earth’

An unusual cicada double dose is about to invade parts of the United States for the first time since Thomas Jefferson was president.

01.04.2024 10

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As John Kerry steps down from climate role, he sees a 'vast change in the marketplace'

"We now have an agreement globally that we have to transition away from fossil fuel," Kerry told the AP as he departs the scene—maybe.

05.03.2024 50

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After the hottest year ever, January 2024 is on track to be so warm that for the first time a 12-month period will exceed the 1.5-degree Paris Accords threshold

The record heat made life miserable and sometimes deadly in Europe, North America, China and many other places last year.

09.01.2024 6

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Nearly 37 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide were pumped into the air in 2023, twice the amount from 40 years ago, Global Carbon Project tells COP

Carbon emissions ticked up 1.1% in 2023 on increased pollution from China and India, said the group of scientists who produce the gold standard of...

05.12.2023 3

Fortune

Seth Borenstein

John Kerry says U.S. stands with 56 countries committed to phasing out coal power plants entirely

No date was given for when existing plants would have to go, but other Biden regulatory actions and international commitments indicate no coal by...

04.12.2023 30

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The U.S. is warming 60% faster than the world is, National Climate Assessment says: 'We are not prepared for what's coming'

“Climate change is finally moving from an abstract future issue to a present, concrete, relevant issue,” said the report's lead author.

14.11.2023 10

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Study gets real on climate change: Antarctica faces the 'unavoidable' melting of enough ice to raise sea levels nearly 6 feet

Though the full melt will take hundreds of years, it will be enough to reshape where and how people live in the future, the study’s lead author...

24.10.2023 4

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Atlantic hurricanes are now twice as likely to go from wimpy to catastrophic in 24 hours than in decades past

When storms rapidly intensify, it makes it difficult for people in the storm’s path to decide on what they should do.

20.10.2023 2

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'We're in a fossil trap': U.S. oil production hits an all-time high despite the huge push for green energy

American oil production in the first week of October hit 13.2 million barrels per day, passing the previous record set in 2020 by 100,000 barrels.

13.10.2023 3

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September was so hot scientists are calling it ‘mind-blowing’

It was the warmest margin above average for a month in 83 years of records kept by the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Climate Change Service.

05.10.2023 10

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Seth Borenstein

Bill Gates sees 'a lot of climate exaggeration' out there: 'The climate is not the end of the planet. So the planet is going to be fine'

Gates, Mike Bloomberg and Prince William were announcing finalists for the Earthshot Prize for companies and groups with new ways to save the planet.

20.09.2023 6

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Gen Z New Yorkers are furious with the UN: 'If you do not want the blood of my generation to be on your hands, end fossil fuels'

The March to End Fossil Fuels included AOC and Susan Sarandon, but the action was with the youth, with crowds estimated at 75,000.

18.09.2023 6

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New York flooded by tens of thousands of climate protesters pushing Biden to stop new approving oil and gas projects and end current ones

The March to End Fossil Fuels featured such politicians as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and actors Susan Sarandon, Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, Kyra...

18.09.2023 20

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With 4 months still left, the U.S. has already set a new record for the most costly weather disasters in a year—for a total of $58 billion

The federal government said there have been 23 extreme events that cost at least $1 billion this year through August, beating out the 22 events in...

11.09.2023 3

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