Australia facing summer of floods, mosquitoes: climate council

CANBERRA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) — Australia’s climate council has warned that the nation is facing a disastrous summer of extreme weather events. In a report published on Monday, the council and Emergency Leaders for Climate Action (ELCA) identified floods, cyclones and outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus as major risks faced by Australians through … Read more

Queensland Land Court rules against Clive Palmer’s central Queensland Waratah coal mine in landmark case

The Queensland Land Court has ruled human rights would be unjustifiably limited by a proposal to dig the state’s largest coal mine in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland. key points: The proposed coal mine would have been Queensland’s largest thermal coal mine It’s the first time a group has successfully argued mined coal would … Read more

Climate Activists Delay Beethoven Concert in Hamburg

Climate activists disrupted an orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany, by gluing themselves to the conductor’s podium on Wednesday, November 23. A video posted by Letzte Generation on Twitter shows two activists wearing safety vests climb onto the stage as some in the crowd boo and shout “raus”, or “out”. “Just as … Read more

what Australians need to know about major new report

The latest State of the Climate report is out, and there’s not much good news for Australians. Our climate has warmed by an average 1.47℃ since national records began, bringing the continent close to the 1.5℃ limit the Paris Agreement hoped would never be breached. When global average warming reaches this milestone, some of Earth’s … Read more

Australia facing more heat, droughts: landmark climate report

CANBERRA, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) — Extreme weather events are becoming more severe and more common in Australia, a landmark climate report has warned. The national science agency Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) on Wednesday published their biennial State of the Climate report, revealing the continent has warmed … Read more

Rich Nations To Pay Developing Nations For Economic Losses From Extreme Weather

The UN’s COP27 summit in Egypt ended Friday with a historic deal that will see rich nations paying poorer nations for losses incurred due to climate change. “This COP has taken an important step towards justice. I welcome the decision to establish a loss and damage fund and to operationalize it in the coming period,” … Read more

Climate Damage Offer Brings New Optimism At End Of COP27

The COP27 talks are nearing their end with a promising win for poorer nations experiencing the brunt of human-caused climate change. Delegations convened into the evening on Thursday to find a solution to the conference’s most prominent and controversial talking point of the conference; payment to poor countries to battle the effects of climate change. … Read more

At COP27, hundreds march behind hunger striker’s sister

Chants of “free them all” and “no climate justice without human rights” rang out between the halls of COP27 Saturday, in the largest protest since the UN climate summit began. Jailed Egyptian dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah’s sister, Sanaa Seif, who is at the summit campaigning for her brother’s release, marched in the front line with … Read more

Biden speaks of ‘urgent’ crisis as he joins UN climate talks

US President Joe Biden arrived at UN climate talks in Egypt on Friday armed with major domestic achievements against global warming but under pressure to do more for countries reeling from natural disasters. Biden will spend only a few hours at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, three days after US midterm elections that have raised questions … Read more

Pakistan Asks For Climate Reparations In Response To ‘Apocalyptic’ Floods

Pakistan says “catastrophic, apocalyptic flooding” in the country underscores its urgent call for climate reparations, a thorny global warming issue that opened the United Nations’ annual climate change conference. Called “loss-and damage” in the climate change community, poorer countries like Pakistan have been seeking payments from wealthier nations for global warming damage. At the insistence … Read more