The Marrakesh climate talks may not deliver a substantial boost for international funding to help poorer countries cope with the worsening floods, droughts, storms and rising seas brought by climate change, negotiators and development charities fear.
Each year natural disasters force as many as 26 million people back into poverty, according to a new report from the World Bank, posing a formidable challenge in the fight to end poverty. But new research shows that there is a way to help the world’s poor deal with disasters – empower women.
Days after the Paris climate agreement came into force it is already under threat of falling apart. U.S. president-elect Donald Trump pledged during his campaign to back out of the deal. The long-standing climate-change denier also said that the U.S. would not put any money toward international climate change deals, threatening the $100 billion fund established by the U.N. to support developing countries.
The Paris Agreement to limit global warming comes into force today. The world has three years to get its act together and reduce carbon emissions, the U.N. warned. If nothing changes, the deal to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is useless.
Climate change is causing glaciers in the Bolivian Andes to melt at an alarming rate, according to a recent study, posing serious risks to the millions of people who rely on the glaciers for drinking water, hydropower and irrigation.
From floods to drought – there’s no reprieve for Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, it will only get worse with climate change, unless the government commits to some immediate improvements.
The carbon dioxide (CO2) levels reached historic levels by surpassing 400 parts per million in 2015. This year it’s even higher and not going down anytime soon.
The international community hammered out a deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons over the weekend. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry celebrated it as a “monumental step forward.” But some see it as more of a baby step.
The dust is starting to settle after the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Moderator Lester…
By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — A sharp increase in methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in the Earth’s…