With his announcement to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, President Donald Trump will discover taking such action is neither simple nor immediate. Given that the U.S. is one of the leading greenhouse gas emitting countries, pulling out of the Paris accord will make it incredibly difficult for the world to reach the goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Last year, Tanzania suffered from its largest cholera outbreak in a decade. New research helps identify the culprit – El Niño. By causing more rainfall in parts of Africa, some 177 million people experienced a threefold increase in cholera cases due to El Niño. That means 50,000 more cholera cases compared to other years.
Fox News personality Sean Hannity devoted a segment of his show this week to climate change. He brought on talking heads Monica Crowley and Bill Cunningham to discuss how all the people decrying fake news are perpetuating the myth of climate change.
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.
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.
A group of major global investors called on the world’s 20 leading economies to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate…
The environmental impact overall of human activities is growing at a slower rate than the global population and economy, shows a new study.
Climate change is bad news for the planet, including the mosquitoes living in West Africa. Reduced rainfall will make it…
As global temperatures rise and humans continue to pollute the world’s oceans, coral reefs are showing more signs of irreversible…