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Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen ...

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

Australia officially declared a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct on Tuesday, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change.

QFC focuses on key issues in international trade, climate at WEF

QFC focuses on key issues in international trade, climate at WEF

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), one of the world’s leading and fastest growing onshore business and financial centres, recently addressed key issues in international trade and climate in Davos, Switzerland.

Forest fire insurance costs soar

Forest fire insurance costs soar

Forest fires are becoming increasingly likely because of climate change and costing insurers more than ever, with the deadly fire that ravaged northern California the single most expensive natural disaster in 2018 ...

Ten worst climate-linked disasters of 2018 caused $85 bn in damage

Ten worst climate-linked disasters of 2018 caused $85 bn in damage

From floods to extreme heat, 10 of the worst climate-linked disasters in 2018 caused at least $84.8 billion worth of damage, said a study released by the charity Christian Aid on Thursday.

Nations 'face extinction' without instant climate action

Nations 'face extinction' without instant climate action

Dozens of nations threatened with catastrophe from unchecked climate change warned Thursday they ‘face extinction’ without immediate action to rein in mankind's emissions ...

Climate talks begin in Polish coal city Katowice

Climate talks begin in Polish coal city Katowice

Delegates from nearly 200 nations on Sunday began two weeks of talks to tackle deep political divisions at the most important UN meeting on global warming ...

High hopes and low expectations for UN climate summit

High hopes and low expectations for UN climate summit

The warnings from science and Earth itself have never been so dire, but nearly 200 nations gathering in Poland next week face stiff headwinds in trying to ratchet up their response to the threat of catastrophic climate change.

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it: UN

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it: UN

Humanity is falling further behind in the race against climate change, with the gap between greenhouse gas emissions and levels needed to achieve the Paris climate treaty temperature goals continuing to widen ...

China, France launch satellite to study climate change

China, France launch satellite to study climate change

China sent its first ever satellite built in partnership with another country into space on Monday, a device tasked with helping scientists better predict dangerous cyclones and climate change ...

'Year of extremes' for shrinking Swiss glaciers in 2018: study

'Year of extremes' for shrinking Swiss glaciers in 2018: study

Despite an exceptionally snow-filled winter, Swiss glaciers have lost 2.5 percent of their volume this year, according to a report Tuesday which dubbed 2018 ‘a year of extremes’.

Cost of climate-linked disasters soars: UN

Cost of climate-linked disasters soars: UN

The economic cost of climate-related disasters hit $2.25 trillion over the last two decades, an increase of more than 150 percent compared to the previous 20 years, the UN said Wednesday.