Gulf Times - climate-change
Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction

Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction

Relentless pursuit of economic growth, twinned with the impact of climate change, has put an "unprecedented" one million species at risk of extinction, scientists said on Monday in a landmark report on the damage done by modern civilisation to the natural world.

GECF lecture focuses on climate change impact on environment

GECF lecture focuses on climate change impact on environment

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum’s (GECF) Monthly Gas Lecture in Doha focused on climate change and was led by two experts from Unesco and Qatar University.

London climate-change arrests top 120 on second day of street protests

London climate-change arrests top 120 on second day of street protests

Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos.

Britain calls for climate change focus at IMF meeting

Britain calls for climate change focus at IMF meeting

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday he would urge fellow international policymakers to find ways to achieve sustainable economic growth and tackle climate change at meetings this week in Washington.

Dutch legislators stress tackling climate change

Dutch legislators stress tackling climate change

Climate change is one of the most important topics on the agenda of the ongoing 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, said two Dutch parliamentarians.

'No Planet B': Tens of thousands join global youth demo for climate

'No Planet B': Tens of thousands join global youth demo for climate

Tens of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe on Friday to march through the streets for an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change.

Swedish teen leaves adults trailing with global school strikes for climate

Swedish teen leaves adults trailing with global school strikes for climate

"Strike for climate". With that simple plea, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg has inspired children worldwide to boycott classes under the anxious gaze of adults who don't quite know how to react.

Third of Himalayan glaciers could be lost due to climate change

Third of Himalayan glaciers could be lost due to climate change

One-third of glaciers in the Himalayan mountain ranges could be lost by the end of the 21st century as a result of climate change, potentially complicating the lives of the 1.9 billion people living in the region ...

Nordhaus, Romer win Nobel Economics Prize

Nordhaus, Romer win Nobel Economics Prize

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer won the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize for integrating climate change and technological innovation into macroeconomic analysis, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.

Fight climate change by granting indigenous rights to forests: report

Fight climate change by granting indigenous rights to forests: report

Granting forest dwellers legal rights to their traditional lands helps fight deforestation and climate change, but the vast majority of the world's forests remain under government control with limited access for communities ...

Global protests as key UN climate talks stumble

Global protests as key UN climate talks stumble

The "Rise for Climate" protest movement wants governments to end their reliance on fossil fuels and transition fully into renewable energy.

Rain brings relief to drought-stricken Australia farmers

Rain brings relief to drought-stricken Australia farmers

The wet weather was the first farmers in some areas had seen for more than a year, and even included hail.