Gulf Times - climate-change
'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.

I do not see end of oil era for many decades to come: Al-Attiyah

I do not see end of oil era for many decades to come: Al-Attiyah

In the context of climate change and sustainable development, our reference should not be to a ‘post oil era’, but rather to a world of collective green growth based on the appropriate energy mix for each country, says the former Deputy Prime Minister

Fiji PM links climate change to fatal cyclone

Fiji PM links climate change to fatal cyclone

Cyclone Josie caused severe flooding when it passed Fiji's main island Viti Levu, with Bainimarama confirming on Tuesday that the death toll from the storm had risen to five.

Southeast Asia closes island beaches to recover from climate change and tourism

Southeast Asia closes island beaches to recover from climate change and tourism

More popular Southeast Asian islands will be off limits to visitors this year as officials seek to protect eco-systems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl ...

Climate change pushing weather extremes 'off the scale', says global cities group

Climate change pushing weather extremes 'off the scale', says global cities group

Storms, floods and other extreme weather events are hitting cities much harder than scientists have predicted, said the head of a global network of cities tackling climate change.

Singapore to impose carbon tax from next year

Singapore to impose carbon tax from next year

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said the tax would be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions a year.