Category: What Causes Global Warming

Australian jobs more important than net zero, Nationals minister says

Resources minister Keith Pitt pushes back against Josh Frydenberg, who has made the case for signing up to 2050 target Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The federal resources minister, Keith Pitt, has pushed back against Josh Frydenberg after the treasurer made the case for the government signing up to net […]

‘No time to lose’: Italian ambassador urges Australia to commit to net zero before Cop26

Exclusive: Francesca Tardioli says all G20 countries including Australia need to upgrade 2030 targets and make 2050 commitment Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Italy’s top diplomat in Canberra has warned that there is “no time to lose” in fighting the climate crisis and hopes Australia will commit to net zero […]

Developing nations welcome US climate finance pledge but warn more is needed

Rest of G20 should follow Joe Biden’s lead on funding commitments, says climate envoy Developing countries and campaigners welcomed the offer of increased climate finance from the US president, Joe Biden, at the UN on Tuesday, but warned that rich countries needed to do more to ensure the poorest received the assistance they need. Biden, […]

Climate crisis: history will judge failure to act, Johnson says at UN

PM’s warning to world’s richest countries comes amid suggestions US could commit more funds Boris Johnson has warned the world’s rich countries that “history will judge”, if they fail to act now to tackle the climate crisis, as US climate envoy John Kerry suggested President Biden was poised to commit more funds to the fight. […]

Johnson defends trade secretary after climate crisis denial tweets

PM admits he used to be a climate sceptic and says Ann-Marie Trevelyan will do ‘outstanding’ job Meeting Cop26 finance goals ‘going to be tough’, says Boris Johnson Boris Johnson has acknowledged that he has altered his views about the climate crisis over recent years, saying, “the facts change and people change their minds”. As […]

Keir Starmer will address green new deal plans at conference, say team

Labour sources say climate crisis and green jobs will be key themes, amid concerns about leader’s commitment to policy Keir Starmer is committed to debating plans for a green new deal at Labour’s conference later this month, his team have insisted, despite the party having rejected a grassroots motion on the issue. Labour sources said […]

US and EU pledge 30% cut in methane emissions to limit global heating

Major commitment with deadline of 2030 is big advance towards reaching 1.5C goal set out in Paris agreement The US and the EU made a joint pledge on Friday to cut global methane emissions by almost a third in the next decade, in what climate experts hailed as one of the most significant steps yet […]

Facebook steps up fight against climate misinformation – but critics say effort falls short

New efforts will let vast amounts of false material slip through the cracks, according to climate advocates Facebook has announced new efforts to combat climate crisis misinformation on its platform, including by expanding its climate science center to provide more reliable information, investing in organizations that fight misinformation, and launching a video series to highlight […]

‘Larger than usual’: this year’s ozone layer hole bigger than Antarctica

Scientists say ozone hole is unusually large for this stage in season and growing quickly The hole in the ozone layer that develops annually is “rather larger than usual” and is currently bigger than Antartica, say the scientists responsible for monitoring it. Researchers from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service say that this year’s hole is […]

Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation

National disaster declared as crops fail after poor rains and locusts, while ethnic conflicts add to crisis An estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country, which is affecting harvests. The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said people living in 23 counties across the arid north, northeastern and coastal […]