Tag: Americas

Thirty-five lifeless as hefty precipitations lashes north-eastern Brazil

Downpours concoction 2 urban areas on Atlantic shore in nation’s 4th significant flooding in 5 months At the very least 35 individuals have actually passed away amidst hefty precipitations in north-eastern Brazil on Friday and also Saturday, as rainstorms lashed 2 significant areas on the Atlantic coastline, in what is actually the South American country’s […]

Canada floods: 18,000 people still stranded in ‘terrible, terrible disaster’

Alarm grows about climate change in British Columbia after summer wildfires wiped out vegetation that could have slowed flooding Emergency crews in western Canada were still trying to reach some 18,000 people stranded by landslides and struggling to find food among bare grocery store shelves after devastating flooding. With communities in the region braced for […]

‘We thought it wouldn’t affect us’: heatwave forces climate reckoning in Pacific north-west

Left-leaning states had focused on how global heating would affect others. Then the ‘heat dome’ arrived The record heatwave in the Pacific north-west is forcing a reckoning on the climate crisis, as many living in the typically mild region consider what rising temperatures mean for the future. A “heat dome” without parallel trapped hot air […]

Canadian Conservative party votes not to recognize climate crisis as real

Delegates vote 54%-46% against policy change request Leader O’Toole has sought ambitious climate change agenda Canada’s main opposition Conservative Party members have voted down a proposal to recognize the climate crisis as real, in a blow to their new leader’s efforts to embrace environmentally friendly policies before a likely federal election this year. Related: ‘Climate […]

Mark Carney: ‘I didn’t want the Bank of England job. But I was asked to fix something’

He earned a fortune at Goldman Sachs, but now the banker wants the financial sector to reassess its values and tackle the climate emergency Read an exclusive extract from Carney’s book Mark Carney is no ordinary banker. He is the banker’s banker, the superstar banker, the George Clooney of banking, possibly even the James Bond […]

Trillion-dollar investors warn Brazil over ‘dismantling’ of environmental policies

Letter signed by 29 organisations, including the Church of England, states financial institutions have a duty to tackle climate change Investors managing trillions of dollars in assets have warned Brazil that escalating deforestation and the “dismantling” of policies to protect the environment and indigenous communities are “creating widespread uncertainty about the conditions for investing”. Amazon […]