Tag: Pollution

Cooling In The Pipeline? Low Solar Activity, Wild Fire Smoke, La Niña All Setting Up A Cooled 2022?

Here are 3 reasons why global surface temperatures will probably see continued cooling over the coming year. 1. La Nina back in the forecast NASA continues to project La Niña conditions into 2022 thus suggesting vigorous globally time-shifted cooling conditions: Source. NASA The NOAA-ENSO forecast also shows La Niña conditions taking hold again later this […]

Environmental campaigners stage ‘festival-type’ protests at G7

World leaders called upon to put the ocean first and respond to the demands of climate change Thousands of protesters, young and old, took to the sea and the beaches and streets of Cornwall to try to make their voices heard by the G7 leaders. Arguably, the most picturesque demonstration took place off Gyllyngvase Beach […]

Climate crisis is suffocating the world’s lakes, study finds

Falling oxygen levels harming already struggling wildlife and drinking water supplies, say scientists The climate crisis is causing a widespread fall in oxygen levels in lakes across the world, suffocating wildlife and threatening drinking water supplies. Falling levels of oxygen in oceans had already been identified, but new research shows that the decline in lakes […]

Asia is home to 99 of world’s 100 most vulnerable cities

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta – plagued by pollution, flooding and heatwaves – tops risk assessment ranking Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, and 80% are in India or China, according to a risk assessment. More than 400 large cities with a total population of 1.5 billion […]

Migrant children are being held in toxic U.S. detention centers

President Joe Biden’s administration has portrayed its immigration policy as a humane departure from recent precedent. In a March briefing at the White House, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that his agency was coming “out of the depths of cruelty” in which it operated during the Trump administration. But as the new […]

Why activists distrust this plan to cut emissions from cars and trucks

Life is gray around P.T. Barnum Apartments, a housing complex for low-income residents in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where Monica Jackson grew up and lived until recently. Within just a few minutes’ walk of the community are a highway, an asphalt plant, a waste-to-energy plant, and a sewage treatment plant. You can’t get a single breath of […]

Major climate polluters accused of greenwashing with sports sponsorship

Report reveals more than 250 deals between high-carbon industries and leading sports teams Polluting industries are pouring hundreds of millions of pounds into sports sponsorship in an attempt to “sports-wash” their role in the climate crisis, according to the authors of a report published on Monday. The study reveals more than 250 advertising and sponsorship […]

The planet cannot survive our remorseless pursuit of profit | Owen Jones

Oil companies knew 50 years ago the huge damage they were doing. Their motive to ignore it is the same now as it was then Capitalism is on a collision course with human life and the future of our planet. Each year, air pollution takes more lives than smoking: the last estimate suggests 8.8m deaths […]

US must cut 50% of emissions by 2030, environmental groups say

Biden administration is set to unveil a new greenhouse gas reduction target at a climate meeting on 22 April, Earth Day The US needs to commit to slashing its planet-heating emissions by at least half by the end of the decade to address the climate crisis and spur other countries to greater action, a coalition […]

Could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?

Slowdown of human activity was too short to reverse years of destruction, but we saw a glimpse of post-fossil fuel world When lockdown began, climate scientists were horrified at the unfolding tragedy, but also intrigued to observe what they called an “inadvertent experiment” on a global scale. To what extent, they asked, would the Earth […]