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News about Climate Change and our Planet

Drought

The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C – Science Magazine

The need to stabilize global climate Climate change will be the greatest threat to humanity and global ecosystems in the coming years, and there is a pressing need to understand and communicate the impacts of warming, across the perspectives of…

Why Russia is ambivalent about global warming – The Economist

FIRST CAME fires that turned the Siberian skies into a wall of solid smoke stretching for thousands of kilometres. Then came a drought that sucked the Lena river nearly dry, leaving boats marooned in the mud. It has been an…

Energy

If the world ran on sun, it wouldn’t fight over oil | Bill McKibben

We are sadly accustomed by now to the idea that our reliance on oil and gas causes random but predictable outbreaks of flood, firestorm and drought. The weekend’s news from the Gulf is a grim reminder that depending on oil…

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DROUGHT: Zambia’s fragile economy faces pummeling from climate change

When Zambian President Edgar Lungu delivered his annual speech to open parliament on Friday he mentioned climate change 44 times as he tried to deflect some blame for the nation’s growing economic troubles.

Why Russia is ambivalent about climate change – The Economist

The first in a series of articles on the impact of global warming on the world FIRST CAME fires that turned the Siberian skies into a wall of solid smoke stretching for thousands of kilometres. Then came a drought that…

NSW and Queensland bushfires: brief respite ahead of hot and windy week

Firefighters in New South Wales are taking advantage of cooler conditions to undertake backburning operations, with hotter and windier conditions expected next week. Fire conditions eased again over the weekend in northern NSW, where residents had been told it was…