Each year the global temperature is 1 C above the 1951-80 average temperature, glaciers lose, on average, about 0.8 metres of water equivalent depth.
Policy-makers need the courage to commit to meaningful reductions of greenhouse gas emissions if we want to avoid the widespread loss of mountain glaciers.
The energy transition is already underway.
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Clean energy innovation, giving up coal, cutting methane and getting China and India on board for net-zero can deliver progress at COP26.
Less than half the population of sub-Saharan Africa had access to electricity in 2019.
Major international donors, including the US and UK, are pledging to stop funding fossil fuel projects overseas, but they aren’t making the equivalent cuts at home.
U.S. President Joe Biden arrives at a COP26 session in Glasgow, Scotland.
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The world isn’t on track to avoid dangerous climate change, and this year’s climate conference, COP26, is crucial, a former senior UN official writes.
Businesses tend to value profit over people and planet. Climate change is forcing them to evolve.
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Publicly, companies have been paying more attention to social and environmental issues, but their priority remains profit. Climate change is forcing an evolution, a business strategy expert writes.
U.N. climate summits bring together representatives of almost every country.
A former UN adviser explains what happens at climate summits like COP26 and why people fear this one won’t meet its goals.
Some companies’ net-zero plans include continuing to emit climate-warming greenhouse gases for decades.
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CEOs, including at oil companies and airlines, are relying on trees and oceans to capture and store carbon for them, but the numbers don’t add up.
We discovered that the 12 largest petrochemical companies announced 88 new projects between 2012 and 2019: new and expanded facilities that will likely operate for decades, ramping up carbon emissions.
Both climate change and policies to prevent it can rattle the economy.
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It isn’t just the effects of climate change that could destabilize the financial system, it’s also fossil fuel assets losing value. The good news is that central banks can fix it.
July 2021 was Earth’s hottest month on record and was marked by disasters, including extreme storms, floods and wildfires.
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What might sound like small changes – temperatures another tenth of a degree warmer, sea level a few centimeters higher – have big consequences for the world around us.
Methane is the world’s second most abundant greenhouse gas, and it’s many times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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A large amount of methane emissions come from natural gas infrastructure and landfills – all problems companies know how to fix.
The effects of climate change are heightened in urban areas and impose a high financial burden to the municipalities.
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Shoreline communities are already faltering under the weight of billions of dollars in damages — and worrying that climate change will continue to make things even worse.
Climate change made the devastating flooding in Belgium, Germany and other European countries in July 2021 more likely.
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A new attribution study finds human-caused climate change made Europe’s July floods more likely. What about Tennessee’s flooding? An atmospheric scientist explains how scientists make the connection.
Listen to the first episode of a new series from The Anthill Podcast ahead of the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow.
Phasing out fossil fuels means that today’s production is the peak, and that from here on out extraction and infrastructure must decline over time.
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If Canada chooses to keep its oil in the ground, it doesn’t mean turning off the tap overnight. Skilled trades will be key to winding down the industry and building up new lines of work.
Climate jargon can feel overwhelming.
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The language around climate change can feel overwhelming. A psychology and public policy expert breaks it down in plain English.
Firefighters and residents battle a blaze in hot, dry conditions in Athens, Greece, in August 2021.
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The Athens fires were a dangerous reflection of Atomist philosophies that see the world as exploitable, for sale and open to waste and abuse.
China and the US could supercharge global climate action. But if they fail to cooperate, there will be dire consequences for all.
The Denali Highway as it crosses the Susitna River.
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Alaska is warming faster than any other U.S. state, and that’s causing problems, a team of bridge engineers and social scientists explains. The infrastructure bill in Congress would offer some help.
Heat and dryness are leaving high mountain areas more vulnerable to forest fires.
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As the risk of fires rises in areas once considered too wet to burn, it creates hazards for mountain communities and for downstream water supplies.