The global energy transition needs to be just and fair to all, but the chance of that happening is getting slim, says a new report by 22 international researchers.
For the green transition to be fair and just to people and communities around the globe, countries must change the way energy is used and governed.
One set of ideas runs counter to the mainstream consensus that technology will save us from climate change. Can degrowth ever win enough converts to persuade humanity to change course?
Is the sun setting on the Atlantic ocean current system? While not impossible, it is certainly not imminent, and overly sensationalist headlines do little to further the cause of tackling the climate crisis.
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Recent headlines around the supposed impending collapse of the Atlantic currents remind us of the importance of avoiding sensationalism in facing global warming.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 2022 COP27 meeting in Egypt.
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The kind of coverage favoured by South African media probably doesn’t do much to improve the public’s understanding of climate change.
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When Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September, the news overshadowed reporting of a critical review of climate tipping points, published in Science. Did you miss it?
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We watched 30 news programmes in five countries to see how they covered an IPCC report.
Is ‘climate anxiety’ a reasonable response to impending environmental catastrophe? Or a problem to see a mental health professional about?
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Raising such a depressing topic can feel awkward. Speaking up about climate change therefore takes courage.
Wildfires are becoming a greater risk in many countries as the landscape dries.
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The final report in the IPCC’s sixth assessment series says countries will have to cut their greenhouse gas emissions 60% in the next 12 years to keep global warming in check.
A child born now is likely to suffer, on average, three to four times as many climate extreme events in their lifetime as their grandparents did.
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As the world waits with bated breath for the release of the latest UN climate report, let’s take a fresh look at the IPCC. What can we expect from the Synthesis Report on Monday evening?
Young activists have been pushing to keep a 1.5-Celsius limit, knowing their future is at stake.
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A leading climate scientist explains why going over 1.5 degrees Celsius puts the world in a danger zone.
Activists demand compensation from rich countries at the COP27 climate conference.
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The lack of a clear formula to distinguish between donors’ adaptation and mitigation funds is hurting Africa’s climate response.
In Saint-Louis (Senegal), in August 2021, a little girl observes the construction of a dyke against rising water levels due to global warming.
The promise of US$100 billion a year for North-South solidarity is now a source of frustration for developing countries.
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After living one of the hottest summers in European history, we have to look to the population suffering these temperatures. How does heat affect our physical and mental health?
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The people hardest hit by climate change are invariably those who are more vulnerable. We need to pay more attention to the root causes of vulnerability and address poverty and inequity.
Campaigners have long argued for recognising colonialism as a climate-shaping force.
The IPCC’s latest climate report discusses how colonialism has shaped climate, a breakthrough for the climate justice movement.
The outlook for potential emissions reduction is far better than in earlier assessments, thanks to the plunging costs of clean energy technologies.
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The IPCC is the global authority on climate change. Their new report paints a worrying picture of climate impacts already affecting billions of people, economies and the environment.