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20 03 2020 | 07:56

Tip of the iceberg': is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19?

As habitat and biodiversity loss increase globally, the coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics. Μayibout 2 is not a healthy place. The 150 or so people who live in the…

10 03 2020 | 08:40

Cyclone Idai one year on: Southern Africa still devastated and vulnerable to climate shocks.

MAPUTO — One year after Cyclone Idai left a trail of destruction across parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, nearly 100,000 people continue to live in makeshift shelters and are alarmingly…

08 03 2020 | 10:28

Scientists turn to tech to prevent second wave of locusts in east Africa.

Scientists monitoring the movements of the worst locust outbreak in Kenya in 70 years are hopeful that a new tracking programme they will be able to prevent a second surge of the crop-ravaging…

23 02 2020 | 11:53

Flooded Britain: a new normal?

A series of storms have lashed Britain in the past two weeks resulting in widespread floods that have left residents and businesses devastated. But as the climate heats up and towns expand into…

20 02 2020 | 07:08

Australia on FIRE!

Australia is on the front line of the climate crisis.  I'm in Australia on tour. I'm coming to MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE, PERTH, BRISBANE & SYDNEY. Get your tickets at JonathanPie.com       14…

14 02 2020 | 08:42

Amazon Rainforest - Carbon sink or carbon source?

For decades, scientists have warned of an ‘Amazon tipping-point’: the point at which the forest loses its ability to renew itself and begins to emit more carbon than it absorbs.

01 02 2020 | 10:29

Australia fires: State of emergency declared for Canberra region.

Authorities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have declared a state of emergency as massive bushfires rage south of Canberra. It is the worst fire threat to the territory in nearly two…

30 01 2020 | 14:41

How the 'Venice of Africa' is losing its battle against the rising ocean.

Saint-Louis, the old colonial capital of Senegal, faces a flooding threat that has already seen entire villages lost to the Atlantic Ameth Diagne points to a single tree submerged in the ocean. It…

30 01 2020 | 12:14

East Africa's battles devastating locust swarms.

There's growing alarm in East Africa about huge swarms of desert locusts which are spreading across the region. The swarms have been destroying vegetation, forcing farmers into desperate measures.…

25 01 2020 | 08:30

Climate Change Could Blow Up the Economy. Banks Aren’t Ready.

Like other central banks, the E.C.B., which met on Thursday, is scrambling to prepare for what a report warns could be a coming economic upheaval. FRANKFURT — Climate change has already been blamed…

24 01 2020 | 09:49

Australia fires: Malcolm Turnbull accuses Scott Morrison of 'misleading' nation.

Australian PM Scott Morrison has been accused of lacking leadership during the bushfire crisis - by the man he replaced after a party room coup. Malcolm Turnbull, who was deposed in 2018, told the…

21 01 2020 | 07:59

Australia wildfires: Blazes merge into massive inferno as experts warn species will go extinct.

Top scientists call for PM to do more on climate crisis as UK expert predicts animal victims will be in the trillions Two wildfires have merged to form a massive inferno in south-eastern Australia,…

21 01 2020 | 07:29

Terror, hope, anger, kindness: the complexity of life as we face the new normal.

In the faces of the bushfire victims we saw ourselves and our shared future. We can no longer shy away from reality.

19 01 2020 | 14:38

Flooding in southern Iran.

Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces. The downpour has led to blocked roads and destroyed bridges, crops…

17 01 2020 | 08:00

Venice canals almost dry, two months after severe floods.

Low tides have left canals in Venice almost dry, just two months after severe flooding left much of the Italian city under water. Boats have been seen almost beached as water levels dip drastically…

17 01 2020 | 07:57

Extreme weather leaves Congo capital residents underwater.

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Paulin Bolumbu thought his family lived a safe distance from the Congo River, but in November the water overran its banks by more than half a kilometer, inundating his corrugated…

17 01 2020 | 07:50

Australia’s fires have pumped out more emissions than 100 nations combined.

Climate change is driving climate change. The wildfires raging along Australia’s eastern coast have already pumped around 400 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, further…

11 01 2020 | 14:26

Op-Ed: Australia is now the 'Poster Child' for the climate crisis.

The massive scale of this year's bushfires has shocked Australians and the global community by their size and ferociousness. However, scientists say we're witnessing first-hand, how global warming…

10 01 2020 | 15:06

Australia to cull thousands of camels.

Thousands of camels in South Australia will be shot dead from helicopters as a result of extreme heat and drought. A five-day cull started on Wednesday, as Aboriginal communities in the region have…

10 01 2020 | 14:44

Natural Disasters Caused Over $80 Billion In Damages Last Year. These 5 Were The Worst.

Last year, we observed a number of trends that seem to suggest we have made progress in tackling climate change but we have not done enough. In 2019 alone, there were 15 natural disasters that caused…