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27 05 2024 | 09:21

The Guardian view on the climate emergency: we cannot afford to despair

First, the good news. We understand the problem: almost two-thirds of people worldwide believe the climate crisis is an emergency. We know what needs to be done, and should be confident that we will…

27 05 2024 | 09:03

I understand climate scientists’ despair – but stubborn optimism may be our only hope

Hopeless and broken”: that is how a top scientist interviewed by the Guardian described feeling as she and hundreds of other climate experts shared harrowing predictions of the future of the planet…

27 05 2024 | 08:52

The climate crisis is no laughing matter, no matter what those on Radio 4’s Today programme think

Do you find climate breakdown funny? Do you think it’s a laughing matter that we are on track to bequeath to our children and their children a planet changed for the worse beyond all recognition? I…

27 05 2024 | 08:51

Coastal Communities in Canada Brace for Rapidly Rising Seas

As scientists track a “very abnormal and unprecedented” rate of sea level rise around the Gulf of Mexico, coastal communities in Canada are reacting to the threat of their own rising tides. Experts…

27 05 2024 | 08:47

The Supreme Court’s Top-10 Environmental Law Decisions

If these decisions had come out differently, environmental law would look very different than it does today. What are the most important Supreme Court decisions in environmental law?  My “top 10”…

27 05 2024 | 08:32

The world is rushing to Africa to mine critical minerals like lithium – how the continent should deal with the demand

Global demand for critical minerals, particularly lithium, is growing rapidly to meet clean energy and de-carbonisation objectives. Africa hosts substantial resources of critical minerals. As a…

27 05 2024 | 08:28

Pouring Gas on a Five Alarm Fire

That’s Trump’s climate policy in a nutshell. His campaign slogan should be, “Burn, Baby, Burn.” At a dinner for oil industry CEOs last week, Trump promised to fulfill the industry’s every dream in…

27 05 2024 | 08:20

The 1.5C global heating target was always a dream, but its demise doesn’t signal doom for climate action

I remember the first time I heard the 1.5C target. It was in a room at the Copenhagen climate talks in 2009. With the expectation of a binding agreement slipping away and negotiations failing, some…

27 05 2024 | 08:15

The Guardian view on net zero: a bank-led green transition won’t work for Britain

Theresa May and Boris Johnson both argued for levelling up and for a state-supported green transition undergirded by an industrial strategy. Neither delivered and their successor, Rishi Sunak, has…

27 05 2024 | 08:13

Economic damage from climate change six times worse than thought – report

The economic damage wrought by climate change is six times worse than previously thought, with global heating set to shrink wealth at a rate consistent with the level of financial losses of a…

27 05 2024 | 08:10

Swiss court finds Gambian ex-minister guilty of crimes against humanity

Switzerland’s top criminal court has sentenced Ousman Sonko, a former interior minister of The Gambia, to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity.

27 05 2024 | 08:07

Eight climate activists arrested in Germany over airport protest

Eight climate activists have been arrested after causing Munich airport to close, leading to about 60 flight cancellations. Six activists broke through a security fence and glued themselves to…

27 05 2024 | 07:42

Climate victims file criminal case against bosses of oil firm Total

A criminal case has been filed against the CEO and directors of the French oil company TotalEnergies, alleging its fossil fuel exploitation has contributed to the deaths of victims of climate-fuelled…

27 05 2024 | 07:39

MP’s Pitch to Ban Fossil Fuel Advertising Triggers Vicious Backlash, Death Threats

The backlash told Charlie Angus he was on to something. In February, the long-time member of Parliament unveiled what is arguably the most aggressive attempt to date to combat greenwashing in Canada…

27 05 2024 | 07:35

‘We’re up for this fight’: Labour plans to make climate key focus of election

Labour is planning to make the climate a key focus for its election campaign, putting its net zero commitments “up in lights”, and drawing a clear link between the “chaos” of the Conservative…

27 05 2024 | 07:20

Plastic Pollution Is a Crime Against People and the Planet

Louisiana’s “River Parishes,” located along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, shoulder some of the worst industry impacts in the United States.

27 05 2024 | 06:58

Threatened by floods, N’Djamena obtains $20 million for community resilience

Chad's Integrated Management Project for Flood Control and Urban Resilience in N'Djamena (Pilier) recently entered its second phase. It has received $20 million in funding from the World Bank. Chad…

27 05 2024 | 06:55

ElectriFI invests in electric motorcycles from start-up Gogo in Uganda

For its first investment in the eco-mobility sector in Africa, the Electrification Finance Initiative (ElectriFI) chooses start-up Gogo Electric with an investment of $1.6 million. A new investor…

23 05 2024 | 14:13

Solar+Storage Helps Displace Gas On California Grid

California is using giant batteries to deploy solar energy even after sunset, boosting grid stability and evening out demand spikes while reducing its reliance on fossil fuels.

23 05 2024 | 14:04

CO2 Skyrockets, Big Emitters ‘May Retain or Expand’ Fossil Fuels, Studies Show

As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels surge at unprecedented rates, a study suggests some countries may ramp up fossil fuel production by 2050, banking on unproven carbon removal plans and risking net…