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"La Camargue nous protège du réchauffement climatique"

Les zones naturelles humides, comme la Camargue, jouent un rôle d' "amortisseur" du dérèglement climatique, explique Jean Jalbert. Directeur général de la Tour du Valat, Institut de recherche pour la conservation des zones humides méditerranéennes, cet expert assure qu'il faut "réhabiliter" ces ...

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$2M project aims to spark new thinking on climate change

Earth’s climate is changing and urgent action is needed to address that reality, says a Royal Roads University professor. “We are already locked into a certain amount of climate change,” Robin Cox, an expert in disaster response and planning, said in an interview.

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'A lot at stake': indigenous and minorities sidelined on climate change fight

Bernadette Demientieff, a representative for the indigenous Gwich’in nation, finds Washington DC anxiety-inducing, especially compared to the wide open spaces and tall mountains of Alaska.

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'A very big problem': Rising sea levels will lead to significant displacement in coming decade

Because of climate change, rising sea levels could affect hundreds of millions more people in the coming decades than previously understood, with an estimated 150 million people currently living on land that will be below high tide by 2050, according to new research published in the journal Natu ...

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'Act now with ambition and urgency' to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting

The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to “seize this opportunity to take bold climate action”.

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'Build back better': G7 pledges to put climate action at heart of global recovery

'We will put our global ambitions on climate change and the reversal of biodiversity loss at the centre of our plans' Leaders from the G7 met virtually for the first time under the UK's presidency of the group this afternoon and reiterated their commitment to step up global climate action and "b ...

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'Business as life'

Fighting global warming will take meaningful change - not business as usual. The dialogue of the COP24 climate talks often seem to consist of little but collections of acronyms and buzz phrases.

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'Climate Change Single Greatest Challenge Of Our Era': UNHRC Chief

UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said at the opening session of the 48th Human Rights Council that climate crisis is the single greatest challenge to human rights in the present era. She urged global economies to concentrate on the rebuilding of a "greener post-pandemic world." Bac ...

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'Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive

Right to life is likely to be undermined alongside the rule of law, special rapporteur says

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'Climate change in Tibetan Plateau impacts livelihoods'

In the run up to the Glasgow climate talks (COP26) and the ongoing UN biodiversity summit, a new report on Tuesday blamed China, the world's biggest maker and user of coal, cement and steel, for climate change across the Tibetan Plateau, the world's 'third pole'.

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'Climate change is still on, no matter what happens with coronavirus

No, dolphins are not frequenting the canals of Venice again. But nature is responding to the fact that a third of the world's population is now living in lockdown in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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'Climate change's fingerprints': Report highlights growing link between climate change and weather extremes

New analysis summarising latest thinking on climate attribution, reveals increasingly clear evidence climate change is leading to increased extreme weather risks The evidence linking climate change and increased extreme weather risks that pose a major threat to economic stability and global supp ...

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'Daring multi-level club solution' could offer key to combating climate change

'Climate clubs' offering membership for sub-national states, rather than just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally-harmonised climate change policy.

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'Dying of thirst': The Cucapá in Mexico fight against climate change and oblivion

Lucía Laguna carries her fate tattooed on her face — from the corner of her mouth to her chin, black lines surf across her coppery skin — the tribal art honoring her people will also serve an important function later on.

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'Falling out of trees': dozens of dead possums blamed on extreme heat stress

More than 100 dead and injured ringtail possums have been found by wildlife rescuers along a single stretch of beach in Victoria in what ecologists say is becoming an annual occurrence due to extreme heat.

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'Fight for our lives': Fiji calls world leaders 'selfish' as it lays out climate crisis blueprint

Minister says archipelago in grave situation through no fault of its own as he unveils plan for net zero emissions and village relocation

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'Generation Greta': Angry youths put heat on climate talks

BERLIN -- It's safe to say that anyone flying to this year's global climate conference in Madrid had better have a watertight excuse if they meet Greta Thunberg.

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'Glacier blood' could be key to understanding impacts of climate change

Atop the French Alps, thousands of feet above sea level, the normally white snow sometimes appears stained with blotches of dark red blood, some of which extend for miles.

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'Greater warming': different species under threat

Entire ecosystems are under threat due to warming oceans with parts of the Australian coast stretching from Sydney to Adelaide experiencing the most stress, experts warn.

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'Heartbreaking' loss: Climate crisis spurs push for compensation

Throughout 2021, a slew of hurricanes, floods and forest fires brought one fact into sharp focus: The climate crisis isn't a problem for the future, it's a problem for right now.

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'How do I talk about climate change at social gatherings?'

I feel an urge to talk about climate change bubbling up within me at social gatherings if people talk about trivial things like food or sports for too long. But it is always such a downer and I know people need a certain amount of time to feel safe and ordinary and relaxed.

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'I feel empowered and scared': pupils speak before climate strike

'I feel empowered and scared': pupils speak before climate strike We asked children around the world to tell us why they will be taking part in Friday’s climate strikes. Here’s what they said

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'I've seen irreversible change but hope too for planet'

His face was flushed and his voice was loud. You're making it all up about global warming, a man shouted as he approached me. We were in the Royal Society, the UK's leading scientific academy, and a panel discussion about climate change had just finished. It's nothing to do with carbon dioxide, ...

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'Individual actions do add up': Christiana Figueres on the climate crisis

Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat who was an architect of the worldwide Paris climate agreement, is enraged. She thinks you should be too.

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'It is a little puzzling': readers on early signs of spring

In February last year our gardening team were out clearing snow’ There are beautiful signs of spring popping up in the grounds of the hospice where I work. It’s hard not to have mixed emotions: it is beautiful, especially bathed in bright winter sunshine, but knowing it’s only early February mea ...

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'It's over for us': how extreme weather is emptying Bangladesh's villages

The house Faruk Hossain grew up in has, for the last six months, resisted being claimed by the river, as the rest of the village already has been.

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'It's really scary': indigenous Europeans on why they are taking the EU to court over climate change

Several families from an indigenous population in northern Europe are taking the European Union to court over what they perceive as a lack of action on climate change.

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'Maine's Climate Future' documents progression of accelerating change

Nearly every climate-related parameter measured in Maine is accelerating, according to "Maine's Climate Future—2020 Update," the latest report from the University of Maine. The rate of air and sea warming is increasing. Precipitation is increasing in intensity and volume, and sea level is not on ...

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'Mock Cop26' activists vote on treaty ahead of 2021 climate summit

Young people from 140 countries who attended an online “mock Cop26” climate summit have presented a treaty of 18 policies to Nigel Topping, the UK’s high level climate action champion.

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'Never seen anything like it': astronaut on 2021 climate disasters

From his perch 400 kilometres above Earth, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has had a unique perspective on the climate-fuelled natural disasters that have swept the planet over the past six months.

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'No time to waste' warns Japan climate activist

Kimiko Hirata has spent nearly half her life fighting to wean Japan off its dependence on coal, and now isn't the time to slow down, the award-winning activist warns.

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'Not too late' to prevent 'runaway climate change': EU

There is still time to prevent "runaway climate change" but only if the world implements carbon net zero policies, the EU's vice president in charge of climate action said Monday.

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'Nowhere to run': UN report says global warming nears limits

Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations called a "code red for humanity."

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'People talk about deep sadness:' Scientists study climate change grief

His canvases are painted from first-hand observation by a brush wielded in the outdoors and glow with the colours of the Canadian wilderness. But British Columbia artist Dominik Modlinski doesn't take his paints into the woods much anymore.

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'Put a big fat price on carbon': OECD chief bows out with climate rally cry

The environment, climate change and the protection of nature must be the defining tasks of rich and major developing countries now and in the years to come, the outgoing head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has said, and the institutions that advise governments must ...

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'Radical rethink' needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate: report

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report Monday calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control.

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'Restore UK bogs' to tackle climate change

Restoring peat moors degraded by farming may prove a relatively inexpensive way of tackling climate change, a report shows.

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'Thank you Greta': natural solutions to UK flooding climb the agenda

Here is ponding on nearly every field in the valley where the rivers Severn and Vyrnwy meet on the English-Welsh border. Swollen rivers have been sluggishly sitting in the valley for months. Inhabitants’ attempts to protect their homes from flooding are part of a losing battle played out across ...

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'The beginning of great change': Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

Greta Thunberg is hopeful the student climate strike on Friday can bring about positive change, as young people in more and more countries join the protest movement she started last summer as a lone campaigner outside the Swedish parliament

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'The great dying'

Forget the K-Pg extinction that led to the demise of the dinosaurs 66 million-years-ago - the most devastating mass extinction in Earth’s history occurred 251 million-years-ago at the end of the Permian.

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'The planet is on fire': Bill Nye driven to F-bomb rant by climate change

The beloved science educator and children’s show host appeared on Last Week Tonight to help explain carbon-pricing

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'There's a shift happening': McCain and food's old guard look to the future as climate change threatens crops

Among the flurry of futuristic investments that Canadian French fry empire McCain Foods Ltd. has been making, probably the most interesting has been an indoor lettuce farm.

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'There's real hope': Dalai Lama discusses climate change with Greta Thunberg – video

The Dalai Lama met climate activist Greta Thunberg virtually on Saturday. The Tibetan spiritual leader said: ‘I heard this young girl from Sweden. I really felt: Oh, there is real hope from our younger generation who really thinking this environment and these things.’

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'Tipping point' risk for Arctic hotspot

A rapid climate shift under way in the Barents Sea could spread to other Arctic regions, scientists warn. The Barents Sea is said to be at a tipping point, changing from an Arctic climate to an Atlantic climate as the water gets warmer.

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'Triple whammy' threatens UN action on climate change

A "triple whammy" of events threatens to hamper efforts to tackle climate change say UN delegates.

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'Uneven' climate change adaptation measures impacting 3.6b people: UN

The world's leading climate scientists have warned that inadequate adaptation efforts in regions facing the serious impact of climate change along with over exploitation of natural resources, rapid urbanization and social inequalities will have a devastating effect on 3.6 billion people and nature.

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'We Now Need to Do the Impossible.' How Greta Thunberg Is Fighting for a Greener Post-Pandemic World

Like millions of other students around the world, Greta Thunberg is still getting used to attending school virtually. But on a Sunday morning in late November, the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist—named TIME’s Person of the Year in 2019, the youngest titleholder ever— is enjoying having some ...

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'We beg God for water': Chilean lake turns to desert, sounding climate change alarm

The Penuelas reservoir in central Chile was until twenty years ago the main source of water for the city of Valparaiso, holding enough water for 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Water for only two pools now remains.

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'We must use this time well': climate experts hopeful after Cop26 delay

Green campaigners and climate leaders have vowed to keep up the pressure on governments around the world to make stringent new commitments on the climate crisis, as a vital UN climate summit was delayed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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'We need to act immediately' on climate change, IOM chief warns world leaders

In an interview with FRANCE 24 from Geneva, the director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) urged world leaders to "act now" to tackle the challenges of climate change during the upcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow.

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