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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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”.
'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 ...
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.
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 ...
Right to life is likely to be undermined alongside the rule of law, special rapporteur says
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.
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 ...
'Climate clubs' offering membership for sub-national states, rather than just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally-harmonised climate change policy.
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.
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.
Minister says archipelago in grave situation through no fault of its own as he unveils plan for net zero emissions and village relocation
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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
Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat who was an architect of the worldwide Paris climate agreement, is enraged. She thinks you should be too.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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 ...
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.
Dutch scientist Dr Heleen de Coninck is one of the co-ordinating lead authors of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on 1.5C which will be released next Monday in South Korea.
Restoring peat moors degraded by farming may prove a relatively inexpensive way of tackling climate change, a report shows.
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 ...
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
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.
The beloved science educator and children’s show host appeared on Last Week Tonight to help explain carbon-pricing
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.’
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.
Climatologists are warning of a series of ‘tipping points’ that could have catastrophic consequences for life on Earth. Their description is more apt than we may realise
A "triple whammy" of events threatens to hamper efforts to tackle climate change say UN delegates.
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 ...
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.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante hopes the recent chilling scientific report on climate change will help to persuade premier-designate François Legault that fighting global warming should be a top priority for his new provincial government.
When the Arctic researchers Jacqueline Grebmeier and Lee Cooper made their annual scientific pilgrimage to frigid seas off Alaska last month, what they found was startling.
The Canadian government is under intense pressure to fill a leadership void as countries try to hammer out how they will hold themselves accountable for implementing the Paris climate-change accord.
I was born in 1988, which apparently makes me an older millennial. My question is, what changes can I make and realistically recommend to contribute to fighting climate change? I already vote conscientiously, I’ve moved closer to my office — reducing my commute. I can’t afford a new electric car ...
This is not the column I planned to publish this month. I wrote another one several weeks ago in answer to a reader’s question about tourism in Europe. As you might imagine, that column was swiftly rendered out of date, becoming nothing more than a time capsule of life before COVID-19 became a g ...
Acres of underwater seagrass meadows are to be restored off the Welsh coast to tackle climate change.