With climate change bringing more incidents of extreme weather, analysts at the Chatham House thinktank warn that the risk of a major disruption is growing but little is being done to tackle the problem.
Initial findings from the voyage paint a bleak picture: plastic waste, from bottles to bags and packaging, was found on every beach surveyed; microplastic and plastic fragments were found in the feeding grounds of basking sharks, seals and whales...
Seen sign of changing times in Norway today, where oil major Statoil is getting into floating windfarms. These 5 turbines will be towed to Scotland. In background is an oil and gas platform, and crane that usually lifts oil rigs. Story next week.
The destruction of forests by timber and farming industries is a major contributor to the carbon emissions that drive climate change and Norway views protecting the Amazon as vital for the whole world.
Białowieża includes one of the largest surviving parts of the primeval forest that covered the European plain 10,000 years ago. It also boasts unique plant and animal life, including the European bison.
'It is wrong to use the sky as an open sewer, it is wrong to condemn future generations to a lifetime haunted by continual declines in their standard of living, and give them a world of political disruption and chaos...'
After analysing satellite and model data, and finding bleaching in the Indian ocean no longer appeared widespread, the Noaa has announced the event is no longer occurring on a global scale, and appears to be coming to an end.
Research shows the overall risk of heat-related illness or death has climbed steadily since 1980, with around 30% of the world’s population now living in climatic conditions that deliver deadly temperatures at least 20 days a year.