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Fracking plan ‘will release same C02 as 300m new cars’

Labour study comes as UK government faces pressure from courts and councils The government’s fracking proposals would release the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as almost 300 million new cars, fatally undermining ministers’ obligation to tackle the escalating climate crisis, according to new research. »
24 March 2019, 11:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

ExxonMobil faces EU parliament ban after no show at climate hearing

Oil giant may lose lobby access over failure to answer climate change denial questions. ExxonMobil faces losing its lobby privileges at the European parliament after the company failed to show up for the first hearing into climate change denial. »
22 March 2019, 08:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report

Ad campaigns hide investment in a huge expansion of oil and gas extraction, says InfluenceMap. The largest five stock market listed oil and gas companies spend nearly $200m (£153m) a year lobbying to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate change, according to a new report. »
22 March 2019, 02:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change could make insurance too expensive for most people – report

Munich Re, world’s largest reinsurance firm, warns premium rises could become social issue. Insurers have warned that climate change could make cover for ordinary people unaffordable after the world’s largest reinsurance firm blamed global warming for $24bn (£18bn) of losses in the Californian wildfires. »
21 March 2019, 16:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cyclone Idai shows the deadly reality of climate change in Africa | Landry Nintereste

Vain promises and empty slogans have got us nowhere. Fossil-fuel extraction must end before more lives are lost As Africa climate week unfurls in Ghana, the countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe count the costs of Cyclone Idai, which ripped through villages and towns, taking hundreds of lives and leaving a trail of destruction. »
21 March 2019, 13:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

In a rebuke of the Trump administration’s ‘energy-first’ agenda, a judge rules greenhouse gas emissions must be considered. »
21 March 2019, 01:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Storms, cyclones and floods will only worsen as the planet warms | Letters

Craig Bennett, CEO of Friends of the Earth, says rich countries must act to make disasters such as the cyclone that hit Mozambique less likely. Meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky describes how Climate Matters is helping to end the ‘TV news desert’ around global warming. »
20 March 2019, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tim Flannery: people are shocked about climate change but they should be angry

The author and scientist, who has returned to his roots at the Australian Museum, says the world is about to see a major shift towards climate action. Tim Flannery laments that young Australians today will never be able to experience in the same way the natural wonders he enjoyed in his youth. »
20 March 2019, 18:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Come on, UK weather forecasters – tell it like it is on climate change | Adam Corner

People have a right to know what’s behind their flooding or heatwave. The UK is lagging behind other countries. They have a national reach that most climate campaigners would die for. They are familiar and respected experts on the science of meteorology. And they have prime-time slots at the end of almost every TV news bulletin, morning, noon and night. »
20 March 2019, 15:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Donald Trump is using Stalinist techniques against climate science | Michael Mann and Bob Ward

A panel to promote an alternative explanation for climate change would be disastrous. Yet that’s what White House officials want. Americans should not be fooled by the Stalinist tactics being used by the White House to try to discredit the findings of mainstream climate science. »
20 March 2019, 12:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Deep coal mine gets go ahead in Cumbria despite protests

Environmental campaigners say backing for Woodhouse colliery cannot be justified. Britain’s first new deep coal mine in 30 years has been given the go-ahead by Cumbria county council, sparking protests from climate change campaigners that the decision would harm the UK’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. »
19 March 2019, 23:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Guardian view on weather forecasts: we need the bigger picture | Editorial

Climate must not be confused with local conditions, but remodelled broadcasts could help people understand the dangers we face Still, and in defiance of decades worth of scientific evidence, vast numbers of people around the world refuse to accept that we are in the process of drastically altering the climate. Vast numbers more lack the information they need to interpret what is going on. »
19 March 2019, 20:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change making storms like Idai more severe, say experts

Destructive power of storms likely to increase in future as world warms up. The climate crisis that is driving sea level rises and more extreme rainfall is making deadly storms like the one that hit southern Africa more severe, according to experts. »
19 March 2019, 20:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Use forecast to talk about climate change, urges ex-BBC presenter

Bill Giles calls on broadcasters to add slot explaining humans’ impact on climate. The veteran weatherman Bill Giles is calling on the BBC and other major broadcasters to radically overhaul their forecasts to incorporate information about climate change. »
19 March 2019, 01:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The school climate change strikers put adults to shame | Nnimmo Bassey

Young people know the Paris Agreement is not working. We must abandon fossil fuels or face conflict and devastation Since August 2018 a Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg, has sat outside her country’s parliament building every Friday rather than in a classroom. She is there to demand that the government takes climate action by implementing the 2015 Paris agreement. »
18 March 2019, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

US and Saudi Arabia blocking regulation of geoengineering, sources say

Delegates at UN environment assembly say the oil producers are protecting their industries. The United States and Saudi Arabia have hamstrung global efforts to scrutinise climate geoengineering in order to benefit their fossil fuel industries, according to multiple sources at the United Nations environment assembly, taking place this week in Nairobi. »
18 March 2019, 09:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The climate strikers’ urgency has inspired me to call a UN summit | António Guterres

Without ambitious action, the Paris agreement is meaningless. So I’m bringing world leaders together to build the future we need António Guterres is secretary general of the United Nations Tens of thousands of young people took to the streets on Friday with a clear message to world leaders: act now to save our planet and our future from the climate emergency. »
15 March 2019, 18:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Do UK politicians support the climate strike? Party leaders respond | Jeremy Corbyn and others

Today, youth climate strikers are demanding action on climate change. Our panel of politicians answer the activists By taking to the streets today to make their voices heard, young people are educating us about how important tackling climate change is to their generation. They are right to be worried about what kind of planet they will inherit and right to demand far-reaching action. »
15 March 2019, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Isolationism is deadly. Only global collective action can save us | Noga Levy-Rapoport

To tackle the oil and gas giants driving climate change, young people of all nations must act together Brexit is reversible. Article 50 can be juggled, delayed, and bounced around until the government decides to reboot and restart the process. In the meantime, another meaningless “meaningful vote” could happen in the next few days – while we ignore the only threat that truly matters. »
15 March 2019, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Why we're striking today: 'My generation has the solutions'

As students around the world cut class to call attention to the threat of climate change, the Guardian asked young activists what motivated them to join the global climate strike. The Guardian asked student environmentalists from groups including the Youth Climate Strike US, the Sunrise Movement, Zero Hour, and Youth v. Apocalypse to explain why they are going on strike. »
15 March 2019, 12:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email