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Climate change: How 1.5C degrees of global warming could change the world

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Leading climate scientists say in order to stop global warming from exceeding 1.5C and causing a “climate catastrophe” urgent steps need to be taken now. Research by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards 3C – twice the recommended......
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Jeff Bezos Commits $10 Billion to Address Climate Change

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SEATTLE — Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive and the world’s richest man, said on Monday that he was committing $10 billion to address the climate crisis in a new initiative he called the Bezos Earth Fund. The effort will fund scientists, activists and nongovernmental organizations, he said in a post......
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AllianzGI pushes for more climate data ahead of AGM season

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LONDON (Reuters) – German fund manager Allianz Global Investors is pushing every company it invests in to improve their climate-related disclosures ahead of the season for annual shareholder meetings. General view of the “Mer de Glace”, France’s largest glacier which has shrunk dramatically in recent years in Chamonix, France February......
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Delta to invest $1 billion to curb global air travel’s climate impact

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc said on Friday it will invest $1 billion over the next decade in initiatives that would limit the impact of global air travel on the environment, the first airline to make a commitment of that scale. An airport worker guides a Delta Air......
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Volkswagen to shut coal-fired power stations at main factory to cut CO2

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Volkswagen is pictured at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is shutting down two coal-fired power stations at its main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany and has declined offers to sell them to......
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Climate change: Loss of bumblebees driven by ‘climate chaos’

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bumblebee collecting pollen from a flower “Climate chaos” has caused widespread losses of bumblebees across continents, according to scientists. A new analysis shows the likelihood of a bee being found in any given place in Europe and North America has declined by a third......
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Climate change: Clean tech ‘won’t solve warming in time’

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Image copyright PA Image caption Emissions from power stations could be captured at source Breakthrough technologies such as carbon capture and hydrogen cannot be relied on to help the UK meet its climate change targets, a report says. The government had hoped that both technologies would contribute to emissions reductions......
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Forests Rebounded in Europe. Then, With Climate Change, So Did Fires.

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TIVISSA, Spain — Forests are often hailed as a solution to climate change, as they were recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where business and political leaders announced an initiative to plant one trillion trees worldwide. Even President Trump, without mentioning global warming, cited the effort Tuesday......
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Electric future: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned, in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine. FILE PHOTO: A car is......
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COP26: PM ‘doesn’t get’ climate change, says sacked president

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Claire O’Neill has been sacked as president of a major climate summit The prime minister admitted he “doesn’t really get” climate change, the former head of this year’s key summit on the issue has said. The UK is hosting COP26 in Glasgow in November......
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Climate change: Worst emissions scenario ‘misleading’

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The falling cost of renewable energy is making the most extreme emissions scenario much less likely The worst-case scenario for emissions of CO2 this century is no longer plausible, say researchers. Referred to as “business as usual”, the scenario assumes a 500% increase in......
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Climate change: ‘We’re not perfect’, says Marion Cotillard on Antarctica trip

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Actor Marion Cotillard has travelled to Antarctica with Greenpeace to learn about how climate change, plastic waste and industrial fishing are damaging wildlife. “As pristine as it looks, even a remote place like this one is impacted by harmful human activities,” she said. Speaking to the Victoria Derbyshire programme during......

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