if global warming reaches 2C, more than 99% of coral reefs are projected to decline

Great Barrier Reef faces dire threat with 2°C global warming, UN report says

Distinct difference in amount of coral that would remain under two climate change scenarios — Limiting global warming to 1.5°C rather than 2°C would likely be the difference between the survival of some Great Barrier Reef coral and its complete decline, according to the latest United Nations assessment of climate change science. The Intergovernmental Panel …

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Energy sector’s carbon emissions to grow for second year running

IEA head says growth in renewables needs to be paired with coal plant closures — Carbon emissions from the energy sector are on track to grow for the second year running, in a major blow to hopes the world might have turned the corner on tackling climate change. Preliminary analysis by the world’s energy watchdog …

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We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or face more floods

The world heating up by even 1.5°C would have a brutal impact on future generations — The authoritative new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sets the world a clear target: we must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by the middle of this century to have a reasonable chance of …

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World leaders told they must act over climate change ‘cliff-edge’

Christiana Figueres, who led the 2015 Paris accord, stresses urgency of meeting 1.5°C target — Political leaders have been urged to act on the landmark special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has warned that strong efforts would be required to prevent disastrous consequences from dangerous levels of climate change. Christiana Figueres, …

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Global warming must not exceed 1.5°C, warns landmark UN report

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC — In a stark new warning, the world’s leading climate scientists have shown that global warming must be kept to a maximum of 1.5°C to lessen the risk of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of …

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Nations Work Together to Size Up Caribbean Tsunami Hazards

An international collaboration is using historical records and modeling to assess tsunami potential in this high-risk region — The Caribbean is known for its tropical beaches and surfing resorts, but it is not exempt from earthquakes and tsunamis. Over the past 500 years, this region may have been exposed to approximately 100 tsunamis, of which …

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organisers said 50,000 people celebrated the unexpected court victory that halted the woodland’s destruction

Thousands of anti-coal protesters celebrate German forest’s reprieve

Court victory halts utility firm RWE’s plan to raze Hambach woodland and expand an opencast mine — Thousands of anti-coal demonstrators descended on Germany’s Hambach forest on Saturday to celebrate an unexpected court victory that suspended an energy company’s planned razing of the woodland to expand a giant opencast mine. The ancient forest near Cologne …

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EU: Breaching 1.5°C would trigger cascade of negative effects

The European Union has called for a strict interpretation of the 1.5°C global warming threshold in a landmark UN climate science report due out on Monday — Scenarios in which temperatures temporarily exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels should not count as aligned with the Paris Agreement’s tougher target, the bloc argued. As this article was …

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kerala suffered its worst monsoon in nearly a century

Why the next three months are crucial for the future of the planet

Two forthcoming major climate talks offer governments an opportunity to respond to this year’s extreme weather with decisive action — The warning signals of climate change that have hit people around the world in the last few months must be heeded by national governments at key meetings later this year, political leaders and policy experts …

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fundamental questions are being raised about the ability of governments to stop the earth from spiralling into a ‘hothouse’

Earth’s climate monsters could be unleashed as temperatures rise

As a UN panel prepares a report on 1.5°C global warming, researchers warn of the risks of ignoring ‘feedback’ effects — This week, hundreds of scientists and government officials from more than 190 countries have been buzzing around a convention centre in the South Korean city of Incheon. They are trying to agree on the …

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