climate change impacts

flooding in the tana river area of kenya in 2018, when 60,000 people were forced to move home

Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods

New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfall over the next 80 years. These could trigger devastating floods, storms and disruption of farming. In addition, these events are likely to be interspersed with more crippling droughts during the growing season and these could also damage crop and food production.

exxonmobil is accused of failing to reveal the full extent of their impact on the climate crisis

Major global firms accused of concealing their environmental impact

A $10tn (£7.9tn) investor alliance has accused more than 700 companies, including Amazon, Tesco and ExxonMobil, of failing to reveal the full extent of their impact on the climate crisis, water shortages and deforestation.

‘future generations stand to inherit a greatly spoiled world,’ the pope said at a meeting at the vatican

Pope Francis declares ‘climate emergency’ and urges action

Pope Francis has declared a global “climate emergency”, warning of the dangers of global heating and that a failure to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gases would be “a brutal act of injustice toward the poor and future generations”.

people take shelter under umbrellas during a heatwave in moscow

Northern hemisphere’s extreme heatwave in 2018 ‘impossible’ without climate change

Scientists are “virtually certain” that the three-month event – which saw temperature records broken from Belfast to Montreal and wildfires in places such as the Arctic circle, Greece and California – could not have happened in a world without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.

a man shades his face from the summer heat

Limiting warming to 1.5C could prevent ‘thousands’ of heat deaths in US cities

The research projects heat-related deaths for 15 cities across the US under the different levels of future warming. The results suggest that major cities, such as New York City and Los Angeles, could see hundreds or thousands more deaths in extreme heat without greater ambition in global emissions cuts.

youth strikers in jerusalem on tuesday

‘This is bigger’: Palestinian and Israeli teens strike together for the climate

We had Arab Palestinians and Jewish Israelis participating together. We have multiplied our following on social media and we have started to plan social media campaign with celebrities. We have also been asked to do a bunch of television and newspaper interviews.

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