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debris covers parts of a highway as hurricane irma lands in delray beach, florida

Are hurricanes getting stronger – and is the climate crisis to blame

Once a storm gets to category three it is classed as a major hurricane, with winds of at least 111mph and enough force to damage homes and snap trees. Category five storms, of at least 157mph, can raze dwellings, cause widespread power outages and result in scores of deaths.

warming temperatures put 26 species at risk in the great dividing range

Climate change threatens 26 native species in Great Dividing Range, study finds

More than 20 native animals would disappear from the Great Dividing Range before the end of the century if global emissions continue at business as usual rates, according to new analysis by Australian researchers.

the 2017 petersberg climate dialogue in berlin

Germany must lead efforts to revive international climate action

A gulf is opening up between politicians and the people they claim to lead. Just as political elites around the world struggle to understand and respond to populism, isolationism and xenophobia, a new, more positive and more hopeful movement is welling up.

extinction rebellion protest, parliament square, london

Guest post: Polls reveal surge in concern in UK about climate change

From 15-25 April, climate change was high on the news agenda in response to the Extinction Rebellion protests in London, a major BBC documentary presented by Sir David Attenborough and the visit to London by the Swedish school climate protestor Greta Thunberg.

farming is new zealand's biggest source of greenhouse gases

New Zealand introduces ‘zero carbon’ bill with concession to farmers

The government proposed a 24-47% cut in methane from 2017 levels, in a compromise with farmers. Almost half the country’s emissions come from agriculture, driven by large sheep and cattle herds belching methane.

the school strikes movement has led to protests across the world

We, the climate generation, demand the G7 set an example

We are writing to you not just as a group of young climate activists fighting for our future, but as citizens fighting for the well-being of our countries. Our future is currently uncertain because of our leaders’ constant need for economic growth at the expense of our environment.

forest clearance in indonesia

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken.

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