Last week’s global climate strikes and a passionate speech from Greta Thunberg at the UN climate summit in New York could have spurred nations into action. Instead, despite warnings from the scientific community that the impact of global heating is set to intensify, the climate summit failed to secure anything more than incremental promises. Of […]

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Global warming has already reached 1°C above the pre-industrial level, due to past and current greenhouse gas emissions. There is overwhelming evidence that this is resulting in profound consequences for ecosystems and people. The ocean is warmer, more acidic and less productive. Melting glaciers and ice sheets are causing sea level rise, and coastal extreme […]

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In her hard-hitting speeches to the UN Climate Change summit and the US Congress, climate activist Greta Thunberg criticises “feel-good” stories about how we are going to fix everything and to “face the reality, the facts, the science”.  Quoting from last years IPCC report she gave some stark warnings about the today’s emissions levels and […]

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