The COVID-19 spread has forced the UN body to postpone its flagship annual climate change conference which was scheduled to be held at Glasgow in United Kingdom (UK) in November. This crucial meet will now be held in 2021 -- the first year of the operationalisation of the the Paris Agreement.
"Our leaders behave like children so it falls to us to be the adults in the room. They are failing us but we will not back down," said Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Friday addressing some 20,000 people at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate (BY24C) event. She said the "uncomfortable truth" was being swept "under the rug" for "children to clean up".
Global warming is shrinking glaciers across the world, whether in the Alps or the Himalayas. Except in one spot: the Karokaram mountain range in the northwest Himalayas
"Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want to work alongside others, both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change,' said Bezos who is worth $130 billion.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world's richest person, said in an Instagram post that he'll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth. Bezos said that he will call his new initiative the Bezos Earth Fund.
Record high temperatures reportedly measured in Antarctica will take months to verify, the UN weather agency said. Scientists measured a temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius on Feb. 6 on a peninsula that juts out from Antarctica. The previous record there was 17.5 degrees celsius in March 2015.
The latest victims of climate change could be Oreos, as drenched fields across the US make the wheat that’s a key ingredient a scarcer commodity. Winter-wheat plantings fell to their lowest levels in more than a century as the grain got harder to seed. Especially the soft red winter wheat, with sowings slumping 25%, a variety that forms the base for biscuits.
The study, published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, also found that the past ten years have been the warmest on record for global ocean temperatures, with the last five years holding the highest record.
The annual river ice cover will decline by about six days for every one degree Celsius increase in global temperatures, posing economic and environmental consequences, according to a study. The research, published in the journal Nature, is the first to look at the future of river ice on a global scale.
Revelations that bird species across the world are shrinking in size, and that the North American continent has lost a quarter of its avians in the last 50 years, were among some of the biggest ornithology discoveries made this year. A myriad of new discoveries unveiled the emerging struggles faced by our feathered friends in adapting to a warming world.
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