Climate summit president warns of hit to UK ‘reputation’ if coal mine gets go-ahead

The president of the Cop26 climate summit has attacked plans to open a coal mine in Cumbria, arguing it is not needed and won’t create many jobs.Alok Sharma – who was sacked by Rishi Sunak – also warned the UK’s “hard-won international reputation” over the climate emergency would be undermined.A decision is expected next week, from levelling-up secretary Michael Gove, on a go-ahead for the UK’s first deep coal mine in 30 years, after months of delay and growing international criticism.Earmarked for the edge of Whitehaven, it is projected to increase UK greenhouse gas emissions by 0.4 million tonnes...
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Protecting Against Climate Risks During Peak Season

The pandemic has justifiably received the brunt of the blame for a volatile supply chain over the past few years. However, extreme and unpredictable weather events that can occur as a result of climate change, such as widespread wildfires, lengthy droughts, major hurricanes, and severe winter storms, have also proven to be a significant risk. Their residual effects have already been felt across the supply chain and within the shipping experience.
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Director Paz Encina Talks Trauma Of Separation From Loved Ones & Climate Crisis In ‘Eami’ – Contenders International

Eami means “forest” in Ayoreo. It also means “‘”world.” When director Paz Encina traveled to the land of the indigenous Ayoreo-Totobiegosode people, she found that they do not make a distinction between these things: The trees, the animals and the plants that have surrounded them for centuries are all they know and now they live in an area – the Chaco plain – that is experiencing the fastest deforestation on the planet. When Encina immersed herself in the tribe’s mythology and listened to heartbreaking stories of their people being chased of their land, she craved her latest dreamy, magical-realist film Eami,...
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Farmers in UPROAR – Netherlands to SEIZE 3000 farms to meet climate goals

What do you do when you are in the middle of an energy crisis and massive inflation causing food prices to go up and up and up?. If you are the Dutch government, then you come up with the genius idea of forcing thousands of farmers to loose their livelihoods and close down!

Germany to set up climate protection contracts with industry in 2023 – minister

(Reuters) – Germany will set up so-called climate protection contracts with industrial companies next year to support a transition towards cleaner production and a switch to hydrogen, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Sunday. “The aim is to efficiently develop a green industry along the value chain that becomes...
Patriotic Vanguard

A climate social benefit: Schooling the next generation

A community in Ghana has supported a school with savings from an agroforestry initiative to educate their children. The things that we depend on and value, including forest, water, energy, wildlife, and agriculture are experiencing the effects of a changing climate. This is impacting lives particularly communities that directly depend on these resources. There is therefore the need to engage communities as key agents in addressing climate change to leverage indigenous knowledge for climate solutions. This is because implementing climate actions with equity does not only increase community resilience but also enables communities to derive extra social benefits.

This climate news isn't surprising, but it is alarming

Last month, world leaders gathered in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt for COP27 to discuss the current state of climate change and how to address it. Government heads are facing calls to cut emissions further and follow through on the promise to offer financial assistance to developing countries that are already facing the devasting impacts of rising temperatures. But by all accounts, the climate change news looks bleak—which was perfectly punctuated by the blunt warnings and ambitious plan offered by United Nations chief Antonio Guterres in his address to COP27.

Climate change taken seriously by the world and the U.S.

Scientists, writers and environmental activists have been sounding a changing climate alert since 1997. Now, finally, world leaders are listening to the climate crisis alarm indicating that global warming is more harmful to life than the recent pandemic. As an imminent threat, COVID-19’s deadly impact demanded collaboration. “The global response to COVID-19 proves that we can rise to an emergency when the will is there” was a recent statement of David Wallace-Willis, author of “The Uninhabitable Earth.” International willpower led to global collaboration which lessened the pandemic’s deadly impact.

Maine Delegation Welcomes $$ to Aid Passamaquoddy Impacted by Climate Change

The Maine Delegation welcomed a $5 milllion planning grant for the Passamaquoddy Tribe, (“PT”) to respond to climate-related environmental threats. The grant was awarded through the US Department of the Interiors newly announced Voluntary Community-Driven Relocation program and funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. “From rising sea levels...

[Opinion] The rights of nature, a response to the climate and ecological crisis

Climate change makes rivers, rivers and all the various species that are an integral part of these ecosystems vulnerable. Indeed, rising temperatures have an undeniable influence on the water cycle, causing hurricanes, severe droughts and floods. This is why a dialogue for and between rivers as living environments is essential to preserve the very basis of our existence.

Earthshot fund gives £1m to UK scientists fighting climate crisis

Scientists who have replaced plastic packaging with seaweed are among those who have been given a £1m prize by the Prince of Wales’s Earthshot fund. The prize is aimed at rewarding innovative solutions to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergencies, and is named after former US president John F Kennedy’s Moonshot challenge in the 1960s, which united millions of people around the goal of putting a person on the moon within a decade.