Daily Mirror’s Climate Crisis Issue: Why we are dedicating our paper and our site to the only issue that matters. The Mirror believes the climate crisis is everybody’s crisis – so this week we’re going to be highlighting the threat posed by global warming. The Environment Agency is warning that within the next 50 years up to 1.5million properties in England could be at risk from flooding or rising sea levels. Our natural habitats and wildlife are under threat. Warmer, damper weather in the UK will allow mosquitos to thrive, bringing the danger of diseases such as malaria and the zika virus to these shores. In other countries huge areas of land could become uninhabitable either because of rising temperatures or rising sea levels. This could lead to mass migration on a scale never witnessed before. The World Bank has estimated there could be as many as 150million climate change refugees by the middle of this century. But while there are plenty of reasons to despair, there is also cause to hope. Even small changes to the way we lead our lives can make a difference whether it is trying to walk more, planting a tree or reducing our household waste. The planet is in grave danger but it is not too late to save it for future generations.
Mirror 12th Nov 2019 read more »
The world’s existing climate policies will not be enough to end the upward march of record energy emissions rising beyond 2040 without a “grand coalition” of governments and investors, according to the global energy watchdog. The International Energy Agency said carbon emissions from the global energy industry reached a new record in 2018 despite progress in renewable energy in recent years. The IEA expects the growth of renewables to accelerate over the coming decades, but warned it would not be enough to put a ceiling on the energy sector’s emissions before 2040. Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director, said there was a “deep disparity” between the aim to tackle the climate crisis by curbing carbon emissions and the existing policies which had allowed a “relentless upward march” for emissions. The IEA’s latest figures estimate that carbon emissions are on track to keep rising by 100m tonnes a year for at least another 20 years under existing policy plans. This rate would be two-thirds slower than the emissions hikes recorded in previous decades, but would fall very far short of what is needed to achieve the goals of the Paris agreement.
Guardian 13th Nov 2019 read more »
Drastic changes needed to alleviate climate crisis, says IEA.
FT 13th Nov 2019 read more »
Rapid and widespread changes across all parts of the energy system are needed to put the world on a path to a secure and sustainable energy future, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today on launching the latest edition of its World Energy Outlook.
World Nuclear News 13th Nov 2019 read more »
The Mail is calling on its army of readers to back a drive to plant up to a million majestic new trees in towns, schools and gardens across Britain. We are appealing for donations to help plant more woodlands and create a more beautiful country. So please take part. Trees create beauty, provide habitats for birds and wildlife and play a vital role in keeping our planet healthy.
Daily Mail 12th Nov 2019 read more »