All of the official climate data for 2019 is now in. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the planet’s oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface temperature.
Carbon Brief 20th Jan 2020 read more »
Climate change could create new legitimate grounds for claiming asylum in the future, the UN has warned. The United Nations Human Rights Committee rejected the claim of Ioane Teitiota, who had fled the Pacific nation of Kiribati, for protection in New Zealand, on the grounds that the danger he faced wasn’t imminent. But the court said that “without robust national and international efforts” the effects of climate change may trigger the non-refoulement principle, meaning asylum seekers could not be sent to affected countries.
Telegraph 20th Jan 2020 read more »