Rappler's latest stories on global warming
In 2020, the Arctic is likely to have warmed by more than twice as much as the global mean
'Overheating of the planet is a problem, the last thing we needed was algae,' says tourist Marta Durante
The drop in air traffic due to coronavirus lockdowns is translating into a reduction in pollution, and the industry doesn't expect to recover fully before 2023
The hot spell is projected to scorch northern India for several more days, 'with severe heat wave conditions in isolated pockets'
In early April, coronavirus lockdowns led to a 17% reduction worldwide in carbon pollution compared to the same period in 2019, according to the first peer-reviewed assessment of the pandemic's impact on CO2 emissions
Even if the Paris climate treaty goal of capping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius is met, oceans could rise by two meters by 2300
'The average temperature for the 12 months to April 2020 is close to 1.3C above the pre-industrial level,' the benchmark by which global warming is often measured, says Copernicus Climate Change Service
The Copernicus Climate Change Service says March 2020 was 0.68 degrees Celsius warmer than the average March from 1981 to 2010, and on par with March 2017 and 2019
'The outbreak proves once again that we fail to learn from our history. This reality is not just limited to armed conflicts, political patterns, or social revolutions; it also applies to the way we treat our environment.'
Pope Francis’s encyclical 'Laudato Si’' points to one undeniable fact: that human behavior is at the root of the ‘ecological crisis,’ and therefore at the heart of solving it
'Having clean air, water, and soil means that we can become who we have always wanted to be'
Greta Thunberg dubs the law a 'surrender' to the threat of climate change
Even if humanity sharply reduces the fossil fuel pollution that drives global warming, more than a third of the planet's sandy shorelines could disappear by then
The vault holds stocks of the world's agricultural bounty in case of global catastrophe
'This degradation of nature is unprecedented in the history of mankind,' says IPBES executive secretary Anne Larigauderie
China's carbon emissions have dropped by least 100 million metric tons over the past two weeks, the study says
'Extreme weather events could reduce reliability of power supply by 16%, which can easily lead to blackouts resulting huge economic losses,' says the lead researcher
The decline of butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, wasps, flies, crickets, and dragonflies have consequences far beyond their own demise
The new record is 'of course shocking but unfortunately not surprising because Antarctica is warming up with the rest of the planet,' said Greenpeace in a statement
Research shows that some parts of the world may soon cope with up to 6 extreme weather events at once, from heat waves and wildfires to diluvian rains and deadly storm surges
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'We've poured so much CO2 into the atmosphere collectively that our entire planet is swaddled in a great tea cozy of the stuff,' says Prime Minister Boris Johnson
'Australians are quite divided on how to effectively deal with the recurrent bushfires'
'My name and the #FridaysForFuture movement are constantly being used for commercial purposes without any consent whatsoever,' says Thunberg
Demonstrators and environmentalists say the law does too little, too late
The clock ticks down to 100 seconds to midnight, symbolizing the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947
Wealthy nations, the authors note, consume 10 times more resources per person than in the developing world, and produce far more waste
Climate risks could generate a 'green swan' – a reference to the concept of an unpredictable and devastating 'black swan' event developed by philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The platypus is one of the world's strangest animals, with the bill of a duck, tail of a beaver, otter-like feet, and a venomous spur on its hind leg
You cannot expect local communities to keep rebuilding disaster after disaster, considering the ones hit the hardest are often among the poorest and most vulnerable
The urgent need for electricity access is hardly considered during preparations against disasters; it is only considered in the wake of disasters when supplies have been cut off
Some 5,000 people are hoping that their president, Donald Trump, will heed the island's plea to be designated a disaster zone and free up much-needed aid
Scientists stress the urgent need to do more to counter the warming trend
The first UN 'state of nature' report in two decades finds that one million species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction
In his annual speech to Vatican diplomats, the pontiff says climate change was a 'concern of everyone,' despite a tepid response from the international community
Average temperature in 2019 was only a few hundredths of a degree below the 2016 level
Nakalulungkot na tayong nagrereklamo tungkol sa lumalalang basura ay siya ring nagpaplastikan sa implementasyon ng polisiyang makakalutas sana sa nasabing problema
It's unfortunate that since President Duterte assumed office, our work in the international climate policy arena has come to a screeching halt
In China, some children grow up never knowing that the sky gleams a blue hue and is never gray
We cannot lie down in the face of the overwhelming climate crisis because science can pull us up with the mental muscle that can reinvigorate the resistance
Scientists say global warming could drive a much more dramatic increase in sea levels than current projections suggest
Tagged as the most important climate-related event of the year, the global summit makes headlines around the world as C40 mayors launch a Global Green New Deal
We’ve all languished through record-breaking heat waves. We’ve all suffered through repentance-inducing floods. We all have skin in this game.
If being dramatic means you can influence as many people as possible for a good cause, then what's wrong with that?
I’m not trying to be alarmist or anything, but I think the alarm bells have been ringing for years now, and we just got used to the sound
Philippine banks continue to finance the development of coal-fired power plants, which worsens global warming. If you or your family are one of the millions of clients of these banks, is this how you want your money to grow?
The report is a sobering reminder greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from burning fossil fuels, are driving the planet towards a hothouse climate our species might not tolerate
The report 'highlights the urgent need for the development of concrete actions that halt global warming and the worst effects of climate change,' the Science Advisory Group writes
'The Arctic is the epicenter of global warming, it is the part of our planet which warms most rapidly, where the warming rates are at least twice the global average,' says mission leader and atmospheric scientist Markus Rex