COP27 climate summit to test resolve of world battling war, inflation

    Oct. 31, 2022 – Reuters – An international climate summit starting next week in Egypt will test the resolve of nations to combat global warming, even as many of the biggest players are distracted by urgent crises ranging from war in Europe to rampant consumer inflation.

    More than 30,000 delegates, including representatives from some 200 countries, will gather Nov. 6-18 in the seaside resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to hash out details around how to slow climate change and help those already feeling its impacts.


    96% of humans feel global warming: study

    Oct. 30, 2022 – Global Times – Whether they realized it or not, some 7.6 billion people – 96 percent of humanity – felt global warming’s impact on temperatures over the last 12 months, researchers have said.

    But some regions felt it far more sharply and frequently than others, according to a report based on peer-reviewed methods from Climate Central, a climate science think tank.

    People in tropical regions and on small islands surrounded by heat-absorbing oceans were disproportionately impacted by human-induced temperature increases to which they barely contributed.


    New NASA tool helps detect ‘super-emitters’ of methane from space

    Oct. 30, 2022 – – NASA scientists, using a tool designed to study how dust affects climate, have identified more than 50 spots around the world emitting major levels of methane, a development that could help combat the potent greenhouse gas.


    Climate Changed: Canada’s health system isn’t ready for new reality, say doctors

    Oct. 30, 2022 – Winnipeg Free Press – Montreal family doctor Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers sees climate change as an all-encompassing “risk amplifier.”

    She says it raises the potential for hazard across the board, from threatening the most basic health determinants, such as air quality and access to food and water, to exacerbating seasonal allergies and tick-borne Lyme disease.


    Climate crisis: UN finds ‘no credible pathway to 1.5C in place’

    Oct. 27, 2022 – The Guardian – The UN environment report analysed the gap between the CO2 cuts pledged by countries and the cuts needed to limit any rise in global temperature to 1.5C, the internationally agreed target. Progress has been “woefully inadequate” it concluded.

    Current pledges for action by 2030, if delivered in full, would mean a rise in global heating of about 2.5C and catastrophic extreme weather around the world. A rise of 1C to date has caused climate disasters in locations from Pakistan to Puerto Rico.


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