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UNHCR Global Appeal 2022

UNHCR Global Appeal 2022 High Commissioner’s foreword 2022 will be shaped by the world’s response to three threats: conflict, COVID-19 and climate change. The first has bedevilled us throughout history, the second is a new scourge threatening long-term dam...

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Climate migration: Time to act before it’s too late

Climate migration: Time to act before it’s too late As the environment collapses, it is clear mass climate migration will be a growing issue that haunts the world The vicious consequences of climate change are becoming more evident every day. No region o...

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What Does Climate Change Mean for a Coastal African Country Like South Africa?

What Does Climate Change Mean for a Coastal African Country Like South Africa? Marine biologist Thembeka Shongwe explains how climate change is impacting the country’s oceans. The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, hailed as the world’s last ...

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Africa has the world’s youngest population, and youth activists from Sudan to South Africa have been vocal in seeking bolder policy action

Africa has the world’s youngest population, and youth activists from Sudan to South Africa have been vocal in seeking bolder policy action DURBAN, Dec 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As climate change takes a heavy toll on Africa, about two-thirds...

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Wanted: New leaders to tackle climate change challenge

Wanted: New leaders to tackle climate change challenge Vikram S Mehta writes: COP27 should be led by a collective of experts, who can accelerate the implementation of the action plan towards net zero. I did not intend to write about COP26. Much has already bee...

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The language of climate is evolving, from ‘change’ to ‘catastrophe’

The language of climate is evolving, from ‘change’ to ‘catastrophe’ “Climate emergency” was used just 17 times prior to January 2019, but 283 times since. “Global warming” is out. “Climate catastrophe” is in. The language of climate change ...

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We All Must Rise to the Challenge of Climate Change

We All Must Rise to the Challenge of Climate Change We’re feeling the impacts of climate change all around us. Rising temperatures are changing our landscapes and livelihoods. The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from thermal stress that contributes to coral ...

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Earth’s Black Box will record every conversation and step taken on climate change for future generations to see

Earth’s Black Box will record every conversation and step taken on climate change for future generations to see There’s no denying that climate change is a cause of concern, one of the biggest in fact at present. To help understand what steps we are taking...

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With climate concern at all-time high, consumers want action more than promises

With climate concern at all-time high, consumers want action more than promises In the wake of the COP26 talks, we again find ourselves critically analyzing the success of what is arguably the world’s most important summit. Were the commitments strong enough...

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These 11 countries could face extreme instability from climate change, says U.S. intelligence

These 11 countries could face extreme instability from climate change, says U.S. intelligence WASHINGTON – The nation’s collective intelligence community identified 11 countries vulnerable to geopolitical instability due to climate change in its first-ever...

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Antarctica was once a rainforest. Could it be again?

Antarctica was once a rainforest. Could it be again? The coldest continent on Earth used to be as warm as Italy. Here’s how we know. Not far from the South Pole, more than half a mile below the ocean in a region that was once covered by ice, a layer of ancie...

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The Fight Against Climate Change and the Role of Recycled Products

The Fight Against Climate Change and the Role of Recycled Products Given climate change’s increased importance vs. carbon footprint, and given Rolland’s smallest footprint in the North American paper industry – Answer the question: What are the benefits ...

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Tackling Climate Change One Company at a Time

Tackling Climate Change One Company at a Time Philanthropists who catalyze solutions to climate change by supporting academics and fledgling entrepreneurs with promising visions expect their ideas will attract venture capitalists who can invest enough money to...

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Creative Philanthropy for Climate Change

Creative Philanthropy for Climate Change Tim Latimer was living near Buffalo Bayou Park just west of downtown Houston in May 2015 when nearly a foot of driving rain pummeled the city and the streets swelled with water. Outside his apartment, Latimer snapped a ...

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CAN ARCHAEOLOGY HELP US NAVIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE?

CAN ARCHAEOLOGY HELP US NAVIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE? December 6, 2021 — Archaeological records have long helped scientists discover past important events, learn about extinct species and explore past ways of life. Might ancient history inform efforts to deal wit...

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How do we fight climate change while global energy demand soars?

How do we fight climate change while global energy demand soars? World leaders and the global press have rightly focused these past weeks on the imperative to fight rising world temperatures and climate change’s impacts on people around the world. Yet, there...

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Street protesters understand climate change crisis more than politicians do

Street protesters understand climate change crisis more than politicians do From what I witnessed at COP26, governments are not willing to do enough COP26 has come and gone, but what emerges from the climate change summit will be with us today and tomorrow. Fi...

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Meet the New Climate Refugee in Town: Coyotes

Meet the New Climate Refugee in Town: Coyotes As droughts and fires worsen, wild animals are migrating into cities. In Berkeley, California, some residents have had enough. Amid the sylvan tranquility of the Berkeley hills neighborhood, an image of a snarling ...

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Fact check: Human-generated CO2, not water vapor, drives climate change

Fact check: Human-generated CO2, not water vapor, drives climate change The claim: Human-generated CO2 is an insignificant contributor to climate change The latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was released in August, document...

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2021’s weather disasters brought home the reality of climate change

2021’s weather disasters brought home the reality of climate change Heat waves. Floods. Megadroughts. This year’s weather showed us that climate change is here—and deadly. From punishing heat in North America to record-breaking floods in Europe and A...

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