Climate Change

Kate Lyons
The UN decision relates to the case of Ioane Teitiota, who lived on South Tarawa atoll in Kiribati, one of the most vulnerable nations to climate-related sea level rise. Photograph: Dmitry Malov/Alamy

Jan. 20, 2020

Experts say judgment is ‘tipping point’ that opens the door to climate crisis claims for protection

It is unlawful for governments to return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by the climate crisis, a landmark ruling by the United Nations human rights committee has found.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz may have traded his far-right governing partners for the progressive Greens, but his anti-Muslim views haven’t changed.


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Nicholas Beuret,

originally published by Viewpoint Magazine

December 10, 2019

Chris D'Angelo .
LTBMU Fire Captain Dave Soldavini, holds a baby kangaroo, known as a "Joey," that was rescued from the devastating 2019-20 wildfires in Australia, January 2020. Photo:Flickr/USDA Forest Service (CC BY 2.0)

Jan. 16, 2020

This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration

Vikram Dodd and Jamie Grierson
 Gillian Anderson delivers a Greenpeace petition to the Foreign Office in London in 2018. Photograph: Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock

Jan. 17, 2020

Exclusive: Extinction Rebellion and Peta also named in anti-extremism briefing alongside Combat 18 and National Action

A counter-terrorism police document distributed to medical staff and teachers as part of anti-extremism briefings included Greenpeace, Peta and other non-violent groups as well as neo-Nazis, the Guardian has learned.

Sunrise Movement USA
Jan. 17, 2020

Have you seen the trailer for Generation Green New Deal yet?

Larry Elliott
The damage caused by extreme weather events such as the Australian bushfires is at the top of the WEF’s risks report. Photograph: Sam Mooy/Getty

Jan. 15, 2020

For first time, environment is at top of list of issues worrying world’s elite

A year of extreme weather events and mounting evidence of global heating have catapulted the climate emergency to the top of the list of issues worrying the world’s elite.


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