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10/05/22
Author: 
Thomson Reuters
Iraqis visit an area near the pond remaining of Sawa Lake, due to climate change-induced drought, in Samawa city, Iraq, on May 1. The WMO says there's a 50 per cent chance the world will hit 1.5 C of warming temporarily by 2026. (Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters)

May 10, 2022

Breaching limit would be temporary, but would give a taste of longer-term warming

The world faces a 50 per cent chance of warming 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, if only briefly, by 2026, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.

That does not mean the world would be crossing the long-term warming threshold of 1.5 C, which scientists have set as the ceiling for avoiding catastrophic climate change.

12/04/22
Author: 
Oliver Milman
The record increases in methane suggest it is being leaked from oil and gas drilling operations. Photo by Kurayba/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Apr. 12, 2022

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

08/04/22
Author: 
Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
Police officers remove a climate activist of the Scientist Rebellion group from a protest in front of the Congress of Deputies in Madrid, Spain, on April 6, 2022. MARCOS DEL MAZO / LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES

Apr. 7, 2022

More than 1,000 scientists across the globe chained themselves to the doors of oil-friendly banks, blocked bridges, and occupied the steps of government buildings on Wednesday to send an urgent message to the international community: The ecological crisis is accelerating, and only a “climate revolution” will be enough to avert catastrophe.

08/04/22
Author: 
Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
The latest IPCC report finds we are not on track to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Alain Pitton / NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Apr. 5, 2022

‘A File Of Shame’.

Policies in place to reduce emissions as of December 2020 would lead the planet to 3.2 degrees Celsius of warming, more than double the 1.5 degrees limit that scientists say is essential for avoiding the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

04/04/22
Author: 
Andrea Germanos
An Adelie penguin is seen on ice floa over Penola Strait as the floes melt due to global climate change in Antarctica on February 7, 2022. (Photo: Sebnem Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Apr. 2, 2022

Among the events sparking concern was "freakish warming at Earth's South Pole" including "a mind-blowing" above-average reading at a research station.

Scientists with the United Nations weather agency on Friday expressed fresh concern over the climate crisis following recent extreme events in Antarctica—an area they say should not be taken "for granted."

29/03/22
Author: 
David Knowles·Senior Editor
Ice Shelf Collapse in East Antarctica - NASA

Mar. 25, 2022

For the first time in human history, an ice shelf in East Antarctica has collapsed, scientists said Friday, as climate change shows no signs of slowing.

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