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Rainfall detected over Greenland ice sheet, first since 2019

Greenland ice sheet

The National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado on Friday, August 20, 2021 said rain was detected at the highest point of the Greenland ice sheet for the first time since records began. Greenland ice sheet The ice sheet’s summit is at an altitude of 3,216 metres above sea level and precipitation normally falls as snow. However, ...

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International Youth Day: Building momentum for climate action

Pramisha Thapaliya

The International Youth Day, observed on Thursday, August 12, 2021, celebrated the important contribution of young people in tackling global challenges including climate change, biodiversity conservation and unsustainable food production. Pramisha Thapaliya, youth leader in the UN Food Systems summit The theme of this year’s International Youth Day, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health,” acknowledges the need for ...

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Minister assures of Nigeria’s readiness for COP26 conference

Goddy Jedy-Agba

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, has assured Nigerians of the country’s readiness to participate in the forthcoming COP26 United Nations (UN) conference on climate change. Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba Jedy-Agba disclosed this at the Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) 2021 virtual conference with the theme: “Powering a Sustainable Industrial Revolution.” The 2021 United ...

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IPCC report sounds dire warning, no time to lose – CSE’s Sunita Narain

Sunita Narain

The latest IPCC report confirms that the world can no longer lose time in prevarication or in finding new excuses not to act, including empty promises of net zero by 2050. Director general, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Sunita Narain, in this treatise, attempts an appraisal of the report’s findings Sunita Narain, director general, Centre for Science and Environment ...

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IPCC report: Decisive action needed this decade – 350

May Boeve

Environment watchdog, 350.org, has said that the world needs decisive action within this decade, if it wants to have a chance to keep the planet from warming above 1.5C. May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org. Photo credit: shifttheclimate.org In a reaction to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the state of the climate released on Monday, August ...

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Climate report: Human influence indisputably warmed system, says UNFCCC

patricia espinosa

In a statement on the Working Group I contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report, entitled Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis, the UN Climate Change officially welcomes the report Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment report confirms that it is indisputable that ...

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Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying – IPCC

Masson-Delmotte Zhai

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released on Monday, August 9, 2021. Valérie Masson-Delmotte and Panmao Zhai, Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group I Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds ...

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Climate change: Rotary Club, others plant trees in Abuja

Tree planting

Rotary Club of Abuja, Ministers Hills and other clubs, in collaboration with Abuja Parks and Recreation Department, have planted 40 trees in Nnamdi Azikiwe expressway to alleviate the effects of climate change. Tree planting Speaking at the planting of the trees in Abuja on Saturday, August 7, 2021, President of the club, Mr Bisi Teru, said that it was part of ...

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COP26: Nations urged to show ‘bold and courageous climate leadership’

Patricia Espinosa

In a message delivered to students at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday, August 5, 2021, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, reiterated her call for “bold and courageous climate leadership” to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ahead of the crucial UN Climate Change Conference ...

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U.N. climate report likely to deliver severe global warming warnings

Hoesung Lee

Eight years after its last update on climate science, the United Nations is set to publish a report on Monday, August 9, 2021 that will likely deliver even starker warnings about how quickly the planet is warming – and how damaging the impacts might get. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair Since the last report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

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