Madagascar to suffer the first famine caused directly by climate change

The UN has warned that more than 500,000 people are at the highest level of food insecurity, when Madagascar contributes a mere 0.01% of global GHG emissions each year

UN: ‘Fossil fuel production will be more than double what is needed to stop global warming’

A new report from the UNEP claims that by 2030, governments will be producing 240% more coal than what is needed to keep warming at 1.5°C

Need the loo? It’s occupied by a moo!

A new study reveals that if 80% of cows were potty-trained, it could cut ammonia emissions by up to 50%

‘Damaging climate change is already evident in UK weather’

The State of the UK Climate 2020 report emphasises that the national climate emergency is not a problem for the future – it is already here

US Better Buildings Initiative helped save $13.5bn in energy costs in 2020

It also saved more than 130m metric tons of carbon emissions – equivalent to the greenhouse gases emitted by 28.2m vehicles in a single year

New York adopts new regulations to reduce power sector emissions

It will ensure regional emissions are 65% below the baseline by 2030

Global carbon dioxide levels ‘remain at record highs despite Covid-19 lockdown’

The last time carbon dioxide levels were that high was three to five million years ago, according to the World Meteorological Organisation

US airline JetBlue Airways to go ‘carbon neutral’ on domestic flights

The company says it will offset jet fuel emissions from its flights within the US and promises to use sustainable fuel to power planes flying to different countries in the future

Carbon dioxide-sucking machines could cut climate costs… but there’s a catch

Scientists say the use of direct air capture could need as much as a quarter of global energy supplies in 2100

BHP boss announces $400m to tackle ‘existential risk of climate change’

CEO Andrew Mackenzie has endorsed drastic action to combat the issue of climate change, which he said was ‘indisputable’