2020 on course to be among three warmest on record

World heritage under threat from global warming Moritzburg Schloss In the past, high humidity was a particular problem for cultural assets. Now, it is the increasingly dry air. This is also the case in the baroque Moritzburg castle in Saxony, where there is a large collection of baroque leather wallpapers. Their paintings have already been […]

Fraser Island, a unique Australian ecosystem, is on fire as parts of the country swelter through record heat wave

The New South Wales Bushfire Inquiry found in March that the record-breaking fire season was made worse by climate change and warned that such devastating wildfires are likely to happen again. The report found that extreme dryness in forested regions; large amounts of fuel load, such as leaf litter; and dry, hot weather spurred the […]

2020 on track to be one of three warmest years on record: Report

New Delhi: This year is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record due to as a result of the effects of climate change, with the global mean temperature for January to October 2020 being about 1.2 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial levels, according to a recent report.The report by the […]

Australia’s economy had its worst quarter on record. Now it’s in a historic recession

The country’s GDP contracted 7% in the second quarter compared to the prior one, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said Wednesday. It marks the second straight quarter of declines for Australia — GDP shrank 0.3% in the first quarter — and the largest drop since records began in 1959. It was also worse than […]

World leaders to address special session of UNGA on Covid-19 pandemic

Bozkir’s Spokesperson Brenden Varma, replying to a question on whether it was far too late to hold the special session on Covid-19, said the President of the General Assembly agrees that it is already too late to have this meeting, which should have been held in the summer as the coronavirus cases were rapidly increasing […]

China misled the world, concealed official COVID-19 figures: Report

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Climate crisis: 2020 on track to be one of the warmest years on record

Christian Aid’s Climate spokesman Dr Kat Kramer said: “Although the pandemic will have been the biggest concern to many people in the developed world in 2020 for millions in climate vulnerable places the climate emergency remains the biggest threat and sadly there is no simple vaccine to fix the climate.”

Britain broke six energy records last year

In fact, storms Desmond, Eva, and Frank meant that throughout December, more than 19 percent of Great Britain’s (not the UK’s—as Northern Ireland is not included in the underlying data) electrical energy came from wind, solar, and hydro combined. That’s the highest ever figure for a calendar month.

Cricket must make bold climate choices in post-Covid world

The terrible bushfire season of 2019-2020 killed or displaced three billion animals, killed 33 people, destroyed more than 3,000 homes and scorched 11.46m hectares of land as well as disrupting recreational cricket across the country and causing the cancellation of a Big Bash game in Canberra because of heavy smoke. But when two climate protesters […]

How Amnesty International Rocked the World: The Inside Story

The Human Rights Now! Tour — which was produced by Healey and Bill Graham — was one of the most logistically complicated undertakings in rock history, and it traveled to countries that rarely see these type of shows – including Hungary, Costa Rica, India, Greece, Zimbabwe and Argentina. The artists spent six weeks sharing busses, […]