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CBI boss says world is ‘way off track’ in fight against climate crisis

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The head of the UK’s biggest business lobby group has warned that the corporate world is “way off track” in tackling the climate crisis. Tony Danker, the director-general of the CBI, called on the government to do mor...

António Guterres on the climate crisis: ‘We are coming to a point of no return’

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Wealthy countries risk an “unforgivable lost opportunity” by not emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic with newly green economies to address the climate crisis, the United Nations secretary general has warned. Before me...

Polish government faces court action over failure to tackle climate crisis

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Five Polish citizens are taking their government to court over its failure to protect them from the impacts of the climate crisis. They say the state has breached their rights to life, health and family life by delayi...

The G7 and a crucial moment for the climate

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The world’s richest democracies will come together in Britain this week with global heating high on the agenda. Can they match big promises with concrete action? How to list...

Republican congressman suggests changing moon’s orbit to fight climate change – video

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Texas Republican congressman Louie Gohmert asked a senior US government official if changing the moon’s orbit around the Earth, or the Earth’s orbit around the sun, might be a solution for climate change. The question...

Texas Republican asks: can we fix the moon’s orbit to fight climate change?

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The Texas Republican congressman Louie Gohmert has asked a senior US government official if changing the moon’s orbit around the Earth, or the Earth’s orbit around the sun, might be a solution for climate change. Biza...

Australia live updates: Melbourne’s Covid restrictions expected to ease; Morrison addresses climate, China before G7

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Travel to regional Victoria likely to be barred when lockdown ends Thursday midnight. Follow updates live

Morning mail: Morrison rejects climate ‘false deadlines’, mass internet outage, Macron slapped

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Good morning! Did you have trouble accessing websites last night? We’ve got all the info on what caused the outages across the globe and what it means for internet security, plus plenty more – including dinosaurs – in...

‘It was sad having to leave’: Climate crisis splits Alaskan town in half

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Two years ago, Lisa Charles and her family moved from their lifelong home in the town of Newtok, Alaska, to Mertarvik, a 30-minute trip by boat or snow machine depending on the season. Lisa is a member of one of the ...

Wealthy nations breaking climate pledge with gas dash in global south

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Wealthy nations are breaking their climate commitments by funding a new dash for gas in the global south, according to a study. A week before the G7 summit begins in Cornwall, the report reveals low and middle-income ...

Economic toll of climate crisis ‘will be like two pandemics a year’

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Good morning. The world’s biggest industrialised economies will shrink by twice as much as they did during the coronavirus pandemic if they do not tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions, according to research. Oxfam ...

Climate crisis to shrink G7 economies twice as much as Covid-19, says research

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The economies of rich countries will shrink by twice as much as they did in the Covid-19 crisis if they fail to tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions, according to research. The G7 countries – the world’s biggest ind...

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis

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It would only cost $50bn to ensure 40% of the world’s population is vaccinated by the end of the year, and 60% by the first half of 2022. This is a recent estimate from the IMF, the latest institution to join a chorus...

100 richest UK families urged to commit £1bn to tackle climate crisis

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The UK’s 100 richest families are being urged to commit £1bn over the next five years to tackle the climate emergency and halt the destruction of the natural world, as the world prepares for a big push on environmenta...

Italian climate activists sue government over inaction

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Environment campaigners in Italy are suing the government for failing to sufficiently tackle the climate crisis in what is the first legal action of its kind in the country. The 203 plaintiffs will submit their lawsui...

UN body pushed to demand stronger climate action from Australia to save Great Barrier Reef

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Members of the United Nations World Heritage Committee are being lobbied to pressure Australia to commit to more ambitious climate action as part of its plan to slow the decline of the Great Barrier Reef ahead of a ke...

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