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HSBC suspends head of responsible investing who called climate warnings ‘shrill’

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HSBC has suspended a senior banker after he referred to climate crisis warnings as “unsubstantiated” and “shrill” during a conference speech that has since been denounced by the lender’s chief executive. Stuart Kirk, ...

Australia’s rightwing government weaponised climate change – now it has faced its reckoning

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When Scott Morrison won Australia’s federal election in 2019, it seemed like the country would never emerge from the climate wars that had begun a decade earlier. Morrison had taken the prime ministership late in 2018...

The town at the center of California’s climate refugee crisis

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After Julia Cheek lost all of her belongings in the Camp fire, she longed for a safe place to lay her head at night. When she finally received a check from the California utility that had caused the fire, Cheek used i...

Pitting bands against each other won’t help the music industry fight climate change

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I am writing as the CEO of LIVE, the trade body for the UK’s live music industry, to express my disappointment in the headline and tone of your article (Dear Coldplay, listen to Massive Attack and save yourselves from...

HSBC pressured to sack banker who discredited climate crisis warnings

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HSBC is under pressure to fire a senior banker in charge of responsible investing after a speech in which he described warnings about the climate crisis as “unsubstantiated” and “shrill”, made light of major flooding ...

Suicides indicate wave of ‘doomerism’ over escalating climate crisis

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It was a stunning, grisly act. A man, a climate activist and Buddhist, had set himself on fire on the steps of the US supreme court. He sat upright and didn’t immediately scream despite the agony. Police officers desp...

Climate crisis makes extreme Indian heatwaves 100 times more likely – study

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Record-breaking heatwaves in north-west India and Pakistan have been made 100 times more likely by the climate crisis, volgens wetenskaplikes. The analysis means scorching weather once expected every three centuries ...

Critical climate indicators broke records in 2021, says UN

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Critical global indicators of the climate crisis broke records in 2021, according to a UN report, from rising oceans to the levels of heat-trapping emissions in the atmosphere. The UN World Meteorological Organization...

The ‘carbon bombs’ set to blow up the world’s climate pledges

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A Guardian investigation has revealed 195 oil and gas projects known as ‘carbon bombs’ that could trigger catastrophic climate breakdown if allowed to continue. Damian Carrington reports ...

Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, sê studie

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Nearly half of existing fossil fuel production sites need to be shut down early if global heating is to be limited to 1.5C, the internationally agreed goal for avoiding climate catastrophe, according to a new scientif...

Help to buy EVs in ‘landmark’ New Zealand net zero climate plan

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New Zealand will help some people to buy electric vehicles, end its reliance on fossil fuels, lower agricultural emissions, and reduce waste going to landfill, the government has promised in the most significant annou...

Caesar’s favourite herb was the Viagra of ancient Rome. Until climate change killed it off

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Of all the mysteries of ancient Rome, silphium is among the most intriguing. Romans loved the herb as much as we love chocolate. They used silphium as perfume, as medicine, as an aphrodisiac and turned it into a condi...

‘This is about survival’: will Cop27 bring action on Glasgow climate pact?

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When weary delegates tumbled out of the emptying halls of the Scottish Event Campus into the chill of a Glasgow night last November, the mood was buoyant, if exhausted. Workers in hi-vis began dismantling stages and p...

We need optimism – but Disneyfied climate predictions are just dangerous

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In seeking to prevent environmental breakdown, what counts above all is not the new things we do, but the old things we stop doing. Renewable power, byvoorbeeld, is useful in preventing climate chaos only to the exte...

Climate chaos certain if oil and gas mega-projects go ahead, warns IEA chief

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The world’s leading energy economist has warned against investing in large new oil and gas developments, which would have little impact on the current energy crisis and soaring fuel prices but spell devastation to the...

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