Climate change

Private firefighters and five-star hotels: how the rich sit out wildfires

Record-breaking US wildfires are fueling a cottage industry of boutique services and many are happy to pay the price With record-breaking wildfires engraving up the American west this summer, firefighters have become the rarest of civil servants: the kind almost universally lauded as heroes. Reinforcements dropped into California’s firefight from as far away as Australia …

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For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot

Increased spending power leads to environmental damage. Its hour for a radical scheme, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot It is not quite true that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Musician and novelists, for example, can become extremely rich by dedicating other people pleasure. But it does appear to be universally true that …

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Huge reduction in meat-eating’ essential’ to avoid climate breakdown

Major study also detects huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying Earths ability to feed its population Huge reductions in meat-eating are essential to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food system’s impact on the environment. In western countries, beef consumption needs to fall by 90% …

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The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe motion went mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare … whats driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? We investigate, and, below, four vegans explain their choice Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, only off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, 23 -year-old Louisa Davidson is taking calls and co-ordinating …

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After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

In 2017, thousands of homes in Santa Rosa, California, were wiped from the map. Now the community is helping residents cope with the trauma The nightmares maintained coming and David Leal knew he was in trouble. A navy veteran with a can-do attitude and a solidly middle-class IT undertaking at a hospital in Santa Rosa, …

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The Plan to Grab the World’s Carbon With Supercharged Plants

In humanity’s battle against man-made climate change, the Earth itself provides one of its important weapons, a natural system that breathes in Earth-warming CO 2 and breaths oxygen. Yes, I’m talking about plants, engineered by nature itself over the course of millennia to harness the Earth’s natural conditions to turn sunlight and CO 2 into …

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Schoolchildren go on strike across world over climate crisis

Hundreds of thousands walk out of lessons in 110 countries demanding action Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the world have gone on strike in protest at the escalating climate crisis. Students from 1,800 towns and cities in more than 110 countries stretching from India to Australia and the UK to South africans, strolled out …

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Meat and fish multinationals ‘jeopardising Paris climate goals’

New index discoveries many of the worlds largest protein producers failing to measure or report emissions, despite accounting for 14.5% of greenhouse gases Meat and fish companies may be” putting the implementation of the Paris agreement in jeopardy” by failing to properly report their climate emissions, according to a groundbreaking index launched today. Three out …

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Obama declares calamity as Marshall Islands suffers worst-ever drought

The declaration will allow Fema to provide emergency relief to the archipelago, which received simply a one-quarter of its usual rainfall during November to February Barack Obama has declared the severe drought in the Marshall Islands a disaster, reopen the route for emergency US funding for the Pacific island nation. The disaster declaration, which follows …

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