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In Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson blends fact and fiction in a remarkable narrative around climate crisis
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In Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson blends fact and fiction in a remarkable narrative around climate crisis

It’s a roller coaster of a book, one of the most significant pieces of fiction on the climate and ecological crises thus far and must be read by all those in any position to act on what is clearly humanity’s biggest challenge.

US rejoins Paris Accord after 107 days; Biden terms climate change 'global existential crisis'
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US rejoins Paris Accord after 107 days; Biden terms climate change 'global existential crisis'

The Trump administration had announced its departure from the Paris accord in 2019 but it did not become effective until 4 November 2020, the day after the US election

Humanity is facing a climate emergency agrees 1.2 million people globally according to UN survey
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Humanity is facing a climate emergency agrees 1.2 million people globally according to UN survey

Nearly 75 percent of residents in small island states — facing the prospect of losing their homelands to rising seas — perceived the climate threat as an emergency.

Greta Thunberg reminds world leaders at Davos of climate crisis they continue to ignore
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Greta Thunberg reminds world leaders at Davos of climate crisis they continue to ignore

She said, "The climate and ecological crisis can unfortunately no longer be solved within today's systems."

UN chief hails Joe Biden's move to rejoin Paris Agreement on climate change
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UN chief hails Joe Biden's move to rejoin Paris Agreement on climate change

Antonio Guterres also congratulated Washington for rejoining the World Health Organisation as one of Biden's first actions as president

Baked-in global warming already in the air will make it difficult to stick to climate change goals
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Baked-in global warming already in the air will make it difficult to stick to climate change goals

Researchers have calculated committed warming to take into account that the world has warmed at different rates in different places.

In Netflix's A Life On Our Planet, David Attenborough makes a strong statement about saving humanity
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In Netflix's A Life On Our Planet, David Attenborough makes a strong statement about saving humanity

Netflix's A Life On Our Planet is banked on Sir David Attenborough's memories of 94 years on this planet, with profound reflections on the wilderness and the absolute urgency to save humankind from an impending climate-change disaster.

Antarctic Peninsula hottest in three decades; rapid rate of ocean warming may be to blame, says study
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Antarctic Peninsula hottest in three decades; rapid rate of ocean warming may be to blame, says study

Between January and August, temperatures reached between 2 and 3 degrees Celsius on the peninsula, according to researchers at the Chilean Air Force's Frei Base

Due to climate change, more than 1.2 billion people can be displaced in next three decades, finds report
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Due to climate change, more than 1.2 billion people can be displaced in next three decades, finds report

A total of 141 countries are going to face at least one ecological threat by 2050 and regions of sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa are likely to face the largest number.

Wind, solar energy produce 10 percent of global electricity in the first half of 2020, a new report finds
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Wind, solar energy produce 10 percent of global electricity in the first half of 2020, a new report finds

Thirty percent of fossil fuel emissions come from coal power plants, globally, so coal-fired power generation needs to collapse quickly to limit climate change.

Climate change causes Canada's last remaining 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf to break apart into iceberg islands
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Climate change causes Canada's last remaining 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf to break apart into iceberg islands

Temperatures from May to early August in the region have been five degrees Celsius warmer than the 1980 to 2010 average.

'Clean' coal doesn't exist, post-COVID economic recovery plans should not use coal: UN chief
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'Clean' coal doesn't exist, post-COVID economic recovery plans should not use coal: UN chief

Guterres said it was deeply concerning that new coal plants are still being planned, when renewables offer thrice as many jobs, and are cheaper in most countries.

Scientists discover first active methane leak from the sea bed in Antarctica
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Scientists discover first active methane leak from the sea bed in Antarctica

The seepage of the methane was first discovered in 2011 by a team of divers but studies on the site began only in 2016.

What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate
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What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate

Research shows that if warming exceeds 2℃, major ice shelves would collapse, releasing ice, lifting the sea level by up to three metres by 2300.

Climate change could trigger catastrophic loss of wildlife around the world over the coming decades
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Climate change could trigger catastrophic loss of wildlife around the world over the coming decades

The study looked at the impact of rising temperatures, human activities like pollution and habit destruction and its effects on different species.

COP26, supposed to take place in Glasgow this year, has been postponed to 2021 because of coronavirus
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COP26, supposed to take place in Glasgow this year, has been postponed to 2021 because of coronavirus

Another summit on preserving threatened species, that would've taken place in China has also been pushed to next year.

World Water Day: Tropical countries like India to be worst-hit by water stress — UN
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World Water Day: Tropical countries like India to be worst-hit by water stress — UN

Globally, 2.2 billion people do not have access to drinking water that is water both available and free of contamination.

'Don’t celebrate me if you are not going to listen': Manipuri child climate activist Licypriya Kangujam turns down Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign
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'Don’t celebrate me if you are not going to listen': Manipuri child climate activist Licypriya Kangujam turns down Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign

Child climate activist Licypriya Kangujam turned down the offer to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign on International Women's Day, hoping that her refusal will help attract the attention of the government towards her concerns

Himalayan towns like Darjeeling, Mussoorie and Kathmandu are going to fast run dry
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Himalayan towns like Darjeeling, Mussoorie and Kathmandu are going to fast run dry

India has no system to count its climate migrants but ranks fifth among countries most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

The last ice age tells us why we need to care about the 2℃ change in temperature
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The last ice age tells us why we need to care about the 2℃ change in temperature

We should do our best to ensure governments meet their commitments to the Paris Accord and reduce emissions to zero by 2050.