Annelie Wendeberg

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UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’<p>The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts.<p>A new report, being presented to …

Industrial scars: The environmental cost of consumption – in pictures

Environmental artist J Henry Fair captures the beauty and destruction of industrial sites to illustrate the hidden impacts of the things we buy – the polluted air, destroyed habitats and the invisible carbon heating the planet

Habitats

Rapid rise in methane emissions in 10 years surprises scientists

Methane warms planet 20 times as much as similar CO2 volumes but lack of monitoring means scientists can’t be sure of sources<p>Emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane have surged in the past decade, threatening to thwart global attempts to combat climate change.<p>Scientists have been surprised …

Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat

OSLO (Reuters) - Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say.<p>Children play amid icebergs on the beach in Nuuk, Greenland, June 5, 2016. REUTERS/Alister …

Earth Will Cross the Climate Danger Threshold by 2036

“Temperatures have been flat for 15 years—nobody can properly explain it,” the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> says. “Global warming ‘pause’ may last for 20 more …

If you’re looking for good news about climate change, this is about the best there is right now

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>On election day, the U.S. was busy voting for a president who openly scoffs at the reality of human-caused climate change and has expressed the goal of withdrawing the U.S. from the international process for dealing with it. So if climate change is something you worry …

Radical overhaul needed to halt Earth’s sixth great extinction event

Life has existed on Earth for roughly 3.7 billion years. During that time we know of five mass extinction events — dramatic episodes when many, if …

Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be ‘game over’, scientists warn #auspol

By Ian Johnston<p>New research suggests the Earth’s climate could be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than thought, raising the spectre of an …

Climate Change

Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be 'game over', scientists warn

It is a vision of a future so apocalyptic that it is hard to even imagine.<p>But, if leading scientists writing in one of the most respected academic …

We Can Survive Climate Change By Building Tight-Knit Communities | WIRED

• Author: Eric Klinenberg. Eric Klinenberg Science<br>• Date of Publication: 10.25.16. 10.25.16<br>• Time of Publication: 11:00 am. 11:00 am<p>Want to Survive Climate …

Drifting into Arctic Un-Winter

Many call it global weirding. But weird just barely describes what’s happening in the Arctic right now. To the consternation of some, I’ve warned …

Global Warming

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, Unicef Reports

MUMBAI, India — About 300 million children in the world breathe highly toxic air, the United Nations Children’s Fund said in a report on Monday that used satellite imagery to illustrate the magnitude of the problem.<p>The vast majority of these children, about 220 million, live in South Asia, in …

Pollution

Lifestyle | Daily LIfe | News | The Sydney Morning Herald

Opinion<p>The words of Marie Laguerre, who was sexually and physically harassed in Paris, ring true for Australian women too.<p>by Jane Gilmore<p>Add to …

Australia

Tibet Just Had Another Massive Ice Avalanche

An ice avalanche stretching 3.7 miles and burying the land in up to 98 feet of ice is weird. A second one in almost the exact same location just a …

Greenland Is Melting

The shrinking of the country’s ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. The floodgates may already be open.<p>I<p>Not long ago, I attended a memorial service on top of the Greenland ice sheet for a man I did not know. The service was an intimate affair, with only four …

Amy Goodman showed us the perils of standing up to the fossil fuel industry | May Boeve

The rights of activists and journalists are under threat wherever communities challenge Big Oil – in North Dakota and beyond<p>Related: Judge rejects riot charges for journalist Amy Goodman after oil pipeline protest<p>For far too long, the world had been ignoring the North Dakota anti-pipelines …

A Mega-Drought Is Coming to America’s Southwest

Unless carbon emissions plummet soon, the risk of a region-altering disaster in Arizona and New Mexico will exceed 99 percent.<p>Between 1545 and 1548, an epidemic swept through the indigenous people of Mexico that is unlike anything else described in the medical literature. People bled from their …

Climate Change

The gap between ambition and action in tackling global warming

<b>Sabine Fuss and Jan Minx:</b> The world’s governments have agreed to ambitious climate goals. But if we are to hit our new targets, scientists and innovators need to move quickly to close the gap between hope and reality.<p>The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has been a big surprise to many. All …

World needs $90tn infrastructure overhaul to avoid climate disaster, study finds

Report by Global Commission on the Economy and Climate says world needs ‘urgent’ shift away from carbon-heavy infrastructure over the next 15 years<p>A gigantic overhaul of the world’s buildings, public transport and energy infrastructure costing trillions of dollars is required if dangerous climate …

Abnormal Fall Arctic Warmth Intensifies; September 2016 Probably Another Record Hot Month Globally

<i>“Polar amplification” usually refers to greater climate change near the pole compared to the rest of the hemisphere or globe in response to a change</i> …

Global Warming

Record high to record low: what on earth is happening to Antarctica's sea ice?

2016 continues to be a momentous year for Australia’s climate, on track to be the new hottest year on record.<p>To our south, Antarctica has also just …

This is where your smartphone battery begins

The cobalt price was falling, even as battery demand shot up. The price of lithium, another key battery material, was skyrocketing.<p>“It got so clear that artisanal mining was taking a big place in the supply chain,” Vandeputte said, adding that Umicore buys only from industrial mines, including …

Cobalt

The Earth is soaking up less carbon than we thought — which could make it warm up even faster

By Chelsea Harvey<p>It might sound strange, but scientists believe the ground we walk on can be a huge weapon in the fight against climate change. That’s because the earth’s soil is serves as a giant carbon reservoir, containing trillions of tons that would otherwise end up in the …

Greenland's huge annual ice loss is even worse than thought

Ice cap is disappearing far more rapidly than previously estimated, and is part of a long-term trend, new research shows<p>The huge annual losses of ice from the Greenland cap are even worse than thought, according to new research which also shows that the melt is not a short-term blip but a long-term …

First Nations across North America sign treaty alliance against the oilsands

The thunderous pounding of Indigenous drums echoed in the air on Thursday as more than 50 Indigenous nations across North America rallied together to …

Scientists may have solved a key riddle about Antarctica — and you’re not going to like the answer

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p><i>This story has been updated.</i><p>It’s one of the great — and unresolved — debates of Antarctic science.<p>In 1984, a team of Ohio State University researchers reported a surprising fossil find: More than a mile above sea level, in Antarctica’s freezing Transantarctic mountain …

Sea Level

Record global temperatures are shocking — and yet we don't respond seriously

We treat climate change records as we treat new fashions, phones or films. But we seem unable to understand that we are driving such changes<p>And another one bites the dust. The year 2014 was the warmest ever recorded by humans. Then 2015 was warmer still. January 2016 broke the record for the …

Global Warming