News: Study finds 1500 excess deaths occur in the UK due to climate change

‘as a compilation of the impacts of ACC, we find that in the UK since 2000, at least 1500 excess deaths are directly attributable to human-induced climate change, while in Puerto Rico the increased intensity of Hurricane Maria alone led to the deaths of up to 3670 people’ – Clarke, B. Otto, F. Jones, R. (2021) ThisContinue reading “News: Study finds 1500 excess deaths occur in the UK due to climate change”

News: Scientists urge UK PM to shorten net zero target

Scientists Warning Europe (SWE) have written a letter to UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging him to cut the carbon neutral target by 20 years to 2030. The letter was backed by 20 renowned scientists, involving people affiliated with UNFCC and the IPCC. Demonstrating that more is needed in these desperate times in order toContinue reading “News: Scientists urge UK PM to shorten net zero target”

News: Ice melting faster than climate models predict

A recent study has observed that: ‘Even within the most intensive future anthropogenic greenhouse gas emission scenarios, higher levels are assessed to be unlikely. However, some studies conclude that considerably greater sea level rise could be realized, and a number of experts assign a substantially higher likelihood of such a future’ Stating further how predictionsContinue reading “News: Ice melting faster than climate models predict”

News: Aquatic scientists call for urgency to protect marine life

Approximately 80,000 scientists from 7 continents have issued a statement urging world leaders to avoid further degradation of marine ecosystems. The societies which these scientists are a part of has call on world leaders and the public to act and protect aquatic ecosystems which we all depend on. Stating that these ecosystems are now underContinue reading “News: Aquatic scientists call for urgency to protect marine life”

News: Bank of England fund carbon-intensive companies

The Bank of England has been criticised for funding carbon-intensive companies during the pandemic. The Environmental Audit Committee has stated that companies should disclose their climate related activities when receiving funding. Many of the 230 companies which have received funding are said to produce a lot of carbon emissions. Since June 2020, it has beenContinue reading “News: Bank of England fund carbon-intensive companies”

News: Cocoa farming is killing our forests

If you needed a more prominent reason to cut back on chocolate other than losing weight, deforestation and climate change is a valid enough reason to stop. As of 2019, a news website published an article stating: ‘Back in 2009, Mars Inc., maker of M&M’s, Milky Way and other well-known staples of the chocolate space,Continue reading “News: Cocoa farming is killing our forests”

News: Royal family increase funding toward climate action

Prince Charles has recently announced the formation of the Earth Charter which is being launched alongside the Natural Capital Investment Alliance. It aims to mobilise $10 billion towards environmental issues by 2022, something which he was discredited for back in the 1970s when discussing the state of the natural world. He hopes that this newContinue reading “News: Royal family increase funding toward climate action”

News: 92% of glaciers in the Alps could be lost by 2100

In recent news, the University of Aberystwyth have conducted research funded by their Change project, reporting predictions based on the early signs of climate change. Using prediction models and climate data from 1901 to 2100, Aberystwyth University has found that eco-systems and water run off may be gone in the near future, as well asContinue reading “News: 92% of glaciers in the Alps could be lost by 2100”

News: Great Barrier Reef has lost half its coral since 1995

In a previous post I mentioned the continuing degradation of coral reefs and coral bleaching due to climate change which destroys marine habitats and the ecosystems which depend on them. In recent news, Marine scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Queensland, Australia have discovered that from 1995 to 2017Continue reading “News: Great Barrier Reef has lost half its coral since 1995”

News: UN report claims exported cars to developing nations harm the environment

A report published by the UN environmental programme has stated that millions of used cars from developed nations are exported to developing nations and greatly impact the planet’s health. The report expressed the key concerns being the emissions produced by used vehicles, the quality and safety of these cars and the costs to keep themContinue reading “News: UN report claims exported cars to developing nations harm the environment”