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Extreme Weather & Wildfires: Welcome To Climate Change

8 Mins Read By: Jeff Berardelli Right on the heels of arguably the West Coast’s most intense heat wave in modern history comes the most ferocious flare-up of catastrophic wildfires in recent memory. Meanwhile, just a few hundred miles east, a 60-degree temperature drop over just 18 hours in Wyoming and Colorado was accompanied by an extremely rare late-summer dumping of up […]

Yes, The Rise In Forest Fires & Climate Change Are Connected, No Matter What The Skeptics’ Say

5 Mins Read By: Joan Conrow As wildfires blaze throughout the American West, climate change skeptics are downplaying both their devastating impact on forests and the role of rising global temperatures in sparking infernos. This point of view was expressed in a piece published this week by Michael Shellenberger, an environmental activist and writer whose new publications seek to minimize the […]

Climate Chaos: Extreme Heat, Wildfires and Record-Setting Storms Suggest A Frightening Future Is Already Here

8 Mins Read By: Jeff Barardelli From the historic heat wave and wildfires in the West, to the massive derecho that tore through the middle of the nation, to the record-breaking pace of this year’s hurricane season, the unprecedented and concurrent extreme conditions resemble the chaotic climate future scientists have been warning us about for decades — only it’s happening […]

Arctic Circle: ‘Zombie Fires’ Still Burning Due To Warming Of North Pole

4 Mins Read By: Mark Kaufman Some fires won’t die. They survive underground during the winter and then reemerge the following spring, as documented in places like Alaska. They’re called “overwintering,” “holdover,” or “zombie” fires, and they may have now awoken in the Arctic Circle — a fast-warming region that experienced unprecedented fires in 2019. The European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service is […]

Amazon Rainforest: The Devastating Impact Of Brazil’s Pro-Deforestation Policies

3 Mins Read Two new studies show the alarming rate of deforestation in Brazil during the first year of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro’s time in office. Both studies were released days after video footage revealed the environmental minister advocated for environmental deregulation while the public remained distracted by the coronavirus pandemic.  Since Bolsonaro took office in January last […]

A Third Of Global Population Will Live In Extreme Heat Within 50 Years

3 Mins Read By 2070, the world’s habitable climate zones will shift so dramatically that billions will be living in areas too hot and beyond human comfort levels. Published earlier this week, the alarming new study says that as the world population and carbon emissions continue to rise at a faster rate than previously expected, at least one-third […]

Your Favourite Chocolate Bar Is Fuelling Deforestation In Indonesia Despite “Sustainability Facade”

4 Mins Read The manufacturers of global brands such as Oreo cookies and Cadbury’s chocolate bars are among some of the major companies still sourcing palm oil from producers linked to the Indonesian forest fires. According to a brand new Greenpeace report released last week, multinational consumer goods companies such as Mondelez International, Nestlé, Unilever and Procter & […]

New UN Reports Shows 5-Year Period Ending 2019 Hottest Ever On Record

3 Mins Read A just-released landmark report by the United Nations World Meteorological Organisation reveals the record-breaking state of global warming. A new United Nations report published on Sunday reveals that global warming is at an all time high, with the five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever on record. This news comes after the […]

Covering Climate Now – Indonesian Fires: At Least 30 Million People Breathing Toxic Haze

3 Mins Read In August, while social media channels were ablaze (!) with anger over the Amazonian rainforest wildfires, we reported on the fires engulfing forests right at our doorstep in Southeast Asia. These fires, predominantly located within the Indonesian rainforest, have continued to rage on and are currently plunging Singapore, Malaysia and the broader Southeast Asian region […]

Is Your Reusable Bamboo Coffee Cup Toxic?

4 Mins Read 12 Popular Reusable Bamboo Fibre Coffee Cup Brands Found To Contain Toxic Melamine Looks like another popular zero waste accessory may bite the dust. That reusable bamboo fibre coffee cup that everyone is using and has become ubiquitous on the shelves of retail shops, independent cafés, coffee chains and your local homeware store? Turns out […]

World Must Go Plant-Based: Planet Under Severe Threat Says Climate Body

2 Mins Read A new report published by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals that the planet has never been under this level of threat and at the current rate, can no longer sustain humanity. In particular, human activities destroying the world’s land is now threatening civilisation, and global warming is making this risk more […]

Urgent Climate Action Needed As Global Wildfires Spread Rapidly

2 Mins Read The Arctic is currently experiencing the worst wildfire season since records began, with enormous blazes producing 50 mega-tonnes of smoke that is visible even in space. More than 100 wildfires are burning across Greenland, Siberia and Alaska, and in vast regions of Russia.  Since the beginning of the hottest June on record, the Arctic circle […]