The French case is part of a mounting push by climate campaigners across the world to hold states responsible for ecological damage blamed on climate change.
Last year topped the previous temperature record in Europe, registered in 2019, by a whopping 0.4 degrees Celsius (0.72 Fahrenheit), the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said.
Global warming has dried up water resources in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a region of hills and forests in Bangladesh, forcing thousands of people out of their traditional settlements.
From storms in the Atlantic, wildfires in California, killer floods in Asia and Africa, melting of the Arctic and bushfires in Australia, 2020 was more than a disastrous year with the pandemic.
In 2018 alone, global aviation produced 1.04 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide, or 2.5 per cent of all CO2 emissions in that year.
From artificial suns to limitless energy, the United States, China and Russia are competing for creating sun-like fusion, which promises a better world for some and worse for others.
The leaders debated climate change measures for eight long hours, dragging a summit that started on Thursday into Friday morning.
Scientists fear that the iceberg, in hitting the island, could crush marine life on the sea floor, including coral, sponges and plankton.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a speech slams "suicidal" failure to combat global warming.
World Meteorological Organization warns industrial slowdown due to the pandemic has not curbed record concentrations of greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and trigger extreme weather events.
In the Paris Agreement, nearly 200 countries set their own national targets for reducing or controlling pollution of heat-trapping gases. It was negotiated in 2015 with lots of prodding by the US and China and went into effect on November 4, 2016.
A virtual TED event also focused on ways in which damage to the environment can fuel social and racial injustice.
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