World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva talks about the most polluting countries, efforts to help those affected and keeping the promises of the Paris climate deal after the withdrawal of the US.
Why is it so hot and how can we adapt?
It's hot! But is it too hot to handle? The UK and Europe are experiencing the highest summer temperatures yet which has caused wildfires, infrastructure problems and hundreds of deaths.
So how do we adapt to climate change?
Nexus speaks to Alice Hill, a Climate Risk Analyst who advised President Barack Obama - she says climate change beliefs are divided along political party lines. Ella Gilbert, a Climate Scientist says climate change is making heatwaves more intense, Ashley Heeren is an architect that focuses on adapting buildings to deal with the heat and she says 3D printing will transform the construction industry, while Mick Pearce is all about bio-mimicry and created a 'self cooling' building in Zimbabwe. They both say we have to turn to nature!
And Dr Saud Ghani - known as ‘Dr Cool’ - is the man responsible for the air conditioned stadiums that will be enjoyed by fans at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November.
Our Planet's Global Warning
With just four months until the next annual UN meeting on climate change, and with record breaking temperatures and heatwaves sweeping across Europe, the US and other parts of the world, the UN says it is further proof that the world is ‘on a fast track to disaster’ warning that it is ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Guests: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Former President of Mauritius; Kishan Kumarsingh, Lead Climate Negotiator for Trinidad and Tobago; Daniel Kammen, Senior Advisor at USAID
Iran overwhelmed by plastic waste
Iran is the world's fifth largest consumer of plastic. The country generates more than 3,000 tonnes of plastic per day. And recycling its waste is posing an enormous challenge.
#Recycling #PlasticWaste #Iran
Elevated benches across Denmark aim to raise awareness about rising sea levels
Elevated benches have been installed at some spots in Denmark to draw attention to how climate change and rising sea levels might affect the country if global warming continues.
#ClimateChange #Denmark #SeaLevels
India reports record-breaking temperatures, affects wheat produce
Millions of people in India are suffering through record-high temperatures. The heat has come early this year, and is also affecting India's wheat production - at a time when there are already concerns about global supply. Smita Sharma reports from New Delhi.
#India #Heatwave #WheatHarvest
India suffers extreme heatwave, residents struggle to cope
New Delhi: 45°C. Pune: 40°C. Jodhpur and Bhopal: 42°C. Udaipur: 41°C.
The expected high temperatures in some Indian cities on Friday. Large parts of the country are experiencing an unusually early and brutal heatwave. Some scientists are convinced the climate crisis is a contributing factor. Wilson Dizard reports.
#India #Heatwave #GlobalWarming
Environmentalists predict lasting damage from Russian attacks
Russia's attack on Ukraine has had a devastating human cost. But the use of modern weapons is also having a serious impact on the environment. On World Earth Day, Rumeysa Codar looks at how war and conflict are worsening the climate crisis.
#ClimateCrisis #Wars #EarthDay
What can be done to overcome climate anxiety?
After a temporary blip due to the pandemic, harmful greenhouse gases are back on the rise. Governments are rowing back on climate change commitments…
Leading to a rise in climate anxiety among young people, who will have to live with government inaction and the impact of climate change.
Co-Founder at Climate Psychologists
UK Youth Climate Coalition
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Just2Degrees: Are Cryptocurrencies Making the Climate Crisis Worse?
TRT World’s programme focuses on the climate crisis affecting every human on the planet. In this month’s episode we examine how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are a menace to the environment by using more energy than some countries. As massive storms become more frequent and occur over increasingly greater areas, we’ll bring you a report from Cuba, whose emergency response procedures save thousands of lives each year. We’ll take you to Antarctica with a group of scientists learning about global heating by studying the slowly disappearing ‘Doomsday Glacier’. And we pose the question: how can we stop farting cows from polluting the atmosphere? We chat to a professor whose ideas are helping us all breathe easier.
Researcher on Applications of Blockchain Technology
Chairperson, Scottish Science Advisory Council
Low-income countries bear the brunt of the climate crisis
Cyclone Batsirai has wreaked havoc on Madagascar's eastern coast, killing dozens of people and displacing thousands. The storm is the second to hit the Indian Ocean island nation in just two weeks, triggering mass flooding and destroying buildings and infrastructure. As Aksel Zaimovic reports, it's yet another sign of the worsening climate crisis.
Scientists concerned about collapse of Antarctica’s 'doomsday' glacier
Researches are warning about the imminent collapse of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, also called the 'doomsday' glacier, that could potentially lead to an increase in global sea levels by more than two feet.
#doomsdayglacier, #southpole, #antarctica
Just2Degrees: The Cold, Hard Truth About Our Warming Planet
Just two degrees. A sum hardly noticeable when it comes to the weather. But a catastrophic number when it comes to the earth's climate. Over the past decade, the effects of climate change are sounding increasingly apocalyptic: The extinction of entire species, an accelerated rise in sea levels, deadly heatwaves, and a melting arctic. People have gone as far as to say it's the 'end of days' as more of the earth is consumed by fires and floods each year.
Just2Degrees is TRT World’s Climate Crisis programme. Presented by Melinda Nucifora, J2D reports the effects of global warming on our planet and what we must do to reverse the trend of higher temperatures.
Marine species evolving to live on ocean’s plastic waste
Marine life is evolving to live on top of piles of garbage in the ocean, according to scientists who warn that the “neopelagic” communities could potentially spread invasive species #sealife #oceans #plasticwaste
Indonesia's batik makers shifted from chemicals to mangrove-based products
#Batik is a traditional art form that originated in Asia. It's the craft of decorating fabric using wax and dye and has been practiced for centuries. It was listed by UNESCO in 2009 as an activity of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Sena Saylan has the story now of how One community on an Indonesian island is making use of abundant natural resources to continue their trade
Refugee crisis at Belarus-EU border, Climate change and Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis
We bring you up-to-date with the biggest and best stories of the week and dive into global events around the world.
This week on Playback: A political and humanitarian crisis is brewing on the Belarus-Poland border as thousands of migrants look to enter the EU.
The world's two worst carbon emitters, China and the US make a surprise commitment to tackle the climate crisis together.
And Ethiopia detains dozens of UN staff and drivers, as concerns grow over a worsening civil war with Tigrayan rebels.
COP26 countries agree on deal aimed at reducing global heating
World leaders have signed off on the most significant climate change deal since the 2015 Paris agreement. The Glasgow Climate Pact is the first UN agreement to chart a course for reducing dependence on fossil fuels. But the final deal was significantly watered down by a last-minute demand from India to soften ambitions on the use of coal. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the deal doesn't go far enough, and climate activists agree. Sarah Morice reports from Glasgow.
#GlasgowClimatePact #GlobalWarming #COP26
Madrid to wear 'green ring' to fight climate crisis
Cities around the world are exploring options for more sustainable urban spaces to fight the climate crisis. And Spain is about to enclose capital Madrid with an urban forest. Jaime Velazquez has the story.
UK's Boris Johnson appeals for a final push to strike a deal at COP26
The US-China agreement came hours after the British prime minister returned to the climate summit in Glasgow, to urge world leaders to make a final push to strike a deal on the crisis. Boris Johnson's appearance followed the publication of a draft agreement setting out how countries will cut their emissions, to avoid temperature rises of more than 1.5 degrees. Sarah Morice reports.
Doubts over China's climate role as COP26 nears end
As COP26 enters its second week, questions remain about the role China will play in the fight against the climate crisis - and even its willingness to participate. With President Xi Jinping choosing not to attend, participants are instead focusing on tensions between Beijing and Washington, and what impact they could have on future climate negotiations.
TRT World's Joel Flynn has more from Hong Kong.
Deadly floods due to climate crisis surges in Jakarta
Indonesia's capital Jakarta is no stranger to natural disasters. Massive flooding has become an annual and even monthly occurrence.
Global heating combined with bad local practices have turned it into the fastest sinking city in the world. Vandana Nanwani reports.
How will young people impact COP26?
60% of young people are worried about climate change. Across the globe young people are protesting against this crisis, and engaging with climate science and policy in a way that previous generations have not. Could young people be the answer - to gaining climate justice?
Youth Climate Justice Advocate
Institute for Sustainable Resources
Lecturer in Human Geography at Swansea University
Delegates agree on two new deals to counteract global heating
World Leaders at COP26 say they've made a major breakthrough, by penning two new deals that will help mitigate global heating. The first is a pledge to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030. The second aims to cut methane emissions, by the end of the decade. Sarah Morice has our top story.
World leaders travel with private jets to discuss climate change
More than 400 private jets carrying world leaders and executives flew into Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, with many quick to point out the apparent irony.
#COP26 #privatejets #leaders
Scientists say 2021 Mediterranean fires among worst ever
Scientists say this year's wildfires in the Mediterranean region were some of the worst ever recorded. They partially blame the destruction on human-driven global heating. Rahul Radhakrishnan has sent us this report from the fire-ravaged town of Manavgat in Turkey's south.
#Wildfires #Mediterranean #ClimateChange