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.
Planet profits from pandemic lockdown
- Proof the global lockdown has been good for the air we breathe. Can humanity make the most of the reduction in air pollution?
- Bill Gates is the subject of conspiracy theories all the time. The latest nonsense may have been given a push by Russian trolls
- Last footage of the Tasmanian Tiger released
#AirPollution #BillGates #TasmanianTiger
Planet of the Humans faces calls to be banned
- Planet of the Humans is produced by Michael Moore and it challenges some of the accepted ideas about renewable energy. Some environmentalists want it banned
- Tik Tok passes 2 billion downloads
- First look at the NASA’s ‘Ingenuity’ helicopter
#MichaelMoore #Ingenuity #PlanetoftheHumans
'We need to act now' The fight to contain billions of Locusts wreaking havoc across East Africa
Kenya is in the grips of its worst locust crisis in 70 years. Hundreds of billions of them are eating their way through east Africa and beyond, threatening the food security for 19M people. Some individual swarms are said to number over a billion, and they’re predicted to get much much bigger in the coming months. What can be done to stop them?
Another species in terminal decline
00:47 - We look at how the climate crisis is affecting all manner of species
07:48 - International Women in Science
#ChinstrapPenguins #ClimateCrisis #WomenInScience
Another species in terminal decline
- We look at how the climate crisis is affecting all manner of species
- How the alarm you use in the morning has a lasting effect on your day
- International Women in Science
#ChinstrapPenguins #ClimateCrisis #WomenInScience
Chinstrap penguin population plunges 77% in past 50 years
The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s. This according to scientists studying the impact of the climate crisis in Antarctica. It's another indication of how much the oceans are warming. Francis Collings reports.
#chainstrappenguins #penguin #climatechange
Head of the UN essentially says world is doomed
- When the head of the UN describes the world as unstable and in a vicious cycle of suffering and conflict, you know things are really bad
-Meet Dr Ibrahim! The Turkish doctor treating kids with Spina Bifida
Bushfire Brandalism : A guerrilla campaign
Political posters replaced outdoor advertising in three cities to show 41 artists' anger towards Australian government
AUSTRALIA FIRES – The catastrophic blazes that are devastating the Aussies
Fires happen in Australia every year, but not fires like these. Experts say they warned the Australian government for decades that the country’s rising temperature and increasing droughts would spark a blaze unlike anything they’d seen before. Yet when the wildfires began to ravage the states of New South Wales and Victoria a few months ago, firefighters say they were unprepared and under-resourced. The blowback has been ferocious and has fallen mainly on the shoulders of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Is it fair? Can any one person be to blame for such a vast calamity?
#AustraliaFires #bushfires #wildfire
Can Capitalism Fix The Climate Crisis?
Infamously exclusive, the Davos summit attracts everyone from CEOs to celebrities tackling subjects as diverse as crypto currency and quantum computing. And this year, is no different. But what is different is the theme, which essentially boils down to 'capitalism with a conscience.' But do the titans of industry who've gathered in the heart of the Alps really care about protecting the environment?
Dean at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Spokesman for Extinction Rebellion
The teenagers who are speaking truth to power at the #WEF20
01:03 - Meet the teenage change-makers who are not interested in business as usual at WEF
04:41 - #Doritos Can't nobody tell Sam Elliott nothin'
12:44 - Louis Vuitton bags the world’s second biggest #diamond
'CityTree' does the filtering work of 275 regular trees
A London council is taking action to fight the climate crisis in urban areas. It's developed a single structure that does the work of hundreds of trees - but takes up a fraction of the space. Sarah Morice has the story.
#CityTree #AirPollution #ClimateChange
Climate Refugee: A new term to be identified
When we think of refugees, we generally think of war and violence forcing people to flee their home countries. But in the years to come, it's likely the climate crisis will drive millions of people to cross borders. In just the past few years we've experienced the severity of wild weather events. From flooding to fires, the lives and livelihoods of millions have been affected. And if science is anything to go by, these events will become more and more common. Here's Francis Collings.
#ClimateMigration #EnvironmentalMigrants #ClimateCrisis
India suffers from severe impact of climate disruptions on its weather
India is experiencing more and more erratic weather as a result of the climate crisis. The UN's Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change has warned of severe heatwaves in some parts of the country, and extreme flooding in others. The World Bank says that by 2050, bad weather conditions could affect more than half the country's 1.3 billion people. Rahul Radhakrishnan has the details.
#ClimateChange #IndiaClimate #ErraticWeather
Australia's bushfire crisis
Despite public outrage and warnings from scientists, the Australian government says there's no direct link between climate change and the country's catastrophic bushfires.
#Australia #bushfires #climatechange
Australia in flames - evacuations continue as the bush fires get worse
Tens of thousands are now trying to get out of the way of the flames which have affected parts of Australia for months. Huge areas have burned in what is described as the worst fire season ever. Many are stuck in vast traffic jams as they try to drive their way out. Some have become stranded and must wait for rescue. 17 people are known to have died since these fires began in November and the weather forecast says it's going to get hotter, drier and windier in the coming days.
#Ausfires #ClimateCrisis #NewsFeed
'Smart seed' looks to help farmers manage climate change
Scientists in the UK are working on an electronic smart seed they hope will help farmers manage climate change. The device measures soil and weather conditions and the data it produces should help save water, cut waste and boost crops. Our correspondent Sarah Morice has more.
#ClimateChange #SmartSeed #Farming
Climate change and environmental issues have hardly been out of the headlines this year. While there's a concern governments globally are not taking enough action, entrepreneurs are seizing the moment. From turning rubbish into furniture and grass into drinking straws, Sarah Morice looks at some clever ideas being used to reduce the world's plastic issue.
#PlasticWaste #ClimateChange #Recycling
Australia Heatwave: Week-long state of emergency declared in New South Wales
A seven-day state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, as bushfires continue to rage across the region. Dangerously high temperatures and strong winds are forecast for coming days. At least six people have been killed and almost 700 homes have been destroyed since the fires broke out in November. Melinda Nucifora reports.
#AustraliaBushfires #StateOfEmergency #Heatwaves
Australia ranks worst for climate action
After weeks of bushfires, a report has found Australia bottom of a list for its climate change policy. And the country's Prime minister has come out fighting.
#ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction #NewsFeed
Climate Crisis: Fulani herdsmen seek greener pastures as droughts intensify
The Fulani tribe in West Africa is well-known for travelling long distances with their livestock in search of greener lands. But their traditional way of life is now being threatened by successive droughts in the Sahel region. And as Adesewa Josh reports, it's forcing some to take on new jobs.
#WestAfricaDroughts #ClimateChange #Fulani
Student invents plastic made from fish guts
A university student in England has invented a translucent and biodegradable plastic made entirely from fish guts. Lucy Hughes hopes a $40,000 grant she has been awarded will help jumpstart "MarinaTex" for large-scale production
#BiodegradablePlastic #PlasticWaste #FishGuts
Amazon Warrior Killed: Activist reportedly killed by illegal loggers
Illegal loggers are accused of killing an indigenous man in the Brazilian Amazon on Friday. Paulo Paulino Guajajara was part of a group guarding their protected lands from gangs of loggers. Reagan Des Vignes reports.
#IndigenousManKilled #BrazilIndigenousPeople #AmazonLoggers
Climate Protest: Youth climate activists vow to continue protest
Activist Greta Thunberg has taken part in a climate change protest in Los Angeles. Along with thousands of demonstrators, the Swedish campaigner is demanding the phasing out of fossil fuel production in California. The strike comes amid days of wildfires across the state which have resulted in unhealthy levels of air pollution. Jessica King reports from Los Angeles.
#GretaThunberg #ClimateProtests #LosAngelesWildfires