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.
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Crucial action taken by the world’s wealthiest and biggest polluters could affect the long-term survival of developing countries, especially low-lying island nations like Vanuatu.
Made up of 83 islands in the South Pacific, the country is the most-at-risk for natural disasters, according to a 2018 World Risk Report.
Bigger Than Five visited Erakor village where development, rising sea levels, dying fish populations, and powerful cyclones are challenging the community’s way of life.
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The United States takes center stage in the fight against the climate crisis, as dozens of leaders attend its first virtual climate summit. But are their lofty commitments grounded in reality? And will they help keep the most vulnerable afloat?
Waiting to act on environmental change may cost US trillions
A new report suggests that if the United States delays action on the climate crisis, its economy will lose trillions of dollars. The study by climate policy firm, Energy Innovation, analysed the cost to the US economy of waiting another 10 years before passing policies to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. #ClimateChange
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Waste management is growing concern in Balkan countries
Waste management is a growing concern for many countries. And some Balkan nations seem to be drowning in it. A rubbish-covered lake in Serbia highlights how desperate the issue has become. #garbage
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8-year-old fighting against climate change in India
Activists around the world are taking part in climate strikes, intended to keep the climate crisis in the spotlight, when most leaders are concerned with the pandemic. One 8-year-old girl from India is becoming a leading voice in her country in the fight against air pollution. Aksel Zaimovic reports.
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#ClimateChange #Activism #AirPollution
Record ice melting in the Arctic region threatens wildlife
Ice in the Arctic region is melting more every year. The latest evidence suggests this year's summer ice cover will be the smallest on record, and climate change is to blame. The heating of the earth's atmosphere is melting the ice from above, but it's now also under attack from below as water temperatures rise. The change threatens a dramatic and irreversible transformation for the region's wildlife. Simon McGregor-Wood reports.
#ClimateChange #TheArctic #IceMelting
Discarded single use masks are causing litter problems
Conservationists warn that face masks are fast becoming an environmental disaster. Discarded single use face coverings are causing litter problems on land and at sea. They're also making everyday communication very hard, particularly for people with hearing difficulties. But as Sarah Morice reports, scientists may have found the solutions to both those problems.
#SingleUse #FaceMasks #Environment
Scientists discover first active leak of seabed methane in Antarctica
Researchers have confirmed what has been long feared. The release of methane from frozen underwaters of the Antarctic is one of the key tipping points when global heating becomes unstoppable.
The climate crisis could wipe out polar bears by 2100
A study says climate change is starving polar bears into extinction, meaning they could all disappear within the span of a human lifetime.
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#PolarBears #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming
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?
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
Pollution Crisis: India tackling plastic waste problem
More than 15 thousand tonnes of plastic waste is generated in India every day. With no proper recycling system in place, much of the trash is dumped into oceans or rivers, or piled up at landfills. But as Natasha Hussain reports, India is now trying to clean up its act.
#PlasticPollution #IndiaPollutionControl #ModiPlasticWaste
Climate activists shut down cities. But, are the general public getting annoyed
00:46 - When does a protest movement designed to save the planet, slip over into something the majority of people hate? And what does that do for the cause?
04:28 - ‘Joker’ has biggest October opening
05:29 - The Nobel prizes are given out. We look at the history
#ExtinctionRebellionProtest #JokerMovieContoversy #NobelPizes
Our oceans are doing worse than we feared.
The earth's seas are rising, faster than scientists thought they would because the earth is warming quicker than they thought too. Glaciers and polar ice caps are melting, the oceans are getting more acidic and these things affect us all. Most concerning: they may now be compounding which means whats going on will get way way worse before it gets better, if it gets better.
#ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction #OurOceansDoingWorse