Trump alone on climate change as G20 find common ground on trade, migration

Trump alone on climate change as G20 find common ground on trade, migration

A joint statement signed by all 20 member nations at the G20 summit this weekend showed 19 of them reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate accord, while the US was the lone holdout. The US which withdrew from the pact under President Donald Trump, who has cast doubt on recent climate science assessments. Applause…

Climate scientists are roasting Trump over his response to his own administration’s climate-change report

Climate scientists are roasting Trump over his response to his own administration’s climate-change report

Climate scientists are responding to President Donald Trump’s comments on the fourth National Climate Assessment — a congressionally-mandated climate assessment put together by 13 government agencies and a team of 300 experts. The most recent assessment was released on Friday, November 23, and what it portends is dire: a potential economic cost of hundreds of…

Dire warning on US climate change impacts

Dire warning on US climate change impacts

Image copyright EPA Image caption The report warns that the frequency of wildfires could increase if climate change is unchecked Unchecked climate change will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars and damage human health and quality of life, a US government report warns. „Future risks from climate change depend… on decisions made today,”…

Climate change economists win Nobel prize

Climate change economists win Nobel prize

Image copyright Yale Image caption William Nordhaus’s research has been to used to examine the consequences of climate policy interventions This year’s Nobel prize for economics has been awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for their work on sustainable growth. The US economists’ research focuses on how climate change and technology have affected the…

Climate change will destroy us, says Fiji

Climate change will destroy us, says Fiji

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Flooding caused by Cyclone Josie, which has claimed several lives Fiji’s prime minister has said the Pacific island nation is in „a fight for survival” as climate change brings „almost constant” deadly cyclones. Frank Bainimarama said Fiji had entered a „frightening new era” of extreme weather that needed to be…