14 Sep 2021

World now sees twice as many days over 50C

According to a new analysis from BBC, the number of extremely hot days every year has doubled since the 1980s, likely due to climate change. The extreme temperature is also occurring in more areas of the world than before, presenting unprecedented challenges to human health and possibly contributing to the

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24 Aug 2021

Europe’s extreme rains made more likely by humans

The floods in Germany, Belgium, and other parts of Europe that killed at least 200 people were made more likely by climate change, according to scientists. Researchers say that global heating made rainfall events such as those in July up to nine times more likely in Western Europe. Further statistics

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17 Aug 2021

Thousands evacuated as blaze rages near French Riviera

Thousands of people were evacuated on Monday after a massive blaze broke out near the French Riveria. Firefighters are still working to contain the wildfire, which began in the Var region, located to the west of Saint-Tropez. The blaze has consumed more than 5,000 acres in just one day. According

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13 May 2021

Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin over climate concerns, says Musk

On Thursday, Tesla suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin due to climate change concerns. Tesla had announced in March that it would accept the cryptocurrency, and was met with outrage from environmentalists and investors. On Thursday, Tesla revealed that the increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions was

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18 Mar 2021

China Plans to Ask U.S. to Roll Back Trump Policies in Alaska Meeting

Beijing allegedly plans to pressure the Biden administration to reverse many anti-China policies introduced during the Trump presidency. The two leaders are set to meet face to face this week for the first time since President Biden’s election. The meeting will occur in Alaska and offer both sides a chance

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10 Mar 2021

U.S and China Engage, Tentatively, on Climate Change

The US and China have allegedly engaged in a new exercise that could allow both countries to gain insight into whether they can work together on shared priorities despite tensions and disagreements. Both countries agreed to go-chair a G-20 study group that focuses on climate-related financial risks, a point of

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27 Oct 2020

Global trade linked to resource insecurity

Researchers have found that the global economy is facing insecurities that are disproportionately affecting remote nations and supply chains. The Global Environmental Change journal published the first comprehensive analysis of its kind, investigating whether trade amplifies resource insecurity. The findings alleged that globalization is not compatible with managing the risks

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14 Nov 2019

Venice floods: Italy to declare state of emergency over damage

Italy will declare a state of emergency in Venice after several days with 1.87m tide levels accompanied with extremely high winds, flooding the basilica and threatening public safety. The tide level of 1.87m is the highest recorded in over 50 years. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated that more than

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12 Feb 2019

Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern

A new Pew Research Center survey conducted in 26 counties across the globe, highlights climate change, ISIS terrorism and cyberattacks as the biggest global threats. While respondents from 13 countries identified climate change as the biggest threat, ISIS was considered the main concern in 8 countries, including France, Italy, Russia, Indonesia

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16 Jan 2019

Data breaches, cyberattacks are top global risks alongside natural disasters and climate change

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its Global Risks Report for 2019. According to the organization, the number one risk for this year is extreme weather. The second biggest risk has to do with shortcomings in global efforts to address climate-change, while natural disasters clinched the third spot. Cybersecurity

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