As climate change and gaps in forest management create more intense and deadly wildfire seasons, firefighting resources are increasingly stretched to the limit. Researchers like Chris Dunn hope their tools can help ease that pressure by making sure scarce fire resources are deployed as efficiently as possible.
If the permafrost continues to thaw, the huge amount of carbon it currently contains will be released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and methane, creating a horrendous feedback loop that will serve only to accelerate the already quickening impact of global warming.
The aviation industry must pay for costly carbon removal technologies rather than rely on using the planting of trees to claim they are reducing emissions, the head of the Climate Change Committee has said.
The entire pandemic, as bad as it was, will just be absorbed into what is to come environmentally if we do not take drastic action to meet an ever-increasing severe global disaster. Polite, one-sided legislation just won't solve it.
The chancellor acknowledged that her efforts to counter climate change were "not sufficient" and gave a cautious welcome to an agreement with the Biden administration to avoid US sanctions over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.