Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

Millions of people forced to leave their homes because of severe drought and powerful cyclones are at risk of modern slavery and human trafficking over the coming decades, a new report warns.

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Caroline Lucas backs climate protests that blocked M25 because of ‘existential crisis’

Green MP Caroline Lucas has backed the climate emergency protests that blocked the M25 motorway, saying they are justified by the government's failure to act.

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Joe Biden warns climate change ‘code red’ in visit to storm damage

President Joe Biden says the world faces a code red on climate change danger as he visited damage from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in New York and New Jersey.

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Greece creates climate crisis ministry after huge wildfires

Greece's center-right government has created a new ministry to address the impact of climate change and named former European Union commissioner Christos Stylianides as minister.

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FEMA administrator says climate change impacts are 'the crisis of our generation'

Deanne Criswell, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, says that impacts from climate change are "the crisis of our generation," after Hurricane Ida slammed southern Louisiana and its remnants killed several people in the northeast amid historic flooding.

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By acting on climate change, India can gain $11 trillion in economic value by 2070

A gigantic climate crisis has an opportunity for the struggling Indian economy – if the government plays its cards right.

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‘Nothing to eat’: Somalia hit by triple threat of climate crisis, Covid and conflict

Prolonged droughts, shrinking water resources and lack of fertile land are fuelling tensions between clans and creating large-scale displacement across Somalia.

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'Unlivable oasis,' a climate change housing crisis

The "climate gap" is a literal gap in temperature and infrastructure, but also a gap in suffering due to the climate crisis.

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IPCC report: 10 innovative ways people are tackling climate change

Feeling overwhelmed by the latest U.N. climate report? Here are some clever solutions that are tackling the climate crisis.

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Infrastructure bill recognizes climate change is a crisis

For the first time, both parties have acknowledged — by their actions, if not their words — that the United States is unprepared for global warming and will need huge amounts of cash to cope.
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Roses out, olives in: The new English garden in a time of climate crisis

Oxford Botanic Garden is 400 years old, but the climate emergency is forcing a review of what seeds it sows for the future.

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Nearly half of Americans say climate change has become a bigger threat

The increase in sea levels, extreme weather, and wildfires, some of it the result of climate change, has made nearly nearly half of Americans feel more threatened by the changing climate, a poll finds.

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Washington governor calls it the ‘summer of climate change’ as West Coast to be hit with another heatwave

The governor of Washington has declared that it is the "summer of climate change" as he made a drought emergency declaration in the midst of deadly heatwave.

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Las cumbres tropicales tienen hasta un 93% menos de nieve que hace 50 años

Un nuevo estudio ha evidenciado que los glaciares en las cimas de las montañas de los trópicos de todo el planeta están desapareciendo.

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Peter Sutoris: The climate crisis requires a new culture and politics, not just new tech

While technology has played a huge role in finding a way out of the pandemic through the development of vaccines, it has also highlighted humanity's limitations as our societies became paralysed in the face of forces of nature more powerful than ourselves.

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We’re dumping loads of retardant chemicals to fight wildfires. What does it mean for wildlife?

As western wildfires become bigger and more intense, state and federal fire agencies are using more and more aerial fire retardant, prompting concerns over fish kills, aquatic life, and water quality.

LISTEN: Why is it taking so long for Pennsylvania to regulate toxic chemicals in drinking water?

The chemicals, known as PFAS, are linked to health effects including cancer, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, pregnancy-induced hypertension, asthma, and ulcerative colitis.

Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

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