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U.S.-Russia tensions in Arctic may escalate amid global warming

  Washington, US | XINHUA | As global warming has made navigating Arctic waters more feasible, tensions in the region between the United States and Russia could escalate, analysts have said. “Arctic activity will increase with global warming, so frictions are likely to follow naturally,” Douglas Paal, vice president for …

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Global CO2 emissions to drop 4-7% in 2020, but will it matter?

Paris, France | AFP |  Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels are set to drop by up to seven percent in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but even this dramatic decline — the sharpest since WWII — would barely dent longterm global warming, researchers reported Tuesday. In early April, coronavirus …

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Oceans may rise over a metre by 2100, five metres by 2300

Paris, France | AFP | Oceans are likely to rise as much as 1.3 metres by 2100 if Earth’s surface warms another 3.5 degrees Celsius, scientists warned Friday. By 2300, when ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland will have shed trillions of tonnes in mass, sea levels could go up …

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Trump rejects climate ‘prophets of doom’ as Thunberg warns Davos

Davos, Switzerland | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday assailed environmental “prophets of doom”, delivering an uncompromising message in Davos after Swedish teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg slammed government inaction on the climate crisis. Thunberg was in the audience in the Swiss Alps to hear a typically bullish speech by …

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Climate at mercy of politics in 2020, experts warn

Paris, France | AFP | 2020 is the most crucial year yet for humanity’s plan to dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming, experts said Saturday, warning that the narrow path to safety was riddled with pitfalls, from the US election to Brexit. When nations struck the 2015 Paris agreement, which …

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World Mountain treasures under severe climate change threats- UNEP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The treasures of the World’s Mountains are under severe threats of climate change, the United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned. The UN Environment agency says communities which live in mountain regions near wildlife and are dependent on crops and livestock face great hardships …

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Uganda needs UGX 22 billion for implementing climate change action plans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda requires US$ 6 billion approximately Shillings 22 billion for implementing her national climate change plan under the Paris Agreement, State Minister for Environment Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu, has told parties to the agreement. She was speaking at this year’s United Nations’ Framework Convention …

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Natural gas drives record CO2 emissions in 2019

Paris, France | AFP | Global carbon emissions boosted by soaring natural gas use are set to hit record levels in 2019 despite a decline in coal consumption and a string of countries declaring a climate emergency, researchers said Wednesday. In its annual analysis of fossil fuel trends, the Global Carbon Project said CO2 emissions …

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Speaker Kadaga advocates for tree planting at all public gatherings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has advocated for tree planting at every public or social gathering as a way of mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. Making reference to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference that took place in September 2019 in Kampala, which …

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