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Uganda asks west to ‘go slow’ on energy transition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda says the west should allow emerging oil-producing countries in Africa to extract their resource amidst the energy transition debate. Energy transition refers to the global energy sector’s shift from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption — including oil, natural gas and coal — …

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Scientists: Every region in the world now exposed to Climate Change

Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke | Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released Aug.09. “Climate change is already affecting every region on Earth, in multiple ways. The changes we …

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UN chief calls for efforts to address air pollution

United Nations | XINHUA | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for global efforts to address air pollution. Around the world, nine out of every 10 people breathe unclean air. Air pollution contributes to various diseases and causes an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year, predominantly in low- and …

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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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