Europe: Highlights of the latest monthly summaries | February 2020 temperature highlights — Climate Copernicus EU bulletin

February 2020 temperature highlights: February 2020 temperature highlights: Last month was the second warmest February on record, both globally and for Europe. Temperatures were most above average over a large region covering much of Europe, Siberia and Central Asia, and over West Antarctica and were most below average over northern Alaska; The past winter (December…

Why Australia is on fire — Our Changing climate Video

In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at why Australia, the Amazon, and the Central African Congo Basin is on fire. Specifically, I look at the scope and damages of the Australian fires for the 2019-2020 fire season and compare them to those of the Amazon and Congo fires. The video also…

Climate change: What can we do? — By Rehemat Bhatia

Our natural environment constantly changes, due to natural phenomena that have been happening over millions of years. Human activities, however, are causing unfavourable changes within the environment. GOLDEN, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA/NABILA WALJI For example, our excessive use of fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas, etc.) has caused a dramatic change in level of carbon dioxide…

Climate Change: A concerted worldwide effort needs to be launched to mitigate a global calamity — Lecture by Dr. Tariq Banuri at University of Central Asia

Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman of the Higher Education Commission of the Government of Pakistan, delivered a lecture on climate change at the University of Central Asia in Bishkek on 18 November 2019. Dr. Banuri highlighted that climate change is here to stay, and while some changes are irreversible, a concerted worldwide effort needs to be…

16 children, including Greta Thunberg, file landmark complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child — UNISEF Press Release

Child petitioners protest lack of government action on climate crisis NEW YORK, 23 September – Sixteen child petitioners – including Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Villaseñor – from 12 countries around the world today presented a landmark official complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to protest lack of government action…

Aga Khan warns climate change will affect Muslim world — Gulf News com

Spiritual leader claims ‘band of land’ where many Muslims live could be wiped out Aga Khan gives the closing remarks of the seminar, during the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Winner’s -Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf New Dubai: Climate change threatens to wipe out areas of the Islamic world within two decades, the spiritual leader…

Social Justice, the Environment, and Sikhs — by Sumeet Kaur on Tikkun org

Climate change disproportionately affects marginalized people and those on the periphery of global society. Heat waves, droughts, floods, and wildfires will exacerbate weaknesses in many ecosystems, ultimately leaving those whose livelihoods rely directly on the environment in worse shape than others. Farmers in Punjab, India – the birthplace and homeland for Sikhs – have already…

Rising temperature: ‘Mountainous regions warming up more rapidly’ — By Shahzad Anwar on Pamir Times Net

ISLAMABAD: Glaciers across the world are seriously threatened by climate change and global warming, warned international experts in a recently-released report. The team of scientists came together as part of the Mountain Research Initiative, a global effort funded by Swiss National Foundation. Scientists from Pakistan, China, US, Canada, UK, Ecuador, Italy, Austria and Kazakhstan took…