Analysis in north-west England linked to evidence of UK’s vulnerability to climate crisis The floods of and in north-west England were the worst for more than 550 years, according to groundbreaking analysis of lake sediment in the region. Residents have long suspected that the devastating floods were the worst in living memory, but this confirmation – from an analysis of lake sediment layers – provides a unique window on to the history of flooding in one of the wettest parts of England, and reveals the global climate crisis.
BlackRock and Vanguard Group have been vocal about using their market weight to influence social issues, including climate change. But results of proxy voting show that they continue to have among the worst voting records on climate change.
Morrison government accused of failing to take action to reduce emissions or pursue adaptation measures A group of Torres Strait Islanders from low-lying islands off the northern coast of Australia will on Monday lodge a complaint with the United Nations human rights committee against the Australian government, alleging climate inaction. The complaint will assert that the Morrison government has failed to take adequate action to reduce emissions or pursue proper adaptation measures on the islands and, as a consequence, has failed fundamental human rights obligations to Torres Strait Islander people.
As the Atlantic season nears, we look at whether destructive weather events are getting worse – and how they get their names A hurricane is a large rotating storm that forms over tropical or subtropical waters in the Atlantic. These low pressure weather systems draw upon warm water and atmospheric moisture to fuel their strength and will gather pace if not slowed by patches of dry air, crosswinds or landfall.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Friday as result of "a vast tree die-off throughout the state" and deteriorating forest conditions that have increased the risk of wildfires.
Residents of Tchula feel abandoned. Now, with the Rev William Barber, it’s ‘time to make noise’ When Tchula lake overran its banks, after heavy rains, Walter Coats’s home was one of the first to succumb. “I left that morning when I saw the waters start rising,” Coats said. “When I came back I couldn’t even get in the house.”
We can lift what’s happening here to the light … lift it until the people in power must pay attention I encourage all my children to get the hell out of Mississippi, period The ‘attention violence’ that we have given to the poor is … the greatest failure of the country
More than two million people in at-risk areas in two countries were moved into shelters The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 15 people in the eastern state of Odisha, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday, where more than a million people have been moved to safety. After hitting land, Cyclone Fani lost some of its power and was downgraded to a deep depression by the India Meteorological Department.
Fire chiefs renew their warnings as tinderbox conditions increase the risks to our wild areas One of northern England’s most picturesque areas, Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire, was on Saturday engulfed in flames. It is the second time in a month that a blaze has swept moorland there. Ten fire engines were called out to deal with spreading flames, at Ilkley near Hangingstone Road, and people were urged to keep away. Residents posted images of smoke billowing from the area, with one saying: “Not again – fire on #Ilkley Moor close to Hangingstone Road after the Cattle grid.” Ilkley Moor is famous for its picturesque walks and its Cow and Calf rock formation, and also for inspiring Yorkshire’s unofficial anthem, On Ilkley Moor Baht ’at.
"Risks such as sea-level rise and heat stress will increasingly highlight the vulnerability not only of individual assets and locations, but of entire metropolitan areas," a new report from the Urban Land Institute said.