'It is the question of the century': will tech solve the climate crisis – or make it worse?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Elizabeth Kolbert’s favourite movie is the end-of-the-world comedy Dr Strangeloveor: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. For those who need a quick recap, this cold Läs mer…

China's five year plan could push emissions higher unless action is taken

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China has set out an economic blueprint for the next five years that could lead to a strong rise in greenhouse gas emissions if further action is not taken Läs mer…

People wasting almost 1bn tonnes of food a year, UN report reveals

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; People waste almost a billion tonnes of food a year, a UN report has revealed. It is the most comprehensive assessment to date and found waste was about double Läs mer…

China's five-year plan for economy is crucial to meeting net zero by 2060

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China is to publish a new blueprint for its economy on Friday, with vast implications for the future of the planet – including whether the goals of the Paris Läs mer…

Turning plagues of locusts into chicken feed – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Kenya is facing its worst plagues of locusts in decades. Since December 2019, huge swarms have caused devastation across east Africa A dik-dik antelope near Nanyuki, Kenya. Erratic weather Läs mer…

Naomi Klein: how big tech helps India target climate activists

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The bank of cameras camped outside Delhi’s sprawling Tihar jail was the sort of media frenzy you would expect to await a prime minister caught in an embezzlement scandal, Läs mer…

Global lockdown every two years needed to meet Paris CO2 goals – study

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Carbon dioxide emissions must fall by the equivalent of a global lockdown roughly every two years for the next decade for the world to keep within safe limits of Läs mer…

Facebook announces UK trial to tackle climate misinformation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has said it will start labelling misinformation about the climate crisis in a small trial limited to the UK. Labels will be attached to certain posts directing users Läs mer…

Bill Gates: ‘Carbon neutrality in a decade is a fairytale. Why peddle fantasies?’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bill Gates appears via video conference – Microsoft Teams, not Zoom, obviously – from his office in Seattle, a large space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Washington. It’s a Läs mer…