Climate Change – GBRI
 

A report published recently by the UK House of Commons transport committee pointed out that active travel has the potential to fight three major challenges faced by people today – climate change, air pollution and traffic congestion. The summary of the report reads: “The economic, human and environmental costs of inactivity, climate change, air pollution and […]

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On Tuesday, France introduced a new ‘ecotax’ that will be levied on all flights originating within the country in an attempt to combat climate crisis. The amount of tax would range from 1.50 euros ($1.70) to 18 euros ($20) and is expected to raise over 180 million euros annually, French Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne said. The raised money would then […]

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Man’s love affair with fossil fuels refuses to abate, and as a result, the amount of carbon dioxide trapped in the Earth’s oceans is increasing rapidly. A new study undertaken by MIT geophysics Professor Daniel Rothman warns that this carbon accumulation could trigger chemical reactions in Earth’s carbon cycle similar to those which happened just before previous […]

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On Monday, Washington DC received a month’s worth of rain in just a few hours, causing a flooding emergency that left commuters in hazardous conditions. Roads turned into rivers and basements into pools as the torrential rains overwhelmed the city’s storm-water system. The record-setting cloudburst unleashed four inches of water in a single hour, way […]

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Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter David Gilmour recently auctioned off 126 of his guitars, raising a whopping $21.5 million in the process. The entire proceeds went to a non-profit environmental law group – ClientEarth – dedicated to the cause of fighting climate change. The items included guitars by Fender, Rickenbacker, Ovation, Gibson, C.F. Martin and Gretsch, […]

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The climate change induced thawing of the Canadian Arctic permafrost has shocked scientists as this is an event that wasn’t expected until another 70 years. A “series of anomalously warm summers” has dramatically accelerated melting rates at three sites despite average annual ground temperatures remaining low. Ponds and hillocks have formed as a result. The […]

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Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg pledged $500 million on Friday towards his new ‘Beyond Carbon’ initiative under which he aims to close every single coal plant in the country by 2030 and help it transition towards 100% renewable power. Bloomberg made the announcement in a commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology […]

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A new research has warned that if countries across the world do not take drastic measures to curtail their carbon emissions and increase their commitments under the Paris climate agreement, climate change could lead to ‘social breakdown and outright chaos’ by 2050 displacing more than a billion people and leaving two billion with minimal access […]

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