Tag: climate

Kiribati’s President appreciative of Australia’s ‘very active’ function at Paris climate talks

Updated December 15, 2015 01:11:04 The President of Kiribati, a tiny island nation in the Pacific at danger of disappearing if sea levels rise, says he is quite appreciative of Australia’s “quite active” part at the Paris climate talks. President Anote Tong, an outspoken advocate for international action on climate adjust, mentioned the agreement reached…


Tasmanian bushfire risk to ‘double’ if climate emissions continue apace

Posted December 14, 2015 13:11:01 A new lengthy-term forecast of Tasmania’s fire circumstances has predicted the state’s fire danger threat would double by the finish of the century if carbon emissions continued at existing rates. The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Investigation Centre report showed the state’s fire season would commence a month earlier and…


One word virtually unravelled the Paris climate deal

Updated December 13, 2015 09:13:46 The acceptance of the Paris agreement was met with cheers that rang across La Seine, the specially-constructed hall for the historic talks. The voice of the English translator broke with emotion as she relayed the words of the host, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius. It was followed by laudatory speeches…


Highlights of the UN climate accord

Posted December 13, 2015 08:37:54 Envoys from 195 nations have authorized a historic pact to roll back worldwide warming and shore up defences against its impacts. What will nations be needed to do below the terms of the Paris climate accord and how will it be funded? The challenge The agreement identifies climate alter as…


Cheers as planet adopts historic Paris climate deal

Updated December 13, 2015 06:19:57 Photo: Environmentalists hold a banner which reads, “Crank up the Action” at a demonstration in Paris (Reuters: Mal Langsdon) Associated Story: Final wording of Paris climate pact sorted Map: France The global climate alter conference in Paris has adopted an international accord aimed at transforming the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy…


Cheers as ‘ambitious, balanced’ draft climate agreement unveiled

Updated December 12, 2015 23:59:22 Photo: French foreign minister Laurent Fabius receives applause after delivering an ‘ambitious’ draft climate deal. (AFP: Miguel Medina) France has submitted a proposed 195-nation accord to curb emissions of the heat-trapping gases that threaten to wreak havoc on Earth’s climate system. Key points: Draft climate deal would limit global warming…


Climate deal imminent in ‘step forward for humanity’, France says

Updated December 12, 2015 01:28:14 French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, host of the 195-nation climate-saving talks in Paris, says he will submit a historic deal to ministers on Saturday and is specific it will be approved. International climate modify talks have been extended beyond the official deadline in an work to secure a deal to…


Bishop readies for ‘beginning of the end’ of Paris climate negotiations

Posted December 10, 2015 08:41:31 A trimmed-down draft of a global agreement to limit climate change has been released right after a week and a half of negotiations in Paris. Audio: Draft climate adjust agreement released but a lot of concerns unresolved (AM) But there are hundreds of points still getting contested and the huge…


Harrison Ford hits out at worldwide inaction on climate change

Updated December 09, 2015 20:55:17 Hollywood heavyweight Harrison Ford has told the ABC he hopes world leaders can “finally do something” about climate modify as he launched a broadside at squabbling globe powers. For the duration of an interview with 7.30, Ford said the consequences of inaction were dire. “Nature will take care of itself…


Holoscenes art installation causes climate change splash in Miami

Updated December 06, 2015 16:06:59 A confronting art installation inspired by rising sea levels is making a splash at this year’s Art Basel fair in Miami. Art Basel is an international modern and contemporary art fair staged in Switzerland, the United States and Hong Kong every year. This year the works on display include everything…