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‘Stop the madness’ of climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres declares

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the world to “stop the madness” of climate change as he visited the Everest region in Nepal where melting glaciers are putting entire communities at risk of extinction.

‘Humanity has opened the gates to hell’ warns Guterres as climate coalition demands action

“Horrendous heat is having horrendous effects”, the UN chief declared on Wednesday, as a broad global coalition of “movers and doers” politicians, business and civil society gathered in New York for the first ever Climate Ambition Summit.

African children bearing the brunt of climate change impacts

Children in Africa are among the most at risk from climate change impacts but are being woefully deprived of the financing necessary to help them adapt, survive and respond to the crisis, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report on Friday.

Climate change heightens threats of violence against women and girls

New York: Climate change and environmental degradation are escalating the risk and prevalence of violence against women and girls across the world, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Wednesday.

China's policy destroying Tibet's environment: Report

Lhasa,Tibet: China, for its own benefit, is shattering and destroying the nature-bound systems of Tibet, while Beijing is not even giving an iota of thought to the inhabitants, reports said.

Acute water shortage staring Pakistan in the face, warns Pakistani minister Sherry

Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Monday said Pakistan will need to conserve water and reduce impact of climate change or else it will  become a water scarcity-hit country by 2025.

Climate change to make thousands of homes uninsurable: Report

Canberra: More than half a million Australian houses will be vulnerable to climate change and become uninsurable by 2030, a report has warned.

Without climate action, extreme weather will trigger global humanitarian needs

New York: The impact of extreme weather on Madagascar is an example of the “runaway humanitarian needs” the world will face, unless it takes action to tackle the climate crisis, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

Justin Trudeau prioritises climate change, child care in his first caucus meeting since re-election

Ottawa/India: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opened his first caucus meeting on Nov 7 since his re-election by praising his party's approach to climate change and prioritising child care and ending the pandemic.

By 2030, half world’s population will be exposed to flooding, storms, tsunamis

New York: By the year 2030, an estimated 50 per cent of the world's population will live in coastal areas which are exposed to flooding, storms and tsunamis.

Queen Elizabeth II irritated at lack of action on climate change

London/Sputnik: Queen Elizabeth II of England has been caught on camera apparently sharing her irritation at the lack of action from world leaders on climate change, the UK media reported on Friday.

Extreme heat wave in West Canada to be more common in future with climate change: Scientists

Vancouver/IBNS: The unprecedented heat wave in Western Canada would become more common with climate change, scientists predict.

British PM Boris Johnson dials Pakistan PM Imran Khan; Afghanistan, climate issues discussed

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his British counterpart Boris Johnson held a telephonic conversation where the two leaders discussed Afghanistan, climate change among other issues of bilateral importance.

NATO needs to engage with China on climate change, arms control

Brussels/Sputnik: NATO must engage with China on issues like climate change and arms control, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters after meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House.

Japan, US to cooperate in attempts to stop climate change: Prime Minister

Moscow/Sputnik: Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday that he would join United States President Joe Biden in joint attempts to stop climate change. "I would like to jointly lead [such efforts with the United States]," the Japanese prime minister told a television program, as quoted by the Kyodo news agency.