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Met Office should name heatwaves to convey their dangers

Press release  23 July, 2019

Greater risk of deadly heatwaves due to climate change is not being taken seriously enough, says Grantham Research Institute The Met Office must do more to warn people about the … read more »


Is it time to start naming deadly heatwaves?

a commentary by Bob Ward  23 July, 2019

A failure by the media to convey the severity of the health risks from heatwaves, which are becoming more frequent due to climate change, could undermine efforts to save lives … read more »


A 14-year-old student’s view of climate protests

Commentary  19 July, 2019

This week I have been having some work experience at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Unsurprisingly, … read more »


There’s no way that France’s new eco-flight tax will work (yet)

There’s no way that France’s new eco-flight tax will work (yet)

in the news Sam Fankhauser  12 July, 2019

Professor Sam Fankhauser comments on France’s introduction of an “eco-tax” – of €1.50 (£1.35) charged on domestic and intra-European flights, and €3 (£2.50) on flights outside the European Union. read more »


Why state and local governments are suing over climate change

Why state and local governments are suing over climate change

in the news Joana Setzer  12 July, 2019

Joana Setzer says it is likely that more and more litigation cases will go beyond environmental law, delving into tax and commercial law, or going after subsidies the companies have taken. read more »


Quarter of world’s biggest firms ‘fail to disclose emissions’

Quarter of world’s biggest firms ‘fail to disclose emissions’

in the news Simon Dietz  10 July, 2019

Comments by Simon Dietz on the new report by the Transition Pathway Initiative that found that about a quarter of the world’s highest-emitting, publicly listed companies fail to report their greenhouse gas emissions and nearly half do not properly consider the risks from the climate crisis in decision-making. read more »


Investment report finds many companies wanting on climateMost big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals: report

Investment report finds many companies wanting on climateMost big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals: report

in the news Simon Dietz  10 July, 2019

Associated Press quote Simon Dietz, saying: “Broadly speaking we see more progress than we see backsliding. But most companies are not progressing.” read more »


Millions of farmers depend on meltwater from Himalaya glaciers

Press release  9 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, new research published in Nature Sustainability reveals. read more »


Climate activists turn to lawsuits to force action on global warming

Climate activists turn to lawsuits to force action on global warming

in the news Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes  9 July, 2019

Nature.com report on the analysis of climate litigation cases worldwide, noting that citizens and organizations have filed more than 1,300 lawsuits related to climate change in at least 28 countries around the world. read more »


Climate change lawsuits spreading around the world, says report

Climate change lawsuits spreading around the world, says report

in the news Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes  4 July, 2019

he findings of the report also feature as one of the lead stories on the CNN homepage. read more »