More than a third of the world’s nations “urgently need help” to build up resilience if their economies are to withstand the effects of global warming.
Delegates from nearly 200 countries are in Glasgow to hammer out how to meet the Paris Agreement goals of limiting temperature rises to between 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius.
Rescue teams working in area where Ezine Stream flows into Black Sea, local media report, more than a week after severe floods devastated parts of northwestern Turkey.
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis appoints a new minister in charge of recovery from natural disasters in a bid to defuse growing anger over the struggle to curb wildfires that have charred thousands of hectares of forest.
Environment and climate ministers from the US, India and China will be among those taking part in the closed-door meeting, which will be the first face-to-face ministerial meeting of its kind in more than 18 months.
In 28 years working for WFP on four continents, Lola Castro, WFP’s regional director in southern Africa, said she had “never seen anything this bad” except in 1998 in Bahr el Gazal in what is now South Sudan.
Researchers have studied the impact of the worst El Nino weather event on record - in 2015-16 - on intact rainforests in six African nations: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia and Congo Republic.
US President Joe Biden includes Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration.
At least eight people have been killed and some 3,300 structures have been destroyed over the past three weeks in wildfires across the state.
The report by the Australia Institute compared data from the past two decades with mid-20th century benchmarks of temperatures at the calendar start of seasons in temperate and sub-tropical parts of the country.
Scientists say Earth is probably the hottest it has been during the Holocene — the past 11,500 years or so — making it the warmest period since the dawn of civilisation.
Forecasts of rain expected to bring some respite but risk of landslides and water pollution grows, officials say. Meanwhile, a top climatologist says Australia could become so dry that its residents could become "climate refugees."
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