Study blames "human-caused climate change" for floods that mainly struck Nigeria but also hit Niger, Chad and other African countries displacing over 1.4 million people.
More frequent heatwaves linked to the climate crisis, an ageing population and increased urbanisation have made this figure likely to increase in coming years, the European Environment Agency says in the latest report.
"The current financing gap is too high to sustain any real recovery needs of those on the front lines of climate catastrophe," says PM Shehbaz Sharif at Sharm el Sheikh conference.
Inclusion of the agenda item "reflects a sense of solidarity and empathy for the suffering of the victims of climate induced disasters," said COP27 President Sameh Shukri of Egypt.
The ClimateMusic Project takes scientific data about climate change and converts it into music to raise awareness and inspire action.
UN's cultural agency UNESCO, which monitors some 18,600 glaciers across 50 of its World Heritage sites, says a third of those are set to disappear in 30 years.
Agreement signed by President Biden "means the US is all-in on reducing hydrofluorocarbons" and advancing global efforts to combat climate crisis, says White House climate adviser Ali Zaidi.
Ecological disasters like the widespread drought and then massive flooding in Pakistan, are the "fingerprints of climate change," climate scientists say.
Protests at around 450 sites worldwide demand rich countries pay for the damage global heating is inflicting upon poor nations, six weeks before UN's climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh.
Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif urges justice for developing nations that are at "ground zero" of climate crisis but bear little responsibility for global heating, in a passionate address at UN General Assembly.
Senators vote 69-27 in favour of ratifying the 2016 Kigali Amendment, which would accelerate global efforts to develop alternatives to HFCs for use in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.
Analysing text and images of 2,300 posts by 22 of Europe's largest carmakers, fossil fuel producers and airlines, Harvard report highlights greenwashing techniques employed by companies to sell their products or services.
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