World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva talks about the most polluting countries, efforts to help those affected and keeping the promises of the Paris climate deal after the withdrawal of the US.
Our Planet's Global Warning
With just four months until the next annual UN meeting on climate change, and with record breaking temperatures and heatwaves sweeping across Europe, the US and other parts of the world, the UN says it is further proof that the world is ‘on a fast track to disaster’ warning that it is ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Guests: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Former President of Mauritius; Kishan Kumarsingh, Lead Climate Negotiator for Trinidad and Tobago; Daniel Kammen, Senior Advisor at USAID
Iran overwhelmed by plastic waste
Iran is the world's fifth largest consumer of plastic. The country generates more than 3,000 tonnes of plastic per day. And recycling its waste is posing an enormous challenge.
#Recycling #PlasticWaste #Iran
Elevated benches across Denmark aim to raise awareness about rising sea levels
Elevated benches have been installed at some spots in Denmark to draw attention to how climate change and rising sea levels might affect the country if global warming continues.
#ClimateChange #Denmark #SeaLevels
India reports record-breaking temperatures, affects wheat produce
Millions of people in India are suffering through record-high temperatures. The heat has come early this year, and is also affecting India's wheat production - at a time when there are already concerns about global supply. Smita Sharma reports from New Delhi.
#India #Heatwave #WheatHarvest
India suffers extreme heatwave, residents struggle to cope
New Delhi: 45°C. Pune: 40°C. Jodhpur and Bhopal: 42°C. Udaipur: 41°C.
The expected high temperatures in some Indian cities on Friday. Large parts of the country are experiencing an unusually early and brutal heatwave. Some scientists are convinced the climate crisis is a contributing factor. Wilson Dizard reports.
#India #Heatwave #GlobalWarming
Environmentalists predict lasting damage from Russian attacks
Russia's attack on Ukraine has had a devastating human cost. But the use of modern weapons is also having a serious impact on the environment. On World Earth Day, Rumeysa Codar looks at how war and conflict are worsening the climate crisis.
#ClimateCrisis #Wars #EarthDay
What can be done to overcome climate anxiety?
After a temporary blip due to the pandemic, harmful greenhouse gases are back on the rise. Governments are rowing back on climate change commitments…
Leading to a rise in climate anxiety among young people, who will have to live with government inaction and the impact of climate change.
Co-Founder at Climate Psychologists
UK Youth Climate Coalition
Roundtable is a discussion program with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.
Just2Degrees: Are Cryptocurrencies Making the Climate Crisis Worse?
TRT World’s programme focuses on the climate crisis affecting every human on the planet. In this month’s episode we examine how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are a menace to the environment by using more energy than some countries. As massive storms become more frequent and occur over increasingly greater areas, we’ll bring you a report from Cuba, whose emergency response procedures save thousands of lives each year. We’ll take you to Antarctica with a group of scientists learning about global heating by studying the slowly disappearing ‘Doomsday Glacier’. And we pose the question: how can we stop farting cows from polluting the atmosphere? We chat to a professor whose ideas are helping us all breathe easier.
Researcher on Applications of Blockchain Technology
Chairperson, Scottish Science Advisory Council
Low-income countries bear the brunt of the climate crisis
Cyclone Batsirai has wreaked havoc on Madagascar's eastern coast, killing dozens of people and displacing thousands. The storm is the second to hit the Indian Ocean island nation in just two weeks, triggering mass flooding and destroying buildings and infrastructure. As Aksel Zaimovic reports, it's yet another sign of the worsening climate crisis.
Scientists concerned about collapse of Antarctica’s 'doomsday' glacier
Researches are warning about the imminent collapse of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, also called the 'doomsday' glacier, that could potentially lead to an increase in global sea levels by more than two feet.
#doomsdayglacier, #southpole, #antarctica
Just2Degrees: The Cold, Hard Truth About Our Warming Planet
Just two degrees. A sum hardly noticeable when it comes to the weather. But a catastrophic number when it comes to the earth's climate. Over the past decade, the effects of climate change are sounding increasingly apocalyptic: The extinction of entire species, an accelerated rise in sea levels, deadly heatwaves, and a melting arctic. People have gone as far as to say it's the 'end of days' as more of the earth is consumed by fires and floods each year.
Just2Degrees is TRT World’s Climate Crisis programme. Presented by Melinda Nucifora, J2D reports the effects of global warming on our planet and what we must do to reverse the trend of higher temperatures.
Marine species evolving to live on ocean’s plastic waste
Marine life is evolving to live on top of piles of garbage in the ocean, according to scientists who warn that the “neopelagic” communities could potentially spread invasive species #sealife #oceans #plasticwaste
The Paris Agreement explained
The Paris Agreement brings nations together to address climate change. The agreement aims to limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global warming.
Africa Matters: COP26 and the Climate Crisis
We start with the 'COP26 Climate Change Conference.' Stakes are high as world leaders meet to discuss the global climate crisis at the biggest climate summit in Glasgow.
Scientists are calling on governments to reduce carbon emissions quickly. We also take a look at Sudan, where at least seven people have been killed and more than 140 others injured since last Monday's military coup, while Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and several government officials have been arrested. And we go to South Africa, where an entrepreneur is using his local knowledge to create a food delivery system that caters to residents of unnamed streets and informal settlements.
Africa Matters, hosted by Adesewa Josh, is TRT World’s flagship Africa programme that brings you untold and under-reported stories from across the African continent. We’ll help you understand Africa better and why it matters through the eyes of the people at the heart of every story.
Six places that will be severely impacted by climate change
The impacts of climate change are not equal. Here are the six places in the world which will be most impacted.
Environmentalists are working to clean Brussels' River Senne
While Paris' River Seine has long been the inspiration for some of the greatest works of romantic art and literature, not so in the Belgium capital. The river Senne in Brussels may share the same name but that's where the similarities end. Now environmentalists are working to change that and restore its natural beauty.
#LaSenne #RiverCleanup #Environment
Climate crisis: What to do about wildfires I Not News But Life I Episode 12
This year has seen unprecedented wildfires cause havoc across the world. What’s causing these wildfires? How are they started? Does climate change make wildfires worse? Franziska is searching for an answer. Let’s learn together!
#Wildfires #ClimateChange #Consumption
Canoe carving to protect coral reefs in Tango
The Pacific island nation of Tonga traditionally used canoes as for fishing, trade and exploring. They're less common now, but are slowly making a comeback on at least one island. Here's Rahul Radhakrishnan
Countries gather for the negotiations for COP 26
Climate and energy ministers from fifty countries gather for the discussions of COP 26 topics for November's UN Climate Change Conference in Scotland.
Xi Jinping announces halt in China's coal projects abroad
Greenpeace says China halting its overseas coal-fire projects will help the world battle the climate crisis, but there are still concerns over its domestic policies.
#XiJinping #ClimateCrisis #CoalPower
One on One – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
The UN faces the most challenging times in its history. TRT World’s Frank Ucciardo sat down with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme climate events and political unrest around the world.
Activists concerned over environmental cost of Serbia mine project
#Lithium is an essential element for the development of electric vehicles, and it is quickly becoming vital property for car manufacturers worldwide. #Serbia could be sitting on as much as 10 percent of the world's lithium reserves. But environmentalists in the region say it's best left underground. Abdulvehab Ejupi reports.
Are wildfires and the climate crisis creating a vicious cycle?
Did you know that in some ecosystems fires are a good thing?
But due to the climate crisis even those fires are becoming more destructive and harder to control. Wildfires and the climate crisis are creating a vicious cycle. #Wildfires
Climate change: Time to ditch coal?
Think diesel, think deforestation, think agriculture - all major contributors to pollution and hence climate change. But how many these days mention coal? As the latest UN conference on global warming approaches, why are so many countries unwilling to address what’s arguably the biggest culprit there is?
CEO at Forum Energii
Research Manager, E3G
Climate Change Consultant
Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it’s about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.