The world’s rising reliance on fossil fuels may come to an end decades earlier than the most polluting companies predict, offering early signs of hope in the global battle to tackle the climate crisis.
Norway’s municipal employees pension fund, the country’s largest, has sold its last stakes in companies with operations in Canada’s oilsands, saying holding them does not align with efforts to keep global heating below internationally agreed-upon targets.
A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean that is three times the size of France has successfully picked up plastic from the high seas for the first time.
Pointing to China’s emissions growth as an excuse for lack of climate action in Australia ignores the fact that in many regards China’s climate action is stronger than that of Australia or the United States.
According to a study, for 2 to 3 billion years after Venus formed, the planet could have maintained a habitable environment. Then a massive runaway Greenhouse Effect caused Venus’s atmosphere to become incredibly dense and hot.