Tag - climate-change



Then-U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a presidential permit for energy development that he signed during a tour of an oil rig in Midland, Texas, in July 2020.
Mar 1, 2024
How the planet could survive another Trump term
In his first term, Trump pulled the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, rolled back environmental regulations, unleashed gas drilling and more.
A firefighter walks on mud and rocks from a mudslide during a storm in Los Angeles on Feb. 5.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 29, 2024
U.S. and Philippines pay highest economic price for climate-fueled weather
The U.S. currently experiences the worst losses in absolute terms: about $97 billion annually.
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 29, 2024
Politicians betting the earth on climate backlash in election year
Moves to roll back green policies and downplay climate change within the world's top climate polluters follow the hottest year on record.
Attendees listen as Fernando Haddad, Brazil's finance minister, speaks virtually during the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 29, 2024
Brazil urges 'new globalization' at G20 meet overshadowed by Ukraine
The meeting will lay the economic policy groundwork for the annual G20 leaders' summit to be held in November.
The climate risks sparked by AI-driven computing are far-reaching — and will worsen without a big shift from fossil fuel-based electricity to clean power.
Feb 27, 2024
AI is exploding data center energy use. A Google-created technique may help.
Data centers and transmission networks collectively contribute up to 3% of global energy consumption, with emissions comparable to the entirety of Brazil.
A woman passes by a jacaranda tree at Plaza Cibeles in Mexico City.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 26, 2024
Early jacaranda bloom sparks debate about climate change in Mexico
The trees have become an iconic, photogenic mainstay of the streets of Mexico City.
An artist rendering of Japan's first Arctic research vessel, "Mirai II"
Feb 22, 2024
Japan's first arctic research vessel to be named "Mirai II"
The name was selected from over 7,000 suggestions from the public.
COP28 president Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber is seen on a screen as he speaks during a high-level round table on COP energy and climate commitments organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) at its headquarters in Paris on Tuesday. The world needs "trillions" of dollars to spur on the green transition and tackle global warming, the head of last year's COP28 climate talks said, warning that political momentum can evaporate without clear action.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 22, 2024
Political momentum on climate could evaporate, warns COP28 president
COP28 president Sultan al-Jaber hailed progress made at U.N. negotiations last year in Dubai but the deal lacked important details, including on funding.
A boat approaches a dead whale floating in Osaka Bay in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, on Monday.
Feb 21, 2024
More whales getting stranded in Osaka Bay amid global warming
A narrowing of temperature difference between the Pacific Ocean and Osaka Bay is resulting in more of the mammals wandering into the region.
Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA
Feb 21, 2024
How to reinvent yourself at 50: An IEA guide
It would be an understatement to say that the energy industry has gone through a lot of change.
Tourists in Tokyo's Asakusa district ditch their jackets amid unseasonably warm temperatures in the capital and across Japan on Thursday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 18, 2024
Preparing for the hottest year Japan has ever seen
In 2023, summer heat persisted across Japan well into the fall. Predictions by scientists indicate 2024 could be even worse.
Blue sheets cover snow huts to protect them from the rain during an annual festival in Yokote, Akita Prefecture, on Thursday.
Feb 17, 2024
Unusually warm weather in northern Japan puts damper on winter events
The Meteorological Agency has also forecast temperatures in early March to likely be higher than usual.
Sun simulation at the Rail Tec Arsenal facility in Vienna, Austria, on Dec. 15, 2023
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 16, 2024
Climate change threatens EU trains, but resilience is expensive
Europe’s railways, a safe, low-carbon technology that still carries a little glamor, are on the brink of a new era.
The decisions by JPMorgan and State Street to quit a global investor coalition will collectively remove trillions of dollars from efforts to coordinate Wall Street action on climate change.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 16, 2024
JPMorgan and State Street quit climate group as BlackRock steps back
Financial firms have faced growing pressure from Republican politicians over their membership in such groups.
The 2024 cherry blossom forecast released Thursday
Feb 15, 2024
Cherry blossoms expected to bloom in Tokyo on March 17
The earlier-than-usual blossoming is attributed to higher than average temperatures across the country over the past few months, particularly this month.
Buddhist devotees worship in heavy rain in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 5, 2023.
WORLD / Society
Feb 15, 2024
Domestic violence is cost of climate change for Sri Lanka women
Sri Lanka is among the countries most affected by extreme weather events as it grapples with the aftermath of a huge financial collapse in 2022.
The bond sale is part of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's plan to sell ¥20 trillion of bonds to help finance projects such as developing low-cost wind power generators and airplanes that use alternative fuels.
Feb 13, 2024
Japan's first sovereign green bonds expected to attract healthy demand
The financing is meant to help the nation cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2050 and become a carbon-neutral society.
A lenticular cloud is seen over a mountain at sunset in a clear sky, due to an anticyclone during a prolonged drought with warming temperatures and lack of rain in winter, in Ronda, Spain, on Tuesday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 9, 2024
Climate change drives world to first 12-month spell over 1.5 C
Human-caused climate change and El Nino pushed temperatures higher.
A Bengal Tiger pauses in a jungle clearing a Kaziranga National Park, some 280 kilometers east of Guwahati in 2014. Tigers in India have been photographed in high-altitude mountains rarely seen before, with experts suggesting relentless human pressure and a heating climate are driving them from traditional hunting grounds.
Feb 8, 2024
India's tigers adapt to higher ground as temperatures soar and human pressure builds
The animals are venturing into higher mountainous terrain, signifying increased pressure on their habitats.
Europe's climate agenda is entering a difficult phase as it begins to touch sensitive sectors, such as farming, and as traditional industries face fierce green tech competition from China.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 7, 2024
EU recommends ambitious 2040 climate target but goes light on farming
Europe's climate agenda is entering a difficult phase as it begins to touch sensitive sectors, such as farming.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves