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Climate change costing airlines millions of dollars in extra fuel and flying time. Scientists say wind patterns altered by climate variability is resulting in longer flight times, extra fuel consumption and an increase in CO2 emissions, reports Climate News Network. Read more here.
Climate change is as serious a threat as nuclear war – so why has the Government broken its green promises? The signs are unmistakable – last year was the hottest on record and the ten warmest years have all occurred since 1998. Read more here.
ExxonMobil gave millions to climate-denying lawmakers despite pledge. Under pressure from shareholders, company promised eight years ago to stop funding climate denial – but financial and tax records tell a different story. Read more here.
- Global Airline Emission Agreement’s Short And Long Term Costs Revealed By Report
- Travel & Tourism companies 20% cleaner than 2005, commit to 50% CO2 cuts by 2035
- Blue & Green Daily: Friday 13 February headlines
- British Airways announces waste-to-sustainable fuel plant in Essex
- Sir Richard Branson says climate deniers should ‘get out of the way’
Shell’s Arctic drilling adventure is a disaster waiting to happen. Despite one screw up after another, the energy company is determined to strike oil there. Read more here.
‘Antarctica will get three degrees hotter by century-end’. The temperature in Antarctica may rise by as much as three degrees by the end of the century, an expert has said, adding this could be the tipping point as far as the fight against global warming is concerned. Read more here.
To sustain its forests, Asia needs to invest in local people – experts. Asia has a unique opportunity to fight climate change and lift many more people out of poverty if it invests more in the communities living in its forests, experts said. Read more here.