16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg tells Congress that the climate emergency is not a “political opinion” and urges them to take “real action” against the global crisis. During a congressional hearing in Washington DC, climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg told members of Congress to listen to scientists’ warnings of the rapidly-heating planet. The student activist stated she had prepared no remarks but instead would be submitting
With the United Nations warning we have just 12 years to limit the effects of climate change, we need to act fast. So what can we do to prevent global climate change from happening? What is Climate Change? Climate change is a change in global or regional climate patterns. This includes an increase to the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of
Lewis McPartlin | Reporter Recently in California, a string of deadly wildfires have swept through the state, claiming the lives of dozens. The cause of the fires is still unknown, although experts are presuming that the source is likely to be due to a malfunctioning power line. Fires have spread across the counties relentlessly in California, with the fire departments placing all their efforts in the hope
| Niamh McGroarty “An average of 21.5 million people have been forcibly displaced since 2008 due to climate changed-related weather hazards,” – United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees Hurricane Irma, classed as category five, caused a path of destruction in the Caribbean and Southern America with the affected countries having suffered the second strongest winds recorded in history. A massive 1.2 million people have been affected
Mandy Wan | According to data provided by the US Space Agency (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2015 has been the warmest year ever recorded.