The U.S. and China have vowed to tackle the escalating climate change problem in a joint statement released during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, also referred to as COP26 (Conference of Parties), in Scotland on Wednesday.
Why it matters: The news was announced by U.S. climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, at the event on Wednesday at a separate news conference, according to NBC News.
Japan’s former Prime Minister Taro Aso, who’s been known to make controversial comments, drew attention again on Monday when he claimed that global warming has led to “tastier” rice. Recently elected Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has since apologized on his behalf.
The incident: Aso made the comment that there is “something good” to global warming while giving a campaign speech at Hokkaido city of Otaru in support of a candidate from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), reported Newsweek.
Blackpink’s Rosé stars in a YouTube trailer for the company’s upcoming climate change campaign event.
Climate Change Action: On Oct. 18, YouTube Originals released the trailer for its upcoming special “Dear Earth,” featuring Blackpink’s Rosé.
A Japanese American scientist was one of three 2021 Nobel Physics Prize winners for his groundbreaking work in climate change research.
The prize: Syukuro “Suki” Manabe, 90, received the news over the phone on Tuesday, according to Princeton University.
New study: Today’s children will live through three times more climate disasters than their grandparents
A new climate study paints a terrifying future for the youngest generation who will face far worse climate disasters in their lifetimes than previous generations.
About the research: Researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium looked into the impacts of climate change across generations and found sharp inequities between them, reported the Washington Post.
A Singapore-based entrepreneur wants to take scientists, students and billionaires aboard an ambitious nuclear-powered megayacht for a research tour around the world’s oceans.
Thinking ship: Gibraltarian businessman Aaron Olivera has set out to build the “Earth 300,” a 984-foot (300 meters) research vessel that will bring together the world’s wealthiest people and smartest scientists to help find solutions to the most pressing environmental problems, reported CNN.
A 17-year-old girl in China was reportedly forced to suspend her studies as a result of her activism on climate change.
With the holiday season comes endless tinsel, gifts, and decorations. And with it, also comes mountains of waste piled as high as a Christmas tree.
If Greta Thunberg hasn’t scared you enough into being more eco-conscious lately, let me just reiterate:
Galina Lang has worked for three years as a part-time boba barista while studying marketing at a Bay Area university when she began to notice the mounds of plastic cups and straws piling up every day.
“More than 60,000,000 plastic boba cups are estimated to end up in the ocean on an annual basis until 2023,” she told NextShark. While so many of us drink boba regularly without a second thought, our addiction could also have terrible implications for the environment.
A Pokémon based on corals “wiped out” by sudden climate change is the latest addition to the franchise.
The new Pokémon, a Galarian version of Corsola, debuted on “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Shield,” two roleplaying games released for the Nintendo Switch last month.
Including uni in your next sushi order could reportedly help the fight against climate change.
Kelp, a type of seaweed that sequesters carbon, is a source of food for many organisms and provides shelter for many forms of sea life.
Teenagers in Canada and the United States are pledging not to have children until the governments push plans to take serious steps against climate change.
Emma Lim, the 18-year-old founder of the #NoFutureNoChildren climate change movement, is taking a stand by refusing to have children of her own in the future unless the government does something about the growing concern.