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.
A new research report published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society revealed that the intense global temperature and extreme heat waves in Asia in 2016 were caused by continued long-term climate change.
According to the 27 peer-reviewed analyses conducted by 118 scientists from 18 countries across five continents and two oceans, Earth reached an all new high record for global heat last year, making it the warmest year ever recorded in modern times, AFP reported via Phys.org.
The devastating effects of climate change will render South Asia — home to a fifth of the world’s population — uninhabitable in the next century, a new study suggests.
The grim future comes in the form of deadly heat waves, which researchers expect to start hitting India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, within “as little as a few decades.”
A significant link between India’s growing cases of suicide and increasing climate temperatures has been found by a newly-published study, raising concerns on the grave consequences of climate change.
The study, conducted by Tamma A. Carleton of the University of California, Berkeley, estimated that warming in the last 30 years was responsible for 59,300 suicides among farmers in India.
China’s coastal regions have recorded an annual sea level increase of 3.2 millimeters per year since 1980, a greater increase than the global average.
In its annual report published on Wednesday, the country’s State Oceanic Administration said that sea temperatures rose by an average of 32.4 degrees Fahrenheit per decade between 1980 and 2016.
Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, 15, is suing President Obama over climate change. Tonatiuh was the recipient of the United States Community Service Award in 2013 which was presented by President Obama for his environmental activism. Now, the teenager from Colorado is joining forces with climate scientist James Hansen to sue the Obama administration for a lack of action in forgoing fossil fuels.
Tonatiuh was one of the young activists present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, taking place in Paris today. The summit includes a number of world leaders who are in attendance including President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and Chinese President Xi Jinping.