Siberia feels brunt of climate change as wildfires rage
08 August 2021 | 1:27 pm
Russia's Yakutia region, which has a border with the Arctic Ocean and sits atop permafrost on a territory nearly five times the size of France, is a canary in the coal mine for the global climate crisis. And with this summer being Yakutia's driest in 150 years, according to local officials, the region became a tinderbox that has seen wildfires tear through more than 1.5 million hectares (3.7 million acres) of its swampy taiga forest.
20 Oct 2021
Africa's glaciers could all be gone by 2040. The UN forecasts a grim toll for Africa from climate change. It has also warned that massive displacement, hunger and extreme heat are in store for over 100 million of the continent's poorest. And October 19 marks Breast Cancer Awareness day, In Tunisia campaigners are ramping up efforts to get more people in for screenings on time.
24 Oct 2021
Africa accounts for less than 4% of greenhouse gas emissions, but is projected to be severely affected by climate change. A UN report said the continent's glaciers could all melt by the 2040s.
22 Oct 2021
As temperatures continue to rise, climate change is turning glaciers into lakes. In the Alps, glacial lake outbursts are no longer a distant threat but a reality.
25 Oct 2021
The US government has predicted that climate change will exacerbate geopolitical tensions around the world in a series of new reports. The assessments also highlight how global warming will drive mass migration.
27 Oct 2021
On the south peak of the dramatic Kebnekaise massif in Sweden's far north, year after year Ninis Rosqvist is seeing the impact of a warming climate before her very eyes. And at the nearby Stordalen mire another major change to the Arctic landscape is underway, as vital permafrost thaws. The changes here may well be irreversible, but experts hope they could serve as a warning to other regions facing climate change.
30 Oct 2021
Despite several steps in a positive direction, India's efforts are widely seen as a long way from the drastic measures needed to respond to the climate emergency.
1 Nov 2021
Leaders of G20 nations endorsed a landmark deal to establish a global minimum tax rate. They were, however, at odds on issues like coronavirus vaccines and fighting climate change.
31 Oct 2021
Have scientists failed to tell the story of climate change? Do fiction writers do it better? A climate scientist and science fiction writer in conversation.
2 Nov 2021
World leaders have failed to set a firm date for achieving carbon neutrality or for phasing out coal. Activists had hoped for a stronger signal from the G-20 ahead of the UN's climate change conference, COP26.
2 Nov 2021
India, the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is already one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. This year alone, it's seen a glacier burst in the Himalayas, several cyclones, as well as heatwaves, floods and widespread droughts. More than 1,000 people have died and no part of the country is spared. According to a UN report, these natural disasters cost the country a whopping $87 billion last year. Our correspondents report.
3 Nov 2021
The most senior cleric in the Church of England apologized for having compared the impact of climate change to the Holocaust. Justin Welby had said politicians' inaction over climate change was akin to genocide.
3 Nov 2021
After a summer of devastating forest fires and flooding, Turkey has become the last G20 country to ratify the Paris Agreement. Although it's among the world's biggest economies, Turkey wants UN climate officials to reclassify it as a developing country. That way, it would gain access to funding that could help Ankara adapt its inefficient farming methods. Our correspondents Shona Bhattacharyya, Ludovic de Foucaud and Hussein Asad report from Central Anatolia, where the country's second-biggest lake – Tuz Gölü or Salt Lake – is drying up.
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Humanitarian groups are warning that the situation in Mali risks deteriorating rapidly after Bamako announced a ban on NGOs financed by France. The move came in response to France's decision to cut off public funding to Mali because of its alleged involvement with the Russian paramilitary group Wagner.
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The earthquake on Indonesia's island of Java injured dozens of children. The quake hit during the day, while classes were underway, and some students lost their lives. According to reports, some 80 schools were damaged by the quake.
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It's nicknamed the intense island. Located 10,000 kilometres from the French mainland, in the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island contains a thousand treasures for the senses. Some 40 percent of the territory is a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the coast, whale song punctuates the missions of oceanographers.
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EU interior ministers address Italy-France migration spat and discuss more coordination in migration management
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Calls grow for the South African President to step down after an independent probe finds grounds for possible impeachment proceedings. We speak to our correspondent in Cape Town. December 1st is World AIDS day.
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Lipa was born in London, but her roots go back to Kosovo, where her parents come from. Her family fled to London in the early 90s when the small Balkan province was struggling with communist Yugoslavia and later Serbia for greater rights and independence for the province.