The Guardian says New research into the fashion industry’s complex global supply chains shows that a number of large fashion brands are at risk of contributing to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
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Here at WTX News, we care about our planet, we’ll keep you up to date on all the latest from the climate crisis.
What is climate crisis?
Rising temperatures are fueling environmental degradation, natural disasters, weather extremes, food and water insecurity, economic disruption, conflict, and terrorism. Sea levels are rising, the Arctic is melting, coral reefs are dying, oceans are acidifying, and forests are burning.
Why do we call it a climate crisis?
The term is applied by those who “believe it evokes the gravity of the threats the planet faces from continued greenhouse gas emissions and can help spur the kind of political willpower that has long been missing from climate advocacy”.
What are examples of climate crisis?
These phenomena include the increased temperature trends described by global warming, but also encompass changes such as sea-level rise; ice mass loss in Greenland, Antarctica, the Arctic and mountain glaciers worldwide; shifts in flower/plant blooming; and extreme weather events.”
The Daily Express says EXTINCTION Rebellion activists are staging protests at Amazon warehouses across the country on Black Friday.
The Daily Express says THE FAMILY of an Insulate Britain campaigner jailed for his role in a series of high-profile protests on Britain’s motorways has begged strangers to pay his London rent while he’s behind bars.
The Independent says Police have arrested 120 people in the past week after climate activists blocked major bridges linking central and south London.
The Guardian says The UK will continue to press governments around the world to cut greenhouse gas emissions urgently in the next year.
The Independent says The European Commission has proposed a law to prevent the import of commodities linked to deforestation, such as coffee, cocoa, soy, and beef.
TRT World says The Amazon Rainforest’s deforestation rates show major repeated increases under since Brazlian President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019.
The Metro says A major investigation has been launched into sewage treatment works after an public outcry over the amount of pollution found in the UK’s rivers.
The Daily Mirror says Nine Insulate Britain activists have been jailed at the High Court for breaching an injunction designed to prevent the group’s road blockades.
TRT World says New national pledges to tackle climate crisis this decade would lead to around 2.4 degrees Celsius of global warming this century, far above safe levels.
The Guardian says A land defender from Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon, said armed men attacked a forest community she defends while she was at the Cop26 talks in Glasgow.
The Independent says As the Cop26 summit in Glasgow enters its second week, the issue of “loss and damage” is taking centre stage at the meetings today.
BBC News says the UK is pledging £290m to help poorer countries cope with the impact of climate change, as the COP26 climate change summit enters its second week.
The Metro says The Cop26 climate summit has been predictable in many ways.
The Guardian says The carbon dioxide emissions of the richest 1% of humanity are on track to be 30 times greater than what is compatible with keeping global heating below 1.5C.
Aljazeera says The British government says the “end of coal is in sight” after Poland, Vietnam and Chile and other countries pledged for the first time to phase out coal-based power generation and stop building new plants.
The Independent says a schoolgirl from India who created a solar-powered ironing cart has called on Cop26 to “stop talking and start doing” when it comes to tackling climate change.
The Daily Express says the climate change conference is taking place in the Scottish city for the next two weeks.
BBC News says Most big UK firms and financial institutions will be forced to show how they intend to hit climate change targets, under new Treasury rules.
The Daily Mirror says Leonardo DiCaprio has been spotted causing quite a stir walking through COP26.
The Daily Express says INSULATE BRITAIN protestors are currently in negotiations with the police after the group took their protests UK-wide for the first time.
The Metro says The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in an evening gown as she mingled with world leaders in Glasgow.
The Independent says Israel’s energy minister has said she was left unable to take part in today’s proceedings at Cop26 as the venue was not wheelchair accessible.
BBC News says More than 100 world leaders will promise to end and reverse deforestation by 2030, in the COP26 climate summit’s first major deal.
The Daily Mirror says The planet is in a dire state and the COP26 summit could be the catalyst that ignites some drastic changes.