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Laurie Goering

'We are scared - listen to us!' London students demand at climate protest

Feb 15 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saying adults were not doing enough to deal with increasingly serious threats from climate change, thousands of school children across Britain missed classes and packed protests Friday, demanding faster action to protect their future.

Cacti and credit throw Brazil's drought-parched farmers a lifeline

Dec 17 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farming in the Jacuipe Basin of Brazil's parched northeast has never been easy. But rising temperatures and a halving of rainfall over the decades mean it now rarely pays.

'Not just a small-island problem': As planet warms, losses mount for all

Dec 14 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is turbo-charging losses from wilder weather and rising seas in rich countries as well as poor - and leaders must figure out how to handle that, experts said as U.N. climate talks in Poland neared their conclusion on Friday.

Failure to slow climate change threatens 'every country', UN talks told

Dec 13 2018

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Decades of efforts to curb climate-changing emissions are failing, leaving not just small islands but "every country" at this year's U.N. climate talks facing the threat of disaster, former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed warned on Thursday.

Hike in record-dry months for Africa's Sahel worries scientists

Dec 13 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is driving much drier conditions in Africa's Sahel belt, which has experienced a 50-percent hike in record dry months in recent decades, scientists said.

Defying war and catcalls, Syria's women hop on climate-friendly bikes

Dec 12 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two years after Syria's war began, Sarah Zein found the daily drive to her university classes in Damascus becoming impossible.

As climate costs rocket, Vanuatu seeks allies to sue for damage

Dec 11 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As costs soar from fiercer storms and rising seas, the Pacific island state of Vanuatu is forming a coalition of vulnerable nations prepared to sue fossil fuel companies to pay for damage linked to climate change, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Fossil fuel tax proposed to cover rising costs of wild weather

Dec 10 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Taxing the extraction of fossil fuels could help pay for the growing costs of damage from harsher storms, wildfires, floods and rising seas, while providing a stronger incentive to wean the world off carbon-heavy energy, green groups said on Monday.

Fossil fuel tax proposed to cover rising costs of wild weather

Dec 10 2018

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Taxing the extraction of fossil fuels could help pay for the growing costs of damage from harsher storms, wildfires, floods and rising seas, while providing a stronger incentive to wean the world off carbon-heavy energy, green groups said on Monday.

Climate change 'biggest global health threat' of century, doctors warn

Nov 28 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising heat and wilder weather linked to climate change make it "the biggest global health threat of the 21st century", with hundreds of millions more people already suffering in the last two decades, medical officials warned Wednesday.

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