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#Climate change

Farmer Achille Crespiatico assesses damages to his corn field due to a severe drought in Spino d'Adda, as Italy is hit by the worst drought in 70 years. Photo: Piero Cruciatti / AFP
Farmer Achille Crespiatico assesses dama... […]

Driest July in memory imperils Europe’s crops

As much of Europe bakes in a third heatwave since June, fears are growing that extreme drought driven by climate change in the continent's breadbasket nations will dent stable crop yields and deepen the cost-of-living crisis. 
24.05.2018, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sildemow: Auf dem Teilstück eines Ackers, das lange Zeit unter Wasser stand und jetzt ausgetrocknet ist, haben sich Risse gebildet. Nach der langanhaltenden Nässe haben die Bauern jetzt mit der Trockenheit zu kämpfen. (zu "Trockenes Wetter bereitet Bauern Probleme" vom 24.05.2018) Foto: Bernd Wüstneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa
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2021 Among Warmest Years

2021 is clearly too warm and continues the series of exceptionally warm years. The graphic shows the temperature difference from pre-industrial conditions (1850 - 1900) in the period from 1850 to 2021.
A worker moves car batteries at Xinwangda Electric Vehicle Battery Co. Ltd., which makes lithium batteries for electric cars and other uses, in Nanjing, China, on March 12, 2021. Photo: Str / AFP
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Europe eyes lithium ‘white gold’ rush as cars go green

Europe wants to expand its lithium mining and refining capacity and wean itself off imports as the "white gold" becomes a vital resource in the fight against climate change
There is no formal organisation tasked with making sure individual nations are on track to make sure their climate commitments meet the Paris agreement's cap on global warming. Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP
There is no formal organisation tasked w... […]

Who will be the judge of countries’ climate plans?

Countries have until the end of 2022 to ensure their climate commitments meet the Paris agreement's cap on global warming. But who will check that their promises really do stack up?
"Adaptation costs are significantly higher than previously estimated, resulting in a growing 'adaptation finance gap'," said an executive summary of the draft IPCC report. Photo: Ashraf Shazly / AFP
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World needs trillions to face climate threat: draft UN report

Helping vulnerable nations cope with the multiplier effect of climate change will require trillions of dollars, not the billions now on the table at COP26, a draft UN report reveals