A Key Issue for Climate Change – What Passenger Cars Are Made Of

When you see a new car, you might think of the speed it can attain, the sound system on offer, the upholstery, or its range, if electric. But have you ever stopped to think about the greenhouse gas emissions created by its manufacture—including mining the metals and moulding the plastics …

Extreme Water Stress Affects a Quarter of the World’s Population, Say Experts

A quarter of the world’s population across 17 countries are living in regions of extremely high water stress, a measure of the level of competition over water resources, a new report reveals. Experts at the World Resources Institute (WRI) warned that increasing water stress could lead to more “day zeroes” …

Drought Increases CO2 Concentration in the Atmosphere, Say Researchers

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rises faster during periods of drought as stressed ecosystems absorb less carbon. That’s according to new research, which found during the driest years such as in 2015, natural ecosystems removed around 30% less carbon from the atmosphere than during a normal …

Meat and Fish Multinationals ‘Jeopardising Paris Climate Goals’

Meat and fish companies may be “putting the implementation of the Paris agreement in jeopardy” by failing to properly report their climate emissions, according to a groundbreaking index launched today. Three out of four (72%) of the world’s biggest meat and fish companies provided little or no evidence to show …