German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that the G20 would sign a similar deal on climate change to that agreed at the last meeting in Argentina, where the United States was isolated.
As the social media-savvy teenager approached New York Harbour before dawn, she tweeted her excitement, saying: "Land!! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead." The vessel then anchored off Coney Island, so those aboard could go through customs and immigration procedures.
Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.
Researchers from Cambridge University, the University of East Anglia and London-based SOAS looked at a "realistic scenario" known as RCP 8.5, where carbon and other polluting emissions continue rising in coming decades.
Crumbling glaciers and torrents of melt-water slicing through Greenland's ice block — as thick as ten Eiffel Towers end-to-end — were the single biggest source of global sea level rise in 2019 and accounted for 40 per cent of the total, researchers reported in the journal Communications Earth & Environment.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said Monday she has returned to school after a year off campaigning to curb climate change.
Greta Thunberg has said that the world needs to learn the lessons of coronavirus and treat climate change with similar urgency.
While most of her peers are preparing for university or enjoying summer vacation, 17-year-old Howey Ou is braving intimidation and criticism in China to save the world from climate catastrophe.
Researchers also hope to learn whether larger rewards will encourage more citizens away from their cars.