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.
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.
The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter has lagged behind its previous target of operating 58 gigawatts of nuclear power capacity by 2020, partly as the Fukushima nuclear accident slowed down approvals of new projects.
Green groups expect that Biden, who is pushing a green-friendly $2 trillion infrastructure package at home, will roughly double US targets for slashing emissions responsible for climate change over the next decade.
The UN climate summit in Glasgow failed to deliver either the policies needed to reduce carbon emissions at the scale and speed the science demands,
Some 60 world leaders convene on Monday for a UN summit on “climate emergency” aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing