Yesterday, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) launched its special report on climate change and land. The landmark report highlights how humans affect over 70 per cent of non-ice land surface of the globe. Intact forests now represent only a total nine per cent of Earth’s land surface and other natural intact ecosystems represent seven per cent.
The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. Written by 91 authors from 40 countries, with 133 contributing authors and 1,113 reviewers, is a “final call” on global warming, urging ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ in order to stay below 1.5°C
After a tense and sometimes turbulent two weeks in Florianopolis, Brazil, Ocean Campaigner Juliet Phillips reflects on the progress made during the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC67) and lifts the lid on arguments heard in support of the resumption of commercial whaling
Dubbed “Benny” by an instantly adoring public, the beluga whale is the first ever sighted in London’s iconic Thames River. If whales such as this are rare visitors here, humans are increasingly common visitors to their Arctic home. Climate change is dramatically changing the Arctic, warming at twice the global rate