Refrigeration is a significant and growing source of greenhouse gases yet the switch to natural refrigerants is one of the most cost-effective solutions to climate change mitigation. However, despite the ongoing climate crisis and struggle to speed up the shift to natural alternatives, the climate-harming nature of refrigerants such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is not a […]
Since 1970, the oceans have absorbed more than 90 per cent of human-caused global heating but we now stand at a tipping point, with the impacts of warming oceans posing a grave threat to life on Earth, according to a new report. While some change is inevitable, a wholesale approach to curbing the major threats […]
World leaders have failed to deliver on the high hopes of activists seeking an historical turning point for climate action. They gathered in New York yesterday for the UN Climate Summit, just days after more than four million people joined the Climate Strike around the world to demand urgent action on the climate emergency. Here […]
A report has been published on the possibility of the 'Hothouse Earth' scenario, in which man-made climate change may result in irreversible tipping points and catastrophic environmental change. Collective action is required to prevent this including hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) management under the Kigali amendment.