top of page

People: News links for January 2019



Feeling the heat


Poverty and wealth

DW   Miami's affluent 'climate refugees' seek higher ground

Eco-Business   Extremes of heat will hit health and wealth

Eco-Business   Murky climate deal lets down poor countries

EOS   Communities of Color Are More Vulnerable to Wildfires

Mother Jones   “There’s Nothing Left of This Town.” Paradise, California, May Never Come Back From the Ashes

Nature   How I stave off despair as a climate scientist

World Resources Institute   A Carbon Price Can Benefit the Poor While Reducing Emissions

Hunger, diet, health

Scientific American   Vanishing Nutrients: It’s a hazard of climate change you probably haven’t heard of

The Conversation   Ocean acidification will increase the iodine content of seaweeds – and the billions of people who eat them

Yale   Climate Advice: ‘Will climate change make us sick?'

Mental Health

CBC [Canada]   Growing 'ecological grief' is the mental health cost of climate change

Huffington Post   Solastalgia Is The Specific Grief And Anxiety Caused By Climate Change

New York Magazine   Parenting the Climate Change Generation

Other human stories

CNN   One suspected driver of the migrant 'caravan': climate change

The Guardian   Deadly weather: the human cost of 2018's climate disasters – visual guide

The Guardian   'We are at war': New York's rat crisis made worse by climate change

The Guardian   Weatherwatch: stormy future could disrupt Hebridean lifeline

Wiley   Explaining differential vulnerability to climate change: A social science review

Yale   What's the best job for fighting climate change?


Politics: Will government save us?


The UN's COP24 Conference in Katowice, Poland


ABC News [Australia]   UN's COP24 climate talks reach global consensus on the rulebook to cap global warming

BBC News   Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

BBC News   Katowice: COP24 Climate change deal to bring pact to life

Carbon Brief   COP24: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Katowice

PBS Newshour   Are the goals of the Paris Accord slipping out of reach?

Reuters   Maldives tells U.N. climate talks: 'We are not prepared to die'

The Guardian   Climate change talks result in renewed pledge to cut emissions

The Guardian   UN climate talks set stage for humanity’s two most crucial years

The Washington Post   ‘1,000 little steps’: Global climate talks end in progress but fail to address the galloping pace of climate change

The Washington Post   Scientists called for ‘unprecedented’ action. But the global climate talks aren’t built for that.

The Washington Post   That was awkward — at world’s biggest climate conference, U.S. promotes fossil fuels

The Washington Post   Trump can’t actually exit the Paris deal until the day after the 2020 election. That’s a big deal.

Time   Thousands March for Action on Global Warming at United Nations Climate Talks

World Resources Institute   COP24 Climate Change Package Brings Paris Agreement to Life

National governments

Climate Home News   France and China declare joint climate commitment at G20

Eco-Business [Singapore]   Fossil fuel tax proposed to cover rising costs of wild weather

Eco-Business   Why the rise of populist nationalist leaders rewrites global climate talks

EcoWatch   In World First, Luxembourg to Make All Public Transportation Free

The Sydney Morning Herald   'Fake action': Australia's secret path to hitting Paris climate goals

Sub-national governments

Eco-Business   Major cities can fight climate change and make billions: researchers

EcoWatch   California Becomes First State to Require Solar on New Homes

Reuters   London mayor unveils plan to tackle 'climate emergency'

Carbon Taxes


BBC News   Climate change: Protecting the poor from green taxes

The Guardian   Canada passed a carbon tax that will give most Canadians more money

The Guardian   Canada spawns its own yellow vest protests – with extra rightwing populism

The Guardian   Macron’s U-turn on eco-tax rise gives green lobby fuel for thought

The Guardian   We’re back to the 1930s politics of anger and, yes, appeasement

The Washington Post   France’s protesters are part of a global backlash against climate-change taxes

Legal Action

Climate Analytics   Progress on Loss and Damage in Katowice

Eco-Business   As climate costs rocket, Vanuatu seeks allies to sue for damages

The Conversation   Climate action must now focus on the global rich and their corporations

Other politics stories

Elementa   Climate change governance in the Anthropocene: Emergence of Polycentrism in Chile

Foreign Policy   Trump Has Officially Ruined Climate Change Diplomacy for Everyone

The Guardian   China demands developed countries 'pay their debts' on climate change

The Guardian   Progressive lawmakers call for climate change revolution

The Guardian   We need a non-proliferation treaty for fossil fuels

The Washington Post   Brazil warns against sidelining poorer countries on climate

Photo Attributions

Heading: People: Photo by: Takver

Heading: Public viewpointsPhoto by: Ivy Dawned

Heading: Civil actionPhoto by: Takver

Heading: Human sufferingPhoto by: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Heading: Politics: Photo by: Falcon® Photography 

Heading: Adaptation: Photo by: U.S. Mission Uganda/Flickr

bottom of page