World faces disastrous 2.7C temperature rise on current climate plans, UN warns

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The world is squandering the opportunity to “build back better” from the Covid-19 pandemic and faces disastrous temperature rises of at least 2.7C if...

Fearful of losing their homelands, islands are taking Australia to court over climate

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“This island is me, and I am this island,” Wadhuam Pabai. Pabai says of the homeland he’s known all his life. “I can’t imagine being forced...

‘No time to lose’ curbing greenhouse gases: WMO

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Last year, heat-trapping greenhouse gases reached a new record, surging above the planet's 2011-2020 average, and has continued in 2021, according to a new...

COP26: Commit to Action, Not Words

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By Sivendra Michael As leaders prepare for the 26th Climate Change Conference in Glasgow next week, tensions mount up on the inadequate representation of Pacific...

No Vanuatu Government delegates traveling to COP26

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The Vanuatu Government will not be sending delegates to this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) starting soon in Scotland, due to COVID-19. The National...

Former PMs apologise to Pacific leaders for Australia’s apathy on climate crisis

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Former Australian prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, and former foreign affairs minister Bob Carr, have accused the Morrison government of “cynical indifference”...

Pacific Island climate groups demand world leaders halt support for fossil fuel

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Pacific Island climate action groups have demanded countries including Australia end support for the fossil fuel industry during the COP26 Climate Change Summit in...

Pacific likely to experience double-dip La Niña episode

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The Pacific is likely to experience a rare occurrence of what is called a double dip La Niña in the coming months, Climate models...

Nine to twelve tropical cyclones predicted for 2021/2022 cyclone season

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The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has predicted that between nine to twelve tropical cyclones could impact the the Pacific region...

Glasgow showdown: Pacific Islands demand global leaders bring action, not excuses, to UN summit

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By Wesley Morgan, Researcher, Climate Council, and Research Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University The Pacific Islands are at the frontline of climate change....

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