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Laurie Goering

Britain faces tough diplomatic test in leading global climate action

12 Feb 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the home of the industrial revolution that helped drive climate change, Britain has a "moral responsibility" to lead action to tackle the problem as it prepares to host U.N. climate talks this year, senior minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.

Britain faces tough diplomatic test in leading global climate action

11 Feb 2020

LONDON, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the home of the industrial revolution that helped drive climate change, Britain has a "moral responsibility" to lead action to tackle the problem as it prepares to host U.N. climate talks this year, senior minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.

Climate change could spark 'global systemic crisis', scientists warn

07 Feb 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A failure to get to grips with climate change and associated problems, from ecosystem collapse to worsening water and food shortages, is the most severe and probable threat facing humanity, more than 200 scientists have warned.

Climate change could spark 'global systemic crisis', scientists warn

07 Feb 2020

LONDON, Feb 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A failure to get to grips with climate change and associated problems, from ecosystem collapse to worsening water and food shortages, is the most severe and probable threat facing humanity, more than 200 scientists have warned.

African youth activists warn of 'great danger' from climate chaos

31 Jan 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africans are facing worsening food and water insecurity among other threats from climate and weather extremes - but few grasp how and why they are at risk, or see global warming as a top policy priority, young African activists warned on Friday.

African youth activists warn of 'great danger' from climate chaos

31 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africans are facing worsening food and water insecurity among other threats from climate and weather extremes - but few grasp how and why they are at risk, or see global warming as a top policy priority, young African activists warned on Friday.

Burned by wildfire losses, insurance industry rethinks risks

22 Jan 2020

PARIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When forest fires swept into the Canadian city of Fort McMurray four years ago, a hurried evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the loss of thousands of homes and other buildings made the $10-billion disaster the costliest in Canada's history.

ANALYSIS-Burned by wildfire losses, insurance industry rethinks risks

22 Jan 2020

PARIS, Jan 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When forest fires swept into the Canadian city of Fort McMurray four years ago, a hurried evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the loss of thousands of homes and other buildings made the $10-billion disaster the costliest in Canada's history.

Wildfire-hit countries in need of new strategies to tame burning threat

16 Jan 2020

PARIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wildfires around the world are surging in number, size, strength and destruction, driven partly by global warming, while ever more people and their homes lie in the path of danger, researchers warned on Thursday.

Wildfire-hit countries in need of new strategies to tame burning threat

16 Jan 2020

PARIS, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wildfires around the world are surging in number, size, strength and destruction, driven partly by global warming, while ever more people and their homes lie in the path of danger, researchers warned on Thursday.

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