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    Climate change urgency grows

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Climate change is global in nature but it is having an especially severe impact on Asia. Chennai, one of India's largest cities, has run out of water as the summer heat intensifies. With monsoon rains below average, four lakes in the city of 4.7 million have dried up. Residents don't have enough water to drink, bathe or wash clothes, malls have closed their washrooms and restaurants are not open for customers.

  • OPINION

    Bad sign from climate change sceptic Trump

    News, Wasant Techawongtham, Published on 25/11/2016

    » So Donald Trump, the soon-to-be American president, is backtracking on his position about climate change.

  • OPINION

    Reckless development sows seeds of disaster

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 09/08/2018

    » As monsoon rains have struck the Mekong region recently, some countries have been hit hard by flooding. These disasters reflect the fact that the region's development projects have not fully recognised climate change impacts and so lack plans to deal with them.

  • OPINION

    Airlines battle polluter stigma

    News, Published on 06/06/2019

    » In Lorna Greenwood's London home, there is a shelf lined with travel guides. But the 32-year-old mother and former government employment lawyer has given up flying.

  • OPINION

    Rallies are about seeking equality

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/12/2018

    » The "yellow vests" protest phenomenon which gripped France over the past few weeks may make some policymakers engaged in a fight against global warming think about a policy U-turn. It should not be so.

  • OPINION

    A realistic vision for resolving the climate crisis

    Oped, Published on 07/11/2018

    » According to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world's main scientific authority on global warming, keeping global temperatures from rising more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels is a feasible goal. The IPCC's stance represents a move in the direction of the kind of "radical realism" that many civil-society actors have long advocated.

  • OPINION

    False report undermines Mekong cooperation

    News, Published on 12/07/2019

    » The recent media report on the Mekong River which contained false accusations against China ignores the joint efforts made by China, Thailand and other relevant parties to promote cooperation on Mekong water resources for the benefit of the people in the region. These accusations mislead the readers and undermine the good atmosphere of sub-regional cooperation.

  • OPINION

    Converging to save the planet with 'nature for all'

    News, Aban Marker Kabraji, Published on 01/09/2016

    » The world is slipping away -- 3C at a time. It is clear climate change is occurring. To tackle it, world leaders and scientists have agreed that we need to limit the global average temperature rise to 2C over the next century. Yet, the planet remains on a trajectory to experience an increase of 3C.

  • OPINION

    Europe struggles over Trump plan

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 07/08/2017

    » 'We have to understand, that we Europeans must fight for our own future and destiny," said Angela Merkel. This was the German chancellor speaking to a crowd of supporters in May, after a testy few days of a G7 summit that included reports in German news media that Donald Trump had called her country "very bad" for selling so many cars to the United States -- and which saw the US president emerge as the only G7 dissenter on combating climate change.

  • OPINION

    Pope Francis puts the 'Dirty War' rumours to rest

    News, Published on 06/05/2015

    » Pope Francis continues to surprise. He recently slammed wage inequality between men and women as "a pure scandal", called climate change man's "slap in the face of nature" and beckoned the homeless to tour the Sistine Chapel.

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