Climate news 2019

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December[edit | edit source]


Dec 20 Netherlands: Dutch supreme court upholds landmark ruling demanding climate action [1]

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Dec 13 Australia news: Australia's bushfires have emitted 250m tonnes of CO2, almost half of country's annual emissions [2]


Dec 4 Climate change to steer all New Zealand government decisions from now on [3]

November[edit | edit source]

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Nov 29 Australia news: Climate change strike: thousands of school students protest over bushfires [4]

Nov 26 Climate change: 'Bleak' outlook as carbon emissions gap grows [5]

Nov 25 Climate change: Greenhouse gas concentrations again break records [6]

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Nov 21 Oxford Dictionaries declares 'climate emergency' the word of 2019 [7]

Nov 20 Fossil fuel production on track for double the safe climate limit [8]


Nov 16 Ireland: Climate change: Irish Youth Assembly demands action [9]

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Nov 13 Italy: Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor [10]

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Nov 8 Australia news: Australia bushfires: 'Unprecedented' fires turn skies orange [11]


Nov 7 Ardern says New Zealand on 'right side of history' as MPs pass zero-carbon bill [12]

Nov 5 Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists [13]


Nov 2 UK Climate news: Thousands invited to join citizens' assembly [14]

Nov 2 Parliamentary Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change – A first step, but a devastating missed opportunity, Extinction Rebellion [15]

October[edit | edit source]


Oct 23 Brazil: Amazon rainforest 'close to irreversible tipping point' [16]

September[edit | edit source]

Sep 22 Climate change: Impacts 'accelerating' as leaders gather for UN talks [17]

August[edit | edit source]


Aug 22 UK Climate news: Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs [18]

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Aug 20 How Copenhagen plans to reach carbon-neutral status in just six years [19]


Aug 13 London news: Uni bans burgers: No more beef to be sold on campus as students combat global warming [20]

Aug 1 Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash 'could pay for green transition' [21]

July[edit | edit source]

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Jul 29 Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change [22]


Jul 26 UK Climate news: Climate more pressing than Brexit, say 71% of Britons [23]

June[edit | edit source]

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Jun 11 Italy becomes first country to require climate change studies in schools [24]


Jun 11 UK Climate news: Theresa May commits to net zero UK carbon emissions by 2050 [25]

May[edit | edit source]


May 13 UK Climate news: Thousands of parents take to the streets to demand action on climate change [26]

May 1 UK Parliament Declares Environment and Climate Emergency, Claire Mitchell [27]

April[edit | edit source]

Apr 3 Parents around the world mobilise behind youth climate strikes [28]

March[edit | edit source]


Mar 4 UK Climate news: UK’s CO2 emissions fell for record sixth consecutive year in 2018 [29]

February[edit | edit source]


Feb 15 Climate strike: UK school pupils take part in call for urgent action [30]

Feb 8 UK pupils to join global strike over climate change crisis [31]

January[edit | edit source]


Jan 12 Ireland: Government still not tackling climate change? So sue them [32]


Jan 10 UK Climate news: Britain has shifted 30% of its electricity away from fossil fuels in just nine years [33]

Climate change: 'Right to repair' gathers force, Jan 9 [34]

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Comment[edit | edit source]

Dec 20 2019 has been a year of climate disaster. Yet still our leaders procrastinate, Geoff Goldrick [35]

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Nov 11 Australia news: Is climate change to blame for Australia's bushfires? [36]


Oct 21 UK Climate news: To fight climate change, science must be mobilised like it was in World War II [37]

Oct 3 What does Greta Thunberg's call for equity mean? [38]

Sep 23 If world leaders choose to fail us, my generation will never forgive them, Greta Thunberg [39]

Sep 19 For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth, George Monbiot [40]


Sep 16 UK Climate news: Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist says [41]

Sep 3 How much destruction is needed for us to take climate change seriously? [42]

Aug 27 Embracing climate activism [43]


July 14 UK Climate news: Corbyn calls for UK to stop passing the buck on climate change to poorer countries [44]

Jul 4 Enough of the climate nightmare. It’s time to paint the dream, Ed Miliband [45]


May 22 UK Climate news: Much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis [46]

Mar 18 Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it? Phil McDuff [47]

Feb 13 How teenage girls defied skeptics to build a new climate movement [48]

Feb 6 The children skipping school aren't ruining the planet – you are, Srećko Horvat [49]

See also[edit | edit source]