Climate crisis

Europe is dangerously hooked on air travel 

Saturday 18 January 2020 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Europeans may see themselves as climate champions, but they just keep flying more and more. The number of passengers has risen by 20 per cent in the last 5 years, and carbon emissions have exploded. It is not just a matter of offsetting them – they must be cut. 


Socio-economic consequences of climate change (World Bank)

Wednesday 11 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The World Bank focuses on the social and economic consequences of climate change: poverty, climate migrants, and premature deaths can be expected to increase.


The state of the world's climate (WMO)

Tuesday 10 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The World Meteorological Organization published a report on the state of the climate for the 2015-2019 period, providing a unified picture of the state of the planet.


It has become increasingly hot in Slovenia 

Monday 24 September 2018 | Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto

An exclusive analysis of the EDJNet journalists, whose members we, Pod črto, are, reveals how fast the European cities are warming.


Coal is undermining Europe 

Tuesday 21 January 2020 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

As the EU wants to get ambitious on climate change, it will have to act fast and decisevely on coal – which is the source of 28 per cent of CO2 emissions. About 600 coal-fired power plants are still in operation in the EU, especially in Germany and Poland.


EU agency: 'Europe will not meet 2030 climate goals' 

Friday 06 December 2019 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
| EUobserver

The latest report by the European Environment Agency predicts that Europe will not achieve its 2030 climate and energy targets "without urgent action during the next 10 years".


Climate action at the centre of crucial EU summit 

Thursday 12 December 2019 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
| EUobserver

Novelties are in the air for this week's European Council: Charles Michel will preside it for the first time, the gender balance will slightly improve, and it will probably be the last Council in which the UK takes part. Some novelties are expected also in terms of policy proposals.


The carbon footprint of European ships 

Monday 09 December 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

The first of its kind, a new study quantifies the volume of European shipping companies’ greenhouse gas emissions. Despite being among the most polluting companies, European fleets are under no obligation to reduce their emissions. 


Changes in glacier elevation and mass since 1850

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The evolution of the mass or elevation of glaciers is a natural and reliable indicator of climate change. Changes that have a direct impact on sea level.


Global sea level from 1993 to today

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Thanks to a large number of reference satellites, it is now possible to measure long-term sea level changes.