FLOMMEN I TYSKLAND GJORT NI GANGER MER SANNSYNLIG AV GLOBAL OPPVARMING
The record-shattering rainfall that caused deadly flooding across Germany and Belgium in July was made up to nine times more likely by the climate crisis, according to research. The study also showed that human-caused global heating has made downpours in the region up to 20% heavier.
TEGN TIL AT VI BEVEGER OSS MOT ET SKREMMENDE VIPPEPUNKT
Climate scientists have detected warning signs of the collapse of the Gulf Stream, one of the planet’s main potential tipping points.
The research found “an almost complete loss of stability over the last century” of the currents that researchers call the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). The currents are already at their slowest point in at least 1,600 years, but the new analysis shows it may be nearing a shutdown.
ISEN PÅ GRØNLAND SMELTER KRAFTIG I SOMMER
Greenland’s vast ice sheet is undergoing a surge in melting, with the amount of ice vanishing in a single day this week enough to cover the whole of Florida in two inches of water, researchers have found.
RAYMOND JOHANSEN OM OSLOS VEI MOT KARBONNØYTRALITET
The city of Oslo was built on wealth generated by the North Sea, which for decades has produced billions of barrels of oil and gas. But Oslo now hopes to lead Norway’s transformation from one of the world’s largest exporters of fossil fuels to a global green pioneer.
JOHN KERRY KREVER HURTIGERE DEKARBONISERING
The world still has a chance of staving off the worst impacts of climate breakdown but only if governments step up in the next few months with stronger commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the US envoy for climate change has said.
REGNSKOGEN HOGGES NED I RASENDE FART
The rate at which the world’s forests are being destroyed increased sharply last year, with at least 42,000 sq km of tree cover lost in key tropical regions.
TA FORHOLDSREGLER MOT NYE, KRAFTIGE HETEBØLGER!
The world needs to step up preparations for extreme heat, which may be hitting faster and harder than previously forecast, a group of leading climate scientists have warned in the wake of freakishly high temperatures in Canada and the US.
TØRKE KAN BLI SOM EN PANDEMI UTEN VAKSINE
Drought is a hidden global crisis that risks becoming “the next pandemic” if countries do not take urgent action on water and land management and tackling the climate emergency, the UN has said.
KLARER EQUINOR Å OMSTILLE SEG RASKT NOK?
Equinor lanserer i dag en plan for hvordan de skal få til en raskere omstilling av selskapet. De forventer å produsere mindre olje og gass enn i dag som følge av redusert etterspørsel, samtidig som en betydelig vekst innen fornybar energi og lavkarbonløsninger vil gi raskere endring fram mot 2030 og 2035.
ELEKTRISKE HURTIGBÅTER KAN BLIR EKSPORTPRODUKT
I år vil seksti el-ferjer gå i rute langs norskekysten. No står dieselverstingen hurtigbåten for tur. – Ei stor moglegheit for norsk industri, meiner samferdsleministeren.
KLIMAVENNLIG BETONG KAN SKAPE ARBEIDSPLASSER
Ein ny type betong med aluminium kan få «evig» varigheit og lagast med opptil 80 prosent mindre Co₂-utslepp. No blir materialet tatt i bruk gjennom eit pilotprosjekt.
VI LADER FERGEN PÅ 6 – 8 MINUTTER
– Vi så hvor mye vi forurenset, og siden 2016 har selskapet tatt i bruk 38 elektriske ferger. Vi har byttet ut diesel med elektrisk kraft, og har redusert klimagassutslippene enormt mye. Nå er vi et av de mest miljøvennlige fergeselskapene i verden, sier han.
KLIMAVENNLIG BETONG – GENIAL MULIGHET ELLER BARE TULL?
Hvordan skal byggebransjen bøte på de enorme utslippene fra sementproduksjon? La betongen «spise» treavfall, er forslaget fra norsk samarbeidsprosjekt.
STAVANGERBEDRIFT MED SPISSKOMPETANSE I BATTERILADING
Teknologibedriften Beyonder får millionstøtte fra EU for å lede et europeisk forskningsprosjekt som skal gi raskere lading av elbiler, og avlaste strømnettet.
RETTSKJENNELSE: SHELL MÅ KUTTE UTSLIPP 45 % i 2030
A court in the Hague has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its global carbon emissions by 45% by the end of 2030 compared with 2019 levels, in a landmark case brought by Friends of the Earth and over 17,000 co-plaintiffs.
INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY: STOPP LETEAKTIVITET FOR Å NÅ KARBONNØYTRALITET I 2050
Exploitation and development of new oil and gas fields must stop this year and no new coal-fired power stations can be built if the world is to stay within safe limits of global heating and meet the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, the world’s leading energy organisation has said.
KLIMAENDRINGENE TRUER MATPRODUKSJONEN OM NOEN ÅRTIER
A third of global food production will be at risk by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at their current rate, new research suggests.
TYSK HØYESTERETT MED BEINHARDE KLIMAKRAV
The «eight arseholes in Karlsruhe”, otherwise known as Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court, have been perennial irritants for politicians, as this outburst from an irate minister in the 1970s suggests. Yet on April 29th, when the court’s first senate declared Germany’s climate-change law partly unconstitutional, ministers in the ruling coalition fell over themselves to hail the judges’ wisdom in rejecting an act they had passed less than 18 months earlier.
ELBILER OM NOEN ÅR BILLIGERE ENN FOSSILBILER UTEN SUBSIDIER
Electric cars and vans will be cheaper to produce than conventional, fossil fuel-powered vehicles by 2027, and tighter emissions regulations could put them in pole position to dominate all new car sales by the middle of the next decade, research has found.
ISBREENE SMELTER OG KRIGSMINNER DUKKER OPP I ALPENE
The soldiers dug the wooden barracks into a cave on the top of Mount Scorluzzo, a 3,095-metre (10,154ft) peak overlooking the Stelvio pass. For the next three-and-a-half years, the cramped, humid space was home to about 20 men from the Austro-Hungarian army as they fought against Italian troops in what became known as the White War, a battle waged across treacherous and bitterly cold Alpine terrain during the first world war.
ATEN PÅ KOKEPUNKTET
Like every Athens mayor, Kostas Bakoyannis is acutely aware of the illustrious heritage of one of the world’s oldest cities. After all, he says, it is busts of Pericles and his mistress Aspasia that adorn the entrance of the neoclassical town hall. From the windows of his cavernous office, he can glimpse the Parthenon through the jumble of concrete buildings and antennas.