UN Flags 127 Major Climate-Warming Methane Plumes This Year

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) – A United Nations-led effort to use space satellites to detect methane leaks from fossil fuel infrastructure has alerted governments to 127 major methane plumes across four continents since its launch at the start of this year. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, with 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide … Read more

Ethereum Blockchain Produced Equivalent of Honduras’ Annual Emissions Before Upgrade

[ad_1] LONDON(Reuters) – The Ethereum blockchain’s historical greenhouse gas emissions before a major software upgrade last year were equivalent to the yearly emissions of Honduras, a University of Cambridge study showed on Friday. Blockchains – the digital ledgers that underpin cryptocurrencies – typically consume large amounts of energy as they produce coins and process transactions, … Read more

COP28 Spotlights Global Warnings About the Pain of Climate Change

[ad_1] By Valerie Volcovici and William James DUBAI (Reuters) – Leaders from across the world are poised to address the U.N. climate conference on Friday, with many expected to speak about the hardship of climate impacts unfolding in their countries. In the day’s opening address, Britain’s King Charles is expected to warn that repeated signs … Read more

Britain’s Sunak Tries to Reclaim Climate Narrative With $2 Billion Pledge

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will pledge 1.6 billion pounds ($2 billion) in funding at the U.N. climate summit on Friday, an attempt to bolster his green credentials after watering down Britain’s measures to reach net zero targets. Sunak, in Dubai for COP28 leaders’ day, will try to restore Britain’s reputation as … Read more

Britain’s King Charles to Push for Global Action on Climate in COP28 Speech

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) – Britain’s King Charles will give an opening address to the U.N. COP28 climate summit on Friday where he is expected to tell world leaders that the repeated warning signs of the impact of climate change are being disregarded, with devastating consequences. In his first major speech on climate change since he … Read more

Israel’s President Visits UAE, Asks for Help to Free Hostages

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) – Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Thursday asked United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to use his “political weight” to help free all of the Israeli hostages held by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza. Herzog made the request during a meeting with Sheikh Mohamed in Dubai, … Read more

Britain’s King Charles in UAE to Urge Action on Climate at COP28

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) – Britain’s King Charles began a visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, during which he will advocate for greater global action and accountability on climate change at the COP28 summit. The king, who arrived in the Gulf state overnight, is due to give an address on Friday at the U.N. … Read more

Pope Says He Has Acute, Infectious Bronchitis

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Thursday said he was suffering from a highly infectious and acute form of bronchitis that has prevented him from making the trip to Dubai this weekend for the COP28 climate summit. Francis, who turns 87 in December, has had a number of health problems in recent years … Read more

COP28 Summit Opens With Hopes for Early Deal on Climate Damage Fund

[ad_1] By Kate Abnett, Katy Daigle and Valerie Volcovici BRUSSELS/DUBAI (Reuters) – Countries at the U.N.’s COP28 climate summit opening on Thursday hope to clinch an early deal on a new fund to pay for climate-caused damage, aiming to muster some political goodwill before talks turn to divisive topics including the future of fossil fuels. … Read more

Pope Says He Is ‘Still Not Well’ in First Appearance Since Cancelling Dubai Trip

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis sounded wheezy and limited his speaking at a public event on Wednesday, a day after he cancelled a trip to the COP28 climate summit in Dubai because of health issues. “Dear brothers and sisters good morning and welcome,” the 86-year-old pontiff said at his weekly audience, held indoors … Read more