How a hot blob off New Zealand is contributing to drought in South America | Environment

[ad_1] A vast patch of warming water off the coast of New Zealand – referred to as a “warming blob” – has contributed to a decade long drought affecting parts of South America, according to scientists. Researchers based in New Zealand and Chile have examined the rapidly warming hot blob which rose to prominence in … Read more

The ‘queen of vegan cheese’ wants to change the dairy industry | Veganism

[ad_1] Miyoko Schinner calls herself “the queen of vegan cheese”. The chef, activist and author wrote the 2012 book Artisan Vegan Cheese, which taught readers how to make cheeses from nut milk. Two years later she launched Miyoko’s Creamery. Based in Sonoma, California, the company makes vegan cheese and butter products sold in thousands of … Read more

A Scottish Green-SNP alliance could transform the country, and the climate | Caroline Lucas

[ad_1] No one gets into politics to be in opposition for ever, especially people in a hurry. And the Greens have every reason to hurry. We believe other parties have neither the ideas nor the resolve to handle the interlocking crises we face. Crucially, we understand that – as the environmentalist Bill McKibben once said … Read more

Australia is ‘more and more isolated’ on climate, former EU trade commissioner says | Climate change

[ad_1] The former European Union trade commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, has warned Australia is becoming “more and more isolated” on climate action at a time when floods, fires, droughts, and the latest assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows global heating “is created by humanity”. Malmström told a webinar hosted by the progressive … Read more

Is democracy getting in the way of saving the planet? | Kate Aronoff

[ad_1] What the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report confirmed this month is that the stable climate many of us grew up with is gone and has been replaced by a fundamentally unstable one. Sea levels will almost certainly rise and storms will get more intense. Amid a drumbeat of depressing news and decades of … Read more

Millions of electric car batteries will retire in the next decade. What happens to them? | Environment

[ad_1] A tsunami of electric vehicles is expected in rich countries, as car companies and governments pledge to ramp up their numbers – there are predicted be 145m on the roads by 2030. But while electric vehicles can play an important role in reducing emissions, they also contain a potential environmental timebomb: their batteries. By … Read more

We should blame men for the climate crisis | Letters

[ad_1] Arwa Mahdawi claims that men are not responsible for climate change (Don’t blame men for the climate crisis – we should point the finger at corporations, 27 July). This lets men off the hook a little too lightly. Not only are they the instigators of the ruinous Industrial Revolution, which led to the vast … Read more

Don’t tar all men with the climate crisis brush | Letters

[ad_1] With reference to Lucy Ellmann’s starkly eloquent letter (We should blame men for the climate crisis, 29 July), I have spent 30 years teaching secondary geography pupils that we don’t use the term “manmade” any more – it’s gender-biased. We should use “anthropogenic” instead. It also makes you sound cleverer. I’m not sure that … Read more