Articles by Gloria Dickie

Droughts, Floods, Other Water-Related Disasters Could Cost Economy $5.6T by 2050

Worsening droughts, storms and torrential rain in some of the world’s largest economies could cause $5.6 trillion in losses to the global economy by 2050, according to a report released on Monday. This year heavy rains have triggered floods that …

Alpine Glaciers Decline at Record Rates Following Heatwaves

MORTERATSCH GLACIER, Switzerland – From the way 45-year-old Swiss glaciologist Andreas Linsbauer bounds over icy crevasses, you would never guess he was carrying 10 kg of steel equipment needed to chart the decline of Switzerland’s glaciers. Normally, he heads down …

Climate Change Driving Extreme Heat and Flooding in 2022: Report

Extreme weather events – from scorching heatwaves to unusually heavy downpours – have caused widespread upheaval across the globe this year, with thousands of people killed and millions more displaced. In the last three months, monsoon rains unleashed disastrous flooding …

Report Casts Doubt on Net-Zero Emissions Pledges by Big Global Companies

Corporate plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions fall short of what is needed to combat climate change, with “major credibility gaps” found among the world’s largest companies, according to a new stocktake of net-zero efforts in the public and private …

Net-Zero Emissions Pledges by Big Global Companies Have ‘Credibility Gaps’: Report

Corporate plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions fall short of what is needed to combat climate change, with “major credibility gaps” found among the world’s largest companies, according to a new stocktake of net-zero efforts in the public and private …

Report Casts Doubt on Net-Zero Emissions Pledges by Big Global Companies

Corporate plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions fall short of what is needed to combat climate change, with “major credibility gaps” found among the world’s largest companies, according to a new stocktake of net-zero efforts in the public and private …

Investors, Including Allianz and Swiss Re, Urge U.N. to Create Plan for Farm Emissions

Investors managing $14 trillion have urged the United Nations to create a global plan to make the agriculture sector sustainable and curb one of the biggest sources of climate-damaging emissions, a letter seen by Reuters showed. Food production accounts for …

Environmental Groups Sue TotalEnergies Over Climate Marketing Claims

A group of environmental organizations has filed a lawsuit in France against the country’s largest energy company TotalEnergies, accusing it of misleading consumers about its efforts to fight climate change. The claim, which has been served on TotalEnergies and was …

‘Delay Means Death’ – UN Report Warns Window for Climate Action Is Rapidly Closing

Climate change is already disrupting billions of lives and humanity is not doing enough to limit the suffering, the United Nations climate science panel warned in a major report on Monday. Noting that nearly half the world’s population was already …

Extreme Wildfires Expected to Increase 30% by 2050

Indonesia’s peatlands, California’s forests, and, now, vast swathes of Argentine wetland have all been ravaged by extreme wildfires, heralding a fiery future and the dire need to prevent it. With climate change triggering droughts and farmers clearing forests, the number …