Australia news updates live: bus and train drivers strike in NSW, flood warnings for parts of Queensland

Good morning, everyone! It’s Matilda Boseley here, back on the blog with you this morning. I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and are ready for another week of news. At least parliament is over for the year, so I mean, the news can’t be that bad! Right? Right! First up, if you are … Read more

The Weight of Water and the human cost of climate change

The documentary is currently being screened at the Climate Crisis Film Festival. (Instagram/Neelima Vallangi) During Neelima Vallangi’s third visit to Nepal for a travel writing-cum-photography project in 2018, she heard about glacial lake outburst floods and the impact of climate change on the Nepali people. Climate anxiety hit her hard as she read and researched … Read more

‘Utter betrayal’: civil society groups furious at Cop26 outcome – live updates

Agreement arrived at on Saturday night made progress in some important areas but poor countries say it is not nearly enough. Follow reaction here ‘Pressure for change is building’: reactions to the Glasgow climate pact Analysis: the goal of 1.5C of climate heating is alive, but only just ‘Still on the road to hell’: what … Read more

Australia live news updates: Cop26 agreement to phase down coal sends ‘clear message’ to Morrison

To our shame, Australia won the Colossal Fossil Award, provided by Climate Action Network International. The award recognises the countries who do the least to prevent dangerous climate heating and the most to promote fossil fuels (and their accompanying emissions!). It’s an eye-watering irony that our nation, still reeling from the most catastrophic bushfires we’ve … Read more

Cop26 agreement passes after India waters down coal resolution – live updates

Many countries say that although they disagree with elements of the text, they are willing to support it Third draft of Cop26 text retains key goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C Australia accused of ‘hiding’ while opposing deal needed to limit catastrophic climate breakdown What is Cop26 and why does it matter? The complete … Read more

US and China announce surprise climate agreement – video

The United States and China, the world’s two largest emitters of carbon dioxide, unveiled a deal to ramp up cooperation tackling the climate crisis. US climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua announced the framework agreement at the UN climate conference in Scotland. Both billed it as way to tip the summit toward success. ‘In … Read more

Cop26: We have to change behaviour if we’re going to cut emissions, say health chiefs – day eight live

2.12pm GMT14:12 Oliver Holmes Scientists have warned that beyond 1.5C, some of the damage to the earth’s climate will become irreversible. The CAT analysts also found a chasm between what countries have said they will do on greenhouse gas emissions and their plans in reality. If current policies and measures are taken into account, rather … Read more

Cop26: Barack Obama says islands are the canary in the coal mine – day eight live

Day eight at the Glasgow summit focuses on loss, adaptation and damage Cop26: what’s still to be resolved in the week ahead Cop26 week one in review Cop26 legitimacy questioned as groups excluded from crucial talks The fossil fuel industry has hundreds of people accredited to the key climate talks in Glasgow – giving the … Read more

Cop26 live: world ‘heading for 1.9C of heating’, climate model projects

12.55pm GMT12:55 Rayner brings up the subject of cuts to development aid, which are hampering the climate efforts of poor countries. The government has received a lot of criticism for these cuts, and representatives from developing nations have said the UK is setting a bad example to other countries as Cop26 presidents and hosts of … Read more

Biden says US ‘showed up’ at Cop26 and criticizes China and Russia no-show – live

Mike Pence met with applause on Monday night in Iowa City, when he answered a question at an event held by a conservative youth group about why he didn’t do what Donald Trump wanted and help overturn the 2020 election. Mike Pence. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP “James Madison,” Pence said, citing the fourth president, the founder … Read more