Newsdesk July 14

UN Security Council considers ‘cycle of conflict and climate disaster’. Climate change is contributing to instability in many parts of the world, the UN Security Council heard in its first debate dedicated to the topic in seven years. “It is past time for us to deepen our understanding of how climate change interacts with drivers of conflict,” said Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström, chairing the meeting. Hindou Ibrahim of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change described how in her native Sahel region, drought traps farmers and herders in poverty and makes them vulnerable to recruitment by terrorist organisations – ClimateChangeNews

  • More than one million at risk as heavy rains hammer Japan – SpaceDaily
  • China and EU can lead on climate action – ClimateChangeNews
  • Pope Francis: Take climate change seriously, or Earth will be nothing but ‘rubble’- Inquisitr
  • The Netherlands contemplates the world’s toughest climate law –
  • Up to 70 dead in Quebec heatwave – CNN
  • Overseas Development Institute: Half of national climate plans neglect people in danger – Reuters
  • 73% of Americans now believe there is solid evidence of global warming – Guardian
  • Half Australia’s animal species have been wiped out in the past decade – AsiaTimes
  • Sweden on track to meet 2030 clean energy goals by the end of 2018 – GoodNewsNetwork
  • USA wildfires: more than 60 blazes are burning across the western USA and in Alaska – USAToday
  • Tesla to open Shanghai electric car factory, to build 500,000 cars a year – Guardian
  • Exxon Mobil has left ALEC following a clash over climate change policy – TheHill