Greenhouse gas concentration reached a new record in 2019 and continues to rise | NOW

The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2019 and, despite the corona crisis, continued to rise in 2020, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports Monday. Many scientists had expected a big drop in greenhouse gas emissions this year, as airplanes are largely grounded and people are massively working from […]

Flemish Minister of Energy and the Environment Zuhal Demir (N-VA): “M …

She is tired of being told how badly Flanders is doing in terms of the environment and climate. Yes, it must be much better, but it is also simply much more difficult for Flanders than for a green region such as Wallonia. Soon N-VA’ster Zuhal Demir will have to sit down with three green ministers […]

Red Cross: Four in five natural disasters related to climate crisis | NOW

The number of climate-related natural disasters in the world is increasing. Currently, four out of five natural disasters are related to climate change. That’s an increase of 35 percent compared to the 1990s. In 2020, the counter will stand at 132 so far. This is the conclusion of the Red Cross in the World Disasters […]

Carbon tax from Minister Khattabi immediately creates division …

Climate Minister Zakia Khattabi (Ecolo) is immediately in the eye of the storm. In her policy letter, she hints at a carbon tax, an additional tax on polluting fuels, and the opposition parties immediately jump on it. Even within the own majority, she gets the wind from the front. Open VLD chairman Egbert Lachaert whistled […]

Biden has big climate plans: how much can he deliver? | NOW

US President-elect Joe Biden lists climate change as one of his top four priorities. He can easily fulfill a number of promises. But the real work requires support from the Senate, and that is still very uncertain. He will also be busy redressing more than 100 environmental laws that were lifted or watered down under […]

‘Election profit Biden good news for Paris climate agreement’ | NOW

The United States has officially left the Paris climate agreement since last week. But with Joe Biden’s win in the last election, that seems only temporary. He wants to return to the Paris Agreement with the US as soon as possible and has an ambitious climate agenda. Is this possible just like that and what […]

The time capsule that left the North Pole far too quickly

It should have been floating at sea for years, but a time capsule that predicts the melting of the ice sheets was soon found. For a moment they feared that the tube was a bomb. But there was an inscription on the thing Sophie Curran and Conor McClory found at Bloody Foreland, a surfing beach […]