The loss of a billion trees to drought in the Brazilian forest, and continuing deforestation now creating more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than the forests can store. Arctic permafrost melts to release fossilised methane, which drives more warming. In Scotland we have experienced floods without precedent in 200 years and now an unusually hot July.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today launched its sixth assessment report (AR6) on the current state of the climate, including how it is changing and the role of human influence.
Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI) on 1 July, where they met with University of Edinburgh staff, students and researchers engaged in pioneering work to combat climate change.
Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) was part of a special showcase of research and development being undertaken within the University as part of wider climate action. The former Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation has been renamed in recognition of its renewed vision to help secure a resilient, just and climate neutral future.
The CCSA has today published an economic analysis of carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) in the UK, which suggests an ambitious delivery of the climate technology could create 10,000 new jobs by the mid-2020s while protecting key industries, such as iron, steel, cement, chemicals and refining.
The Committee on Climate Change, advisers to the UK Government on climate action, has today published an update on the UK’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.