Alaska’s melting glaciers force people from their homes as sea rises - BBC News

Alaska’s melting glaciers force people from their homes as sea rises – BBC News

The impact of climate change is already very real for villagers on an island in northern Alaska. They’re being forced out of their homes because of rising sea levels. Alaska is home to rapidly retreating glaciers where the rate of…

Climate summit “is a failure” says Greta Thunberg - BBC News

Climate summit “is a failure” says Greta Thunberg – BBC News

The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has accused world leaders of deliberately postponing much needed drastic action against global warming. She said they were fighting instead to preserve the status quo. Addressing thousands of young people at a rally in…

Why rich countries are so dependent on migrant workers | CNBC Explains

Why rich countries are so dependent on migrant workers | CNBC Explains

The International Labour Organisation estimates that there are 169 million international migrant workers in the world, making up almost 5% of the global workforce. The majority work in, and are integral to the fast development of high-income countries, but at…

China’s struggle to cut carbon emissions without curbing rapid economic growth - BBC News

China’s struggle to cut carbon emissions without curbing rapid economic growth – BBC News

As the latest global climate change summit approaches, China is facing a huge challenge in keeping its pledges to cut carbon emissions, while sustaining its extraordinary rate of economic development. The country is undergoing a construction boom as it builds…

Australia resists net zero carbon target ahead of Glasgow climate summit - BBC News

Australia resists net zero carbon target ahead of Glasgow climate summit – BBC News

Many nations have stepped up their commitments to cut carbon emissions, to slow global warming ahead of the latest UN climate summit in the UK      However Australia, one of the world’s biggest coal producers, is accused of dragging its…

96-year-old woman accused of Nazi war crimes is caught after fleeing trial - BBC News

96-year-old woman accused of Nazi war crimes is caught after fleeing trial – BBC News

A 96 year old woman who was a secretary at at Nazi concentration camp is in custody in Germany. She was arrested after going on the run from her care home, to avoid charges of complicity in the murder of…

Climate Change challenges:  India's need for coal

Climate Change challenges: India’s need for coal

Countries around the world are being told they must agree to phase out the use of coal power, to prevent catastrophic global warming. Ahead of the latest climate change summit in the UK, nations have been negotiating a timetable to…

Former White House correspondent aboard Air Force One on 9/11 reflects on journey 20 years later

Former White House correspondent aboard Air Force One on 9/11 reflects on journey 20 years later

Former President George W. Bush spent nine hours in the sky aboard Air Force One on 9/11 over fears it was unsafe to return to the White House. Ann Compton, a former White House correspondent for ABC News, was one…

Glasgow climate change summit faces huge challenges - BBC News

Glasgow climate change summit faces huge challenges – BBC News

Key global climate talks will be be hosted by the UK in Glasgow in November 2021. Campaigners for action on global warming say the summit will need to agree tough and radical reductions in carbon emissions if they are to…

Taliban celebrate “moment of victory” after last foreign forces leave Afghanistan - BBC News

Taliban celebrate “moment of victory” after last foreign forces leave Afghanistan – BBC News

The Taliban have been making the most of their first day in full control of Afghanistan – an “enjoyable moment of victory” according to their leaders. Taliban fighters have been keen to show off some of the equipment and weapons…