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  • The Guardian: World's top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target Global temperatures now expected to rise to at least 2.5C (4.5F) this century, way past internationally agreed targets with catastrophic consequences for humanity and the planet.

  • euronews.green 'Historic' European Court of Human Rights ruling backs Swiss women in climate change case.

  • EcoWatch: 'Red Alert' as Climate Records Are Broken Worldwide. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports that all major global climate records were broken in 2023 - greenhouse gas levels, near-surface temperatures, ocean heat and acidification, Antarctic sea ice cover, glacier retreat and sea level rise.

  • Guardian: February on course to break unprecedented number of heat records. Records continue to be broken as experts struggle to explain results that are actually worse than their predictions.

  • Guardian: World will look back at 2023 as year humanity exposed its inability to tackle climate crisis, scientists say. Sad news as we approach the New Year! Climate breakdown is accelerating and yet many people have not grasped that 2023 was the new climate 'normal' and much worse is on the horizon unless an urgent need for mitigation and adaptation is properly recognised.

  • The latest news from COP28 is not encouraging. For example! See the latest links.

  • COP28: World leaders must "stop dawdling and start doing" warns the UN's top climate official. Really? And now it appears that the UAE planned to use climate talks to make oil deals!!

  • 2023 on track to be the hottest year on record, say scientists. More bad news. At the summit in Paris 8 years ago, world leaders promised to stop global warming by 1.5C by the end of the century. Current policies are now set for about 2.4C! When will we ever learn?

  • CarbonBrief: "Which countries are historically responsible for climate change?" Nations cumulative CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, land use and forestry, 1850-2021: animation. See Video ->>

  • WIRED: "The UK Is Burning Climate Pledges to Fuel a Culture War - Faced with an election he is likely to lose, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is taking the unusual step of scrapping key climate policies." Disgusting short termism could backfire if more people wake up!

  • "Most people sense that we're in deep trouble with climate change, and they want to do something." Good thinking by The Climate Majority Project. There's now a groundswell of opinion that may do more than just tempt people into action. See video =>>

  • BBC News: "Europe and US heatwaves near 'impossible' without climate change": many very interesting comments as well!

  • BBC News: Bob Watson, former head of the UN climate body, believes the target to limit global warming to 1.5C will be missed. Yet another wake-up call.

  • The Guardian: "European heatwave: red alerts issued for 16 cities in Italy" Record temperatures of 49C possible. A wake-up call for much more action on Climate Change? Also, George Monbiot on how the ultra-rich find creative ways to maintain the status quo. "With our food systems on the verge of collapse, it's the plutocrats v life on Earth."

  • Capitalism won't deliver the energy transition fast enough! Remarkable admission, apparently by the Financial Times energy editor.

  • The Column: "ABC, CBS and NBC Evening News Reports on Canadian Wildfires Ignore Climate Change's Role Entirely. A snapshot of how Bad Things Just Happen with no cause and no author." We hoped that catastrophes like this would waken up some people to the connections!

  • Global warming set to break key 1.5C limit for first time. More likely than not in the next 5 years yet effective action is so slow in the face of worsening predictions.

  • Shareholder activists visit Barclays and Standard Chartered's Annual General Meetings. Great example of a peaceful yet impactful protest. See video   -->>

  • 'Climate Denial Crock of the Week' blogger, Peter Sinclair, asked AI about climate change denial, with fascinating and quite accurate results!

  • Black Mountains College offers a newly developed degree course in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Sustainable Futures: Arts, Ecology and Systems Change. Other universities please note and follow!

  • Happy New Year! Here we are as 2022 ends but can we look forward to 2023? The science may be clear and 'climate denial' is on the wane but many people have yet to accept the climate emergency for what it is - a real emergency. How can so many people from different walks of life, beliefs and levels of prosperity be persuaded to act positively and cooperatively before it's too late? iBerry doesn't have all the answers but open discussion, education and bringing 'ordinary' people together must play an important part. How can we help? - suggestions please!

  • BBC News - Biodiversity: What is a mass extinction and are we causing one? 'Five times in our planet's history, adverse conditions have extinguished most of life.'

  • The probabilities of extreme climate change leading to catastrophic outcomes for humans such as societal collapse or even extinction may or may not be small but are possibilities that should be examined in detail. A National Academy of Sciences paper does just that concluding that It's time for the scientific community to grapple with the challenge of better understanding catastrophic climate change. Evidently temperatures of more than 2 degC above preindustrial values were last sustained on Earth more than 2.6 million years ago, so who knows? We live in hope. (And since we first saw this, recent events suggest that sensible preparations for what could be the worst must not be overlooked in the short term!)

  • Following pressure by activists Barcelona students will take a mandatory climate crisis module from 2024. Why should universities wait for pressure to be applied before doing this?

  • We would like more feedback from our visitors and also more contributions. iBerry makes modest payments/donations for interesting articles/comment on any aspect of Climate Change and the environment - contact us

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  • iBerry focused first on basic science and then we realized that whereas the science is clear the real problem is people. Now we're convinced that deep and rapid societal changes are needed if sustainable living is to be achieved for human populations. Is an ecological civilization a realistic possibility? Maybe we can find out with your help - contact us.

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Mar 14 2024 - The new home page is almost ready. It's difficult achieving acceptable displays for different browsers, tablets, smartphones etc. Please see this page for the latest draft and contact us with your comments.

Feb 24 2024 - New home page and site makeover on its way. Watch this space!

Nov 26 2023 - The Portal now has 16 Rooms. Presentation is not yet uniform and further development is ongoing.

Oct 28 2023 - The Portal will provide more frequently updated links under various topic and source headings. Examples using the new presentation: Basic Science, Education , Social, Economic and Political issues Work proceeds and comments are welcome.

Oct 24 2023 - The COP page is now focusing on COP28 issues and has been updated. Comments and contributions are welcome - please contact us.

Sep 22 2023 - The way sorted links are presented is changing - for example. Comments are always welcome and acknowledged, please contact us.

Sep 5 2023 - Programming sorted links for the Portal is being completed. It's impossible to eliminate all glitches, duplicates, typos etc as the emphasis is on up-to-date info rather than a perfect presentation.

Aug 12 2023 - New Room 12 in the Portal: People and their stories.

Aug 1 2023 - New Room 11 in the Portal: Commentary, podcasts, videos etc, that may not fit in the other Rooms.

July 27 2023 - Many people, particularly non-experts, are becoming very concerned about climate change, the environment and their future. It's good to talk to others about these issues and so iBerry is considering safe ways of allowing our visitors to privately contact each other. Is anyone interested? Please contact us or email.

June 30 2023 - Keep up-to-date with COP28! Update of the hub page on COPs.

June 9 2023 - Another experiment. 'Thoughts for Tomorrow' is intended as a very brief personal account of any issue relevant to Climate Change and the Environment. It's published on iBerry's most popular page. Please Contact us if you would like to contribute.

May 26 2023 - Finding so many young activists we've had to give them a new page!

Apr 17 2023 - Updated the Events page .

Apr 1 2023 - ACTION! - Where do we go from here? This page is updated.

Mar 27 2023 - 3000-year-old solutions to modern problems. Added a very clear and well-presented TEDx video by indigenous scholar and cultural historian, Lyla June - well worth viewing!

Mar 23 2023 - Added Room 10 to the Portal on social, economic, environmental and political issues.

Mar 7 2023 - Planning a new Portal page on 'Society, Climate Change and Environment'. Unsorted Links.

Feb 22 2023 - New Room 9 in the Portal on personal ACTIONS! for sustainable living. Take your pick!

Jan 29 2023 - Why don't some people take climate change seriously? We asked ChatGPT for a contribution; impressive use of artificial intelligence!

Jan 25 2023 - Updated Room 3 in the Portal. Now has almost 50 recent links, mainly on the basic science.

Jan 6 2023 - Added more blog links to Room 1 in the Portal, relevant but not scanned.

Dec 17 2022 - Updating Room 1 in the Portal on the blogs that we scan daily. Bloggers wanting to see their blogs scanned must have an accessible RSS feed (contact).

Dec 12 2022 - Added Indigenous Rights and Fights to Room 8 in the Portal

Dec 3 2022 - Added Room 8 to the Portal, Indigenous Values and Traditions - knowledge, practices and lifestyles relevant to sustainable living and the environment.

Nov 14 2022 - Added Interactive Graphs Page. Compare temperature anomaly to historical carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide levels - see for yourself!


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Which countries are historically responsible for climate change?
Climate action by the majority - The Climate Majority Project
Stoney-faced Barclays executives confronted by dozens of singing protesters inside the hall. Even the heavies were being careful with all the cameras on them!

Speaker of the House, Lindsay Hoyle, on the Loving Earth Project and Exhibition.

UN Secretary General at the 2023 World Economic Forum, focus on climate change in today's worst perfect world storm.

'We Are Still Failing Badly': Al Gore Delivers Fiery Remarks On Climate Change Dangers