The phenomenon known as El Niño, which combined with human-caused warming to supercharge global temperature in 2015/16 and brought chaotic weather worldwide, is officially on its way out. But stepping quickly into El Niño’s shoes is its cooler counterpart, La Niña.
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To solve land shortages, many Asian countries have encouraged "eco-burials" that involve the cremation process. But considering the environmental effects of cremation, the benefits may be short-term at best.
The Paris Agreement's target to cap global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius sounds good on paper, but implementation is difficult. Focusing on reducing emissions to zero would ensure greater accountability, says German Institute for International and Security Affairs' Oliver Geden.
To keep pace with global emission reductions targets, companies need to set science-based targets that reflect the specific carbon reduction plans for countries in which they operate, says Trucost account manager Brian Werner.