Nearly every single Costa Rican surveyed by the United Nations Development Program said they agreed the climate is changing, and more than 90 percent said that humans are at least partially responsible. The survey results released Monday also showed that Costa Ricans would be willing to pay more to reduce their impact on the planet.
U.S. President Barack Obama will pledge $3 billion to a United Nations climate-change fund that's intended to help poor nations boost renewable energy and counter the ill effects of global warming. The pledge would make the United States the largest donor to the newly established fund, which is a linchpin of efforts to secure an accord within the U.N. to combat global warming.
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís doubled down on his country's pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2021 during an address at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York, on Tuesday morning. There, the president called on wealthier nations to do more to facilitate climate adaptation and mitigation efforts in middle and low-income nations.
China surpassed the European Union in levels of pollution per capita for the first time last year, propelling to a record the worldwide greenhouse gas emissions that are blamed for climate change.
For 140 years, the Rockefellers were the oil industry's first family, scions of a business empire that spawned companies called Exxon, Mobil, Amoco and Chevron. So it was no trivial matter when a group of Rockefeller heirs decided recently to begin severing financial ties to fossil fuels.
A small group of demonstrators, mostly from the United States, gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy in San José on Sunday afternoon to join a global rally to promote action on climate change. See our video report and photo gallery of the event here.
NEW YORK – Celebrities, political leaders, environmentalists, professionals and everyday citizens rallied in New York and across the globe Sunday demanding urgent action on climate change, with organizers saying 600,000 turned out globally for the event.
This Sunday, people in 2,500 cities in 100 countries will march for action on climate change. Costa Ricans will join the “People’s Climate March,” as it’s being billed, with their own protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in San José. The event takes place ahead of the U.N. Climate Summit 2014 in New York.
LONDON — Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there's faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions that cause climate change, according to a leaked draft United Nations report.