UN’s Guterres says ‘polluters must pay’, calls for tax on fossil fuels

Antonio Guterres photographed in New York last September. On Tuesday, he said fossil fuel firms and their “enablers” needed to be held to account. John Minchillo | Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images The UN secretary general said Tuesday that developed economies should impose an extra tax on the profits of fossil fuel … Read more

White House surges aid to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico on a haunting five-year anniversary

CNN — Exactly five years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, yet another catastrophic storm is testing the federal government’s capacity to mount a rapid response on an island exposed by its rudimentary infrastructure and vulnerability to climate change. The Biden White House is mobilizing a surge of assistance after Hurricane Fiona triggered lashing rains, … Read more

Pakistan floods: Experts slam ‘pittance’ in aid as they find climate crisis role

London CNN — An analysis of Pakistan’s devastating floods has found “fingerprints” of the human-made climate crisis on the disaster, which killed more than 1,500 people and destroyed so much land and infrastructure that it has plunged the South Asian nation into crisis. The analysis, published Thursday by the World Weather Attribution initiative, was unable … Read more