Severe flooding in China’s north has displaced almost 2 million people following a week of torrential rain
Damage has been reported in around 70 districts, with reports of mudslides and collapsing houses.
Meanwhile, authorities say heavy rainfall is making rescue efforts difficult.
120-thousand people have been transferred and resettled and 17-thousand homes have collapsed.
Local media also says four police officers died as a result of a landslide in the region.
This all follows extreme rains in the Henan province just three months ago which claimed 300 lives.
When will Australia’s PM commit to net-zero?
COP-26 climate summit is just days away, but Australia’s PM Scott Morrison is yet to cement the nation’s net-zero targets
A decision expected by the week’s end
Morrison says there are still a lot of things to work through and the impacts of the world’s response to climate change will inevitably have an impact on regional and rural Australians.
Morrison promises residents can trust his government to “do the right thing” and do what it needs to do to achieve the desired climate change response whilst also protecting jobs and people’s livelihoods.
The PM is committed to embracing new technologies to move towards a more sustainable economy, keeping industries forging ahead.
We spoke to Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young earlier today and asked what she expects the federal government’s net-zero plan will be.
Meanwhile, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the world is in a climate catastrophe and we need to act.
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As the global climate conversation heats up, leader’s prepare to convene in a month of historical talks
On Ticker News this week, Holly Stearnes and Scott Hamilton spoke with the Chief Executive of the Smart Energy Council, John Grimes. We delve into the Global Race To Zero Summit on 20-21 October.
The virtual summit will host thirty climate action leaders from around the world, giving all global perspectives.
Climate change conversation
Global warming and climate change has been an ongoing conversation for world leaders for decades. However, it’s not until now that the conversation has reached a boiling point.
The climate scientists have said there is no more time, no more political debates, serious action needs to be taken now.
In Australia, Former Prime Minister John Howard committed Australia to put a trading emissions trading scheme.
‘Stabilising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases will be difficult, but not impossible. We do not have to sacrifice our economic prosperity to tackle the problem.”
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard
“I will also be announcing a ‘cap and trade emissions trading system that will help Australia substantially lower our domestic greenhouse gas emissions at the lowest cost.”
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard
“Sadly, Australia and leaders around the world failed to heed these warnings. Global greenhouse emissions have continued to sky-rocket and we are now experiencing the existential threat of dangerous climate change.”
– Scott Hamilton, Ticker CLIMATE
However, as long as the climate debate has continued, there are always two sides to the argument. The things that are most damaging to our planet, also financially and economically support thousands of people and livelihoods.
As the COP-26 climate event approaches at a rapid pace, Australian lawmakers are struggling to reach an agreement over net-zero targets. The Nationals have continued to withhold their support for a net-zero plan.
As the world transitions away from coal, Australia seems reluctant to consider a future without it. Country coal towns and the Australian economy rely heavily on the coal industry. However, it is crucial that Australia now paves its way in a new direction.
The coal industry gives thousands of Australians jobs, but when the rest of the world moves away from coal, Australia’s exporting opportunities will no longer be there.
That’s why it’s essential to create a plan, so people are not left in dead-end industries and we’re in line with the rest of the world in tackling climate change.
John Grimes is the Chief Executive of the Smart Energy Council, the independent, not-for-profit body for the Australian smart energy industry thinks the Morrison will be dragged “kicking and screaming” to committing to net-zero target by 2050 at the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow.
“That’s [net-zero by 2050] is the bare minimum.”
– John Grimes, CEO, Smart Energy Council
Global Race To Zero Summit
This will be one of the biggest virtual climate events in 2021.
The Summit will explore the opportunities that emerge from taking action on climate change and provide a clear pathway forward for governments, citizens, and companies.
Taking place just 10 days before the G20 meeting in Rome, on 30-31 of October, and in the lead up to the critical COP26 meeting in Glasgow from 31 October–12 November, this event will be instrumental in influencing ambitious global action.
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Register here for free: https://t.co/3X4J0UdMag
We need an industrial revolution in magnitude and speed to deliver 40 terawatts of solar power capacity by 2050.
Discover how on October 21, when 5B CEO Chris McGrath presents at the Global Race to Zero Summit.
— 5B (@5B_Tech) October 15, 2021
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— LONGi Solar (@longi_solar) October 15, 2021
Sport is being threatened by the same environmental problems we’re all facing.
Our sports panel, taking place on day 2 of the Global Race to Zero Summit, will be an enlightening discussion with some great personalities – Register here: https://t.co/Gxiu9JCMj5#RacetoZeroSummit pic.twitter.com/qzvr8apVpW
— SmartEnergyCouncil (@SmartEnergyCncl) October 18, 2021
Watch the full episode here: https://tickeroriginals.co/2021/10/18/the-race-to-zero/
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend first Earthshot Prize awards
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were among a number of high-profile individuals who attended the very first Earth shot Prize awards ceremony
Started by Prince William, the idea behind the event is to celebrate those who are trying to save the planet from global warming.
There will be five winners in total, with each person receiving a grant of 1-million-pounds.
Other stars including Emma Watson, Emma Thompson and Mo Salah are handing out awards.
Meanwhile, celebrities were asked to refrain from flying from the event, and guests were asked to “consider the environment” when choosing an outfit.
The Earthshot prize is a nod to the “Moonshot” ambition of America, whereby John F Kennedy wanted to send a man to the moon within a decade.
Climate activist, Sir David Attenborough is also a council member for Earthshot and gave his remarks
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