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What Gaia theory can tell us about the outbreak of novel coronavirus

Automatic-control mechanisms are part of the intelligent self-regulation that occurs in nature. Thus, the outbreak of Covid-19 could very well be Gaia’s automatic reaction to restore homeostatic equilibrium

Slash emissions now or miss 1.5°C goal, UN warns

The UNEP said that global emissions need to fall by 7.6%, each year, every year until 2030 to limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C

New study reveals global plans to curb single-use plastic pollution

More than 60 countries have instituted bans on plastic use

Warning on warming

New predictions of global warming outstrip earlier worst-case scenarios, reports David Adam.

Urgent need for global green new deal, says UN

The UN called on Monday on rich nations to forge a deal that puts climate change and poverty reduction at the heart of efforts to reboot the economy.

UN on climate: It’s now or never to save the planet

Humanity is changing Earth's climate so fast and devouring resources so voraciously that it is poised to bequeath a ravaged planet to future generations, the United Nations warned on Thursday in its most comprehensive survey of the environment. The fourth <i>Global Environment Outlook</i> is compiled by 390 experts from observations, studies and data garnered over two decades.

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