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HCM City among nine global cities to disappear due to global warming

Educational geography website World Atlas has named Ho Chi Minh City among nine cities which could be underwater by 2030 due to the continued impact of global warming, including intensifying disasters.

Vietnam forecast to face historic heat waves in 2020

Vietnam is forecast to suffer the highest temperatures ever recorded in 2020, according to the latest report by the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration.

Thousands of schools in Malaysia, Indonesia close due to smog

Thousands of schools in Malaysia and Indonesia were forced to close on September 19 as air quality has reached unhealthy level due to haze from forest fires.

Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

 The US experienced a record year of losses from fires, hurricanes and other weather related disasters in 2017, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa).

Mekong farming lags behind: experts

VietNamNet Bridge – A lack of cutting-edge technologies, unrealistic policies, and a failure to take advantage of local expertise and knowledge are constraining agricultural development in the country, 

EPA chief unconvinced on CO2 link to global warming

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency said he is not convinced that carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate change and said he wants Congress to weigh in on whether CO2 is a harmful pollutant

Warming may disrupt four-fifths of world's oceans by 2050: study

 Global warming will disrupt four-fifths of the world's oceans by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising, threatening fish that are the main source of food for a billion people,

World heat shatters records in 2016 in new sign of global warming

Last year was the hottest on record by a wide margin, with temperatures creeping close to a ceiling set by almost 200 nations for limiting global warming, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Thursday. 

Business calls for Trump, world leaders to support Paris climate pact

 More than 360 businesses and investors called on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and world leaders on Wednesday to continue to support agreed curbs on global warming and to speed up efforts to move to a low-carbon economy.

Thaw could release Cold War-era U.S. toxic waste buried under Greenland's ice

 Global warming could release radioactive waste stored in an abandoned Cold War-era U.S. military camp deep under Greenland's ice caps if a thaw continues to spread in coming decades,

Antarctic seas defy global warming thanks to chill from the deep

 A persistent chill in the ocean off Antarctica that defies the global warming blamed for melting Arctic ice at the other end of the planet is caused by cold waters welling up from the depths after hundreds of years,

With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

 World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.

Negotiators grab head start on monumental climate challenge

 Senior negotiators from almost 200 nations on Sunday began thrashing out a new global deal to curb climate change as the president of China, the world's biggest polluter, landed in Paris.

Climate change may be alarming

Nguyen Van Tue, head of the Hydrometeorology and Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, spoke with Ha Noi Moi newspaper about the effects of climate change in Viet Nam.

Australian scientists reveal "unprecedented" sea level rise over past 150 years

 Australian scientists have made the alarming discovery that sea levels have risen more in the past century than at any other comparable period in the past 6,000 years.

UN climate summit: China pledges emissions action

 China has pledged for the first time to take firm action on climate change, telling a UN summit that its emissions, the world's highest, would soon peak.

Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984

 A surge in atmospheric CO2 saw levels of greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures.

Climate impacts 'overwhelming' – UN

The impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", a major report by the UN has warned.

Warming 'pause' gives thought for scientists, sceptics

 A slowdown in warming that has provided fuel for climate sceptics is one of the thorniest issues in a report to be issued by UN experts on Friday.

Global warming could increase human conflict worldwide: study

 Global warming will probably trigger more human conflict and violence worldwide, according to a study published Thursday in the U.S. journal Science.