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Climate change: Key UN finding widely misinterpreted

Climate change: Key UN finding widely misinterpreted

Science
Mario TamaA key finding in the latest IPCC climate report has been widely misinterpreted, according to scientists involved in the study. In the document, researchers wrote that greenhouse gases are projected to peak "at the latest before 2025".This implies that carbon could increase for another three years and the world could still avoid dangerous warming. But scientists say that's incorrect and that emissions need to fall immediately.Coral reefs mapped to tackle climate change threatCOP26 promises will hold warming under 2CHow Russia's war threatens Brazil's indigenous landThe IPCC's most recent report focused on how to limit or curtail emissions of the gases that are the root cause of warming.In their summary for policymakers, the scientists said it was still possible to avoid the most d...

Op-ed: Equities likely to grow, but finding yield remains difficult

Finance
krisanapong detraphiphat | Moment | Getty ImagesBottom-scraping interest rates in 2020 were a major factor fueling a stock market that, after plummeting in March from the pandemic, rallied to post a banner year.Low interest rates also vexed investors seeking yield from bonds purchased to diversify portfolios and reduce risk. But while bond yields likely will remain paltry in 2021, much higher yields are available from alternative fixed-income investments that individual investors typically overlook.Many market sectors are poised to continue growth spurred by the Fed's rate cut last spring — a move whose effectiveness shouldn't have been surprising, given its history of success. Along with low rates, conditions pointing to equity growth in 2021 include the continuation of the Fed's bond-buy...
US companies in China are finding it harder to make money

US companies in China are finding it harder to make money

Finance
A cleaner walks past a Microsoft office building in Beijing.Greg Baker | AFP | Getty ImagesAs growth slows in the world's second-largest economy, U.S. companies are looking for more reasons why they should stay and invest more.Many members of the Beijing-based American Chamber of Commerce in China said they are earning less in the country, and that market access remains an issue in certain industries despite recent Chinese government efforts, according to a survey conducted late last year and released Tuesday. "More than half of the respondents from the Technology sector, a sector in which American companies should be highly competitive, say they are treated unfairly," the report said, citing responses from more than 370 company representatives."More than half of our members say they ...
Hawaii TMT: Desecrating sacred land or finding new frontiers?

Hawaii TMT: Desecrating sacred land or finding new frontiers?

Science
Rifts over a dormant volcano in Hawaii have resurfaced in recent days, pitting the state's culture and history against its ambitions.Plans for a powerful new telescope near the summit of the Mauna Kea volcano could bring in hundreds of jobs and boost science and the economy. But some native Hawaiians insist the site is sacred and that the long-planned construction should not go ahead.Last week, protesters blocked access to the building site on Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the world when measured from its underwater base. At least 33 people were arrested, given citations and released.Hawaii's governor has issued an "emergency proclamation" that increases powers to break up the blockade but said he wanted to find a "peaceful ...
Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller off after American’s second ‘adverse finding’

Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller off after American’s second ‘adverse finding’

Sports
Jarrell Miller has returned a second "adverse finding" from a drugs test and will now be replaced as Anthony Joshua's next opponent, says Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn.Miller was denied a licence for the 1 June bout after a first adverse finding from a sample taken on 20 March.Hearn said Miller had "failed a second separate test for a further substance". He says a new opponent for British IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua will be announced next week.The fight, due to take place in New York, will be Joshua's US debut.Where does Joshua go now?Listen: 5 Live Boxing with Costello & BunceHearn had previously stated that Joshua's "preparations continue" and that eight boxers were bei...