Trump, who never mentioned his historic impeachment trial underway in the US Senate in Washington DC, never mentioned the words "climate change" and only once mentioned an environmental initiative and once slammed the climate protesters
Germany has reached agreement to provide €4.35 billion for utilities, such as the RWE power plant company, which will close some of their coal plants early. In addition, government institutions and military installations will be moved to the affected regions in an effort to create local jobs and revenues
In a longer blog post about the donation, Amazon committed to more than just a cash donation, saying it would use its technology to help relief efforts.
An estimated 8.4 million hectares of land has been burned and a total of 278 bushfires are still burning across Australia – 136 in NSW, 31 in Victoria, 23 in South Australia, 37 in Queensland, 26 in West Australia, 24 in Tasmania and one in the Northern Territory.
"The 20 million trees planted through this campaign will absorb and store 1.6 million tons of carbon, the equivalent of taking 1.24 million cars off the road for a year," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation
“Unless we act quickly to reduce or eliminate the use of animals in the food system, we are racing toward ecological disaster,” said Pat Brown at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
"The role is to get those who have perished on the island and have them returned ... we just want to bring everyone home,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who had previously refused to let the retrieval teams onto White Island.
"Wow, this is unbelievable! I share this great honour with everyone in the #FridaysForFuture movement and climate activists everywhere," Greta Thunberg posted on her Twitter page.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison: "Our authorities are working closely with the New Zealand authorities to be able to identify all of those people who are currently in hospital. Some of them have very serious injuries. We know there are a number in critical conditions."
"This is evolving; at this stage obviously it does appear to be a very significant issue, particularly the scale of those affected at this stage," said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern