News Daily: Climate warning, and 20 dead in limousine crash

Latest news

    If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here

    Image copyright Getty Images

    Act now on climate change, world told

    How bad are the risks of global warming? Very, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which says keeping the long-term temperature increase below 1.5C requires “unprecedented changes in the way people live”.

    In fact, it warns that we are currently heading towards a 3C rise. The IPCC also says that just a 2C temperature increase will wipe out coral reefs, raise sea levels by about 10cm and affect the ability to grow crops such as rice, maize and wheat.

    Efforts to keep to 1.5C – including cutting coal use and utilising more renewable energy sources – will involve investment of $2.4 trillion (£1.8 trillion) every year between 2016 and 2035, it adds.

    Here’s what we do and don’t know about climate change.

    New York limousine crash: 20 killed

    Twenty people have died in a limousine crash in New York state. Witnesses say the vehicle – on its way to a party in the town of Schoharie – shot across a junction, hit another car and ploughed into people in a shop car park.

    Eighteen people on board – reportedly including four sisters and at least two pairs of newlyweds – were killed, as well as two pedestrians. Police said the passengers would not have been required by law to wear seatbelts.

    Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning

    Young people with deposits still can’t buy homes

    It can be incredibly hard for young people to save for a deposit on a first home. And there’s worse news still in a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which says that – even when they get 10% of a property’s value together – around 40% can’t afford to buy the cheapest homes in their area.

    The proportion of 25 to 34-year-olds who own their own place has dropped, the IFS says, adding to “inequality between older and younger generations”. But have price changes also created “haves” and “have nots” among the young themselves?

    Should we be forced to pay £30,000 for old-age care?

    By Nick Triggle, health correspondent

    The system, which covers care homes and help provided in the home for tasks such as washing and dressing, is fiendishly complex. But the issue can be summed up pretty easily. Those needing care fall into two camps – those who receive help from councils and those who do not.

    The numbers falling into the first group have been shrinking at just the time the population is ageing – and those that are lucky enough to qualify for help can find the amount of care they get is pretty limited. It means growing numbers go without help or have to rely on family and friends.

    Read the full article

    What the papers say

    The Financial Times says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is ready to welcome the UK to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “with open arms” after Brexit. And the Times reports that Brexiteers have told Theresa May to end customs arrangements with the EU by 2022. Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph leads on the story that West Yorkshire Police has set targets to investigate fewer than half of reported crimes. And the i calls the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on temperatures an “ultimatum” for the world.

    Daily digest

    Brazil election Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins first round

    Schoolgirls’ fears A third were sexually harassed while wearing uniform in public, report suggests

    After Brexit UK could join same trade deal as us, says Japan’s PM

    World news Four things you need to know for the week ahead

    If you see one thing today

    Still a refugee, 70 years on

    If you listen to one thing today

    What are freshers actually eating?

    If you read one thing today

    Image copyright Getty Images

    Graham Norton on fiction and ‘frustrating’ pay lists

    Sign up for a morning briefing direct to your phone

    Lookahead

    10:45 The winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics is announced.

    16:00 Save the Children publishes its internal review following the sexual harassment scandal involving some of its staff.

    On this day

    2003 Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California, ousting the incumbent, Gray Davis, three years before his term is due to end.

    From elsewhere

    Growing up in the library (New Yorker)

    Emilia Fox: I hate my appearance being scrutinised (Guardian)

    Is wine good for you? We look at the studies (Daily Mail)

    Inside the stunning and hilarious Lego Parliament House replica (Sydney Morning Herald)

    View the original article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45771998

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45771998

    In the same category are

    Kremlin Cup: Britain’s Johanna Konta reaches second semi-final of 2018 Konta started the year ranked ninth in the worldBritish number one Johanna Konta reached just her second WTA semi-final of the year by beating Aliaks...
    Karen Carney: Football Association appalled by rape and death threats on Instagram Karen Carney scored a penalty for Chelsea in the Women's Champions League on Wednesday Warning: Some readers may be offended by the content in this a...
    ‘Mad cow disease’: What is BSE? Image copyright Getty ImagesThe first case of BSE in Scotland in a decade has been confirmed after a cow died. In total, there have been 16 cases in t...
    How U2’s technology is changing concerts for the better By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAdam Clayton shows us around (and through) U2's 30-metre...
    Murder rate at highest level in a decade Recorded crime has gone up by 9% in England and Wales, fuelled by rises in violent offences and robbery, official figures show. The Home Office data p...
    Serena Williams’ coach says allowing on-court coaching would improve tennis Mouratoglou has coached Serena Williams since June 2012The "vast majority" of coaches break on-court coaching rules and allowing it would help "attra...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.