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Trump has previously also called climate change nonexistent and make-believe problem Related: Trump struggles over cognitively during Fox News town hall Donald Trump once again denied climate science and reiterated that the world shouldnt be worried about global warming . The f...

2023 is officially the hottest year on record. World leaders gathering today in Dubai for the UN Climate Change Conference already know what they must do to reverse global warming but, as King Charles is set to warn them, this must be a critical turning point. Senior climate cor...

Climate change is severely damaging human health around the world and will continue to worsen as temperatures rise, according to health and climate researchers. So far, global warming has led to an increase in health-threatening high temperatures and heat-related deaths, more e...

Burning hydrogen produces only heat and water, and is attracting billions of dollars in investment What if the answer to the climate crisis has been tucked away, since time immemorial, beneath our feet? That is the possibility posed by increasing discoveries of vast, undergroun...

Climate change threatens to unravel decades of progress on improving human health through extreme heat, air pollution, disruption of food systems and the spread of disease, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said. These effects will be strongest in Africa , where t...

Hurricane Otis is on a path north-northwest through Mexico Hurricane Otis slammed into Mexico early on Wednesday as the strongest ever storm to make landfall on the countrys west coast. Otis went from a Category 1 to Category 5 hurricane in just 12 hours the fastest rate ever ...

Our climate is changing faster than our infrastructure can respond, said Rohit Aggarwala, from New Yorks Department of Environmental Protection The flooding chaos that unfolded across New York on Friday is the result of the climate crisis , a city official warned. A large storm...

Study reveals formation of massive, ultra-hot and largely uninhabitable supercontinent called Pangea Ultima Related video: Scientists Warn Of Sixth Mass Extinction Unprecedented global warming will wipe out all mammals during a mass extinction event in about 250 million years, ...

Researchers say virtually no one escaped extreme heat this year as worlds poorest faced the worst brunt Almost half of the worlds population was exposed to at least 30 days of extreme heat driven by the climate crisis between June and August, a new study has found. Over 3.8 bil...

President Biden assesses scale of impacts from Hurricane Idalia from the sky before conducting a walking tour of communities Flood waters from Hurricane Idalia inundate Steinhatchee, Florida Joe Biden told Florida residents your nation has your back on Saturday as he toured are...

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Farmers are unsure what the future holds in the fertile crescent they have relied on for generations Mustafa Ahmed keeps watch over his family's buffalo herd as they wade at a waterhole in Al-Mishkhab, on the outskirts of Najaf, Iraq Petting a water buffalo before tying a fodde...

Chinas weather service warns Saola could be strongest typhoon to make landfall in Pearl River Delta since 1949 Typhoon Saola is seen from a fixed-wing weather-observing aircraft near Hong Kong on Friday Most of Hong Kong and southern China ground to a near standstill on Friday,...

You can in principle try escaping from a flood. But heat affects such a wide area, there is almost no escape Related: Army sent in to help children struck down by heatwave at World Scout Jamboree Japans summer this year has its recorded highest average temperature since records...

Floating trash pile between Hawaii and California estimated to be twice the size of Texas The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Mostly Comprised of Trash from 6 Countries Cleanup crews have pulled 25,000 pounds of rubbish from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch , the largest ever rem...

The Government and businesses must act urgently on the UKs soil crisis, campaigners have warned. Environmental activists from several organisations said farmers and land managers need more resources to restore the land amid increasingly severe soil degradation across the countr...

The Government needs to set a target for reducing the use of fossil fuel-based artificial fertilisers on farms or risk missing its net-zero climate goal, campaigners have said. The Soil Association said it was alarming that the Government had no plan to reduce the amount of art...

Rapid change across society is needed to stop further nature loss in Scotland , a new report has revealed. Commissioned by NatureScot and completed by The James Hutton Institute, the report says tackling direct causes of nature loss such as pollution and climate change are not ...

Centuries-old tradition of heroic grape-growing under threat in parts of Europe, researchers fear Researchers have warned that farmers and scientists must work together to protect Prosecco Some of the worlds most celebrated wines and the historic cultures of the communities wh...

The mounting cost of climate disasters is making it increasingly difficult for insurers to do business in Florida Related video: Hurricane Idalia: Drone footage reveals devastating Florida flooding Analysts are estimating that Hurricane Idalia may become the most costly climate...

Believing in climate change with all the scientific evidence to support it is a bridge too far for Ron DeSantis A man looks out at the flood waters from Hurricane Idalia surrounding his apartment complex in Tarpon Springs Working in the mortgage industry in the 2010s, I kne...

Business leaders and environmental campaigners have called on the Government to cut duties on clean replacements for diesel. In a letter to transport minister Jesse Norman , a group of more than 30 signatories warned of the urgent imperative to reduce harmful pollutants in the ...

The protest calling attention to climate change stopped traffic as attendees were headed to the Black Rock Desert for opening day of the Burning Man festival Burning Man A tribal ranger is under investigation after he reportedly pointed a weapon at climate activists and then ra...

Plans to relax regulations on pollution for new housing developments have been widely condemned by environmental groups who have accused the Government of backtracking on its commitments to clean up the UKs rivers. Current restrictions prevent developments from going ahead that...

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Letters to the editor: our readers share their views. Please send your letters to letters@independent.co.uk Hawaii Fires Power Lines A s summer wanes into autumn, here in the UK it has been moderately warm and pleasant. However, in Europe especially, the soaring temperatures of...

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved A scientific study published Monday projects that over half of Europe 's ski resorts will face a severe lack of snow if temperatures rise 2 degrees Celsius above pr...

Laurent Gillieron Laurent Gillieron Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved (c) Bodo Marks Climate activists have spraypainted a superyacht, blocke...

Desert festival reopened after venue was flooded by recent hurricanes Burning Man traffic was brought to a recent standstill by a group of anti-capitalist climate change activists who blocked the main road to the festival. The annual art and self-expression event is currently u...

From snow days to heat holidays, climate change is shutting down cities as power runs out, writes David Callaway High winds tied to hurricanes are ripping down power transmission wires and starting fires, like in Maui I n Los Angeles last Sunday, city officials warned residents...

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Letters to the editor: our readers share their views. Please send your letters to letters@independent.co.uk We still have dirty air that politicians are more inclined to trade for a few votes T he policies of government for at least 40 years, and the inaction on carbon emission...

How scuba divers are trying to turn the tide on global warming Tadhg OCorcora, 38, a marine scientist for Geomar, snorkels above a hand-planted seagrass meadow in Gelting, northern Germany, 20 June Just off the coast of Kiel in northern Germany , scuba divers use hand trowels t...

Authorities have confirmed 115 deaths following the deadliest wildfire in more than a century in the United States President Biden and First Lady arrive in Maui A California woman has been named as the first tourist to have died in the devastating Maui wildfires . Officials ide...

Small but significant proportion of leaves in tropical canopies are experiencing temperatures of 46.7C or above, at which point their survival is threatened People walking along the tropical rainforest beach in Tortuguero with beautiful palm trees and turquoise water, Costa Ric...

The weather can also be a contributing factor in how badly youre affected Five natural ways to help treat hay fever A runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing whatever your hay fever symptoms, its no surprise if youve had a flare-up recently. During spring, both tree and gr...

Sharon Osbourne , Olivia Colman , Dame Emma Thompson and Chris Packham are among a group of celebrities that are calling for Prince William to include a plant-based diet category into the Earthshot Prize. The prize fund awards 1 million to each of the winners of five categories...

Putting the United Arab Emirates in charge of this years international climate conference is like getting a tobacco company to lead an anti-smoking convention, fumes Anthony Harwood Sultan Al Jaber, who has been appointed as president of the upcoming Cop28, is also CEO of Abu ...

The publics concern about climate change and the environment has seen a sharp jump this summer. One in four Britons (25%) see the environment as an important issue for the country, up by 13 percentage points since July, the latest Ipsos Issues Index suggests. Concern around the...

Around half of Twitter users who engaged on topics like climate crisis have become inactive since Musk took over, research says File image: Elon Musk tookover Twitter in October 2022 Around half of the Twitter users who actively posted about climate and environmental issues hav...

Thom Bridge/Independent Record Thom Bridge, Independent Record Young environmental activists prevailed in a closely watched Montana lawsuit that said state officials weren't doing enough to protect them from climate change. Legal observers called it a landmark victory for the 1...

Scotlands First Minister has said that taking sides on tackling climate change is going to piss people off. Humza Yousaf , speaking at a live recording of the Holyrood Sources podcast, said it was important to take a side on what he described as the biggest existential crisis o...

As new research reveals youd have to splurge 34 times your entire lifetime carbon budget to take enough flights to reach the top tier of airline rewards programmes, Helen Coffey questions whether such incentives are ethical at this point in the climate emergency Frequent flyers...

As we cried out about the tragic deaths in Hawaii and condemned her fossil fuel crimes, Kamala stood there and laughed, climate group says Related video: Joe and Jill Biden to visit Hawaii to survey aftermath of wildfires Vice President Kamala Harris appeared to snap back as sh...

Significance of ruling cant be overstated, lawyer who argued the case tells Josh Marcus Youth Climate Lawsuit Montana I ts been called the strongest decision on climate change ever and it took place at a time when Republicans in the state at the heart of it are trying to make ...

Over a third of homes in England are at risk of overheating in future as climate change brings hotter summer temperatures, according to new research. Flats and smaller or overcrowded houses, especially those in cities, are most vulnerable to overheating defined as exceeding 26...

Lawsuit from Montana climate activists is first such youth-led case to go to trial and win Montana violated a provision in the state constitution guaranteeing citizens a clean and healthful environment by declining to consider the climate impacts of fossil fuel projects, a judg...

The UK will face ever greater food insecurity as long as greenhouse gas emissions continue heating the Earths atmosphere, analysts have said. Around half the food consumed here is from abroad and a quarter of those imports are from the Mediterranean . Droughts, heatwaves and wi...

Hawaii governor warns of fire hurricanes in age of climate change as questions raised about warning system Hawaiis Maui Island suffers from deadliest wildfires in modern US history Hawaii Governor Josh Green gave a stark warning to the world in the aftermath of the fire hurrica...

Rishi Sunak has been warned that halting the UKs progress towards net zero could ultimately burden consumers with extra costs. The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), which represents more than 140 manufacturers, universities, local authorities and energy service provid...

Authors have staged a walkout from the Edinburgh International Book Festival in protest at its links to fossil fuel companies. Author and climate activist Mikaela Loach interrupted her panel discussion on Saturday evening to stand against the festivals main sponsor Baillie Giff...

From flocking to view volcanic eruptions to splurging on last chance Antarctic cruises to witness the melting polar ice caps, travellers are increasingly compelled to see destinations before theyre irrevocably changed by climate change. Ellie Sivins investigates whether our morb...

Nearly 200 years after Charles Darwin developed the theory of evolution while sailing around South America , a team of naturalists are hoping to create a new generation of conservationists by retracing the famous voyage. Setting off from Plymouth on Tuesday in the Dutch tall sh...

Retailers are being urged to match Tescos scienced-based climate targets after the retailer had a landmark goal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions approved. The UK supermarket has become one of the first companies in the world to set a validated science-based target for slash...

Authors appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival are demanding organisers end their links with fossil fuel companies and are threatening a boycott of next years event if there is no action. More than 50 of the authors and event chairs taking part in this years fe...

In Hawaii , firefighters were still working Friday to fully contain devastating wildfires that have killed at least 55 people. As the fires diminish, thousands of residents of the historic coastal town of Lahaina are finding they lost everything as this photograph by Associate...

People in least deprived areas are more likely to be worried about climate change and to have made lifestyle changes as a result, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Nearly two-thirds of all adults asked said they were either very or somewhat wor...

The head of this years U.N. global climate summit urged more availability of funds to fight climate change in the Caribbean during a regional meeting Thursday in Barbados . Sultan al-Jaber, the United Arab Emirates minister of industry, noted that high costs have prevented isla...

El Nino is pushing certain parts of the world into uncharted territory, exacerbating threats to human health from climate change, scientists have said. Every few years temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean go through hotter or cooler phases in a cycle known as the El Nino ...

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Leaders and ministers of eight nations that span the Amazon rainforest are meeting in Brazil to chart a course for the protection of a region that's crucial to countering climate change. As they meet in Belem, Indigenous people from the region are maintaining a constant presenc...

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The Maui News Alan Dickar A dangerous mix of conditions appear to have combined to make the wildfires blazing a path of destruction in Hawaii particularly damaging, including high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation. Experts also say climate change is increasing the likeliho...

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Mr Biden is using a trip to western states to highlight his administrations environmental and legislative record President Joe Biden speaks before signing a proclamation designating the Baaj Nwaavjo I'Tah Kukveni National Monument at the Red Butte Airfield Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023...

July has been confirmed as the hottest month on record, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has said. It beat the previous one set in 2019 by 0.33C a substantial margin by the standards of temperature records reaching 16.95C. Severe heatwaves baked southern Europe whi...

Amid misery, humans find a way to cope as seen in this image of flooding following heavy monsoon rains in Kathmandu , Nepal . Associated Press photographer Niranjan Shrestha made this picture of a man putting his child on a plastic vessel to play on Tuesday in the spreading wa...

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Antarctica is suffering because of burning fossil fuels which is causing extreme events that were unthinkable 30 years ago, scientists have said. Sea ice around the frozen continent is currently at its lowest level since satellites began observing it in 1979, beating the previo...

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The alarming and colossal disappearance of sea ice formation in Antarctica has left experts astonished. Harry Cockburn reveals the consequences for humans and species Adelie penguins are among the species threatened by the dramatic Antarctic change E ven in an era of alarming c...

An estimated 460 million children in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan exposed to extreme temperatures More than 83 days each year in south Asia exceed 35C Almost three-quarters of south Asia s children are exposed to life-threatening heatwaves caused by the climate crisis , the ...

Abandoning green policies could cost the Conservatives the next general election, the Environment Secretary has warned colleagues vying for a rethink of key commitments. Therese Coffey said the party must show it cares about the environment in order to win, but cautioned it mus...

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Men are more likely than women to be swayed by promises of money for their local community by developers wanting to build vital electricity infrastructure close to where they live. In a poll, 67% of men said that a community fund provided by an electricity grid developer would ...

Sir Keir Starmer has said Labour would not tear up the 100 new drilling licences Rishi Sunak plans to grant as he described Just Stop Oils demands as contemptible. The Labour leader said he would only ban the granting of new licences to explore oil and gas fields in the North S...

Research estimates type of umbrella needed to achieve solar radiation reduction by about 1.7 per cent Related video: NASA gears up to analyse asteroid samples that could help explain how life began in the Solar System Scientists have theorised a new approach involving a giant s...

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Fleets of planes in the stratosphere, space mirrors and other geoengineering technologies offer a chance to reverse the worst effects of climate change. But might the cure be worse than the disease? O n a small Indonesian island in April 1815, a volcano changed the course of hu...

Its the unlovely Australian political tactic devised to bludgeon voters into submission on immigration, crime and climate, writes Alan Rusbridger . Heres why wedge issues are what the PMs North Sea oil strategy is really about Sunak had the chance to show genuine leadership on ...

We are putting oceans under more stress than we have done at any point in history Rising ocean temperatures result in coral bleaching, where the death of ocean algae means coral loses its colouring Global ocean temperatures have reached a record high, prompting warnings of seri...

Reducing carbon in an effective and economical way is one of the great challenges we face, writes Chris Blackhurst . So why have the Tories just made industrial pollution more affordable? Rishi Sunak during his visit to the Shell St Fergus gas plant in Aberdeenshire this week, ...

More than 5,000 fires burned in Canada by July end in area roughly twice the size of Ireland Flames from the Donnie Creek wildfire burn along a ridge top north of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada on 2 July 2023 The recent Canadian wildfires have been responsible for 1 bi...

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In the US, 22 US cities had at least 20 days when climate change tripled the likelihood of extra heat Human-caused global warming made July hotter for four out of five people on Earth, with more than 2 billion people feeling climate change-boosted warmth daily, according to a f...

The UK Government has been urged to support circular economy businesses as the world reaches Earth Overshoot Day. The landmark date falls on August 2 this year, marking when humanitys demand on nature exceeds Earths biocapacity for the year. It comes as a report from Green Alli...

In early 2022, nearly 200,000 Malawians were displaced after two tropical storms struck the southeastern part of Africa barely a month apart. Fifty-three people died. Amid an already-heavy rainy season, the storms Ana and Gombe caused devastation across southern Malawi to homes...

The results tell us that the risk is no longer simply a fantasy Related video: 46,000 year old worm alive after being frozen The release of just 1 per cent of pathogens trapped in the planet s melting ice could pose a real risk of damage to the Earth s ecosystems and potentiall...

The ones in the world with the most powerful voices, with the most resources, are the ones who are destroying the world, says Greta Thunberg Related: Greta Thunberg recreates scene from Barbie to protest UK government fossil fuel plan Approving the Rosebank oil and gas field in...

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Monday marked the 31st day in a row that Arizonas largest city - one of the fastest-growing in the United States - experienced potentially deadly levels of heat The city of Phoenix has gone for an entire month with temperatures above a broiling 110F (43.3C), an unprecedented st...

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The former home secretary piled fresh pressure on the government to water down or scrap environmental policies Former home secretary Priti Patel said we need to pause the race to net zero Dame Priti Patel has called on ministers to pause Britains net-zero targets , warning vote...

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Two organisations representing local officials wrote in support of Extreme Heat Emergency Act Newark residents experience heat island as heatwave continues Local officials have sent letters to Congress in support of a federal bill that would provide aid to states affected by un...

Another summer, another ravaging of Europe by meteorological forces surely the way we travel has to adapt? From swapping Greece for Portugal to delaying trips until the autumn, this is how our getaways are set for a shake-up, finds Benjamin Parker Extreme heat and wildfires h...

Countries should band together and form a world climate crisis organisation akin to the World Health Organisation (WHO), to steer humanity through the unfolding disasters associated with the heating planet, one of the UKs leading climate scientists has said. Sir David King , fo...

Scientists are under no illusion about the dangers of new record-breaking levels of extreme heat. They also know who is responsible. Senior Climate Correspondent Louise Boyle reports July is set to be the hottest month on record - and likely in 120,000 years. From left: A firef...

Temperatures will dip from extremes but weather still expected to remain sunny and warm Related: Italy hit by wildfires, heat and hail Southern European countries suffering under a sizzling heatwave for weeks can finally hope for some respite as a new forecast reveals subtle ch...

Before-and-after pictures show impact of floods, fires and melting ice Nasa has released a series of satellite pictures which capture the impact of extreme weather events around the world in 2020. The new pictures, part of a wider project called Images of Change, were released ...

The former PMs take on Labours eco pledges was so heretical, writes John Rentoul , that Andrew Marrs jaw dropped... Blairs dissent was deft and typically phrased A ndrew Marr was clearly taken aback. He observed to Tony Blair during their recent conversation that climate change...

July 2023 is on track to be the hottest month ever recorded, and may be the hottest month in the last 120,000 years, scientists have said. Temperature readings of the air and sea as well as losses of Antarctic sea ice have all smashed previous records this summer, manifesting i...

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In 2016, hospitals in New York state identified a rare and dangerous fungal infection never before found in the United States . Research laboratories quickly mobilized to review historical specimens and found the fungus had been present in the country since at least 2013. In th...

Watch as Joe Biden makes a statement on the climate crisis on Wednesday (26 July) as this July is set to be the world's hottest month on record. The US president delivered remarks on action being taken to combat the climate crisis as millions of citizens suffer extreme heat con...

One area, known as Sombrero Reef, has had 100 per cent coral mortality The relentless and extreme heatwaves sweeping the world are not only impacting people but are devastating the natural world. In Florida, news of a potentially world record-breaking sea surface temperature (S...

Letters to the editor: our readers share their views. Please send your letters to letters@independent.co.uk Little Englanders like Lord Frost can play a part in tackling this crisis by staying silent S o Lord Frost speaking in the upper chamber has pronounced that the climate c...

Summer of 2022 could be a grim sign of things to come, a climate change researcher has said The UK faces another 40C summer and an increased threat of wildfires due to climate change but the country is still woefully unprepared, experts warn. Wildfires continue to blaze across ...

This months heatwaves in southern Europe and North America would have been almost impossible without human-induced climate change, which also made the heatwave in China 50 times more likely, scientists have said. After the hottest June on record for the Earth , temperatures soa...

Europe and US heatwaves now have a probability of occuring every 10 and 15 years respectively, study finds Greece wildfires seen from International Space Station Human-induced climate change is responsible for the historic heatwaves sweeping the planet from China to the United ...

The extreme weather events witnessed across the globe have been predicted for decades. Climate expert Mike Berners-Lee explains how we got here and what we should do about it The frequency and intensity of recent wildfires, heatwaves, biblical rain and floods would be virtuall...

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region need to drastically increase their investments in disaster warning systems and other tools to counter rising risks from climate change, a United Nations report said Tuesday. The report issued Tuesday by the Economic and Social Commission for...

Related video: Record Heat, Scientists Alarmed by Rising Temperatures An Atlantic Ocean current that brings warmth north from the tropics could collapse much sooner than scientists have previously thought, a new study suggests. Known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circu...

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Activist had pleaded not guilty in Malmo district court on grounds she acted out of necessity at demonstration that blocked oil trucks last month, before then joining another protest Greta Thunberg says she will always protest after being fined for disobeying Swedish police Gre...

Rising temperatures are likely to be beneficial for Britain as more people die of cold than heat in this country, Lord Frost has said. The Tory former minister and Brexit negotiator said he is sceptical about mitigating the impacts of climate change, urging the Government to mo...

This years North Atlantic heatwave may be catastrophic for fish stocks people rely on for food and livelihoods, scientists and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have warned. The oceans surface temperature has been soaring above the previous record since early March with high...

Tourists planning trips to the Mediterranean should see the Greek wildfires as a big, big warning, with climate change set to fuel more severe blazes in future, one of the UKs leading climate scientists has said. Sir David King , former UK chief scientific adviser and chairman ...

One expert says there was a clear backtracking on previous commitments made by the bloc last year A delegate walks past a display of flags of participating countries at the venue of G-20 The meeting between the energy ministers of the worlds 20 richest countries ended with a di...

2023 is on track to be the deadliest year for heat-related deaths in national parks, according to preliminary data Extreme heat fuelled by the climate crisis is believed to have killed at least five people in Americas national parks since 1 June, according to figures from the N...

An intense heat wave has reached Italy , bringing temperatures close to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in many cities across the country. Associated Press photographer Andrew Medichini captured tourists cooling off at a fountain. Many could be seen filling water bo...

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Watch as the Climate Clock is projected onto Rio de Janeiro s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. The clock will start counting down from 6 years, which is the time left to limit global warming to 1.5C - the ambitious goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Beyond 1.5C, scientists say...

Beyond 1.5C, scientists say impacts of the climate crisis will become more severe and destabilize the planet even further The so-called Climate Clock looming over New York s Union Square passed a critical milestone on Saturday. The time left to limit global temperature rise to ...

As Greece swelters in another heat wave, children are finding some cool respite and fun in a fountain near a cultural center in Athens . Things are set to worsen in the Greek capital over the weekend, with temperatures approaching 111 degrees Fahrenheit (44 degrees Celsius) i...

Nasa scientist warns 2024 could be even hotter Heatwave: Scorching temperatures cook egg instantly under the sun July 2023 is set to be the worlds hottest month in hundreds, if not thousands, of years, a top Nasa scientist has warned amid scorching global heatwaves driven by cl...

The UK can adapt its buildings to global warming by rolling out low technology measures like green roofs, external blinds and insulation as the country responds to rising temperatures, experts have said. Record temperatures and heatwaves this summer have prompted warnings that ...

As the U.S.-Mexico border region baked in a heat wave, Associated Press photographer Gregory Bull took to the streets of cities there. Bull photographed a homeless man talking with Maribel Padilla of the Brown Bag Coalition after receiving a wet towel in Calexico , Calif. Once ...

As Europe grapples with extreme temperatures, experts explain whats driving the UKs contrasting weather A deadly heatwave sweeping across Europe with temperatures forecast to shatter records in the coming days stands in complete contrast to the weather faced by the United Kingd...

Authorities warn of heightened risk of fires from today Huge wildfire rages on La Palma forcing thousands to evacuate Firefighters battled a blaze in Rhodes as a new heatwave loomed over Greece , threatening to stoke tinderbox conditions across the country. Greek meteorological...

Rishi Sunak has been warned the UK is being seen internationally as a laggard on climate policy as experts criticised his Governments lackadaisical approach. Pressure is growing on the Prime Minister to step up action as climate change drives extreme weather around the world, w...

A leading climate scientist has said he is very pessimistic about the world reducing emissions to limit the global average temperature to 2C above pre-industrial levels. Professor Robert Watson , of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, told the Today Programme that failure to...

Letters to the editor: our readers share their views. Please send your letters to letters@independent.co.uk Having more than two children (one would be even better) is antisocial and shouldnt be encouraged Europe is on fire it is literally burning. The climate crisis is here w...

Beijing marks its 28th day of temperatures of more than 35C in a grim new record amid the climate crisis File photo from 2013 shows a massive thermometer installed at the Flaming Mountains of Turpan in northwest Chinas Xinjiang region displaying a surface temperature of 78C Sev...

Experts say the weather extremes being experienced across the globe are exactly what climate scientists have been predicting Expert warns of heart attack risk as heatwaves intensify due to climate change Historic heatwaves are sweeping the planet from China to Europe and the Un...

When intense heat hits, the elderly are often its first targets. As southern Europe bakes under a heat wave, Associated Press photographer Andrew Medichini recorded Sant'Egidio Catholic group volunteer Michela Tassani checking up on 98-year-old Armando Frajegari at his home in ...

People around the world are living longer, healthier lives than they were just half a century ago. Climate change threatens to undo that progress. Across the planet, animals and the diseases they carry are shifting to accommodate a globe on the fritz. And theyre not alone: Ti...

There is more than 80 per cent chance that this year will be the hottest on record, analysts say Turkey battles forest fires as extreme heat sweeps Europe This year is set to be the hottest on record for Earth , scientists said, amid blistering heatwaves across the northern hem...

02:13 Ines Pereira | 1689716627 A World Meteorological Organization (WMO) senior extreme heat expert has warned of the heart attack risk as heatwaves intensify due to climate change at a regular UN news conference in Geneva on Tuesday, 18 July. John Nairn said: These events will...

Temperatures of 40C had never been recorded in the UK until July 19 last year, but they could be appearing as frequently as every three years by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed, the Met Office has said. Nearly 3,500 people are thought to have died because of ...

Climate change is forcing extreme weather conditions and wildfires in other parts of the world, including the United States, as well Europe is burning, as wildfires erupted in parts of Greece , Spain , Turkey , and Switzerland on the heels of a deadly heatwave that gripped the ...

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More than 100 million people were under heat alerts in the US on Monday Death Valley hit 128 degrees Fahrenheit (53.3C) on Sunday a searing high even for a country buckling under a wave of prolonged, triple-digit temperatures from coast to coast. The hottest temperature ever r...

Yonhap Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Extreme rainfall accompanied by deadly flooding hit the United States and several other countries...

The 140-page document offers a five-year plan that ministers said would boost resilience and protect the UK Leaked government plans for adapting the UK to the effects of climate change have been condemned as deeply disappointing. The latest National Adaptation Programme had bee...

Eunice Newton Foote is considered the first person to recognise significance of greenhouse gases in climate change Google celebrates 204th birth anniversary of scientist Eunice Newton Foote Google is today marking the birth anniversary of American scientist Eunice Newton Foote,...

The climate crisis , caused by burning fossil fuels, is driving larger, more frequent and erratic wildfires Apocalyptic time-lapse shows New York disappear into orange smoke from Canada wildfires There are 881 wildfires burning across Canada including one blaze which ignited on...

The Government is failing to support sustainable farming, which undermines the UKs food security, researchers have said. Analysis from the think tank Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has found that droughts, rising temperatures and increasing numbers of pests and dis...

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The oil giant headed by COP28s president will emit close to the amount China does annually between now and 2050, a new analysis suggests. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is on course to emit more than 11 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases in the next 25 years, accord...

Environmental activists say they have occupied an Ineos gas power station that powers the Grangemouth oil refinery as part of a day of resistance at the site. Four people climbed onto the roof of the plant and held up a banner which read Climate Justice for Grangemouth. Earlier...

Our planet is careening into uncharted territory, while our governments continue to approve new multi-decade fossil fuel projects, writes Sarah Kaplan A dogs best friend: during massive flooding in Vermont, Tyler Jovic carries his neighbours pet to dry ground T he world is hott...

Nature and climate change will always be one step ahead of us This image made from drone footage provided by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets shows flooding in Montpelier, Vt., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. Shortly after I became editor-in-chief of USA Today a dec...

Buildings in the UK act like greenhouses and must be adapted immediately as the country faces extreme temperatures if global warming reaches 2C, researchers have warned. But measures must not include air conditioning, which could lead to a vicious cycle of high energy consumpti...

Phone heat alerts prepared in Italy and Spain, as working hours changed and wildfire wrecks village in Croatia Europes highest ever recorded temperature 48.8C (119.8F) could be breached in Sicily and Sardinia next week Conditions in Greece have been compared to those in Afric...

Host Doug Dechert said that he has zero tolerance for the climate hoax scam nonsense in any venue that I am personally funding. Arguments at a press dinner for Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr. s presidential campaign became literally and figuratively explosive. The dinner, held...

The vast majority (94%) of major fashion brands dont disclose what fuel is used in the manufacturing of their clothes, according to a new report. The Fashion Transparency Index also revealed that 99% of brands dont state publicly the number of workers in their supply chains bei...

Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved The head of this years United Nations climate talks called Thursday for governments and businesses to tac...

Indias deadly monsoon is due to a unique alignment in weather systems, but experts reveal there to be a familiar reason behind it all A man looks at the swollen Beas River following heavy rains in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India Torrential downpours this week have led to the dea...

Rising underground temperatures are threatening the infrastructure of cities Nasa video shows global temperatures rise over last 140 years Cities in the United States are at risk of structural damage caused by underground climate change as the sand, clay and rock layers beneath...

Family of four ecosystem engineers expected to transform landscape by storing water Last year the mammals became protected by law A family of four beavers has been released on a National Trust estate to increase wildlife populations and help the landscape deal with the climate ...

Forecasters say there is a higher-than-average chance of heatwaves in the second half of July Related video: President Barack Obama talks about climate change Sun, sea and sand are images we usually tend to associate with summer, but over the past few years that has changed, no...

Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The European Union 's parliament on Wednesday approved in a cliffhanger vote a major bill to protect nature and fight climate change. In a test of the EUs global ...

The UK and other countries should be doing a lot more if they are serious about containing global warming, according to the President of Cop26 . Sir Alok Sharma , who led the United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow two years ago, said the world is not on track in it...

Protesters and legislators converged on the European Union parliament Tuesday as the bloc faces a major vote on protecting its threatened nature and shielding it from disruptive environmental change, in a test of the EU's global climate credentials. Spurred on by climate activi...

More women died of heatwaves in Europe than men, study finds A dried up lake Extreme heatwaves contributed to more than 60,000 deaths in Europe in 2022 a number much bigger than previous estimates have shown, according to a new report. The study, conducted by the Barcelona Ins...

The world has had its hottest week on record according to preliminary figures, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said. It is the latest in a string of records that has concerned scientists about how quickly the planet is heating up on the back of human-driven clim...

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Poor nations are forced to fill the coffers of big banks and polluters instead of protecting peoples homes, experts say A man walks past a wall mural of Humayuns tomb under the logo of G-20 Summit, in New Delhi Debt -stricken nations that are also highly vulnerable to the clima...

Rising temperatures are making life tougher for bees Related video: Restoring biodiversity in cities one tree at a time Bees in Britain waking up weeks earlier due to warming climate may threaten the pollination of crops such as apples and pears, according to a new study. For e...

The British Grand Prix is on high alert as it looks to avoid joining the list of high-profile sporting events disrupted by climate change protesters this year. Security at Silverstone has been increased ahead of Sundays race with Northamptonshire Police using Live Facial Recogn...

The record is likely to be broken sooner rather than later, warn experts Earths average temperature set a new unofficial record high on Thursday for the third time in a week. On 6 July the Earth was an average 17.23C (63F), according to an unofficial measurement by Climate Rean...

Pakistans Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday his country looked forward to cooperating with Switzerland on managing the effects of climate change and receiving an advanced weather warning system from the European country. Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis and th...

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Dust clouds expected to impact Florida and parts of the Caribbean this weekend Related video: Massive Saharan dust cloud heads for Florida Vast clouds of dust from the Sahara desert are moving across the Atlantic Ocean and could make for darkened skies and poor air quality in t...

Children today could be left worse off than their parents if issues such as climate change are not tackled, according to prominent epidemiologist Sir Michael Marmot, who also said taxes should be raised to tackle health inequality in the UK. Sir Michael, who is a professor of e...

Wael Sawan says he thinks the world still desperately needs oil and gas The boss of Shell has warned that slashing oil and gas production now would be dangerous and irresponsible and could see energy bills rocket higher again The boss of oil and gas giant Shell has claimed that...

With El Nino developing, the world will likely break this record again in the coming months. We absolutely need to stop burning fossil fuels The planets average temperature was stuck at a record high on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of dangerous extremes caused by the climate...

As a warming Earth simmered into worrisome new territory this week, scientists said the unofficial records being set for average planetary temperature were a clear sign of how pollutants released by humans are warming their environment. But the heat is also just one way the pla...

The presidents green economic plan is working, but that doesnt mean it will help him at election time, writes David Callaway How Biden responds to this challenge will define his presidency and his legacy P resident Biden was on tour in the mid and western US last week, touting ...

The president of this year's United Nations ' climate talks has urged the oil and gas industry to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by or before 2050 in a speech Thursday to oil producing states. Speaking to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in Vienna ...

World Meteorological Organisation warns warm sea phenomenons conditions present and expected to gradually strengthen as the year progresses The UNs World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has announced the return of the weather cycle El Nino , which could lead to record global ...

Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The European Union took a step Wednesday toward adapting its food production to the new ways of the world: The 27-nation bloc wants to embrace the latest gene tec...

Government says it remains committed to climate finance pledge Rishi Sunak faced flak over reports that UK was planning to abandon its climate finance pledge The UK government has denied reports that it is considering abandoning its crucial 11.6bn climate finance pledge amid wi...

Heavy rains have caused tens of thousands of people to be displaced in central China Paramilitary policemen search an area after it was flooded by heavy rains in Chinas southwestern Chongqing on 4 July Severe rainfall and flooding has killed at least 15 people in China , with f...

The Governments silence on climate policy has left a vacuum that could be filled by opponents of net zero, a senior green Tory has warned. Conservative MP Chris Skidmore said the Prime Minister needs to set out a vision to ensure the UK remains a leader on tackling climate chan...

Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has insisted the Government is doing a pretty good job on decarbonisation after a week in which an independent group of climate advisers expressed doubts on progress. Labour accused the Government of complacency and being on the receiving end of th...

Pesticides are a significant but overlooked source of greenhouse gases and should be included in climate solutions, campaigners said. Use of chemicals to ward off bugs and disease increased by 16.7% across the world between 2005 and 2020, according to Pesticide Action Network U...

British architects have signed a landmark climate pledge alongside those in Commonwealth countries to address environmental degradation and the rapid growth in urban populations. The agreement has been signed by 10 members of the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), wh...

Investors have launched more environmental campaigns than ever before this year, as more companies are coming under pressures from a wave of shareholder activism, a new report has found. The UK is a top target for activist investors as major firms like Shell , BP, HSBC and The ...

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The U.K. sweltered through its hottest June since records began in 1884, the countrys weather agency said Monday, adding that human-induced climate change means such unusual heat will become more frequent in the next few decades. The average temperature for June in the U.K. hit...

Its something miners have always known: the further down you go, the hotter it gets. But, asks Harry Cockburn , can Britain catch up with the rest of Europe in using geothermal heat to help tackle the climate crisis Hot topic: the geothermal power plant at Blue Lagoon, Iceland ...

01:00 Holly Patrick | 1688310655 Incredible footage captured by a videographer captures lightning flashing during a thunderstorm in Bayreuth, Germany , back in June. The videographer recorded the spectacle on a camera capable of shooting 240 frames per second, which has created ...

British green energy industrialist Dale Vince has defended making 1.5 million donations to the Labour Party as well as contributions to Just Stop Oil saying he does not seek influence. The founder of Ecotricity said he made the donations during the past 10 years to help Labour ...

Were asking all Australians to walk beside us vote yes for a better future Thousands gathered at a rally in Adelaide for Come Together for Yes campaign Thousands of people turned out for rallies across Australia on Sunday in support of a campaign to recognise the countrys Indi...

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United Airlines is Prides headline sponsor this year but the decision has faced backlash from environmentalists Just Stop Oil has threatened to disrupt Londons Pride march if the parade does not stop accepting sponsorship money from high-polluting industries (PA) Climate campai...

Winged aphids dont usually come out in New York City until after summer. One expert theorized that warm winter temps might have contributed by causing the bugs biological clock to go off-kilter By the time Martin DuPain got back home from a short walk on Thursday afternoon, he ...

Scientists and activists raise doubts over sustainability claims and whether biomass should be part of national net zero strategies Major campaign groups have joined forces to condemn the continued burning of wood from forests and energy crops in UK power stations. Campaigners ...

People living in the Midwest and Northeast were warned of a worsening air quality index throughout the week due to smoke from the Canadian wildfires Canadian wildfires spread haze over New York City The US is currently battling extreme weather events, with millions of people un...

U.S. officials on Friday said they will make it easier for scientists to relocate plants and animals outside their historical ranges as a last resort to save species threatened with extinction by climate change. Relocations of species struggling because of climate change have b...

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Antarctic sea ice is at a record low for the end of June, the Met Office has said. It is 1.3 million sq km (501,930 sq miles) below the previous low record for this time of year, an amount that is more than five times the surface area of the UK. Dr Ed Blockley, who leads the Me...

Greenpeace unveiled its brilliant charity single at Glastonbury Festival weekend. Mark Beaumont speaks to the artists, activists and festival organisers campaigning to get the government to wake up and smell the climate crisis Festival organiser Emily Eavis wearing a Greenpeace...

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The U.K. government's climate advisers on Wednesday slammed officials for their slow pace in meeting their net zero greenhouse gas emissions target and backtracking on fossil fuel commitments. They say Britain has lost its clear global leadership position on climate action." Th...

The King and the Mayor of London have activated a climate clock which counts down the time left to balance global greenhouse gas emissions to prevent the Earth heating more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Scientists have said that achieving this is vital to ensuring a sa...

A dangerous heat dome will remain across much of the US South until the Fourth of July holiday weekend Nearly 60 million people were under heat alerts in the United States on Wednesday as dangerous temperatures continued to grip southern states and parts of Mexico . The relentl...

Ministers ignoring recommendations and heading off-track with climate, Climate Change Committee warns Reelated: Just Stop Oil coat energy companys lobby in black paint The governments own climate watchdog has said it is losing confidence in the UKs ability to reach net zero aft...

The Independent's journalism is supported by our readers. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission. While some eco-activists break the law, others are using it to their advantage, writes Chris Blackhurst . The rise of greenwashing the suing of compani...

The UK risks failing on decarbonisation targets as well as losing its place as a climate leader following a damning report from the Governments climate advisors, MPs and campaigners have said. The Climate Change Committees (CCC) 15th progress report into emissions reductions fo...

Budget cuts have undermined the UKs international influence on agriculture and the Government must focus more on climate change in its support for the sector, a review by the foreign aid watchdog has found. There is a significant risk that Britains reputation as a development a...

The UK Government appears less likely to meet its net zero targets since it became more transparent on its plans, its climate advisers have said. Lord Deben said he was sad that his last progress report as chair of the Climate Change Committee (CCC) is not a report that suggest...

The German government said Monday it is launching a campaign against deaths from heat waves that are becoming more frequent and intense due to climate change. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said Germany is learning lessons from France , which put in place numerous measures fol...

Rule estimated to impact under 100 restaurants New York City is undoubtedly the pizza capital of the US, with an estimated 1,700 pizzerias across the five boroughs. A new city rule aims to cut down on the harmful emissions and pollutants generated by making pizza the old-fashio...

Charless landmark speeches feature in the launch film for RE:TV Olivia Colman and Idris Elba are among celebrities and activists who quote King Charles IIIs speeches about environmentalism in new YouTube channel Olivia Colman , Idris Elba , Woody Harrelson , and a number of oth...

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The Government is on track to insulate just one sixth of the homes needed to meet its target of reducing energy consumption by 15%, according to a new analysis. WWF UK and ScottishPower said there is a substantial gap emerging between what is on course to be delivered and what ...

Ed Miliband has defended the Labour Partys recent backtrack on climate policy, saying the party is absolutely committed to a world-leading agenda as he fielded questions during a debate at Glastonbury Festival. The shadow climate secretary joined a panel in a talk called One Mi...

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Texas has been hit by historic temperatures for more than 10 days Heat advisory for eventful Saturday, with Excessive Heat Watch on Sunday A record-breaking heat wave in Texas is likely to continue through the Fourth of July holiday and expand across eight states, weather forec...

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Protesters are calling on central banks to limit the flow of money going into new fossil fuel projects. Frontline activists and climate groups from around the world are staging a coordinated action in the lead up to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) annual general mee...

A hailstorm left nearly 100 people with injuries at a concert outside Denver on Wednesday Hail is not the most common form of weather in the United States, but it can be one of the more dangerous especially when hailstones increase in size. On Wednesday night at the Red Rocks ...

Extreme weather such as wildfires and droughts could trigger ecosystem collapse even if other, more significant environmental stresses are kept under control, according to a new study. A perfect storm of unsustainable land use, agricultural expansion, climate change and extreme...

European Union officials warned Thursday there is a growing risk of mosquito-borne viral diseases such as dengue and chikungunya in Europe due to climate change. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said that because Europe is experiencing a warming trend, wit...

Hundreds of stations in China have broken June records as country swelters under extreme temperatures China is experiencing scorching temperatures in June with hundreds of stations, including capital Beijing, smashing previous records as another blistering heatwave gripped the ...

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Chris Gloninger, the chief meterologist at KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa, received threats last year over his coverage, which routinely incorporated facts on climate change KCCI Chief Meteorologist Chris Gloninger received a death threat after speaking about climate change on-air A ...

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Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Heads of state, finance leaders and activists from around the world will converge in Paris this week to seek ways to overhaul the world's development banks like t...

Two billion people most of whom have not contributed to the worsening environment are now vulnerable Himalayan glaciers are a source for freshwater for 16 rivers Himalayan glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates and could lose up to 80 per cent of their volume this centur...

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A ruling from judge is expected sometime after parties file their proposed findings in the case, which are due in early July An attorney for 16 young plaintiffs urged a judge on Tuesday to strike down as unconstitutional a Montana law that prohibits state agencies from consider...

Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved A jury verdict that found an Oregon power company liable for devastating wildfires and potentially billio...

Marine heatwaves have a catastrophic effect on ocean ecosystems, leading to the devastation or replacement of certain species, scientists have said. The North Sea is currently experiencing one of the most extreme heatwaves on Earth , being 4-5C higher than its usual temperature...

According to Indias Meteorological Department, maximum temperatures have risen to 42C to 45C in at least five states A woman wipes the head of her ailing husband using a wet cloth at the district hospital in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh state A scorching heatwave sweeping across north...

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A project funded by Japan and facilitated by the World Food Programme is changing lives in a community hit by erratic weather linked to climate extremes Farmer Deur Sok casts a fishing net across a canal facilitated by WFP in Sambour Commune, in Cambodias Kampong Thom province ...

Even if you do want to resign yourself to doomerism, no matter what happens, we will all have to deal with it some of us already are, writes Scarlett Westbrook Despite the headlines, the world isnt going to simply switch off W hen you think about the climate crisis, what sprin...

While Caroline Lucas will be a huge loss in the fight against climate change, hopefully her departure will act as an alarm to wake everyone else up, writes Femi Oluwole Lucas has been the Green MP for Brighton Pavillion since 2010 S o many politicians have taken a major hit in ...

The United States experiences more tornadoes than any other country Scientists are increasingly able to link global temperature rise to heatwaves, droughts, flash flooding and hurricanes . But figuring out what impact a hotter world will have on tornadoes is more complicated. T...

Global sea surface temperatures in April and May were the highest on record for those months, the Met Office has said. Climate change caused by human emissions, combined with natural phenomena like El Nino , have pushed up ocean temperatures during the spring to a level never b...

Warmer temperatures and more sunshine linked to increased severity of some pollen types, as allergies hit all-time high One person visited the NHS hay fever advice website every three seconds on Sunday There is a growing consensus that climate change will impact the UKs pollen ...

Worldwide temperatures briefly exceeded a key warming threshold earlier this month, a hint of heat and its harms to come, scientists worry. The mercury has since dipped again, but experts say the short surge marked a new global heat record for June and indicates more extremes a...

Every fraction of a degree of warming means significant impacts on people and communities now and in the future The world breached for a time 1.5 degrees Celsius this month, scientists confirmed on Thursday, as they issued warnings on how fast humanity is approaching the crit...

The first 11 days of June registered the highest temperatures on record globally for this time of the year. This is the first time global surface air temperatures have exceeded the pre-industrial level by more than 1.5C during the month of June, according to the European Unions...

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Boom in electric vehicles will partly spur decline, says International Energy Agency The worlds demand for oil is set to shrivel before the end of the decade, according to the leading global energy authority on Tuesday. Soaring prices and concerns over energy security caused by...

A sea surface temperature anomaly in the North Atlantic has scientists working to understand how record high warmth for this time of year could have occurred. Changing wind patterns, global warming, a lack of Saharan dust or a combination of all three have been suggested, with ...

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Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on Tuesday urged the world to be very skeptical about claims from oil and gas producers that emerging technology soon will allow peop...

Ironically, the outcome of this is that I am now aware of the problem and we will now assist through my foundation with the issue of Indigenous rights with respect to lithium extraction, the director and environmentalist said Movie director James Cameron says he feels he walked...

Woodland conservation charities are asking the public to help water urban trees as they struggle to survive increasingly hot, dry summers. Last year, the UK saw its hottest year on record, with the Met Office warning that longer, more intense heatwaves will become more frequent...

They will try to persuade a judge that the states allegiance to fossil fuel development endangers their health and livelihoods and those of future generations A group of Montana youth who say their lives are already being affected by climate change and that state government is ...

Pakistans financial capital Karachi and two of Indias largest ports, Mundra and Kandla, likely to be affected India and Pakistan on high alert over extremely severe cyclone Biparjoy An extremely severe cyclone is heading towards India and Pakistan this week, prompting high leve...

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved A growing number of companies are pledging to cut their greenhouse gas emissions to " net zero " as part ...

Thom Bridge, Independent Record Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Whether a constitutional right to a healthy, livable climate is protected by state law is at the center of a lawsuit going to tria...

Concern has been raised about the water levels of Loch Ness and the River Ness amid the protracted dry spell affecting Scotland and the UK. Last month, the loch dropped to its lowest level since records began in 1990 and it is still categorised as being low. Dry weather in rece...

The smoke has shifted south and west in the US impacting cities like Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Cleveland after enveloping New York for days Smoky haze from wildfires in Canada engulfed New York City on Wednesday Smoke from hundreds of wildfires in Canada reached Europ...

Demonstrators have taken to beaches across Scotland in protest at the planned development of the Rosebank oil and gas field. Activists in Edinburgh, Oban and Aberdeen set out on boats, kayaks and paddleboards on Saturday to highlight their concerns at the potential impact drill...

Pakistans cash-strapped government on Friday presented its draft for the national budget, allocating funds to fight climate change despite staggering $30 billion in losses from last summer's devastating floods. Lawmakers are expected to approve the proposal by the end of the mo...

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg said Friday she will no longer be able to skip classes as a way to draw attention to climate change because she is graduating from high school. Thunberg, 20, started staging Friday protests outside the Swedish parliament building du...

The current wildfires are a preview of far worse things to come, write climate experts, Susan Joy Hassol and Professor Michael E. Mann Thick smoke from hundreds of wildfires in Canada blanketed New York City on Wednesday, leaving it with another-wordly orange glow (AP Photo/Set...

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic unprepared for hazardous air quality conditions Canadian wildfires spread haze over New York City Millions of people across North America experienced unhealthy to hazardous air quality conditions this past week as thick smoke from over 400 wildfires i...

Dramatic cyclones, drought and a spike in global temperatures expected as El Nino returns Scorching temperatures, tropical cyclones and an influx of extreme weather could be on the way due to the return of El Nino . After three years of the La Nina climate pattern, which often ...

115 million Americans under air quality alerts Leaders from across the worlds of politics, entertainment, and activism warned on Wednesday that the wildfire smoke blanketing the East Coast today is a sign of the climate crisis . It bears repeating how unprepared we are for the ...

Aeroplanes are experiencing more turbulence than they did in previous decades because of climate change, new research has shown. Clear-air turbulence, which can appear unexpectedly and in extreme cases damage aircraft and injure passengers, has been found to have increased in v...

The University of Reading looked at data over a 41-year period to determine the link Scientists have spent a decade doing research about popular flight routes Climate change is causing an increase in plane turbulence, according to a new study. University of Reading research fou...

People didnt listen to our warnings Dwindling icebergs in the Arctic in July 2022. Scientists now say that Arctic summers will be free of sea ice in the coming decades Ice-free Arctic summers are now unavoidable, scientists have said. Even if rapid, dramatic cuts are made to pl...

The Government must do more to help local areas adapt to climate change, councils in England have said. The Local Government Association (LGA) asked more than 300 councils in England about concerns and barriers to adapting their services that cover roads, flooding, fire, housin...

The fossil-fuel industry has funded climate propaganda for decades. Dont Look Up director Adam McKay tells Josh Marcus about his plan to counter it Related video: Dont Look Up trailer F or decades, the fossil-fuel industry controlled the public perception of climate change, pou...

UK owes 6.2 trillion in climate reparations by 2050, study reveals Demonstrators participate in a sit-in calling for reparations at the Cop27 UN Climate Summit The UK owes 6.2 trillion in climate reparations by 2050, according to a ground-breaking new study that quantifies how ...

Englands planning system is not fit for purpose for tackling the climate crisis, campaigners have warned. A report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think tank analysed the current planning system and its compatibility with achieving net zero and biodiversity...

The world needs to phase out fossil fuels if it wants to curb global warming, the United Nations climate chief said in an interview with The Associated Press. But he said the idea might not make it on to the agenda of make-or-break international climate negotiations this fall, ...

The cause of global warming is showing no signs of slowing as heat-trapping carbon dioxide in Earths atmosphere increased to record highs in its annual Spring peak, jumping at one of the fastest rates on record, officials announced Monday. Carbon dioxide levels in the air are n...

An activist promoting carbon capture who has walked 4,250km (2,640 miles) from London to Istanbul said his efforts are a metaphor for the action and consistency needed to tackle climate change. Craig Cohon, who is Canadian but based in London, crossed the finish line at the Gal...

Nations resumed talks on tackling global warming Monday with the aim of shaping a deal that might put the world on track to prevent a dangerous increase in temperatures, as the U.N.'s top climate official called for deep cuts in fossil fuel use. Diplomats began two-week negotia...

00:36 Kate Gill | 1685890928 Immigration minister Robert Jenrick has defended the controversial cannibalising comments he made about migrants . The senior Tory was repeatedly questioned by Sky s Sophy Ridge on why he used the terminology to refer to those arriving illegally. Mr ...

A record-breaking cyclist will embark on a 3,000-mile challenge on a handmade bamboo bike around the circumference of the UK to raise awareness of the climate crisis. Kate Strong, 44, holds three cycling world records and a triathlon championship, but hopes her 90-day challenge...

A senior United Arab Emirates official says the Gulf nation wants the U.N. climate summit it's hosting later this year to deliver game-changing results for international efforts to curb global warming, but doing so will require having the fossil fuel industry at the table. Envi...

A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a lawsuit brought by young Oregon-based climate activists can proceed to trial years after they first filed the lawsuit in an attempt to hold the nations leadership accountable for its role in climate change. U.S. District Court Judge Ann ...

Tropical Storm Arlene is currently tracking toward the western tip of Cuba The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. Tropical Storm Arlene is currently tracking toward the western tip of Cuba , according to forecasters at the...

00:35 Francesca Casonato | 1685742342 Tropical Storm Arlene was spotted forming in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday with strong winds and thunders visible under the white clouds . One of the first-named storms of the Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts until November, Storm Arlen...

Hollywood film director Adam McKay has pledged to triple donations to Just Stop Oil over the weekend, the group said. McKay, who made Netflix film Dont Look Up, a climate change satire, as well as Step Brothers and The Big Short, said he stands with the protesters, praising the...

Presidents first formal Oval Office address comes as he prepares to sign bipartisan legislation to avert a default on Americas sovereign debt President Joe Biden on Friday urged Americans not to give up on working across the political aisle to solve national problems as he hail...

Climate effects are exacerbating long-term wealth inequality with poorer UK households more vulnerable to temperature shocks and air pollution and flooding, a study has found. Rising temperatures have been found to have statistically significant impacts on all measures of wealt...

A rising sea level could dramatically alter the states famous coastal landscape Up to 70 per cent of California s iconic beaches are in danger of disappearing by the end of the century due the effects of climate change , a new study has found. To conduct the study, researchers ...

Just three of the UKs top firms have publicly ruled out using carbon offsets in net zero plans, a new data tool shows. AstraZeneca , Mondi and Marks & Spencer are the only three out of 78 companies in the UK from the Forbes Global 2000 list who have publicly said they will not ...

Germany 's disease control agency warned Thursday that rising temperatures due to global warming will increase the likelihood of heat stroke, vector-borne illnesses and other health risks in the country. The Robert Koch Institute said lung diseases from forest fires and agricul...

Nepal says it needs more time to decide whether the base camp needs shifting amid strong opposition from the people who know the mountain best, as Maroosha Muzaffar reports Tents belonging to mountaineers at the Everest base camp in the Mount Everest region of Solukhumbu distri...

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Humans have breached almost all of the boundaries that make the Earth a safe and just environment, researchers have said. In quantifying the limits of the planets life-support systems, a team of more than 40 international scientists found humans have exceeded seven of the eight...

Super typhoons have become our new normal, activists say Eye of Super Typhoon Mawar swirls over Guam Typhoon Mawar, an unusually intense cyclone that has struck Guam and the Philippines before heading towards Taiwan and southern Japan, shows the southeast Asian country is in a ...

Mondays peak temperature surpasses earlier May record of 35.7C A woman wearing sun protective clothing commutes on a bicycle amid hot weather in Shanghai on Monday China s financial hub Shanghai experienced its hottest day in May in over a century amid an ongoing heatwave that ...

Fish populations are relocating to colder waters in the north and south poles as a result of global warming, research has found. The latest study, by academics at the University of Glasgow , has found the majority of the worlds fish population are shifting closer to the poles o...

DeSantis jihad against environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices is indeed not about the weather. Its about politics at the highest level Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis wasted no time cementing his role as climate-denier-in-chief last week when on th...

Limiting global warming to 1.5C is bottom of the list for global businesses desired outcomes at this years Cop28 , new research has shown. The findings suggest the business world has a lack of confidence in the Glasgow Climate Pact pledge to keep 1.5C alive from Cop26 and that ...

The concrete jungle is sinking under the weight of its skyscrapers, homes, pavement and humanity itself If rising oceans arent worry enough, add this to the risks New York City faces: The metropolis is slowly sinking under the weight of its skyscrapers, homes, asphalt and human...

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Comedians Steve Coogan , Lee Mack and Paul Whitehouse have been praised for their amazing support of a campaign protesting against the pollution of Englands largest lake. The trio turned up for a rally at The Glebe in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria. Campaigners are calling for ...

The minister in charge of setting up the deposit return scheme (DRS) in Scotland has accused the UK Government of blocking Holyrood at every turn. Lorna Slater, the Scottish Governments circular economy minister, continued her attacks on the Westminster Government on Sunday aft...

The monarch also reportedly checks the lights and fires in the palace regularly King Charles III has reportedly turned down the temperature in the swimming pool at Buckingham Palace as he continues to find ways to reduce the royal familys energy usage. The newly crowned monarch...

Scotlands First Minister has accused the UK Government of trying to scupper the deposit return scheme, as the war of words between Westminster and Holyrood about the environmental initiative intensifies. Lorna Slater, the Scottish Government minister responsible for implementin...

Hundreds of protesters descended on London Bridge as they fought against expansion plans of Ultra Low Emissions Zones (Ulez). Labour mayor Sadiq Khan intends to expand the capitals ultra low emission zone to cover the entirety of outer London. Last month, a High Court judge dec...

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Brazils president announced Friday that the United Nations has chosen his country to host the 2025 U.N. climate change conference, though the world body has not yet publicly confirmed the decision. Brazils President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Brazil would hold the conferenc...

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A German government spokesperson on Friday rejected the notion that comments by Chancellor Olaf Scholz criticizing climate activists might have prompted raids against them this week. Police on Wednesday searched more than a dozen properties across Germany linked to the group La...

01:23 Holly Patrick | 1685135848 The worlds first plastic forecast has predicted at least 300kg of microplastics will fall over Paris in the week beginning Monday, 29 April. Minderoo Foundations forecast has been developed using research on atmospheric plastic dynamics with trad...

Florida governor repeats common misconception about climate change and fierce storms Ron DeSantis began a whirlwind media tour around the launch of his 2024 presidential campaign with an interview on Fox News on Wednesday evening when the governor outlined his misconceptions ab...

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Large landslides in Antarctic have potential to trigger tsunamis that may result in substantial loss of life Related video: Japan withdraws latest evacuation orders imposed by Fukushima nuclear disaster Giant underwater landslides induced in Antarctica by the climate crisis mig...

IWG Founder and CEO Mark Dixon explains the environmental benefits of the hybrid model, and how it offers the potential to reduce work-related carbon emissions by 49% in the UK and 90% in the US. IWG Spaces Base Fuxing, Shangai China IWG is a partner of E2E. We take our collect...

The Government is committed to granting new UK oil and gas licences but would never approve anything incompatible with net zero and 1.5C, the climate minister has said. Scientists and campaigners are worried they will grant permission for Norwegian firm Equinor to develop the R...

Failing to limit the global temperature to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could trigger tipping points and lead to the collapse of life on Earth, two climate scientists have warned. Opening the Innovation Zero Congress in London , Professors Johan Rockstrom and David King sai...

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In the depths of the Amazon , Brazil is building an otherworldly structure a complex of towers arrayed in six rings, poised to spray mists of carbon dioxide into the rainforest. But the reason is utterly terrestrial: to understand how the worlds largest tropical forest respond...

Shareholder revolt secures 20% of votes as activists shout about climate criminals A protester is carried out of the Shell annual general shareholders meeting in London on Tuesday A shareholder rebellion against the board of Shell secured a fifth of votes at a stormy annual gen...

Typhoon Mawar could deliver the biggest hit in two decades to Guam, a US territory in the Pacific Authorities in Guam warned anyone not living in a fully concrete house to head to safety elsewhere, and emergency shelters began to fill as residents braced for Typhoon Mawar, a po...

01:13 Julia Saqui | 1684854162 Climate activists in Rome turned the Trevi Fountain water black on Sunday (21 May) to protest against fossil fuels . Members of the Ultima Generazione (translated as Last Generation) poured what they said was vegetable charcoal into the fountain, a...

Climate change protesters have tried to storm the stage at oil giant Shells annual shareholder meeting in London. In a tense moment in the meeting, which had already been delayed for nearly an hour, security stepped in to prevent a protester reaching chairman Sir Andrew Mackenz...

Climate chaos will spread from across the entire planet and the world may already be past five irreversible tipping points, John Kerry has said. Speaking to the defence and climate change parliamentary select committee, the US special presidential envoy for climate warned of co...

Experts say the G7 is not walking the talk when it comes to urgent reforms required to limit climate crisis The summit of the seven largest economies of the world ended with a host of promises and a mixed bag of outcomes for progress on combating the climate crisis , as experts...

As many as 11,778 disasters have been reported since 1970, impacting the poorest of the poor Economic damage from floods, storms and wildfires has soared by a factor of eight since the same year, totalling 4.3 trillion US dollars (3.5 trillion) Two million people have been kill...

Current climate policies will leave more than a fifth of humanity exposed to dangerously hot temperatures by 2100, unprecedented new research suggests. The paper, published on Monday and co-authored by academics from around the world, examines the human climate niche the tempe...

Some countries will be left uninhabitable, while India will have largest population exposed to extreme heat Climate activists dragged away by police after throwing red paint at Scottish Parliament Climate inaction could expose more than two billion people to dangerous heat cond...

The far-reaching effects of this delay, including mitigation of intense heatwaves, sea-level rise, and biodiversity loss, are highlighted in the study Ozone hole over Antarctic An international treaty that banned harmful ozone-depleting substances has successfully postponed the...

Shell is set to face a tense annual general meeting that could be dominated by clashes over climate action after the oil major saw a record year of profits. The company will probably see conflicting pressures at the meeting on Tuesday as investors look to capitalise on record o...

The Environment Secretary appeared to accept that bill-payers will have to pick up a lot of the cost relating to infrastructure improvements designed to prevent sewage entering Englands seas and waterways. Water companies in England last week announced a 10 billion plan to redu...

Disruptive climate protests have sprung up because people are fed up with excuses after excuses from governments to tackle the issue, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger has said. Recent years have seen climate protesters gluing themselves to roads, blocking venues, stop...

The discovery has increased concerns about water supply around the world Lakes around the world are shrinking and some have even dried up (Ben Birchall/PA) Over half of all lakes and resevoirs in the world have shrunk in the last 30 years due mostly to the climate crisis and hu...

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are joining their counterparts from other countries during their summit in Japan in an effort to expand the G7s sway and to include voices from the so-called Global South . From South America to South Asia, Ukraine to the South ...

Protesters joining nationwide anti-sewage protests in Scarborough forced to the waters edge due to poor water quality Anti- sewage campaigners at Scarborough s South Bay were forced to protest outside of the water on Saturday, due to poor water quality at the popular bathing sp...

Experts tell Stuti Mishra that climate action measures at the G7 summit might be coming in too late as Japans own track record on climate action is pushed into the spotlight Joe Biden and Jill Biden welcomed by Japans Fumio Kishida and his wife Yuko Kishida at the Hiroshima Pea...

Key freshwater sources collectively lost water at approximately 22 gigatonnes per year for nearly 30 years FILE: Peru shares Lake Titicaca with Bolivia. Key freshwater sources, including the Lake Titicaca, collectively lost water at a rate of approximately 22 gigatonnes per yea...

High pressure is set to dominate UKs weather in coming weeks, forecaster says UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast A Met Office forecast indicates there are warm days ahead as the UK bids farewell to chilly and rainy weather . Weather maps reveal a high pressure system ta...

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Editorial : Saving the planet will prove vastly expensive and the clock is ticking but it still lies within our grasp T here remains the hope that, as Sir David Attenborough has always stressed to us in recent years, the pace of the climate crisis can be slowed before it becom...

In April, over a dozen countries in Asia experienced record-shattering heat A worker quenches his thirst with water from a bottle taking a break from cleaning weeds from a park near India Gate amid rising temperatures in New Delhi The blistering heatwaves experienced in April a...

Activists and politicians have called for urgent action on fossil fuels after a report found that scientists are likely to record a global average temperature of more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels over the next five years. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) sai...

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The 1.5C target has been in the news a lot recently In 2015 almost all of the worlds countries pledged to limit global warming to well below 2C above pre-industrial levels and to strive to keep temperatures at 1.5C by the end of the century as part of the historic Paris Climate...

Researchers are trying to produce a super coffee that withstands climate threats, write Rebecca Tan and Nhung Nguyen Thuan Sarzynski shows off a robusta coffee plant in Lam Dong province F or decades, the world of coffee has had one star: the arabica bean. It is complex and del...

There is a 98 per cent chance of the hottest year on record being broken by 2027, scientists have warned Global temperatures are likely to surpass the key limit of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels in the next five years, scientists have warned. The World Meteorological Organisa...

Lunar phenomenon shows faint glow of moons dark side due to sunlight reflecting off Earths surface Related video: Astronomers Think They Finally Know Whats Happening Under the Surface of the Moon A lunar phenomenon called the Da Vinci glow which lights up the unlit side of the...

Carrying pollen is a workout that significantly increases the body temperature of bumblebees, researchers have found. A new study suggests this new understanding of active bumblebee body temperatures raises questions about how they will be impacted by climate change. The insect...

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Shareholder activists have welcomed a breakthrough after an influential proxy adviser backed a climate resolution for TotalEnergies. Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has recommended that investors vote for the resolution, which urges the French oil giant to do more to c...

Frost quakes found related to rapid decrease in air temperature, scientists say Related video: 5.5 earthquake and aftershocks hit Northern California The rare weather phenomenon known as frost quakes that had struck Finland in 2016 are likely becoming more frequent due to the ...

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Soaring heat could pose threats to electricity supply, crops, and countrys economic growth People sit in a shallow pool of water in the riverbed of the Jialing River, a tributary of the Yangtze, in southwestern China's Chongqing China is gearing up for another summer of scorchi...

Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Pacific Island leaders criticized rich countries on Monday for not doing enough to control climate change despite being responsible for much of the problem, and f...

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Climate change will reduce the land available for coffee by 54% by 2100 even if global temperatures are contained to internationally agreed targets, according to a new report. Coffee growers from Honduras to Ethiopia said they are already suffering from climate destabilisation ...

Entrepreneur turned climate activist Craig Cohon set off from London on January 3 and will reach Istanbul on June 4 Craig Cohon set off from London on January 3 and is due to reach Istanbul on June 4 An entrepreneur turned climate activist is walking more than 2,500 miles acros...

I believe this record will be repeated many times, expert says Related video: Climate activist Vanessa Nakate speaks at Global Citizen NOW summit Vietnam broke weather records on Sunday after the temperature in the countrys northern Thanh Hoa province soared to 44.1C. Authoriti...

Temperatures are expected to start climbing significantly Saturday in parts of the Pacific Northwest as an early heat wave takes hold, possibly breaking records and worsening wildfires already burning in western Canada. The historically temperate region has grappled with scorch...

Christian Aid said the UK should contribute around 3.5 per cent of the Loss and Damage Fund agreed by the UN to pay for the cost of climate chaos. The UK can pay its fair share of support to developing countries vulnerable to climate change by taxing millionaires and fossil fue...

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Climate change is bringing hotter, drier summers and less predictable rain patterns putting greater pressure on freshwater resources Seven English regions could face severe water stress by 2030 spreading to almost the entire south and midlands by 2040, a new analysis has show...

Renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall has called for factory farming to be phased out as she condemned the extreme cruelty to animals involved. The 89-year-old warned of agro-industries impact on human health, climate and biodiversity as she spoke in a video message at the E...

Theres been a 20 per cent rise in humans fleeing conflict and calamities Syrians walk in a camp for internally displaced people in al-Bab, northern Syria The number of people fleeing war and climate disasters hit a record high of 71.1 million in 2022, according to a report publ...

Protesters chanted Biden get off it, the people over profits before marching to his campaign fundraising event As President Joe Biden prepared to kick off his 2024 campaign fundraising in New York City , climate activists gathered several blocks away to protest what they say is...

The Biden administration is proposing new limits on greenhouse gas emissions from coal and gas-fired power plants, its most ambitious effort yet to roll back planet-warming pollution from the nations second-largest contributor to climate change. A rule to be unveiled Thursday b...

London law firms facilitated 1.48 trillion in fossil fuel projects between 2018-2022, more than two and a half times the amount facilitated for the renewable energy industry, a new report has found. The US-based Law Students for Climate Accountability (LSCA), along with law stu...

Drought and below average rainfall is directly linked to an increase in farmer suicide, study finds View of a lake running dry on a hot summer day near Ajmer, Rajasthan The climate crisis has led to an increase in the number of farmers in India dying by suicide, new research ha...

A herd of 100 cattle is being used to boost nature across several thousand hectares of the Cotswolds . The National Trust is using the belted Galloway herd for conservation grazing in Gloucestershires Stroud Valleys. The Stroud Landscape Project is transforming 21,000 hectares ...

How can anyone find humor in the potential loss of entire countries and cultures due to climate change? Simon Kofe, Minister for Justice, Communication, and Foreign Affairs for Tuvalu, replied An Australian-British author who participated in TV coverage of King Charles coronati...

Taxing the record profits of the likes of Shell is a first step to righting this wrong, and bringing life-giving help to those who need it most, writes Bishop of Oxford Steven Croft Climate change is no longer an issue that will only affect our children T he oil and gas giant ...

Approximately 108 fires have erupted and 29,000 people evacuated Dozens of wildfires rage in Alberta and Saskatchewan Wildfires that are burning out-of-control in western Canada are producing so much smoke that it can be seen from space. Approximately 108 fires have erupted acr...

After his swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 1, Brazil 's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked up the ramp to the presidential palace arm in arm with Indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire, instantly recognizable by his yellow headdress and wooden lip plate. But a major railway that would acc...

00:46 Oliver Browning | 1683484455 Footage captures the moment a cliff face collapsed onto a highway , sending people fleeing for their lives. The road in northern India s Uttarakhand was closed after boulders and heavy mud fell down the hill on 30 April. Shocking video shows bo...

The April heatwave that broke temperature records in Spain and Portugal was made at least 100 times more likely because of climate change and would have been almost impossible without it, scientists have said. South-western Europe and North Africa experienced extreme temperatur...

Morocco and Algeria also experience temperatures of 40C plus Spring Temperatures in Spain Reach Dangerous Levels A record-breaking heatwave which gripped southern Europe and North Africa last month was made at least 100 times more likely because of the climate crisis, a study h...

We need to get out of our culture of abundance, Frances Ecological Transition Minister Christophe Bechu said on Friday Sales of swimming pools are being banned in parts of France as drought conditions continue to grip the country. Pyrenees-Orientales, a department on the Medite...

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Disinformation persists because its profitable, experts say as they call for more stringent regulations Climate strike London: Hundreds of young protesters highlight climate crisis Google has been monetising videos that promote climate crisis misinformation on YouTube as recent...

Delhi sees hail and rainfall at 10-15 times the typical level this week People wait for public transport as it rains in New Delhi Parts of India are experiencing freak low temperatures along with unseasonal rain and hailstorms in mid-summer just weeks after record-breaking heat...

Global heating may intensify perfect storm fuelling worlds largest threat to crops Pictured: A farmer in Honduras checks his strawberries for a fungus whose spread is being driven by climate breakdown A rapid rise in fungal attacks on crops exacerbated by climate breakdown co...

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Environmental campaigners urged climate envoys from dozens of nations gathering Tuesday in Berlin to discuss a global deadline for phasing out fossil fuels and ways of increasing aid to poor countries hit by global warming. About 40 countries, including the United States, China...

The truth is, we had solutions, and we f***ed it up, said the filmmaker Filmmaker Oliver Stone has voiced his ardent support for nuclear power in the face of the mounting climate crisis . The JFK directors latest film project, Nuclear Now , is adapted from the book A Bright Fut...

It is frankly an embarrassment that it hasnt been possible to mobilise this money yet, says Denmarks minister for global climate policy Germanys foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, attends the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin Wealthy nations are on track to meet a $100-bi...

Some 15 protesters were arrested in Manhattan Celebrities on their way to the Met Gala on Monday evening were blocked by climate protesters. Some 15 protesters were arrested after shutting down traffic in Manhattan and blocking motorcades of stars including Paris Hilton . Sever...

No injuries were immediately reported Virginia Beach has declared a state of emergency after a tornado tore through the coastal city on Sunday. Dozens of homes suffered damage when the twister touched down around 6pm local time. No injuries were reported. The National Weather S...

We dont want President Biden to sit on the table of fossil fuels and also on the table of renewable energy, Ms Nakate, one of the worlds leading climate justice activists, tells The Independent US President Joe Biden is failing to show true climate leadership by greenlighting n...

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Concerns about plans to install a new line of pylons through the Scottish Highlands have been raised with both First Minister Humza Yousaf and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Liberal Democrat MP Jamie Stone, who represents Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, wrote to the two lea...

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More than 36 million people are starving following two years of drought Extinction Rebellion begins several days of protest on streets of central London Drought in the Horn of Africa is now around 100 times more likely to happen due to the human-caused climate crisis , accordin...

01:41 Sophie Thompson | 1682752208 Buckingham Palace has unveiled the spectacular environmentally-friendly screen King Charles III will be anointed behind during his cornation on 6 May. The monarch , who is eco-conscious himself, will be out of public view when he gets anointed ...

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(c) Copyright 2023, dpa (www.dpa.de). Alle Rechte vorbehalten (c) Copyright 2023, dpa (www.dpa.de). Alle Rechte vorbehalten Climate activists staged a 10th straight day of protests in Berlin , blocking key roads during rush hour and bringing parts of the German capital to a sta...

Children and young people need to find a Goldilocks level of anxiety to cope with climate change, where it does not harm their mental health, but still motivates them to take action, an expert has said. Young people have often been told that emotions like anxiety or depression ...

There remains little time to chart a better course for the future, writes Nathan Cooper Last summer, a third of Pakistan was under water G reenwashing, fragmented real-world action, and the continued failure to reign-in climate-altering emissions are increasingly defining inter...

The Governments plans on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from farming and land use fall short of pledges made in its original net zero strategy, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The organisation said on Friday that it had analysed figures from the Government...

Ms Greene has faced backlash recently for making offensive comments during congressional hearings Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has floated a bizarre claim in an attempt to discredit funding to fight the climate crisis people during the ice age didnt pay taxes ...

Biden administration has invested in clean energy at an unprecedented rate and backed major oil projects Saturdays White House Correspondents Association dinner is expected to feature Joe Biden , Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr, and celebrities like John Legend on the gue...

Renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall has said she is still hopeful for the future of the planet, saying the intelligence of humans will help overcome the climate crisis. The 89-year-old said people are finally beginning to use their brains wisely to address the issue. Howev...

Ron Johnson made his comments during a Senate Budget Committee meeting Republican senator says climate change will be good for his state Republican Senator Ron Johnson says he is looking forward to the civilization-shifting impacts of the climate crisis because he is from Wisco...

The climate emergency is here for this region A monster Asian heatwave which shattered temperature records in more than a dozen countries is an early warning sign of what may come if action is not taken, scientific experts said. Extremely high temperatures have swept across lar...

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Scientists have recorded sounds made by 21 marine species with the aim to understand more about the ocean environment. Researchers used hydrophones microphones designed to be used underwater to eavesdrop on aquatic creatures living in a reef off the coast of Goa , India. The ...

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The UK and US should forge a new green, special relationship to tackle climate change, a Conservative MP has said. Chris Skidmore , the Governments net-zero tsar, said in a speech in Washington DC on Tuesday that the two nations had a joint responsibility to find solutions to t...

University of Georgia USDA Forest Service Trees are long-term investments that often outlive the people who plant them. And with the worlds climate changing fast, we now need to consider whether the trees we plant today will be able to withstand the changing conditions in our g...

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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals from oil and gas companies that are fighting lawsuits from state and local governments over whether they can be held responsible for harms resulting from global warming. The justices handed the companies a setback in their legal figh...

Scientific research teams face new and increased dangers as climate change alters the Arctic landscape Paul Scherrer Institute Switzerland chemist Francois Burgay, 34, prepares to take a snow sample to detect molecules connected to algal bloom in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Norway At...

Extinction Rebellion (XR) and other groups will step up campaigns to force the Government to tackle the climate emergency following the end of a four-day demonstration, XR has said. Almost 80% of protesters voted to amp up future campaigning using civil disobedience and non-vio...

Earth Day falls every 22 April, and its the perfect opportunity to address one of the biggest elephants in the room when it comes to environmental activism, writes Hannah Jackson : not all voices are treated with the same respect Many in the fishing hamlet of Kochi, Kerala stat...

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Wildlife presenter Chris Packham has made a rallying call for every last person who cares about the planet to join Extinction Rebellion after thousands took part in a demonstration on Saturday. The 61-year-old broadcaster spoke to the crowd from a stage close to Parliament Squa...

Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. An overwhelming majority of people in the U.S. say they have recently experienced an extreme weather event, a new poll shows, and most of them attribute that to c...

Mexico was once a visionary on the climate crisis - now its progress is critically insufficient. Where did it all go wrong, asks senior climate correspondent Louise Boyle and Jose Luis Montenegro , national reporter in Mexico City for Independent Espanol Mexican President Andre...

As the climate crisis unfolds it will become more and more common for people to move this is the reality Its time for governments to face the hard truth about climate breakdown without a plan for climate migration, there is no solution. As the climate crisis continues to wre...

Many of us try our best to protect the planet whether thats eating less meat, recycling more or avoiding single-use plastic where we can. But despite all this, could some of the seemingly innocent things we regularly do potentially be harming the environment? There are some th...

Agencies havent warned publicly of specific threats Law enforcement agencies across the country are worried that environmental thriller How to Blow Up a Pipeline will inspire actual attacks on fossil fuel infrastructure. Twenty-three different state and federal agencies have se...

The World Meteorological Organization says last year really was as bad as it seemed when people were muddling through it Looking back at 2022's weather with months of analysis, the World Meteorological Organization said last year really was as bad as it seemed when people were ...

Diversity of Extinction Rebellion protest praised as tensions of climate crisis intense Protesters line the streets of Parliament Square Thousands of protesters gathered in London today to mark the beginning of a four-day mass demonstration organised by Extinction Rebellion (XR...

A Scottish musician will stand next to an 8ft ice sculpture until it melts in a slow protest highlighting the impact of climate change. Erland Cooper will remain beside the sculpture at the Barbicans Sculpture Court in London on April 27 until it thaws. He will interact with me...

A minister has said robust action will be taken against climate change protesters if they break the law during the London Marathon. Transport Secretary Mark Harper said it would be terrible if environmental demonstrations held this weekend disrupted the event though activists ...

Congregation sang Amazing Grace as climate denier was removed from church Corybn (second from left) was led out of the church ranting Piers Corbyn crashed an Extinction Rebellion church service in London on Friday, telling environmental activists that manmade climate change doe...

Extinction Rebellion has begun several days of protest in central London as the climate activist group attempts to abandon disruptive tactics and focus on relationships over roadblocks. Groups of protesters chanted and danced outside Government departments in Westminster on Fri...

00:27 Holly Patrick | 1682083624 Satellite imagery shows how a rare total solar eclipse unfolded over parts of Oceania on Thursday, 20 April. In this sped-up clip from space, published by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, a patch of darkness is seen as th...

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Temperatures in Europe are rising faster than any other continent Europe had its hottest summer ever in 2022, according to a continent -wide assessment published yesterday, leading to a cascade of devastating heatwaves , droughts, wildfires and glacier melt . Yet more dangerous...

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More than 105,000 people have been to The Climate Museum in New York City Nestled among the designer boutiques on a cobbled street in New York s SoHo , sits a true pioneer: Americas first-ever museum dedicated to the climate crisis. For the past five years, The Climate Museum h...

Researchers have been awarded a 1.25 million grant to investigate how climate change could increase the risk of mosquito-borne disease in Scotland . The University of Glasgow , which is working in collaboration with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and UK Centre for Ecolog...

Temperature records broken as extreme conditions grip 12 countries A family cools themself in a park using an irrigation water pipe as northern Indian continues to reel under intense heat wave in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 One in three people on earth a...

The Government should aim to cut driving by 20% in the next seven years in order to curb emissions, a think tank has said. In a report released on Thursday, the Green Alliance think tank said the Government should make driving more expensive and public transport cheaper, or ris...

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Emissions need to be decreasing now and roughly cut in half in the next seven years, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in their latest report Everything, Everywhere, All At Once is not only the title of a multi-Oscar winning movie but also how United Natio...

Climate change worsened flooding from a tropical cyclone that shut down much of New Zealand last month in one of the country's costliest disasters, scientists said, but they couldn't quite calculate how much it magnified the catastrophe. A flash study Tuesday by 23 scientists f...

Greenwashing, abrogating historical responsibilities and protectionism need to be stopped Related video: Indian prime minister urges G20 gathering to look beyond Ukraine war in talks India s environment minister has warned friends from the global north against profiteering from...

Climate activists held a protest in Berlin, Germany , to demand the government takes tougher action on global warming, particularly in the transportation sector. The demonstrations are part of a wider global climate strike called by the group Fridays for Future, an environmenta...

Children as young as five are asking government to ensure their constitutional rights by taking stronger climate action Just Stop Oil protestors march through Manchester demanding climate action A dozen children have filed a lawsuit against the Austrian government asking it to ...

Experts say Asia has the most to lose from worsening extreme weather events BP announces record annual profits of 23 billion The most developed and globally significant Asian economic hubs such as Beijing , Jakarta , Ho Chi Minh City, Taiwan, and Mumbai are among the top 100 ci...

It is time to think about providing direct cash assistance to help people in poverty It has been six months since flooding drove 33 million people in Pakistan from their homes and submerged a third of the country. Today, 8.6 million people far greater than the population of S...

Some Arctic communities have started patrols to keep watch for wandering polar bears. Graig Graziosi reports A polar bear on Svalbard T he climate crisis isnt only taking a devastating toll on humanity with a carousel of increasingly extreme events. Its also greatly harming the...

Extreme winter weather is becoming more common in the Golden State, Josh Marcus reports From top, clockwise: The British actor Julian Sands who has been missing for several days after hiking on Mount Baldy, right. Jeffrey Morton and Crystal Paula Gonzalez recently died while hi...

ExxonMobil knew as much as academic and government scientists knew, study finds Related video: EU Climate Data Reveals World Is Getting Hotter Fast as Europe Had Second Warmest Summer In Recorded History ExxonMobil scientists had accurately predicted global warming due to human...

Shifting protest tactics, scrutiny for green-washers and cheaper electric vehicles are coming down the pike this year. Louise Boyle reports Clockwise from top left: The inauguration of Brazils new leader Lula; children being taken to safety during Pakistans floods, an Extinctio...

The cost-of-living crisis is the biggest and most urgent worldwide risk, but climate change and failure to take action on global warming are the most serious long-term threats, according to experts. The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) survey of global risks revealed that the ...

Whales, like all living things, are composed largely of carbon Whales could be important allies in the fight against climate change, scientists have discovered. Storing and capturing carbon dioxide (CO2), the most common of greenhouse gases, is a crucial part of curbing global ...

Saphora Smith lays out what has to happen to build on the positives and help mitigate the shortcomings of the recent summit in Egypt Many feel the Cop27 summit failed to make meaningful progress to reduce emissions O ur planet is still in the emergency room this was the part...

Analysis: It might sound sexy but its coming too late to solve our current set of crises, writes Harry Cockburn Since the 1950s, the prospect of nuclear fusion has remained tantalisingly close, yet just out of reach. Fusions promise of a steady torrent of zero-carbon energy wi...

Lava flows contained to the summit area with no threat to communities downslope, but the situation is being closely monitored Hawaii s Mauna Loa , the largest active volcano on the planet, has erupted for the first time in nearly four decades . The eruption on the states Big Is...

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is pointing the finger at her homeland over climate failures Hundreds of activists including Greta Thunberg marched through the Swedish capital to a court Friday to file a lawsuit against the Swedish state for what they say is insufficien...

ActionAids photo essay series features women and girls from Bangladesh, Kenya, Somaliland and Senegal who are battling against climate change Meet the women fighting against the impacts of climate change This has been a year of climate catastrophes from floods in Pakistan and N...

Rising global temperatures and extreme weather events linked to more severe symptoms As the planet becomes warmer, people with neurologic diseases such as headaches , dementia , multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinsons disease may experience worsening symptoms, scientists have wa...

Exclusive: Foreign Office wont set out payments to crucial global fund, as aid cuts are set to continue Ministers have been told to come clean on suspicions the UK will break promises to fund climate crisis help for poorer nations, after failing to set out what money is being p...

In sawing down our ancient forests we are cutting our own throats. It is time to review our legislation so that these crimes face proper sanctions, write Boris Johnson and Ivan Duque What is happening in the worlds tropical forests the scene of 80 per cent of the destruction ...

Global Warming Policy Foundation provides objective view, ex-Brexit minister argues Former Brexit minister David Frost has joined a controversial think tank that denies global heating is a problem, declaring: Were not in a climate emergency . The Global Warming Policy Foundatio...

The actor also pointed out other celebrities who could change their name to highlight aspects of the climate crisis, like Amy Poehler Bears Are Endangered Climate activists have recently chosen many ways to bring attention to the ongoing crisis. Some have marched in the streets...

Workarounds for dealing with environmental collapse arent limitless, and collective action must be taken now, report finds Humans cannot endlessly adapt to the worsening climate crisis and "unprecedented" action is required from governments to avoid crossing irreversible tippin...

Cop27: My grandfather knew that the struggle for South Africa could not succeed without religious values bridging communities, writes Ndileka Mandela Ending apartheid required compassion, truth and reconciliation. Climate change will require the same T o see women, especially y...

Seurat and Lowry also among master painters whose work has been used in campaign to improve world John Constables The Hay Wain' (1821) has been re-imagined to illustrate the green riverside scene changinh to a barren and scorched earth landscape, depicting the dangers of global...

Highway to climate hell: UN chief warns world losing battle against warming Rishi Sunak has dealt a blow to the developing countries hardest-hit by climate change by shunning appeals for the UK to contribute towards reparations for the natural disasters caused by hundreds of ye...

40C summer temperatures contibuted to political turmoil in Tory party, suggests ex-PM Boris Johnson has joked about soaring temperatures from climate change being one possible reason for his removal from Downing Street this summer. The former prime minister suggested record-bre...

Exclusive: Climate change is not waiting for us to fix our other problems, Mohamed Nasr warns The climate crisis will only be taken seriously when countries realise it is an existential threat like Covid , Cop27 hosts chief negotiator warns. As international delegations arrive ...

Hot countries could see death rates skyrocket over the coming decades if the world doesnt limit future climate change The impacts of the climate crisis will start to be deadlier than some widespread diseases like cancer as the planet continues to heat up, warns a new report fro...

Global average temperatures have risen and weather extremes have already seen an uptick, so the short answer to whether it's too late to stop climate change is: yes. But there's still time to prevent cascading effects, as every degree of additional warming has exponentially dis...

Guests at royal reception include Stella McCartney and John Kerry Rishi Sunak has told a Cop27 reception hosted by King Charles at Buckingham Palace that the world will experience more human suffering if we continue to allow climate change to ravage our planet. The prime minist...

We may have a biased view of how species have adapted to environmental pressures Humans may be just as vulnerable to changes in the environment including those caused by the climate crisis as other animals, according to a new study that assessed genetic data from the past 45,...

As Egypt gets read to host UN climate summit, the worsening impact of warming is clearly visible in the Nile Delta region Related: People in power do not prioritise climate crisis, says Greta Thunberg Sayed Abuel-Ezz has seen his crops wither from seawater before. As the Nile D...

As the world warms and extreme weather events mount, governments and corporations have been called on to address climate change by top officials, climate scientists and activists and to curb levels of heating. The planet's temperature has already risen by about 1.1 degrees Cels...

Human-induced climate change is the most pervasive threat to the world, says top UN expert Wind turbines seen from the beach at Crosby, Merseyside, England Human rights are being negatively impacted and violated due to the consequences of climate change , a top UN expert has sa...

Catastrophic ecological threats amplified by environmental destruction causing water scarcity and food insecurity A ship passes an oil spill near an oil depot in Lagos, Nigeria. The country is among those facing the worst ecological threats Around 768 million people across 27 c...

Most of the worlds population has been affected in some way by climate change 85% of the world, in fact. But the effects of climate change havent been equally felt by all. Some communities have seen a slight rise in temperature here and there, but others have had their entire ...

Climate activist says young people are bearing brunt of responsibility Greta Thunberg Greta Thunberg has said she and other young activists are bearing too much responsibility in the face of the climate crisis. The 19-year-old Swedish activist said she wishes some people would ...

Addressing climate change a now ubiquitous term for the warming of the planet caused by humans emitting carbon dioxide and methane from coal, oil and natural gas into the atmosphere is becoming exponentially more pressing, with the language of scientists, officials and activi...

As the climate crisis grows, meteorologists, scientists and journalists alike are increasingly reporting on its impact on everyday life. But its not without risks, reports senior climate correspondent Louise Boyle KCCI Chief Meteorologist Chris Gloninger received a death threat...

While more people are waking up to the reality of climate crisis, vested interests are proliferating misinformation. Can the truth gap be bridged? Its tempting to write off climate deniers as scientifically-illiterate cranks when evidence overwhelmingly shows that the climate c...

The president traveled to Floridas Gulf Coast where some communities were obliterated by the near Category-5 storm President Joe Biden has said that Hurricane Ian and other extreme events like wildfires and droughts has ended the discussion about whether or not theres climate...

Climate change caused temperatures to soar during the summer this year creating soil conditions that made drought at least 20 times more likely in the Northern Hemisphere, according to a new study. Analysis revealed greenhouse gas emissions played a key role in the warming, mak...

Rapid formation of enormous tunnels below ice sheets in their death throes should be considered for todays climate models, scientists say A glacial valley in Norway Below the North Sea , thousands of hidden giant valleys scoured out by retreating ice sheets 20,000 years ago are...

Decision labelled a historic victory for climate justice sparks hope in low-lying islands Dauan Island is among the Torres Strait islands suffering with rising sea levels Australia should compensate the islanders of the Torres Strait after violating their human rights by failin...

Exclusive: Liz Truss and Jacob Rees-Moggs energy plans are completely at odds with legal climate targets, governments ex chief scientific advisor has said Liz Trusss energy plans show the UK has effectively abandoned net-zero targets just three years after its world-leading com...

New proposal could help combat rising sea levels, researchers say Refreezing the north and south poles could be a way to manage the climate crisis , scientists have suggested. In a new study led by Wake Smith at Yale University , researchers proposed that aerosol particles spra...

All across the world, global heating is transforming wind patterns and making them much harder to predict. That means passenger flights are becoming less safe and efficient, as well as giving off more emissions themselves, as Vishwam Sankaran reports It all happened in a span o...

Climate became much drier with increasing seasonal variation and unpredictable droughts Slow breeding patterns coupled with a changing climate led to the extinction of the iconic Australian thunderbird over 40,000 years ago, a new study has suggested. The research, published re...

You may not have heard about the unparalleled heatwave in China, but you will feel its impact soon Sometimes its easy to miss the forest for the trees. We spend so much time on whats in front of us, we can miss the bigger picture. Alarm bells are going off across the world. We...

Some 90 per cent of heat is being absorbed by the ocean This summer, heatwaves have gripped parts of the United States, Europe and South Asia with recording-breaking temperatures and deadly conditions. In the past 100 years, heatwaves have become hotter and more frequent across...

Majorities of US adults think the government and corporations have a significant responsibility to address climate crisis Americans are less concerned now about how climate change might impact them personally and about how their personal choices affect the climate than they w...

Its too late to wait for governments we need to start acting, in the communities where we live, in the places where we work, to make ourselves resilient Last month, I was listening to an acquaintance talking about the weather , the way one does, in England. And then she said:...

Rising night-time temperatures could lead to immune system damage and higher heart disease risk The risk of death from excessively hot nights could increase nearly six-fold by the end of the century, according to a new study that explains how rising night-time temperatures due ...

Todd Smith quit being a pilot because of the aviation industrys carbon footprint A former pilot has opened up about quitting the aviation industry after he learned about the climate damage caused by flying . Todd Smith, from London, flew holidaymakers across Europe for three ye...

01:45 Holly Patrick | 1659958790 A bill which would be the largest investment any US government has made to combat the climate crisis has passed the Senate . The Inflation Reduction Act will now head to the House of Representatives , where it is likely to pass if only 9 of Democ...

The legislation which would be the largest investment yet in combating the climate crisis now heads to the House of Representatives. Senate Democrats passed their signature legislation tackling the climate crisis and prescription drug prices early on Sunday morning, sending t...

Scientists hope warnings of disastrous knock-on effects will galvanise global response to emergency A wildfire in Thailand in 2020. Wildfire risks have increased here and in many parts of the world due to hotter drier conditions The scientists are not mincing their words: we sh...

'We must do the math of disaster in order to avoid it', say international team of scientists Destroyed street after an earthquake in Haiti. 'Paths to disaster are not limited to the impacts of high temperatures', the team warned Despite decades of warnings from the worlds best ...

Exclusive: Nearly 70 per cent of respondents said the climate crisis should be one of the governments top priorities Nearly seven in 10 people say the UKs record-breaking heatwave has convinced them more needs to be done to tackle the climate crisis but many remain unpersuaded ...

Climate crisis alters location, timing and intensity of plankton blooms, limiting visibility Seabirds are finding it harder to catch fish because their underwater visibility is being affected by increasingly cloudy water, partly due to the climate crisis , according to a new st...

The average global temperature has risen by more than 1C in the last 140 years whats going on and does it matter? Global warming , climate change , climate crisis , climate breakdown, and climate emergency are all terms which describe a major threat to life as we know it on ou...

It is not possible to gauge sea level rise simply by comparing two images of a location side-by-side, experts said A widely shared picture that compares two images of a Sydney tourist attraction 140 years apart to cast doubt on rising sea levels has been debunked. The image sho...

Perhaps Im too much of an optimist, but Ive imagined the future and Im telling you it could be amazing Does the discussion around the climate crisis fill you with dread? Lets face it, its not exactly an uplifting topic, is it theres the word crisis in there, for one. The who...

The Conservative Party has rejected net zero scepticism, now the leadership candidates must embrace the future A majority think achieving net zero would be good for jobs and the economy The next prime minister will inherit bold environmental promises that voters expect to be ...

Grant Shapps says rail network only built to withstand 35C because it was never imagined that UK would face higher temperatures It will take decades to fix the UKs crumbling infrastructure for the climate emergency , a cabinet minister has warned, as the country braces for its...

Broadcaster prompted backlash after his tweet about soaring tempertaures Jeremy Clarkson is seemingly unaffected by the recent backlash he received for an exceptionally stupid tweet he posted about the ongoing heatwave . On Sunday (17 July), the former Top Gear host shared a tw...

The UK is in the grip of an exceptional heatwave with temperatures looking likely to smash current records set just a few years ago. Here are answers to some of the key questions about the role of climate change in heatwaves. Is climate change already affecting heatwaves? Yes...

Just 4 per cent of Tories put issue in their top three priorities for the next party leader Net zero is not a high priority Taking action on the climate emergency is the bottom priority for Conservative members in the party's leadership contest, a poll has found. Just 4 per cen...

The hot sauce company reportedly doesnt have enough chili peppers due to weather conditions Sriracha hot sauce production is delayed due to a chili pepper shortage Hot sauce fans have something to get spicy about sriracha cravings may be put on hold until September. In an Apri...

The record temperatures predicted next week are a wake-up call over climate change, an expert has said. On Friday, the Met Office issued its first red warning for extreme heat, predicting a 50% chance of temperatures reaching 40C somewhere in the UK early next week. Professor H...

Climate change is pushing up sweltering summer temperatures, experts said as they warned that the UK needs to urgently adapt to a future with more heatwaves. Dr Friederike Otto, a senior lecturer at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London , said the...

Every heatwave being experienced today has been made more intense and more likely to happen because of climate change, scientists have warned. A review of extreme weather hazards shows that for some, such as heatwaves, it is unequivocal they are worsening because of global warm...

The Rainforest Alliance says climate change and deforestation threaten the supply of key raw ingredients for some of Britains favourite foods A tea plantation in India photographed in 2019. The climate crisis and deforestation are causing devastating loses for habitats around t...

Kyrgyzstans president Sadyr Zhaparov says that the difficulties faced by countries like his are being ignored by the West The head of one of the mountainous nations of central Asia has called on the world not to ignore countries like his hit by the consequence of global warmin...

Accurate beliefs can be rapidly eroded by exposure to climate-sceptic messages, US scientists warn Exposure to climate scepticism can change peoples beliefs on the subject, a new US study suggests Scientific reporting on the worlds worsening climate crisis can help people adopt...

Heat extremes have increased in frequency, intensity and duration, writes Harry Cockburn People cool off during the heatwave in Madrid, Spain, on 11 June 2022 I ts getting very hot again. Yes, its summer, but what can anomalous temperatures tell us about the state of the climat...

Climate change threatens our very hopes and dreams of prosperity, Fijis defence minster said Flooding in Fiji caused by cyclones has displaced thousands of people Climate change poses a greater threat to the security of the Asia- Pacific region than conflict, a top Fiji offcial...

In some places the right answer will be to move communities away from danger, Sir James Bevan says Erosion of the Norfolk sandy cliffs and sand dunes has caused many buildings and farmland to be lost to the sea The climate crisis will inevitably mean British coastal communities...

Join African Fashion Foundations Roberta Annan, Fashion Roundtables Tamara Cincik and Changing Markets Foundations George Harding-Rolls for a discussion on the fashion industrys carbon footprint T he fashion industry creates around 10 per cent of humanitys global greenhouse gas...

Building resilience among communities vulnerable to the effects of human-induced climate change means employing life-saving, nature-based solutions In parts of Bangladesh, climate change is driving floods that have led to major food shortages There can be no doubt that the cli...

Prince makes impassioned plea for unity against climate change Prince William praises Queens optimism as he urges action to protect climate The Duke of Cambridge hailed the Platinum Jubilee concert as full of optimism and joy as he praised the Queen for her hope in the future o...

It definitely goes down smooth, one drinker says Singapore water agency is involved in a new beer made from recycled and treated sewage Beer uses a lot of water. In fact, the drink is more than 90 per cent H2O. So in a world facing an increasing threat of water shortages due to...

About 50-58 hours of sleep per person could be eroded every year by 2099 The climate crisis could significantly erode the amount of sleep people get each year by the end of the century, warns a new study. While a significant chunk of research on climate change assesses overall ...

The farmer is urging VW to end production of combustion engine vehicles by 2030 Ulf Allhoff-Cramer holds VW partly responsible for damage to his farm A German court has begun hearing a case brought against Volkswagen by a farmer who claims the carmaker is partly responsible for...

French mustard manufacturers are struggling to get hold of seeds from Canada and Ukraine Mustard is in short supply in France France is facing mustard shortages because of climate-related weather conditions and the war in Ukraine . The heat dome that hit Canada in 2021 and a co...

The copper-tinged clay has the potential to transform potent methane into carbon dioxide MIT scientists have discovered a low-cost product that could have signficant potential for curbing rampant global warming. A team of researchers found that when you add copper to Zeolite cl...

Climate change is disrupting essential chemical communication processes across all types of the Earths ecosystems, according to new research. The opinion paper published this week is the first time researchers have demonstrated that climate change affects interactions between o...

While climate sceptics wax lyrical about the cost of net zero, they conveniently omit the cost of not getting to net zero We need to shift away from the dangerous pursuit of endless economic growth at all costs, towards making wellbeing our main economic goal of people, commu...

Globally, the company said economic losses associated with global heating are expected to rise to 18.7 trillion by 2050 A data visualisation image from Cervest shows that thousands of buildings in Dublin will be at risk of coastal flooding by 2100 Homes, museums and power stati...

Alok Sharma President of the Cop26 climate summit Climate change remains a chronic threat despite the change to international politics caused by Russias invasion of Ukraine , Alok Sharma said ahead of an international gathering of ministers. The Cop26 president is leading the c...

Sharks off coast of California have rapidly expanded their territory since a 2014 heatwave The feared and revered great white shark has been on our planet for an extraordinarily long time. The species is believed to have diverged from its closest relative, the mako shark, as lo...

People who love listening to music place a higher priority on tackling the climate crisis than those who do not, a new report has shown. The study, by the University of Glasgow , is called Turn Up The Volume and draws on YouGov UK polling of 2,184 adults from across the UK. Res...

As the water levels drop to record lows and long-frozen ice starts to melt, relics from history are coming to the surface Last week, boaters on Lake Mead stumbled upon the remains of a human body in a barrel. The body is believed to be a murder victim from the 1970s or 80s, whi...

He received little global attention, but on Earth Day this year, climate activist Wynn Alan Bruce died after setting himself on fire, writes Donnachadh McCarthy He had been planning it for at least one year A growing aspect of being a climate and ecological protector is the gri...

It is clear that Australia is fast becoming an uninsurable nation, says one expert Australia has seen devastating wildfires as temperatures soar The climate crisis will render one in 25 Australian properties effectively uninsurable by 2030, researchers claim. The analysis from ...

More people visit Central Park every year than Disneys Magic Kingdom Central Park is many things: running track, ballpark, picnic spot, wildlife haven, theatre stage, birthday party site, wedding venue. To name a few. Now, New York City s most iconic green space will also funct...

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved As climate change bakes the planet, dozens of nations and many local governments are putting a price tag on greenhouse gas emissions that are increasing flooding, ...

The clock is ticking for the environment, but these must-read titles will empower you with the knowledge you need to act These non-fiction tomes will arm you with the essential facts and offer hope about how we can achieve a just and clean energy future Today is Earth Day 2022...

From melting glaciers, deforestation and coral bleaching, Google doodle comes with serious message about global warming New time-lapse images released by Google to mark Earth Day have revealed the devastating impact of the climate crisis around the world. Satellite pictures for...

Have you followed the climate news headlines in the past year? People around the world will mark Earth Day on 22nd April - a chance to focus on the planet and threats to the natural world. From plastic pollution to biodiversity collapse, extreme weather events and still-rising ...

Hollywood 's response to climate change includes donations, protests and other activism. but it's apparently missing out on an approach close to home. Only a sliver of screen fiction, 2.8 per cent, refers to climate change-related words, according to a new study of 37,453 film ...

Peter Kalmus and others were later arrested after blocking the entrace to a JP Morgan-Chase building in LA In an emotional speech last week in Los Angeles , Nasa scientist Peter Kalmus implored people to listen to the dire warnings of climate change experts. Were going to lose ...

Global warming could be kept to just below 2C if all climate commitments by countries are implemented in full and on time, scientists have found. Analysis led by Australian scientists examined the impact of pledges of action to curb emissions up to 2030, and over the long term,...

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The chapter outlines how the world can limit global heating to under 1.5 C as outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement The worlds leading authority on climate science published Monday an assessment of how the world can reduce the rate of climate change. It outlines how we can limit...

Milestone assessment warns half of global population highly vulnerable as world faces brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure liveable and sustainable future Half of the global population is highly vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis and the opport...

Have clear, age-appropriate facts in mind but remember you do not need to be a climate scientist to talk about the climate crisis, says Megan Kennedy-Woodard of Climate Psychologist The climate crisis is one of the biggest issues of our time. Adults hear terms like carbon emis...

Former president says climate has always been changing despite overwhelming evidence of human impact Related video: Donald Trump explains why Mike Pence will likely not be his 2024 running mate Donald Trump has said that no one is more into the climate than I am before he dismi...

Why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, do some people cling to the belief that the climate crisis is not man-made? Sam Webb speaks to the experts An overwhelming majority of climate scientists agree that the climate crisis is caused by human behaviour . But despite this...

Pollen season in the US used to start around St. Patricks Day and now often starts around Valentines Day Climate change has already made the allergy season longer and pollen counts higher, but you havent sneezed nothing yet. Climate scientists at the University of Michigan look...

Environment minister Sussan Ley appealed ruling that she had a duty of care to avoid harming children when weighing approval for a coal project An Australian court on Tuesday overturned a groundbreaking ruling from last year that required the countrys environment minister to co...

The single-cell organism has the potential to naturally absorb carbon Climate Change Endangering Billions of Lives, UN Report Says Scientists have discovered a new marine microbe that could be pivotal in the fight against climate change. The tiny, single-cell organism discovere...

Former California Governor Jerry Brown is living off the grid in retirement on a rural stretch of land his family has owned since the 19th century Former California Governor Jerry Brown is living off the grid in retirement, but he's still deeply connected on two issues that cap...

The second chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes most detailed report in seven years was published on Monday The worlds leading authority on the climate crisis, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ), has published the second chapter of its m...

The Supreme Court is hearing a case its conservative majority could use to hobble Biden administration efforts to combat climate change. The administration already is dealing with congressional refusal to enact the climate change proposals in President Joe Biden 's Build Better...

A new UN science report is set to send what may be the starkest warning yet about the impacts of climate change on people and the planet. The assessment is the second in a series of three reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the latest review of ...

Andrew Dessler was well aware of how controversial Rogans show is but, he tells Louise Boyle , the opportunity to give millions of listeners the truth about the climate crisis was too good to miss Podcast host Joe Rogan (left) during his two-hour discussion with Professor Andre...

Temperatures could climb to the 90s in the vicinity of the Super Bowl stadium Super Bowl 56 is a hot ticket in more ways than one. Record hot temperatures were forecast through the weekend in California with a rare wintertime heat advisory in effect for southern parts of the st...

Spotifys $100m man has some questions about climate change. Newton Upper Falls could show him a thing or two, writes Louise Boyle Joe Rogan moved to Newton Upper Falls in Massachusetts and attended high school in the small town outside of Boston. Like most of the Northeast, its...

Wetlands are home to an abundance of animal and insect life and a vital part of the fight against climate change, yet they are disappearing at an alarming rate According to Rewilding Britain, wetland is a catch-all term for anything from a puddle to an ocean, but in the context...

When it comes to measuring global warming, humidity, not just heat, matters in generating dangerous climate extremes, a new study finds. Researchers say temperature by itself isnt the best way to measure climate change's weird weather and downplays impacts in the tropics. But f...

More than 99.9 per cent of peer-reviewed scientific papers agree that the climate crisis is mainly caused by humans Joe Rogan has provoked more backlash after allowing a controversial clinical psychologist to go on lengthy rants of climate misinformation during an episode of hi...

Climate experts say controversial academic is way off Jordan Peterson , a Canadian academic and philosopher popular among the alt-right, has come in for heavy criticism following an appearance on Tuesday on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. On the show, Mr Peterson made basic e...

As governments and industries across the world pledge to minimise their environmental footprints, Saman Javed speaks to experts about the changes we need to see in 2022 Experts have weighed in on todays most pressing issues, and how we can tackle them in the coming year A code ...

Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air. Democratic governors such as California's...

By 2050, weight of plastic waste could far exceed that of fish in all oceans, report says A man collects garbage, including plastic waste, at the beach of Costa del Este, in Panama City, on 19 April Rampant pollution from the overproduction of plastics poses a major threat to t...

Warmer weather linked to greater numbers of injuries, increased violence and mental health problems The ONS findings show an increase in hospital admissions but a decrease in deaths due to rising average temperatures in the UK The first ever Office for National Statistics anal...

Scientists predict that cutthroat trout can actually expand their stream occupancy despite climate change - but only in the absence of nonnative species General view of Gardner River near Gardner, Yellowstone National Park, Montana, US. REUTERS/Go Nakamura If you grab your fish...

As the ice recedes from climate change, historical marvels and natural phenomena have come to light The rapid melting of ice from glaciers and landmasses such as Greenland and Antarctica has terrifying implications for the future of the planet. Just this week it was revealed th...

THE BACKGROUND: Melting glaciers, deadly floods in Germany record high summer temperatures in generally mild Oregon more urgent pleas for help from Pacific island nations. With growing urgency, the effects of climate change were felt around the world in 2021. A United Nations c...

In a major step to fight climate change, the Biden administration is raising vehicle mileage standards to significantly reduce emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases. A final rule being issued Monday would raise mileage standards starting in the 2023 model year, reaching ...

Unusually warm temperatures helped create conditions necessary for monstrous tornadoes The calendar said December but the warm moist air screamed of springtime. Add an eastbound storm front guided by a La Nina weather pattern into that mismatch and it spawned tornadoes that kil...

The climate crisis is not going to unravel how everyone expects A man walks past destroyed residences and businesses in the aftermath of a tornado in the city center of Mayfield, Kentucky, U.S. December 13, 2021 A devastating, disorienting scene has been left in the wake of a...

City was among first highly-developed communities based on water infrastructure, scientists say Stalagmites in caves located southwest of the excavation site show a climatic cause for the collapse of the ancient Chinese Liangzhu culture Massive flooding triggered by sudden inte...

People want action on major firms Tech giants are not paying their fair share towards climate change More than 7 in 10 Brits want tech giants such as Google , Amazon, Facebook , and Apple to divert more cash towards saving the planet, new research has revealed. And a total of 7...

A team of scientists are preparing to drill into 1.5 million-year-old ice in east Antarctica in the hope of discovering more about the history of climate change . Scientists believe the information uncovered by studying ancient ice can help predict how the planet will continue ...

The layer of atmosphere closest to Earth, the troposphere, has been rising by around 164ft per decade The climate crisis is causing changes in earths atmosphere that may have consequences for turbulence levels on flights. New research, published this month in Science Advances ,...

Arctic Ocean began warming rapidly at the beginning of last century by a process called Atlantification Scientists reconstructed history of ocean warming at the gateway to the Arctic Ocean in a region called the Fram Strait, between Greenland and Svalbard, and found that the Ar...

First evidence that environmental conditions play major part in splitting up famously faithful birds The familiarity and coordination which black-browed albatrosses gain from forming a monogamous bond is often essential for successfully raising healthy offspring Albatrosses , t...

Concern for climate change at highest level since records began Four in ten people ranked climate change as the biggest issue of concern facing Britain. Climate change is the biggest issue of concern for the British public, a new poll has found, scoring higher than the pandemic...

The diagnosis led to other doctors launching an initiative called Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health If were not looking at the underlying cause ... were just gonna keep falling further behind, said Dr Kyle Merritt A Canadian facing breathing issues was diagnosed as possib...

Want to safely store carbon for 1,000 years? Nothing beats peat. Its natures vault, writes William Booth Scientist Chris Field of Manchester Metropolitan University measures water temperature and nutrient levels at Winmarleigh and Cockerham Moss, Lancashires largest peatland M ...

Fears that latest document waters down commitments to phase out coal and cut support for fossil fuels The United Nations Cop26 summit in Glasgow is seen as humanitys last best chance of reining in global warming to below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels viewed by experts as es...

Prime minister urges world leaders to show conviction and courage Prime minister Boris Johnson has warned that we risk blowing it on climate if countries do not agree a draft deal on the table at the Cop26 summit in Glasgow. Speaking from London, the prime minister said he was ...

One of the lesser-known consequences of the climate crisis is the impact that rising temperatures will have on our health. Just weeks before the Cop26 climate conference started scientists and medical professionals warned that unless urgent action is taken to prevent climate ch...

The Prime Minister of Pakistan says the country must plant billions of trees and shift energy towards clean sources Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the Middle East Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh Speaking at the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) summit in Riyadh, prime m...

The past 30 years have seen increased global warming, the graphic shows Graphic warning: Ed Hawkins symbol for climate change The climate scientist behind a renowned global-warming stripe graphic said hes going to need more colours to represent the warmer world of the future. P...

International scientific advisors say case for urgent action on climate crisis is unequivocal The planet is changing before our eyes due to global warming , with the impact of the climate crisis set to have far-reaching repercussions for current and future generations, accordin...

President Joe Bidens time in the White House could have significant impact on the climate crisis and give the world a fighting chance of keeping global temperatures in check, scientists say. The presidents climate plan is the boldest in US history, proposing a $2 trillion inves...

President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement on his first day in office, one of a sweep of executive orders to tackle the climate crisis. The executive action saw the US recommitting to the international pact to cut global emissions and get a grip on the climate crisis. Don...

Humanity and society can go backwards at extraordinary speed Boris Johnson has issued an apocalyptic warning that civilisation could collapse like the Roman Empire unless runaway climate change is stopped. En route to the G20 summit in Rome, the prime minister said the world c...

Schwarzenegger also urged consumers to buy local to combat carbon generated by shipping Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger has slammed leaders who claim fighting the climate crisis hurts the economy as "stupid or liars". The former governor of California claimed the states we...

One expert said: The same unsustainable choices that are killing our planet are killing people. The burning of fossil fuels is killing us, the World Health Organisation has warned in a report calling for ambitious climate action. The WHOs report, issued in the run-up to the UN ...

New policy will be enforced from November Related Video: Googles new flight search tool helps you to fly greener In one of the most aggressive measures by a tech or social media platform to clamp down on climate change misinformation, Google has announced a new policy prohibiti...

New research has found that mature oak trees can increase their rate of photosynthesis to absorb higher quantities of carbon dioxide Research plots in the Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) facility located in a Staffordshire forest Mature oak trees can increase the amount of carbo...

As President Joe Biden visited one disaster site after another this summer from California wildfires to hurricane-induced flooding in Louisiana and New York he said climate change is everybodys crisis and America must get serious about the code red danger posed by global warm...

Glasgow summit must be turning point for humanity, PM tells United Nations The PM boards a train for Washington and a meeting with President Biden on Tuesday Boris Johnson will today issue a call for the world to grow up and address the threat of climate change to the future of...

We arent getting hotter: Anne-Marie Trevelyan dismissed evidence of global warming Boris Johnson s new international trade secretary has been accused of climate emergency denial after a series of tweets came to light in which she insisted the world was not getting hotter and di...

Were not sure what the other ecological consequences of these changes are, scientist warns Some animals appendages, such as ears and beaks, are becoming larger due to climate change, according to a new study Climate change could be causing animals around the world to grow large...

Socially vulnerable populations face greater danger from heatwaves and flooding Black and Latino people in the US are most vulnerable to the ravages of the climate crisis, according to a new report. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states the most severe harms from cli...

Greta Thunberg said that the recently released UNICEF index indicated that children would be the worst affected Ms Thunberg called on world leaders to act rather than just talk The worlds children cannot afford more empty promises at this years United Nations Climate Change Con...

Stark IPCC report will be decisive moment in history, says UK government Related video: What is COP26 summit? A devastating new UN report is expected to set out a stark message on runaway climate change in what the government hope will be a wake-up call. The UNs Intergovernment...

The U.N.-appointed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a new report Monday summarizing the latest authoritative scientific information about global warming. Here are five important takeaways. BLAMING HUMANS The report says almost all of the warming that has occu...

As the climate continues to warm, significant ice loss in the Russian Arctic will have clear impacts for sea level rise Glaciers and ice caps in parts of the Russian Arctic are losing meltwater equivalent to nearly five million Olympic-sized swimming pools every year, research ...

We have to feel the fierce urgency of now, says Allegra Stratton The governments 2050 target date of reducing the UKs net carbon emissions to zero is too far away, Boris Johnson s climate change spokesperson Allegra Stratton has said. Ms Stratton said that the science was clear...

With more people worrying about the environmental ethics of bringing more children into the world, Kate Ng examines the arguments on either side More people are worried about having a child as the climate crisis looms T he decision whether or not to have children , if we are ab...

More than 1.14 million people are food-insecure as severe droughts push communities to the brink of starvation Drought and poverty have led to severe hunger in southern Madagascar. The UN food agency has warned that thousands of families in southern Madagascar are on the edge o...

Online study guide could have been written by Exxon, say critics A GCSE study aide on the BBC Bitesize website lists warmer temperatures and increased CO2 levels among the positives of climate change BBC Bitesize has been condemned as an absolute disgrace for publishing a list ...

Officials warn a prolonged, dangerous, and historic heatwave will persist through the week Related video: Seattle residents seek to cool down during dangerous heatwave Canada has recorded its highest temperatures on record as the countrys west, along with the US Pacific north-w...

The worst is yet to come, affecting our childrens and grandchildrens lives much more than our own, the draft report says Related video: Draft UN climate report leaked Devastating climate impacts that will fundamentally change life on this planet are accelerating and set to beco...

Oberlander believed in the power of outdoor spaces and became renowned for her innovative work Hahn Oberlander in 2007 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, a visionary Canadian landscape architect who championed sustainable and socially conscious design decades before it became a hallmark...

More than one-third of the worlds heat deaths each year are due directly to global warming, according to the latest study to calculate the human cost of climate change. But scientists say that's only a sliver of climate's overall toll even more people die from other extreme we...

With the climate crisis looming, travelling the cosmos could soon be limited by cosmic debris lurking in the planets atmosphere, writes Jonathan OCallaghan Limited access to space should be a cause for alarm I t is easy to compare the space junk problem to climate change . Huma...

20 petabytes of satellite imagery were used to show decades of global changes Google has announced its biggest update to Google Earth in years: the ability to view the past 37 years of our planet in a new feature called Timelapse. The feature, enabled by 24 million satellite ph...

Dealing with the climate crisis is hard for even the wealthiest countries. What happens if massive debt and a pandemic cause financial chaos as well? Somini Sengupta investigates A flooded street in Coban, Guatemala, following a tropical storm H ow does a country deal with clim...

Microsoft founder wants to use technology to help world solve environmental crisis Bill Gates has said ending the global Covid pandemic will be very, very easy compared to the task of addressing the climate crisis . Managing to do this, he said, would be the most amazing thing ...

The climate column : The CCC published its sixth UK carbon budget at the end of 2020 and included a report on the financing of the transition to a zero-carbon economy. So why did it fail to mention the estimated $200bn that Shell and BP are planning in new fossil fuel projects? ...

Abbott calls on every state agency to challenge federal action that threatens oil and gas industry Texas governor Greg Abbott pledged to fight climate crisis executive orders signed by Joe Biden that he claims will undercut his states oil and gas production. Through his own exe...

Committed warming from existing emissions will drive average global temperatures over 2C above pre-industrial levels, scientists say The amount of greenhouse gases already released into the atmosphere by humans will likely warm our planet beyond the limits set out under the Par...

There is no credible lie anymore, because if there was, this president would have used it. So its time now for Democrats like me to reach out to Republicans and change Americas future President-elect Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware When Donald Trump was running for presi...

Follow the action as it happened A report published in the FT yesterday claimed officials involved in preparations for next years UN COP26 climate change summit have been looking at research suggesting that if you reduced those emails by just one a day, you would save a lot of ...

Follow the latest updates President-elect Joe Biden has signalled he will reverse Trump-era attacks on environmental regulations, as he appointed his transition teams for the US Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department. Both will be run by agency alumni who...

It could be that the apparent stability today is hiding a future collapse A rapidly warming climate will spell disaster for swathes of life on earth, including many bird species. A new study reveals some birds which are dependent on specific abundant food sources at certain tim...

As the world reacts to the US leaving the Paris Agreement, a victory for Joe Biden could mark a turning point for global climate action Biden is holding on to a narrow lead Senior figures from across the worlds major economies have come together to condemn the US after it made ...

Donald Trump s reelection could have a lasting impact on the fight against the climate crisis , scientists say. A second Trump term would end mid-way through the 2020s, a decade in which scientists say greenhouse gas emissions must be sharply reduced to limit more catastrophic ...

The amount of open water this fall is absurd, says Zachary Labe, a climate scientist at Colorado State University Scientists have sounded the alarm over Arctic sea ice levels after researchers reported much of the region had not yet started to refreeze by late October, the late...

President who has repeatedly called climate change a hoax says he plans for a trillion trees Donald Trump made a bizarre series of statements during the climate change segment of the final face-to-face presidential debate with Joe Biden on Thursday. In the final minutes of the ...

Two-thirds of Americans think that the US government should do more on climate change as the candidates take their last shot at convincing voters 11 days out from the election It has been around 20 years since a lengthy discussion on climate change featured in a presidential de...

I mean, Ive read things about climate change. I would not say that I have firm views on it, Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, said this week Amy Coney Barrett insisted this week that she would bring no personal agenda to the Supreme Court , instead deciding cases as th...

Vote to save nature. Vote to save your childrens future. Vote as if your life depends on it, Ford says Harrison Ford has called on voters to back leaders who will move to tackle the climate crisis, noting, "This s*** is going to kill us. The Indiana Jones actor, 78, slammed pol...

Warming or cooling made humans vulnerable in the past, and this may be happening again There is only one species of human alive today - Homo sapiens - and we are the last survivors of at least six different species of early humans. But what caused our ancient ancestors to becom...

Supreme court nominee called climate change 'very contentious matter of public debate Amy Coney Barrett declined to say that climate change is real, calling it instead a a very contentious matter of public debate during the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. ...

You know, Im certainly not a scientist, Judge Barrett told the Senate Judiciary Committee, when asked about climate change Supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has said that she has no firm views on climate change because she is not a scientist , during her Senate Judiciary ...

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to protect nearly a third of Californias land and coastal waters in his latest effort to fight climate change that he has blamed for recent record-breaking wildfires. He directed state agencies to pursue actions that will us...

The ads were mostly seen by men over the age of 55 in rural parts of the US, particularly Texas and Wyoming Groups with opaque finances are continuing to sow confusion and mistrust on Facebook about the climate crisis - despite promises by the social media giant to tackle misin...

Mr Pence also claimed that Mr Biden would ban fracking which Senator Harris strongly refuted Mike Pence refused to say that climate change is an existential threat and repeated Donald Trump s claim that forest management was front and center of the historic wildfires in the Ame...

U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine after determining the rare and elusive predator is not as threatened by climate change as once thought. Details on the decision were obtained in advance by The Associated Press and expect...

The first nine months of 2020 are tied with the annual records of 2011 and 2017 - with at least two more months of hurricane and wildfire season to go this year The number of climate change-driven disasters and extreme weather events costing in excess of a billion dollars, has ...

Temperatures were unusually high last month in Siberia, the Middle East and regions of South America and Australia September 2020 was the warmest September on record, according to the European Commission's flagship climate change program. Last month was 0.05C (0.09F) warmer glo...

Its an ambitious goal as the the EU's current 2030 target is a 40 per cent emissions cut The European Parliament has voted in favour of a legally binding target for the European Union to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent by 2030, against 1990 levels, according to ...

There are around 1.4 billion cattle on the planet, making up the second-largest source of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions after food waste Editing the genetic make-up of cows could significantly reduce methane from their belches and farts which contribute to the climate c...

Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate challenged world leaders to wake up and recognize climate change as a crisis as she tied it to poverty, hunger, disease, conflict and violence against women and girls in a speech broadcast Wednesday as part of the Desmond Tutu International Peace...

I think its too late to turn back now, I think global warming is going to spoil the Earth, the singer said last week Rod Stewart has dubbed Donald Trump that p**** in the White House" for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement after speaking about his fears that its too la...

Most people in all viewing audiences say global warming and protecting the environment will be important in who they vote for in next months presidential election Around half of Fox News viewers think the climate crisis is caused by natural changes in the environment and not dr...

Few pledges have emerged at UN General Assembly this year, aside from Chinas announcement it aims to have carbon dioxide emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 If the coronavirus pandemic doesnt kill us, world leaders warned the United Nations this wee...

Freezing polar vortex driving depletion of vital protective layer, but enforcing bans on damaging chemicals remain essential, experts say The ozone hole over the Antarctic has reached its maximum annual size and is one of the largest and deepest in recent years, scientists moni...

The University of Cambridge said Thursday that it will kick all fossil fuel investments out of its portfolio within the next decade as part of a plan to end the emissions of greenhouse gases it's responsible for by 2038. The centuries-old English institution is joining a growin...

Melt rates will be extreme and unusual without rapid action to curb greenhouse gases, major study warns The decline of Greenland s vast ice sheet is accelerating so quickly it is likely to dwarf the losses of any other century over the past 12,000 years, according to a study. T...

We are working with conservation charity Space for Giants to protect wildlife at risk from poachers due to the conservation funding crisis caused by Covid-19. Help is desperately needed to support wildlife rangers, local communities and law enforcement personnel to prevent wildl...

What a shame, Mr. John Biden! What a shame! president Jair Bolsonaro wrote on Facebook after saying that foreign interest in the Amazon was financially motivated Brazils leader Jair Bolsonaro has fired back at Democratic candidate Joe Biden following his remarks about Amazon ra...

Watching documentary increased environmental awareness but did not translate into choosing fewer single-use plastics The nature documentary Blue Planet II , which was narrated by Sir David Attenborough , may not have caused people to move away from choosing plastic, new researc...

With just over a month to go until election day, findings from Yale University reveal that 76 per cent of US adults are interested in news stories on how Trump and Biden will respond to climate crisis Three in four Americans want to know more about presidential candidates plans...

The documentarian, 94, has become increasingly direct on the perils that humanity faces if we fail to tackle the climate crisis Sir David Attenborough says that the Trump administration has been disastrous for the natural world. The documentarian, 94, known as the planets elder...

A large peat fire has been burning for months in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia Volunteer fire fighters are battling so-called zombie fires in Siberia, a phenomenon which one environmentalist described as a climate bomb. A large peat fire in the Suzunsky pine forest, part of...

Retired Admiral Paul Zukunft, who left his post in 2018, said Mr Trump had caused irrevocable damage to the environment Donald Trump s former Coast Guard chief is backing Joe Biden , in part because of the presidents anti-science stance on the climate crisis and the Covid-19 pa...

Some 400,000 visits to the ER and hospital stays for cardiovascular and respiratory disease would also be avoided, says the study California would avoid more than half a million premature deaths over the next 50 years if the US commits to climate goals to keep global warming be...

The clock reveals how little time we have left to tackle the climate crisis before the planet is past a tipping point. That number is 7 years, 98 days, 15 hours... and counting For the past two decades, a giant digital display in Manhattans Union Square has clocked up the accum...

President Xis promise could be a defining moment in the climate crisis In front of a large painting of the Great Wall, one of China s most impressive feats, President Xi Jinping took the United Nations General Assembly by surprise on Tuesday with an ambitious pledge. We aim to ...

Seriously, who is he? What is his scientific expertise? asked one climate scientist A successor has been named for the position of chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), according to reports. Dr Ryan Maue, a meteorologist at a private wea...

Scientist says only hope is for humans to act on climate crisis and slow down ice loss Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its second lowest extent on record, since satellite observation began, as a result of the ongoing climate crisis . Over the summer, floes withdrew to under 3.74 m...

At this late stage I can see no other way forward but to call for a Marshall-like plan for nature, people and planet, says Prince of Wales Prince Charles has warned that we must now put ourselves on a warlike footing and approach the urgency of the climate crisis with a militar...

The global pandemic is a wake-up call we cannot ignore, Prince says The Prince of Wales has warned that the climate crisis will "dwarf" the impact of coronavirus . Prince Charles, speaking via a recorded message from Birkhall in the grounds of Balmoral, said that "swift and imm...

Oxfam, who produced the study, is calling new carbon taxes on luxury items like private jets, super yachts, carbon-intensive SUVs and frequent flights The richest 1 per cent of the worlds population produce more than double the carbon emissions of the worlds poorest 3 billion p...

In less than a decade more than 53 million metric tons of waste could be pouring into environments each year, modelling shows Despite numerous global commitments to address the vast amounts of plastic impacting environments around the world, growth in plastic waste is still out...

Final report from panel of ordinary citizens backs working from home and taxes on frequent fliers The citizens assembly on the climate crisis has urged Boris Johnson s government to use the coronavirus pandemic to fundamentally reshape the economy so its commitment to cut carbo...

Millions worldwide at growing risk of flooding, researchers warn Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting at a rate which matches climate scientists worst-case scenario forecasts and has raised the global sea level by 1.8cm in the past two decades. Sea levels will ris...

Expert says no doubt warmer nights will be more likely in UK due to global warming Tropical nights, where temperatures do not fall below 20C, could become a more common feature of UK weather in the future due to climate change , meteorologists have warned. The Met Office has sa...

Diners may have to adapt diets to eat fish species which thrive in warmer waters Cod could disappear from British menus as global warming puts cold-water fish species at risk. The fish-and-chip shop staple may be replaced on plates by warm-adapted species which are growing in a...

Post-pandemic stimulus could mean the difference between climate success and failure The global lockdown will have a negligible impact on rising temperatures but a green recovery could avert the climate crisis , a study has said. Lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus caus...

More climate change-induced heatwaves and flooding to come, scientists predict Last year saw a string of temperature records broken as climate change continues to heat Britain up, the Met Office has warned. The hottest temperature ever recorded came in July last year, when Camb...

The climate column: The government has now been told it must prepare for a terrifying 4C rise in global temperatures the point at which organised society will start to break down Imagine you were a journalist covering last years report by the WHO that warned about the shockin...

Increasing greenhouse gas emissions from industrialised economies have contributed to global average temperatures 1C above the mid-19th century In little more than 150 years, humans have reversed a 6,000-year pattern of global cooling, a major study into historic temperatures h...

Paper provides extensive evidence on the adverse effects of climate change after reviewing 32 million births between 2007 and 2019 Exposure to air pollution and high temperatures driven by climate change have been linked to negative effects on pregnancies across the US, accordi...

Parts of the landscape that are more resilient to severe climate impacts, such as fire and drought, are becoming increasingly important to help save species from extinction Species that are vulnerable to climate change could be protected in areas dubbed biodiversity 'lifeboats'...

Over the past 11 years the number of deaths attributed to excessive natural heat is at least 50 times greater than is recorded on death certificates in Australia, researchers found Climate change is a killer - and a new study has found "substantial underreporting" in the number...

Researchers created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae as they bloomed across the surface of melting snow " Green snow " is spreading on the Antarctic peninsula as global temperatures rise, according to a study published today. A team of researchers from the Un...

Climate change has increased extreme weather events which release deadly carcinogens, according to researchers from Harvard and the American Cancer Society Climate change is putting people at greater risk from deadly carcinogens while threatening their access to cancer treatmen...

Small shifts in surface temperature could lead to weather patterns similar to the El Ninos currently experienced over the Pacific An El Nino-like weather system that has been dormant for millennia in the Indian Ocean could be kick-started due to climate change , according to ne...

Last year was the hottest year on record for Europe after scorching heatwaves led to record-breaking temperatures in February, June and July Eleven out of the 12 hottest years to date have all occurred since 2000, according to a new report by the European Unions climate monitor...

Even with emissions reductions, the planet is on course to occasionally lose its northern polar icecap The Arctic Ocean will likely be ice-free during summers before 2050, researchers say. Amid rapid global warming with average Arctic temperatures already 2C above what they we...

The Independent offers some ideas for tackling climate change and protecting the planet that you can do from the safety of home during the coronavirus pandemic The coronavirus has upended life as we know it: many of us are grieving, worrying about our loved ones getting sick, a...

Dire numbers come amid an escalating climate change emergency Global methane levels have hit an all-time high after what appears to be a near-record yearly atmospheric increase in the potent greenhouse gas. The concentration of methane in the Earths atmosphere reached nearly 1,...

Mark Eakin, coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Coral Reef Watch program, described the event as 'unprecedented' and 'truly disturbing' The Great Barrier Reef has suffered the most widespread bleaching ever recorded due to rising temperatures ca...

We must not go back to the status quo The vast shutdown necessary to fight coronavirus in countries around the world has had rapid and profound impacts on the environment . In the UK, the shutdown has already seen a huge leap in air quality with measurements of toxic small part...

Southern marsh-orchids were once restricted to the south in the UK but now they can be found in Newcastle upon Tyne Wildflowers are moving northwards as temperatures rise, prompting calls to manage landscapes to make space for plants in the face of climate change . Results from...

Large inequality in international energy footprints driven partly by spending on holidays and fuel The lifestyles of the worlds richest could be to blame for the climate crisis , according to researchers. The more money people have, the greater their energy footprint, the study...

Urgent and far-reaching action needed to avoid missing Paris agreements global warming limit, says World Meteorological Organisation The world is "way off track" from meeting targets to limit global warming as the signs of a climate emergency grow more damaging, the United Nati...

Experts say greenhouse gas emissions in China, the worlds largest current contributor to climate change, are down 25 per cent Humans have seemed unable to get a handle on climate change , with global emissions of greenhouse gases continuing to grow every year. But a microscopic...

More than half of young people don't believe people in power are listening to their concerns A growing number of children are being affected by eco-anxiety concern about ecological disasters new research suggests. In order to find out more about how children feel about climat...

World on course for above-average temperatures even without impact of warming weather patterns The impact of the human-driven climate crisis is now as powerful as the Pacific Ocean El Nino weather phenomenon, which naturally pushes up temperatures when it occurs roughly every f...

Do not create an ideology out of something that a young girl has to say, says Naomi Seibt, apparently without a trace of irony A 19-year-old German climate change sceptic who has been described by her supporters as the antidote to Greta Thunberg , is gaining support from right-...

Methane levels from coal, oil and gas far higher than other sources of the potent greenhouse gas The oil, gas and coal industries are emitting vastly more of the potent greenhouse gas methane than was previously thought, and curbing these emissions could provide rapid benefits ...

Risks of increasingly unpredictable weather being ignored by some financial markets, US research says The huge strain caused by the climate crisis could cause an economic recession the likes of which weve never seen before, a US study has warned. The increase in prevalence of e...

Huge loss of animals and plants imminent as climate crisis continues, say researchers In just 50 years time, a third of all plant and animal species on our planet could be wiped out due to man-made climate change , US scientists have warned. The damning new study of humanitys i...

Figure beats previous record by nearly 1C as continent hotter than parts of Europe Antarctica has experienced its hottest temperature on record with a provisional recording of 18.3C nearly 1C higher than the previous record according to researchers. The Argentine research sta...

Global warming is coming for your wine, and its starting with the good stuff Many of the worlds most revered vineyards may face the choice of diversifying the grape varieties they grow or risk harvesting smaller and smaller crops, as climate change brings less favourable condit...

President dismisses activists as perennial prophets of doom Activist Greta Thunberg has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trumps stance over the climate crisis , claiming his inaction is fuelling the flames. Speaking to world leaders and industrialists on the same day the pr...

Renowned naturalist calls on governments to make 'life or death decisions' Sir David Attenborough has warned that the moment of crisis for climate change has come and made an urgent appeal for action in a new interview. The renowned broadcaster's intervention comes after he sai...

Global warming is real, and its getting worse. And this is just the tip of the iceberg for what is to come, says researcher The Earths oceans hit record high temperatures last year as the rate of global warming continued to accelerate, researchers have said. The rate of heat in...

Taking social factors into account would help us create new and more powerful ways to convince people of the facts, writes Mikael Klintman D espite creative efforts to tackle it, belief in conspiracy theories , alternative facts and fake news show no sign of abating. This is cl...

This decade that were going into now will be the most important of our lives, says coordinator of Fridays for Future At the start of the last decade, Kallan Benson was 5 years old, her favourite story was The Secret Garden, and Earth was in the midst of its warmest year on reco...

Top officials say UK is already being hit by dire consequences from climate change The coming year is the last chance to bring the world together to tackle climate change to protect communities and nature, the heads of two key environmental bodies have warned. Climate change an...

The BBCs Seven Worlds, One Planet repeatedly remarks on climate change, but critics claim its on the greenwashing bandwagon. Jean-Baptiste Gouyon discusses T he BBCs new wildlife television series featuring David Attenborough , Seven Worlds, One Planet , marks a drastic departu...

Filipino human rights committee finds worlds biggest oil companies have legal and moral responsibilities to act, as Greta Thunberg says children's rights being violated The worlds most polluting companies could be sued for their contributions to global warming, a major human ri...

Climate change is supercharging the extreme weather events we are witnessing, says expert panel Hundreds of climate records were broken in just 90 days in Australia as temperatures soared and rainfall dried up, according to a new report. The findings are detailed in a report by...

Report paints bleak picture of vanishing sea ice and devastating heatwaves The past decade has almost certainly been the hottest on record and 2019 is on course to be one of the warmest years ever recorded, according to weather experts. An annual assessment of the Earths climat...

Continued inaction would be betrayal of our entire human family and all generations to come, says Antonio Guterres The UN secretary general has warned that the planet is close to the point of no return and branded global efforts to combat climate change utterly inadequate, as w...

Scientists call for urgent emergency response to tackle global greenhouse gas emissions We may have already pushed our planet beyond several tipping points and towards a scenario where the Earth begins self amplifying global warming in a series of unstoppable destructive feedba...

'We need to catch up on the years in which we procrastinated. If we don't do this, the 1.5C goal will be out of reach before 2030,' UN chief says Countries have procrastinated for too long and will need to increase their carbon-cutting efforts five fold to avoid climate chaos ,...

Rising temperatures are causing dramatic changes to an ancient way of life in Alaskas far-north After generations of storing their food in handmade cellars dug deep into the permafrost, growing numbers in Alaska s far-north now find their cellars filling up with water and blood...

Report finds 43 per cent surge in warming effect since 1990 Levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases have reached another record high, with no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has warned. Despite pledges made under the Paris Agr...

Former Top Gear presenter concedes environmentalists may have a point Jeremy Clarkson has claimed he now believes in climate change after he got stuck in a boat on a dried-up river in southeast Asia. The TV presenter, who has repeatedly dismissed the concerns of environmentalis...

The floods in northern England should be a rallying call to our politicians to take action as the Italians have Anyone who has seen the pollution plumes and waste piled high in cities like Rome and Naples may be surprised to hear that Italy is bearing the torch in the fight ag...

Despite 40 years of major global negotiations, we conduct business as usual and have failed to address this crisis, group says Eleven thousand scientists in 153 countries have declared a climate emergency and warned that untold human suffering is unavoidable without huge shifts...

Top priorities include planting trees, making homes more energy efficient and investing in renewable energy More than half of people say climate change is such an important issue it will influence how they vote in the next general election , new research suggests. Almost two-th...

Agriculture accounts for 72 per cent of land use in the UK and employs one million people Climate change could turn the Garden of England into a parched grassland that is unable to support crops, according to a new study. Currently, cows and sheep are typically grazed in the no...

Ideas about how to get sulphur dioxide in the stratosphere include using a fleet of spy planes, a giant hosepipe, rockets or sprayers attached to hydrogen balloons Climate change is the greatest test humanity has ever faced and so far indications are were failing dismally. Fro...

We are a disease that is infecting our planet Jason Momoa delivered an impassioned speech about climate change to the United Nations (UN). The Aquaman star addressed a high-level meeting concerning Small Island Developing States ( SIDS ) which include the Bahamas, Barbados, Ma...

Exclusive: The signatories are part of a network pushing for environmental deregulation after Brexit and some have links with Boris Johnsons cabinet Hundreds of climate change deniers including academics, politicians and lobbyists are to launch a campaign to stop commitments t...

In a highly anticipated speech in Congress after travelling half the way across the Atlantic by boat, Greta Thunberg urges US senators to learn from the sacrifices of Martin Luther King and other civil rights activists in the fight against climate change. Here is the transcript ...

We are like soccer fans in front of a TV screen at home, shouting and jumping from our seats, in a superstitious belief that this will somehow influence the outcome Talk of a climate crisis moves to the top of the agenda again, just as the burning of the Amazon forests drifts ...

Many countries are not on track to meet their emissions targets In 2016, nearly 200 countries signed up to the Paris climate accord, which set individual targets aimed at preventing global temperatures from rising above 2C this century and to pursue efforts to limit the temper...

Global warming affecting one-third of breeding species, according to survey Climate change is having an overall positive impact on most English bird species, according to new research based on 50 years of citizen science surveys. Some 13 species including corn buntings, goldcre...

Warning comes as Australias greenhouse gas emissions reach highest level for seven years The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has deteriorated to a critical point with its future outlook downgraded from poor to very poor due to global warming and local pollution , a major govern...

IPCC draft report is fourth to call for radical action to tackle environmental disaster The damage caused by catastrophic superstorms combined with rising sea levels could increase by a hundred-fold or more, displacing hundreds of millions of people from coastlines around the w...

Research suggests elephant poaching is accelerating global warming Poaching destabilises nations, disrupts ecosystems and threatens biodiversity. A recent study suggests still another consequence: Some types of poaching may also accelerate climate change . Forest elephants the...

Earth has never felt smaller, its natural ecosystems never under such direct threat, says UN adviser Humans must urgently change their diets and stop destroying land so it can absorb more carbon if there is any hope of avoiding catastrophic levels of global warming , according ...

Children are particularly at risk from fish-derived mercury while their brains and nervous systems develop Climate change could cause levels of toxic mercury in seafood such as cod and tuna to increase, scientists have warned. Around four-fifths of the mercury put into the atmo...

Cities across northern Europe have seen record-breaking heatwaves in recent weeks In 2014, a French television channel broadcast fictional weather reports envisioning temperatures in 2050. Intended as a distant warning about the escalating threat of climate change , one clip fe...

Cooler years mask the underlying behaviour of the system. As natural variations move in the other direction, they can unleash a period of supercharged heating Its not the fall that will kill you, but the suddenness of the stopping. Just as it is with a plane crash, so it is w...

Study reinforces abundant evidence that human actions are driving rapid changes to the climate of our home planet Climate change deniers who claim the rapid temperature rise experienced by the world is part of a natural cycle have been proven wrong by a new study, experts said ...

Report is latest to show global warming is already having devastating impact on lives Climate change is increasing hurricanes, tropical storms and floods, according to a new study that looked at 120 years of data for the latest research to confirm a link between human activity ...

If temperatures continue on current course, this month will be planets hottest in history Boosted by a historic heatwave in Europe and unusually warm conditions across the Arctic and Eurasia, the average temperature of the planet soared to its highest level ever recorded in Jun...

In the last year, it has only implemented one of the 25 measures recommended to it by the Committee on Climate Change. Simply put, the Tory government is far better at contributing to worsening climate change than it is at taking measures to tackle it Today should mark a miles...

We cannot be radical enough in dealing with these issues Sir David Attenborough has taken aim at Donald Trump over climate change with a warning global warming will cause great social unrest over the next 20 years. The natural historian made the comments on Tuesday during an ap...

Controversial expansion plans come amid stark new warnings the UK is failing to hit emissions goals Designers of Heathrow s controversial third runway are concerned about the impact of climate change on the expanding airport. The planned runway is one of the countrys most hotly...

Iron aerosols could cause ocean forests to develop within weeks, Sir David King says Daring geoengineering schemes to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere are increasingly being explored as part of emergency backup plans to save the planet from climate breakdown. One idea ...

As they grow and mature, trees could absorb and store 205 billion tonnes of carbon, study suggests Planting billions of acres of trees in an area the size of the US could be the most effective climate change solution to date, researchers say. A study found there is the potentia...

Millions forced to choose between starvation and migration under 'best-case' scenario of 1.5C of warming by 2100 Wealthy communities will be able to buy their way out of the unfolding climate crisis while the poorest will suffer most, a UN report has found. Even under the unrea...

Lots of people say they wont have kids. One woman told me she fantasised about killing her child, psychotherapist says Plummeting insect numbers. A sixth mass extinction. Thinning of ice sheets. Sea level rise. Wildfires in California. Thawing Arctic permafrost. The full traged...

Government could use international carbon credits to shift burden abroad, activists warn The governments pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is not drastic enough, according to environmental campaigners. The UK is set to become the first major economy to commit to...

Achieving net zero will transform the ways we travel, the homes we live in and the food we eat Our daily lives are set to change dramatically in the next three decades as the UK moves to cut greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050. The way our homes are heated, how we travel and w...

Temperatures could rise by as much as 9.1C while mass-melting would see size of permafrost drop by quarter Climate change could make large swathes of Siberia habitable before the end of this century, a new study suggests. Winter temperatures could rise by as much as 9.1C while ...

Over-conservative climate scenarios mean we could face world of outright chaos, says analysis authored by former fossil fuel executive and backed by former head of Australias military Human civilisation as we know it may have already entered its last decades, a worrying new rep...

Which countries have announced they are ending sales of diesel and petrol vehicles within five years? Which are seriously ramping up renewable energy sources to outweigh coal and gas? One month ago, on a bright, sunny morning, I sat in a central London office listening to a pr...

Analysis of 215 of 500 largest corporations shows how business leaders expect global warming to hit every corner of worlds economy Many of the worlds biggest companies, from Silicon Valley tech firms to large European banks, are bracing for the prospect that climate change coul...

The presidents refusal to tackle this is increasing risks for lives and livelihoods in the US, the UK and around the world Hundreds of climate change experts have urged Theresa May to confront Donald Trump over his approach to the emergency during his state visit. As the US pre...

'Tax pollution, not people,' secretary-general tells world leaders Governments around the world should tax carbon emissions instead of peoples salaries to limit the damage caused by climate change , the UN secretary-general has said. Plans for new coal plants must be scrapped a...

The distinct circle of dead wood created around the trunk of most trees can give us insight into the possible global effects of geoengineering, galactic cosmic rays and future climate change, says Jim Robbins F rom the early 1700s until the 1960s, the fast-moving river of wind ...

Broad support for net zero emissions by 2050 as Committee on Climate Change outline major changes required over next three decades The British governments official climate change advisers are to recommend the country adopts a legally binding net zero fossil fuel emissions targe...

This isnt just about our children, as Extinction Rebellion have suggested, its about real people now in the global south, being displaced, being exploited, and dying This week environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion , with the help of veteran broadcaster David Attenbo...

Group has used very noticeable tactics to bring attention to climate change and environmental breakdown Protest group Extinction Rebellion has been taking part in its most high-profile and largest actions yet: shutting down large parts of cities including London. The latest act...

Demonstrations taking place in more than 70 towns and cities across the UK Tens of thousands of children and young people are expected to attend nationwide protests urging the government to introduce measures to address climate change and economic inequality . Young people from...

'Speed limit' on rate of evolution means diversity would be slow return to previous levels Earth is likely to take millions of years to recover from the destruction currently being inflicted by humanity, scientists have warned. A speed limit on the rate of evolution means it wi...

Chair of Commons Science Committee says: 'Too often the clever practice of communications overshadows the true advice of experts, and the public are left bewildered, and not knowing who to believe' A claim by a senior member of Britains leading climate sceptic think tank that "...

Popular food crops including maize and beans respond to extreme conditions by releasing dangerous chemicals Climate change threatens to poison the food supply of some of the worlds poorest people as crops respond to rising temperatures by pumping out dangerous chemicals. Expert...

Last fours years have been hottest since records began in 19th century Evidence for man-made global warming has reached a gold standard level of certainty, adding pressure for cuts in greenhouse gases to limit rising temperatures, scientists said. Humanity cannot afford to igno...

Reaching many of the milestones is still technically feasible, but whether they are met will require exponential changes in policy, investment action and also mindset and behaviour The world is not on track to meet the greenhouse gas turning point required to avoid the most cat...

Numbers of the vulnerable fish have plummeted by over 90 per cent in recent decades Climate change is likely to push Europes critically endangered eels even closer to extinction, a new study have revealed. Populations have been in freefall for decades due to a combination of ov...

Greenhouse gases from livestock can be cut by ensuring pastures are healthy, scientists say Scientists have found restoring cattle pastures brings an unlikely environmental benefit by cutting the greenhouse gas emissions from cattle urine. The planet-warming power of methane ga...

Historic report warns that world is a long way from taking adequate action to avoid catastrophe Greenhouse gas emissions must be cut almost in half by 2030 to avert global environmental catastrophe, including the total loss of every coral reef , the disappearance of Arctic ice ...

Rising levels of carbon dioxide could affect concentration and decision-making of global workforce Rising carbon dioxide emissions could cause a decline in the brainpower of workers around the world, according to new research. A new study by academics at University College Lond...

Rich nations must make 'much stronger commitments to fix the climate crisis that they, and their wealthiest elites, are largely responsible for creating' Rich countries are not pulling their weight in the fight against climate change , and must provide emergency finance to supp...

'It is worth repeating once again that we are the first generation to fully understand climate change and the last generation to be able to do something about it' After months of devastating heatwaves and wildfires around the world, 2018 is set to be the fourth hottest year on ...

Latest projections predict summer rainfall will fall by almost half, while sea levels swallow large expanses of coastline Extreme heatwaves will scorch the UK as rising sea levels swallow large expanses of the coastline within just a few decades, experts have warned. In the fir...

Scientists ignore data suggesting opposite of rising global temperatures and CO2 levels, says Ernesto Araujo Brazil s new foreign minister believes climate change is a Marxist tactic to instil fear, stifle the economic growth of western countries, and benefit China. The appoint...

Planet much more sensitive to fossil-fuel emissions than past studies have shown, scientists say The worlds oceans have absorbed far more heat than previously estimated, suggesting global warming and climate change could accelerate faster than predicted, according to new resear...

Women and people on low incomes are more likely to report mental health problems due to weather Mental health has already been impacted by events linked to climate change , such as multi-year temperature warming, increased rainfall and extreme weather events, a new study shows....

The government's climate change advisers have been tasked with setting out a strategy that could see the UK bring its carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Such a target would be in line with the ambitious targets laid out in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recent r...

'Car-crash television, and a waste of time that could have been used addressing the real questions' The BBC has been criticised for giving a prominent climate change denier airtime during a news programme on a landmark UN report warning the planet faces imminent catastrophe if ...

Scientists have released what can be seen as the most urgent and far-reaching call yet for world governments to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and stop global warming. They warn of dying corals, melting sea ice and rising sea levels. These effects are inevitable with any le...

Analysis: As a major new climate report paints a bleak picture of a warmer world, Josh Gabbatiss asks if it will be enough to make people sit up and listen I ts easy to become numb to stories about climate change . The headlines become more and more dramatic, the conclusions mo...

Making myriad small changes to our lives and pressuring politicians to pursue green policies is the only way to lessen the life-threatening damage weve already created Twelve years. According to climate scientists, thats how long until we hit the 1.5C tipping point if we carry...

Levels of overlooked greenhouse gas are up to 45 times higher in fields that are only flooded intermittently Rice farming is known to be a major contributor to climate change , but new research suggests it is far bigger a problem than previously thought. Techniques intended to ...

Exclusive: 72 per cent of British adults now 'very' or 'fairly' concerned about impacts of climate change British peoples concern over climate change hit the highest level in almost a decade amid the record-breaking heatwave which swept across Britain this summer, a new poll ha...

By the end of the century heat stress in cows could see average sized dairy farms losing thousands each year if farmers fail to act on environmental changes The unusually hot summer of 2018 has proved challenging for farmers across the UK. Among other things, the scorching weat...

'In the context of the summer of 2018, this is definitely not a case of crying wolf... the wolves are now in sight' In a summer marked by global heatwaves , wildfires and drought, scientists have warned that things could get considerably worse under a future scenario dubbed hot...

Study suggests replacing trees with bioenergy crops for use in carbon capture technologies may not be best strategy Sucking carbon from the atmosphere using new technologies will be vital to protect the planet from climate change , but a new study suggests looking after forests...

A study last year found that not having children was one of the most effective ways of reducing carbon emissions, but others say meaningful change has to start at policy level As of the start of this month, we have consumed as much of the Earths natural resources so far in 2018...

A series of sudden and catastrophic ecosystem collapses has hit Australia and researchers think they may be irreversible To the chagrin of the tourist industry, the Great Barrier Reef has become a notorious victim of climate change . But it is not the only Australian ecosystem...

'Theres no other choice. Meat and dairy production in the countries where the top 35 companies dominate must be significantly reduced' Meat and dairy companies are on track to be the worlds biggest contributors to climate change , outpacing even the fossil fuel industry, accord...

Economic growth could prompt greater greenhouse gas emissions than previously forecast, study says Scientists may have to recalibrate their projections of what a worst case climate change scenario is, as new studies take into account greater global economic growth than previous...

Air transport and an expanding demand for luxury travel mean the impact of the high-polluting industry is likely to continue growing Tourism accounts for around 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study that marks the first attempt to quantify the ...

Melting of ice on volcanoes can increase risk of landslides and destabilise magma plumbing system inside, say researchers Besides having a disastrous impact on sea levels and weather, a warming climate could also trigger catastrophic volcanic eruptions across the planet Volcani...