Oliver Milman

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03 04 2021 | 07:11

Oil firms knew decades ago fossil fuels posed grave health risks, files reveal.

Exclusive: documents seen by Guardian show companies fought clean-air rules despite being aware of harm caused by air pollution. The oil industry knew at least 50 years ago that air pollution from…

10 02 2021 | 09:42

'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds.

Pollution from power plants, vehicles and other sources accounted for one in five of all deaths that year, more detailed analysis reveals. Air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as…

09 02 2021 | 09:45

Dizzying pace of Biden's climate action sounds death knell for era of denialism.

Analysis: The new president has framed the challenge of global heating as an opportunity for US jobs, saying: ‘We have to be bold’. For a landmark moment in the global effort to stave off…

12 01 2021 | 09:11

22 disasters, 262 dead, $95bn in damages: US saw record year for climate-driven catastrophes.

Report shows US was battered by punishing extreme weather on both the east and west coasts in 2020. The US was battered by a record number of weather and climate-driven disasters in 2020 as…

10 01 2021 | 10:54

Global heating could stabilize if net zero emissions achieved, scientists say.

Climate disaster could be curtailed within a couple of decades if net zero emissions are reached, new study shows. The world may be barreling towards climate disaster but rapidly eliminating planet-…

03 01 2021 | 08:26

Massachusetts city to post climate change warning stickers at gas stations.

Bright yellow stickers warn drivers burning of gasoline has ‘major consequences on human health and the environment’ Cambridge, Massachusetts, has become the first US city to mandate the placing of…

28 11 2020 | 08:01

US allies welcome Biden presidency as major chance to tackle climate crisis.

The leaders of America’s closest allies have eagerly welcomed the incoming presidency of Joe Biden as a crucial opportunity to face down the unfolding climate crisis, following four years of…

27 09 2020 | 09:16

'Too late to stop it': California's future hinges on managing megafires.

This year’s historic blazes and apocalyptic skies will become routine. Hope lies in rethinking how we live with fire.

07 09 2020 | 10:55

How SUVs conquered the world – at the expense of its climate.

Exclusive new emissions analysis shows how much more dangerous for the climate SUVs are than smaller vehicles, and how embedded they have become in our lives. They are the hulking cars that have…

30 07 2020 | 07:08

How the Global Climate Fight Could Be Lost If Trump Is Re-Elected

It was a balmy June day in 2017 when Donald Trump took to the lectern in the White House Rose Garden to announce the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the only comprehensive global…

25 04 2020 | 13:46

Pandemic side-effects offer glimpse of alternative future on Earth Day 2020.

Coronavirus has led to reduced pollution, re-emerging wildlife and plunging oil prices and shown the size of the task facing humanity. The skies are clearing of pollution, wildlife is returning to…

24 02 2020 | 05:45

Colorado River flow shrinks from climate crisis, risking ‘severe water shortages’ .

Millions of people rely on the 1,450-mile waterway as increasing periods of drought and rising temperatures reduce flow of river The flow of the Colorado River is dwindling due to the impacts of…