Matt McGrath

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01 01 2022 | 15:25

Climate change: Storm clouds gather after COP26

Is the progress that was made at the COP26 Glasgow climate summit already in jeopardy because of challenges in the year ahead? 2021 was a momentous year for climate change.

14 11 2021 | 08:54

Climate change: Extreme weather events are 'the new norm'

Extreme weather events - including powerful heat waves and devastating floods - are now the new normal, says the World Meteorological Organisation. The State of the Climate report for 2021…

09 11 2021 | 13:12

COP26: Fossil fuel industry has largest delegation at climate summit

There are more delegates at COP26 associated with the fossil fuel industry than from any single country, analysis shared with the BBC shows. Campaigners led by Global Witness assessed the…

03 11 2021 | 13:26

Climate change: UN emissions gap report a 'thundering wake-up call'

National plans to cut carbon fall far short of what's needed to avert dangerous climate change, according to the UN Environment Programme. Their Emissions Gap report says country pledges will fail…

17 07 2021 | 13:07

Climate change: 'No more excuses' at COP26 climate summit - poor nations

More than 100 developing countries have set out their key negotiating demands ahead of the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow. These include funding for poorer nations to fight and adapt to climate…

15 01 2021 | 10:06

Climate change: Africa's green energy transition 'unlikely' this decade.

Fossil fuels are set to remain the dominant source of electricity across Africa over the next decade, according to a new study. Researchers found that around 2,500 power plants are planned, enough…

03 11 2020 | 08:14

Climate change: Better warning systems needed for extreme weather - UN

A new UN report says the world needs to rapidly raise investment in early warning systems for extreme weather events. Over the past 50 years, recorded disasters have increased five-fold, thanks in…

27 10 2020 | 12:33

Climate change: 'Dangerous and dirty' used cars sold to Africa.

Millions of highly polluting used cars from rich countries are being "dumped" on developing nations, according to a UN report. Between 2015 and 2018, some 14 million older, poor quality vehicles…

15 05 2020 | 08:24

Climate change: Study pours cold water on oil company net zero claims.

Claims by oil and gas companies that they are curbing their carbon emissions in line with net zero targets are overstated, according to a new review. The independent analysis of six large European…

14 01 2020 | 08:43

Climate change: Australia fires will be 'normal' in 3C world.

UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a taste of what the world will experience as temperatures rise. Prof Richard Betts from the Met Office Hadley Centre said we are "seeing a sign of…

16 12 2019 | 11:24

COP25: Longest climate talks end with compromise deal.

The longest United Nations climate talks on record have finally ended in Madrid with a compromise deal. Exhausted delegates reached agreement on the key question of increasing the global response to…

21 11 2019 | 08:58

Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires.

With homes under water in South Yorkshire, near record flooding in Venice, and burgeoning wildfires in Australia, many people are asking if and how climate change is connected to these extreme…

13 11 2019 | 09:27

Climate change: Bigger hurricanes are now more damaging.

The biggest and most damaging hurricanes are now three times more frequent than they were 100 years ago, say researchers. Using a new method of calculating the destruction, the scientists say the…

07 05 2019 | 17:16

Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'.

On land, in the seas, in the sky, the devastating impact of humans on nature is laid bare in a compelling UN report. One million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. Nature…