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14 06 2021 | 09:01

Climate tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists.

Analysis shows significant risk of cascading events even at 2C of heating, with severe long-term effects. Ice sheets and ocean currents at risk of climate tipping points can destabilise each other…

27 05 2021 | 10:43

Temporary exceedance of 1.5°C increasingly likely.

There is more than a 40% chance that the annual average global temperature in at least one of the next five years will temporarily reach 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. And these odds are…

26 05 2021 | 08:17

How has our thinking on the climate crisis changed? – podcast

When the Guardian began reporting on the climate crisis 70 years ago, people were worried that warmer temperatures would make it harder to complain about the weather. Today it is the biggest…

25 05 2021 | 13:56

Extreme Weather Displaces Record Numbers of People as Temperatures Rise

Storms, floods, wildfires and droughts drove more than 30 million people from their homes last year, as rising temperatures wrought extra chaos on the climate, according to a report published…

18 05 2021 | 06:55

U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory, EPA warns.

The Trump administration delayed the report, which cites urban heat waves and permafrost loss as signs of global warming, for three years For years, President Donald Trump and his deputies played…

13 05 2021 | 07:00

Climate crisis: our children face wars over food and water, EU deputy warns

Exclusive: Frans Timmermans says older people need to make sacrifices to protect the future Older people will have to make sacrifices in the fight against climate change or today’s children will…

13 05 2021 | 06:41

We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?

In the runup to Cop26, public knowledge about the crisis is shallow, with few understanding the scale of the threat. One of the key lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic is that strong policies require…

10 05 2021 | 14:20

Global asset managers call for uniform climate reporting metrics.

Global asset managers, tired of dealing with multiple regimes for disclosing climate and environment-related risks, say governments need to establish a uniform, yet simple, metric for reporting that…

04 05 2021 | 11:18

2030? Fine. 2040? Great. 2050? Even better. Now? Too difficult.

The world is currently on track for around a three degree temperature rise by the end of the century (Photo: United Nations Photo) Leaders of the world's biggest economies joined US president Joe…

03 05 2021 | 07:35

Earth Day 2021: The ‘revenge of nature’ in fiction, from Day of the Triffids to Godzilla and Swamp Thing.

Mother Earth turning against humanity and seeking retribution for the evils of pollution and deforestation was a potent nightmare for novelists and filmmakers long before global warming was well…

20 04 2021 | 14:46

New Report Warns Climate Change Will Accelerate Global Instability.

Climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, and growing inequality will exacerbate global volatility over the coming decades, a report by top U.S. intelligence officials released Thursday warns.

13 04 2021 | 09:59

Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' Is Reimagined to Convey the Climate Crisis.

Three hundred years ago in 1723, Antonio Vivaldi composed "The Four Seasons," a series of violin concertos inspired by the natural world. Now, scientists, composers and designers have reimagined the…

12 04 2021 | 12:43

What is Climate Change? | Start Here

The hard facts about global warming - a defining issue of our time. Climate change is happening now, and even world leaders meeting for climate talks at this year’s Cop25 know we aren’t doing enough…

12 04 2021 | 12:38

19M - Global Climate Strike

Vídeo promocional per la #GlobalClimateStrike19M​ (2021) Promotional video for the #GlobalClimateStrike​, March 19 (2021) Directed and edited by Birch With Aura Sala, Karu Borge, Sara Nofrerias,…

04 04 2021 | 08:33

Time is running short – but we can get a grip on the climate crisis.

Today’s targets are nowhere near enough, we must speed up change and halve global emissions in the next decade

22 03 2021 | 14:21

Climate fight 'is undermined by social media's toxic reports'.

Scientists warn that Nobel summit and long-term decisions to save the planet are at risk from targeted attacks online Fake news on social media about climate change and biodiversity loss is having a…

22 03 2021 | 09:34

Pushed past coping: IIED animation captures destruction of climate change loss and damage in Sierra Leone

A new animation from IIED – the second in a three-part series of animations on loss and damage caused by climate change in the least developed countries – shows the devastating loss and damage…

18 03 2021 | 08:52

Climate crisis altering the flow of rivers worldwide, study suggests

Scientists have detected the ‘fingerprint’ of the climate crisis on increasing river flows in some regions and decreasing river flows in others. The climate crisis is altering the flow of rivers …

12 03 2021 | 14:43

When climate change and other emergencies threaten where we live, how will we manage our retreat?

Despite living in dynamic environments and facing an uncertain future due to climate change, New Zealanders generally expect their land and property rights will endure indefinitely.

12 03 2021 | 10:19

A Small Hint of Big Trouble in the Oceans.

Some scientists fear that meltwater from Greenland may be affecting ocean currents that help regulate far-reaching weather patterns. A northern branch of the Gulf Stream — the vast ocean current…