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07 08 2022 | 09:09

‘Like a public shaming’: a night with the eco-activists deflating SUV tires

A group of Gen Z activists is targeting gas-guzzling vehicles as frustration mounts over US inaction on the climate crisis by Oliver Milman with photographs by Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet

02 08 2022 | 11:42

UK people of colour four times more likely to live in areas ‘at higher risk from heatwaves’

People of colour are four times more likely to live in areas at high risk from heatwaves in the UK as the climate heats up, according to experts. Researchers at the University of Manchester and…

02 08 2022 | 11:25

World Meteorological Organization head uses tie to illustrate global warming – video

The head of the World Meteorological Organization, Petteri Taalas, used his tie to illustrate the way global temperatures have increased over the last 150 years. Taalas held his tie up during the…

02 08 2022 | 11:21

Too hot to sleep? Nights are warming faster than days as Earth heats up

Sleeping at the height of summer can sometimes feel impossible. And with gruelling heatwaves becoming more common, the nights can be sweltering, with no cooling breeze to relieve the discomfort. At…

28 07 2022 | 20:12

Delhi, London could run out of water amid rising heatwave: Report

As heatwave strikes the UK, and Indian cities battle with record temperatures, a recent report from Christian Aid highlights how the climate crisis is increasing the severity of 

28 07 2022 | 19:49

XR protesters smash windows of News UK over coverage of Britain’s heatwave.

Extinction Rebellion protesters have smashed windows at the London headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s media company, in protest at his outlets’ coverage of the climate crisis. Activists targeted the…

28 07 2022 | 19:16

“It’s Already Happening”: Ugandan Activist Vanessa Nakate on Deadly Climate Crisis in Africa

As heat waves scorch much of the globe, we look at who bears the brunt of the climate emergency and go to Kampala, Uganda, to speak with climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate. “The climate crisis…

28 07 2022 | 19:08

We’re Not Going to Make it to 2050

There’s a brutal truth that I think we’re all going to have to contend with. Take a look out there at the world. How do you think things are going?

19 07 2022 | 12:34

Thousands evacuated as heat causes wildfires in Europe and north Africa

Thousands of people in Portugal, Spain, France and Morocco have been evacuated from their homes as firefighters tackle wildfires caused by this week’s heatwave, which has brought extreme temperatures…

19 07 2022 | 12:18

Extreme heatwaves are here to stay in the UK. It’s time for us to adapt

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s feeling pretty hot in the UK. The Met Office has issued a rare, amber, extreme heat warning and we have a level 3 heat-health alert in place – just one level below a…

19 07 2022 | 08:26

Europe heatwave: Deadly wildfires spread in Mediterranean

Thousands of firefighters are continuing to battle wildfires in Portugal, Spain and France, as a heatwave shows no sign of easing. In northern Portugal, a pilot died when his waterbombing plane…

19 07 2022 | 08:09

European Heatwave Risks Curbing French Nuclear Power Production

The hot weather hitting Europe this week is set to reduce power output from France’s fleet of nuclear reactors, risking even higher electricity prices as the continent endures its worst energy crunch…

12 07 2022 | 07:15

Global dismay as supreme court ruling leaves Biden’s climate policy in tatters

Joe Biden’s election triggered a global surge in optimism that the climate crisis would, finally, be decisively confronted. But the US supreme court’s decision last week to curtail America’s ability…

12 07 2022 | 06:58

Climate change role clear in many extreme events but social factors also key, study finds

Climate change is to blame for the majority of the heatwaves being recorded around the planet but the relation to other extreme events and their impacts on society is less clear, according to a study.

05 07 2022 | 07:12

The Global South has the power to force radical climate action

During the past several years it has become clear that the international climate negotiations are failing to address the climate crisis. Existing policies have us on track for 3.2 degrees Celsius (5.…

05 07 2022 | 07:09

Pakistan Could Lose Up to $26 Billion Annually Due to Climate Change

Pakistan could lose billions of dollars each year due to the impact of climate change, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has predicted. In its…

05 07 2022 | 07:06

Increasing heat waves affect up to half a billion people

Climate change is a reality and extremely high temperatures have been reported by India and Pakistan in the spring. In a new scientific journal article, researchers from the University of Gothenburg…

05 07 2022 | 06:54

Climate change is driving 2022 extreme heat and flooding

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Extreme weather events – from scorching heatwaves to unusually heavy downpours – have caused widespread upheaval across the globe this year, with thousands of people…

22 06 2022 | 11:38

As urban temperatures climb, here’s what the modern city should look like

The UK is facing its first heatwave of the summer, and while many will be basking in the hot weather it is also a warning of challenges to come, particularly for those who live and work in our…