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25 10 2020 | 11:12

Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record.

Delayed freeze in Laptev Sea could have knock-on effects across polar region, scientists say. For the first time since records began, the main nursery of Arctic sea ice in Siberia has yet to start…

14 10 2020 | 10:07

'Uninhabitable Hell:' UN Report Warns of Planet's Future for Millions Without Climate Action.

A new report from the United Nations found that political leaders and industry leaders are failing to do the necessary work to stop the world from becoming an "uninhabitable hell" for millions of…

14 10 2020 | 07:52

More than 7,000 extreme weather events recorded since 2000, says UN.

Sharp rise in number of droughts, floods and wildfires has claimed 1.23 million lives and affected 4.2 billion people. Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years, taking…

10 10 2020 | 08:25

Mountain butterflies 'will have to be relocated as habitats get too hot'.

Populations of mountain ringlet in Lake District face being wiped out as cooler habitats disappear. The diversity and resilience of cold-loving butterfly species is threatened by global heating…

05 10 2020 | 09:34

California braces for dangerous heat as wildfire battle continues.

Triple-digit temperatures could spark new fires just a few weeks after a record heatwave. California is bracing for another dangerously warm weekend, with dry winds, parched vegetation, and triple-…

29 09 2020 | 08:57

Time to get serious about food waste in fight against global heating.

It is responsible for 8% of emissions, yet food waste is not mentioned in any country’s Paris climate action plan.

27 09 2020 | 09:17

Internal displacements reach 15m in 2020 with worst 'still to come' – report.

Extreme weather, locust invasions and violence have forced people to flee their homes. Millions of people were uprooted from their homes by conflict, violence and natural disasters in the first six…

27 09 2020 | 08:00

New Cooling Technology Protects Against Severe Heat and Viral Spread

In the face of dangerous heat waves this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air conditioned cooling centers. Normally, that would be a wise choice, but during a pandemic, indoor shelters present…

23 09 2020 | 09:44

Northern hemisphere breaks record for hottest ever summer.

  Past three months were 1.17C above 20th-century average 2020 on track to be one of five warmest years, Noaa finds This summer was the hottest ever recorded in the northern hemisphere, according…

19 09 2020 | 10:34

Wildfires and Weather Extremes: It's Not Coincidence, it's Climate Change.

*This story was originally published on CBS News on September 9, 2020. All data and statistics are based on publicly available data at the time of publication.

19 09 2020 | 10:31

Climate change, water woes, and conflict concerns in the middle east: a toxic mix.

Hotter heatwaves, higher sea levels and more severe droughts: This is the sweltering reality in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) where climate change is an especially urgent issue. By 2030,…

19 09 2020 | 09:41

Where does the heat go?

The first comprehensive assessment of where the Earth’s excess heat is accumulating has been released by theGlobal Climate Observing System, co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization,…

15 09 2020 | 10:27

Weatherwatch: heatwaves become silent killer, hitting vulnerable hardest.

At least 300 more people in UK died than average in second week of August. While attention was focused on Covid-19, a spike in death rates in the UK during the second week of August slipped past…

15 09 2020 | 10:24

We’re at a Tipping Point — Toward Healing the Climate.

Climate change is the undercurrent that drives and shapes our lives in countless ways. Journalist Judith D. Schwartz sees the term as shorthand. "It's almost as if people think climate is this…

15 09 2020 | 09:45

This Is Inequity at the Boiling Point.

It was a record 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Baghdad in July, and 100 degrees above the Arctic Circle this June. Australia shattered its summer heat records as wildfires, fueled by prolonged drought,…

10 09 2020 | 10:57

Bloomberg: It’s a Race Against Heat, and Humanity Is Losing.

Add this to your already long list of 2020 oddities: Greenhouse gas emissions are projected to experience their steepest drop in modern history while the world remains on track to mark its second-…

07 09 2020 | 11:05

Is Capitalism to Blame for Covid-19?

We’re often told that some global challenges are simply too complex for the human mind to understand. This is supposed to explain not only inaction when it comes to the climate crisis, but – as with…

07 09 2020 | 10:16

Asphalt roads make city air pollution worse in summer, study finds.

Scientists find 300% increase in harmful particulates emitted during hot weather. Emissions from asphalt are a significant source of air pollutants in cities, especially in hot weather, a study…

07 09 2020 | 09:53

Marine Heat Waves Are Becoming More Common and Intense. What Can We Do to Minimize Harm?

In the summer of 2015, Laurie Weitkamp was walking on the beach near her coastal Oregon home when she saw something strange: The water was purple. A colony of tunicates, squishy cylindrical critters…

03 09 2020 | 08:32

Researchers will develop a technology heat mitigation plan for one of the world's hottest cities.

Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Royal Commission has engaged UNSW’s High Performance Architecture team to reduce the city’s temperatures and make it more sustainable. The Royal Commission for Riyadh has…