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27 08 2022 | 06:40

Warning as heatwave could spark cliff falls on England’s south coast

Experts are urging the public to be hypervigilant on south coast beaches as this week’s heatwave could trigger cliff collapses. One geologist said the area seemed the most vulnerable and beachgoers…

27 08 2022 | 06:39

‘I go outside, feel miserable and come home burnt to a crisp’: the people who hate summer

Every day this summer has started with the same routine. I wake up, plunge my head into a sink full of cold water and then check the weather app on my phone. I’m not interested in the forecast for…

27 08 2022 | 06:23

Why you need to worry about the ‘wet-bulb temperature’

In March, April and May this year, India and its neighbours endured repeated heatwaves that exposed more than a billion people to dangerously hot conditions. India broke several temperature records.…

27 08 2022 | 06:18

‘Change is coming’: Meet the Englishman prepping for climate apocalypse in an old German barracks

Ben Green doesn’t have to worry that Vladimir Putin might cut off Europe’s gas this winter, fret about a seasonal revival of Covid-19, or panic about a looming global food crisis.

07 08 2022 | 08:15

Humanity can’t equivocate any longer. This is a climate emergency

We are declaring a climate emergency. Everyone can, in whatever place on Earth they call home. No one needs to wait for politicians any more – we have been waiting for them for decades. What history…

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 | 11:21

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 | 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 | 12:39

England braces for 40C temperatures as experts warn thousands could die

Thousands of people could die in the coming heatwave, experts have warned, as the government triggered the first ever national emergency heat red alert with a record 40C (104F) temperature forecast…

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 | 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…

05 07 2022 | 08:39

Brazil's biodiversity at risk in projected global warming overshoot

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many of Brazil’s unique creatures, from a minuscule orange frog to the collared titi monkey, could face a bleak future if global warming…

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…

29 06 2022 | 10:01

Here’s The Latest Data On Climate And Food And It’s Not Good

Challenges abound as industrial agriculture is threatened by access to key resources from water to healthy soils. As a devastating and historic drought from Illinois to Texas to California grinds…

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…

22 06 2022 | 11:26

Europe heatwave: France braces for record-breaking temperatures as Spain battles forest fires

France, Spain and other western European nations braced for a sweltering weekend that is set to break records and sparked concern about forest fires and the effects of climate change. Temperatures…

14 06 2022 | 09:13

Spain in grip of heatwave with temperatures forecast to hit 44C

Spain is in the grip of its first heatwave of the year, with temperatures in parts of the west and south expected to reach 44C (111.2F). Heatwaves – defined as at least three consecutive days of…

01 05 2022 | 14:20

Heatwave across India

Image: India is currently facing a prolonged heatwave, with temperatures exceeding 42°C in numerous cities across the country. This map, generated using data from Copernicus Sentinel-3, shows the…