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21 10 2021 | 10:17

Life at 50C: The Baghdad traffic cop who works in 50C heat

Iraq is one of the most climate-vulnerable places on Earth. In Baghdad, traffic police sergeant Sa’d Saddam Abdulhasan is responsible for one of the city’s busiest junctions. He keeps the city moving…

01 10 2021 | 14:30

Climate Change Could Force 216 Million to Flee Home

As many as 216 million people could be forced from their homes by the impacts of climate change in the next 30 years, a new report from the World Bank finds.

28 09 2021 | 13:48

Adapt to Survive: Why oil companies must plan for net zero and avoid stranded assets

Committing to net zero is not enough – the emissions reduction pathway is critical. Carbon Tracker’s fifth annual analysis of the risk of investing in oil and gas producers – warns investors that…

16 09 2021 | 15:16

‘It’s overwhelming’: London reels from September heat.

England and Wales have seen increasingly warm weather this week. While the sweltering temperatures of up to 29C this week have been an opportunity to enjoy the last gasp of summer, the heat feels…

03 09 2021 | 13:08

People get meaner and fight more when it’s hotter, research reveals

Violence and aggression increase as temperatures rise, according to new studies If you find yourself more irritable as summer temperatures soar, there’s a reason for that: New research reveals that…

31 08 2021 | 09:51

Climate crisis: 2020 by far Europe’s hottest year on record, data shows

Many European countries reported their highest annual average temperatures last year Europe experienced its hottest year on record by a wide margin last year, data shows. Temperatures across the…

25 08 2021 | 12:32

Greece plans to name heatwaves in the same way as storms

Personalising the ‘silent killer’ hot spells could raise awareness in time to avert loss of life and property, say scientists Spurred on by this summer’s record temperatures, Greek scientists have…

18 08 2021 | 11:26

This year’s summer of climate extremes hits wealthier places

Scientists say there’s something different this year as the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are…

16 08 2021 | 08:12

This is the most sobering report card yet on climate change and Earth’s future. Here’s what you need to know

Earth has warmed 1.09℃ since pre-industrial times and many changes such as sea-level rise and glacier melt are now virtually irreversible, according to the most sobering report yet by the…

12 08 2021 | 09:05

We’re Losing the Battle for the Future.

This is Why it Feels Like We Might Not Have a Future Anymore I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the world is on fire. That’s a symptom of a grim trend. We’re losing the battle for the future. Is…

05 08 2021 | 12:05

Greece fires: Thousands evacuated from Athens suburb as wildfires rage amid worst heatwave in 30 years

More than 40 fires are burning across Greece, write Marina Rigou in Athens and Nikolia Apostolou in Kalamata Thousands of people have been evacuated from Varibobi, a northeastern suburb of Athens,…

04 08 2021 | 10:13

Anger in Turkey grows over government’s handling of wildfires.

Response of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling party seen by many as out of touch as blazes rage for seventh day People across Turkey are looking for answers as to how summer wildfires got so desperately…

03 08 2021 | 11:03

Extreme heat waves in a warming world don’t just break records – they shatter them

Summer isn’t even half over, and we’ve seen heat waves in the Pacific Northwest and Canada with temperatures that would be hot for Death Valley, enormous fires that have sent smoke across North…

03 08 2021 | 10:26

Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn

Last year was first to be in top 10 for heat, rain and sunshine, as scientists say UK’s mild climate is at an end Extremes of weather will strike the UK more frequently owing to the climate crisis,…

12 07 2021 | 13:36

North America endured hottest June on record

Satellite data shows temperature peaks are lasting longer and rising higher North America endured the hottest June on record last month, according to satellite data that shows temperature peaks…

12 07 2021 | 13:29

World ‘must step up preparations for extreme heat’

Rising temperatures may be hitting faster and harder than forecast, say climate scientists in wake of heatwave in US and Canada The world needs to step up preparations for extreme heat, which may be…

12 07 2021 | 10:31

Oregon heatwave death toll tops 100 as county calls it a ‘mass casualty event’

Governor Kate Brown fears heatwave is ‘harbinger of things to come’ in climate crisis The record-breaking heatwave that gripped the northwestern US and Canada has claimed more than 100 lives in the…

05 06 2021 | 12:37

Heatwave deaths set to soar as UK summers become hotter.

Met Office warning over impact of global heating prompts calls for action to protect elderly and vulnerable. Britain is failing to protect its vulnerable citizens from the threat of intensifying…

27 04 2021 | 09:54

New Study Changes Understanding of How Greenland’s Ice Melts

A new study of Greenland's glacial rivers has important implications for how scientists might model future ice melt and subsequent sea level rise.

03 02 2021 | 09:15

Ice covers the Sahara Desert for just 4th time in 50 years.

The world's largest desert rarely sees snow like this. On Tuesday (Jan. 19), one of the world's driest places awoke to an otherworldly dusting of frost. In the Sahara Desert of northwestern Algeria…