Temperature rise

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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…

29 01 2021 | 09:11

Global Ice Melt Matches Worst-Case Climate Scenario, Study Says

The first global ice-loss survey using satellite data showed ice is disappearing faster in Antarctica and Greenland. Melting on the ice sheets has accelerated so much over the past three decades…

29 01 2021 | 09:04

Climate crisis: world is at its hottest for at least 12,000 years – study.

Scientists say temperatures globally at highest level since start of human civilisation. The planet is hotter now than it has been for at least 12,000 years, a period spanning the entire development…

20 01 2021 | 08:16

2020 ends earth’s warmest 10 years on record.

The latest data confirms 2020 concludes the earth’s warmest 10-year period on record. The HadCRUT5 global temperature series, produced by the Met Office, University of East Anglia and UK National…

20 01 2021 | 07:48

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather

Scientists say temperatures likely to be increasing faster than at any time in past 2,000 years. The world’s oceans reached their hottest level in recorded history in 2020, supercharging the extreme…

21 12 2020 | 11:03

Will the Mediterranean become too hot for tourists?

Late-summer temperatures may prove unbearable for some visitors, posing threat to vital holiday industry. Increased heat in Mediterranean countries is making the traditional summer beach holiday…

11 12 2020 | 13:22

The World Is Headed for 3 Degrees of Warming This Century, U.N. Report Warns—But a Green Pandemic Recovery Could Offer Hope.

Dense U.N. reports may not make onto anyone’s must read list for the holidays, so think of the United Nations Environment Program’s 2020 Emissions Gap survey as a warning letter from Santa, on behalf…

09 12 2020 | 12:18

Last Month Was the Hottest November Ever.

The month’s global temperature puts 2020 closer to being the hottest year on record. This past November was the hottest ever recorded, another global temperature milestone in a year that’s one step…

09 12 2020 | 12:17

Toasty November means 2020 might nudge out 2016 as hottest year on record.

Global temperatures soared last month, making this November the hottest ever recorded, according to a new report.  Unless temperatures dip dramatically in December, 2020 could potentially overtake…

28 11 2020 | 07:47

Earlier springs could cause common bird species to become extinct by end of the century, scientists warn.

‘It could be that the apparent stability today is hiding a future collapse’. A rapidly warming climate will spell disaster for swathes of life on earth, including many bird species. A new study…

28 11 2020 | 06:52

Study finds ticks choose humans over dogs when temperature rises.

Experiment put a human in one box, a dog in another and saw which the ticks preferred. Confining a young researcher in one box and a dog in another and unleashing blood-sucking ticks to scamper…

30 10 2020 | 12:06

Dubai unveils plans to construct Coal-Fired Power Plant.

In the southern desert of Dubai in the UAE, a new wonder is rising but it’s not another skyscraper as the region is famed for, instead, a coal-fired power plant is underway. The construction of the $…

10 10 2020 | 09:29

The Guardian: Environment Now

The Earth is changing faster than at any point in modern history as a result of human-caused global heating. From the mid-19th century, when we began burning fossil fuels on an industrial scale, we…