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14 07 2020 | 09:23

Climate Explained: What the World Was Like the Last Time Carbon Dioxide Levels Were at 400ppm.

What was the climate and sea level like at times in Earth’s history when carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was at 400ppm? The last time global carbon dioxide levels were consistently at or above 400…

12 07 2020 | 08:59

Renewable Natural Gas Isn't a Green Solution for Climate Change.

Natural gas is a versatile fossil fuel that accounts for about a third of U.S. energy use. Although it produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants than coal or oil, natural gas is a…

12 07 2020 | 08:54

OLADE and IRENA Put Renewables at Heart of Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Accelerating renewables could bring 3 million jobs to Latin America as region battles COVID-19.

12 07 2020 | 08:35

Creating a five-year window into future climate.

Providing annually-updated five-year climate predictions at global and continental scales is the focus of a new international science collaboration co-ordinated by the WMO and led by the UK’s Met…

12 07 2020 | 08:35

Siberian temperatures hit June record, fires spread.

Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June amid a heat wave that is stoking some of the worst wildfires the region has ever known, fresh EU data showed on Tuesday (7 July).…

12 07 2020 | 08:32

Stop making sense: why it's time to get emotional about climate change.

It took me much longer than it should have to realise that educating people about climate change science was not enough. Due perhaps to my personality type (highly rational, don’t talk to me about…

12 07 2020 | 08:21

Protecting 30% of planet could bolster economy, study says.

Scientists claim widespread conservation can bring rewards if right policies are followed. Nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land area could be placed under environmental protections without…

12 07 2020 | 07:58

Campaign group warns UK Government of ‘imminent’ legal action over plans for a green recovery

Campaign group Plan B has written a letter to Prime Minister and the Chancellor warning legal action is imminent if stimulus package becomes a ‘New Deal for Polluters’.   On Tuesday, the climate…

12 07 2020 | 07:46

Rare night clouds may be warning sign of climate crisis.

Noctilucent clouds, on the edge of the atmosphere, are increasingly seen outside of polar regions. Something magical appeared at night over London and other parts of Britain on 21 June: ripples of…

10 07 2020 | 09:34

CO2 in Earth's atmosphere nearing levels of 15m years ago.

Last time CO2 was at similar level temperatures were 3C to 4C hotter and sea levels were 20 metres higher. The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is approaching a level not seen in…

09 07 2020 | 11:37

Siberian Arctic Temperatures and Fires Beat All Records — Again.

Average land temperatures were more than 5 degrees Celsius above normal, surpassing last year’s high mark, according to European scientists.

09 07 2020 | 11:16

Global temperatures likely to hit at least 1C warming for next five years.

Experts say new climate data shows how close world already is to breaching 1.5C Paris agreement pledge. There is a one-in-five chance annual global temperatures will be at least 1.5C warmer than in…

08 07 2020 | 08:25

Evicted by Climate Change: New CARE report calls for urgent gender transformative response to climate displacement.

The international aid organization CARE is launching a new report highlighting the causes and consequences of climate-induced displacement and the urgent need for a gender-transformative response.

08 07 2020 | 07:51

Sunak Eyes $3.8 Billion of Green Spend to Fuel U.K. Recovery.

The U.K. will pump 3 billion pounds ($3.75 billion) into environmental projects as part of its plans to protect jobs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But the government’s own climate…

07 07 2020 | 08:31

'Terrifying' New Climate Models Warn of 6-7°C of Warming by 2100 If Emissions Not Slashed.

"Global greenhouse gas emissions need to decline today rather than tomorrow, and global CO2 emissions should be brought to net zero." New climate models unveiled by French researchers Tuesday showed…

07 07 2020 | 08:14

Algae turns Italian Alps pink, prompting concerns over melting.

Pink snow observed on parts of the Presena glacier believed to be caused by plant that makes the ice darker, causing it to melt faster. Scientists in Italy are investigating the mysterious…

07 07 2020 | 08:08

We must not miss this glorious chance to address the climate and biodiversity crises.

If the government plots a green recovery from coronavirus, the benefits are endless. If it doesn’t, we’re screwed.

07 07 2020 | 08:00

Coal, Oil, and Gas Don't Burn Themselves

Discussions about how to fight climate change almost always conclude with a lament over the “lack of political will.” It’s as if the roadblock preventing these clean-tech visions and white-paper…

07 07 2020 | 07:41

The Climate Emergency Won’t Wait for the Press to Play Catch-Up Again.

To hear many journalists tell it, the spring of 2020 has brought a series of extraordinary revelations. Look at what the nation has learned: That our health-care system was not remotely up to the…

04 07 2020 | 10:53

Emmanuel Macron pledges €15bn to tackle climate crisis.

Emmanuel Macron has promised an extra €15bn (£13.7bn) for measures to combat the climate crisis over the next two years and a referendum on whether to introduce the crime of “ecocide” for harming the…