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28 05 2020 | 11:57

'The human fingerprint is everywhere': Met Office's alarming warning on climate.

Exclusively compiled data from the Hadley Centre’s supercomputer shows alarming climate trajectory. The human fingerprint on the climate is now unmistakable and will become increasingly evident over…

28 05 2020 | 08:23

Oceans Likely to Heat up at Seven Times Their Current Rate, New Study Finds.

The depths of the oceans are heating up more slowly than the surface and the air, but that will undergo a dramatic shift in the second half of the century, according to a new study.

25 05 2020 | 08:01

Alaska Faces Major Tsunami Threat, Scientists Warn.

As the climate crisis takes hold, the effects are noticed most conspicuously at the extremes like the poles and the desert, where the harsh environments are drastically altered by a changing climate.

24 05 2020 | 09:39

Climate change talk has been around for 30 years. Where's the action?

I can't tell you what I was doing on June 23, 1988, though I can take a guess. I was a week or so from finishing my journalism course and — how times have changed — I'd already been offered a job.…

15 05 2020 | 08:20

The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance.

Abstract Humans’ ability to efficiently shed heat has enabled us to range over every continent, but a wet-bulb temperature (TW) of 35°C marks our upper physiological limit, and much lower values…

14 05 2020 | 07:12

Lethal levels of heat and humidity are gripping global ‘hot spots’ sooner than expected.

From the shores of the Persian Gulf to the foothills of Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental mountains, hot weather is reaching levels humans can’t endure. An analysis of 4 decades of data from thousands…

14 05 2020 | 06:58

Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds.

Scientists identify thousands of extreme events, suggesting stark warnings about global heating are already coming to pass. Intolerable bouts of extreme humidity and heat which could threaten human…

08 05 2020 | 07:23

Only 35% of European banks’ strategies are aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

According to new research by responsible investment organisation ShareAction, the European banking sector has made sluggish progress on tackling the climate crisis in the last three years. According…

02 05 2020 | 08:32

Europe had hottest year on record in 2019, report shows.

Findings confirm 11 of the 12 warmest years in Europe occurred in past two decades. Europe had its hottest year on record last year, new data has confirmed, with periods of exceptional heat last…

29 04 2020 | 09:34

Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began

This year is on course to be the world’s hottest since measurements began, according to meteorologists, who estimate there is a 50% to 75% chance that 2020 will break the record set four years ago.…

27 04 2020 | 06:10

How hot will Earth get by 2100?

Climate researchers are studying a fresh set of scenarios to model the future of the planet.

25 04 2020 | 13:14

50 Years of Earth Day, Climate Action and Science.

Half a century in a timeline.50 years of events, climate policy, actions and data about CO2, temperature, and population.50 years that have brought science to the foreground of policymaking.

13 04 2020 | 08:05

Great Barrier Reef endures third mass bleaching in five years.

One of the seven wonders of the natural world is suffering from back-to-back bleaching, with the third mass bleaching in five years. The Great Barrier reef system covers over 2,300km (1,400 miles)…

13 04 2020 | 07:43

Record-size hole opens in ozone layer above the Arctic.

Rare hole is result of low temperatures in atmosphere and is expected to disappear. A rare hole has opened up in the ozone layer above the Arctic, in what scientists say is the result of unusually…

13 04 2020 | 07:38

The projected timing of abrupt ecological disruption from climate change

Abstract As anthropogenic climate change continues the risks to biodiversity will increase over time, with future projections indicating that a potentially catastrophic loss of global biodiversity…

07 04 2020 | 08:47

Research station in East Antarctica reports its first heatwave.

It was recorded during the 2019-2020 Arctic summer. Researchers at the Australian Antarctic Program reported the first recorded heatwave event at the Casey research station in East Antarctica. The…

01 04 2020 | 10:53

Climate change set to make extreme heat more common - and costly.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-…

23 03 2020 | 07:22

Climate change could reverse falling inequality between countries.

Over recent decades, inequality between countries has fallen, in particular due to fast economic growth in China and India. But our new research suggests climate change could reverse this trend. In…

20 03 2020 | 08:12

1.2 billion people to suffer from heat stress due to worsening global warming, study warns.

A new study warned that 1.2 billion people could suffer from heat stress due to the rising global temperatures caused by climate change. A study on climate change revealed that over one billion…