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07 10 2021 | 09:57

Vicious Climate Cycle in Russia Is Melting Permafrost, Releasing Methane and Fueling Wildfires

Rising temperatures heated by the extraction and combustion of fossil fuels like oil and gas are melting permafrost — land previously frozen year round — and causing problems for Russia's oil and gas…

28 09 2021 | 14:32

Rapid climate action could save 1.8 billion people from facing tropical storms by end of century, study says

Meeting 1.5C target could save millions from ‘death, strong economic damages and forced migration’, lead scientist tells The Independent Rapid climate action could spare nearly two billion people…

20 09 2021 | 12:27

Just one country on course to meet 1.5°C target, new research warns

Only Gambia is currently on course to deliver climate action that is in alignment with the 1.5°C pathway of the Paris Agreement, according to new research from Climate Action Tracker (CAT), which…

16 09 2021 | 12:52

Lukewarm commitments point to hot climate: what is the impact for investors?

The year 2020 marked a turning point for greenhouse gas emissions. They fell for the first time in our modern history, to a greater extent than during the 1970s oil shocks and the 1930s Great…

10 09 2021 | 14:59

Most fossil-fuel reserves must remain untapped to hit 1.5 °C warming goal

Modelling suggests that many planned coal, oil and gas extraction projects will not be viable if the world hopes to achieve climate targets.

03 09 2021 | 14:29

Europe experiences warmest year on record in 2020

The latest edition in an annual series of global climate reports shows that Europe experienced its warmest year in 2020 by a considerable amount. The report showed that 2020 in Europe was 1.9 °C…

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…

30 08 2021 | 15:53

‘Lucifer’ heat dome is causing wildfires and record-breaking temperatures in Europe

The hot, dry weather has been brought on by a weather phenomenon known as an anticyclone An anticyclone named ‘Lucifer’ sweeping across Europe is set to bring further record-breaking temperatures…

27 08 2021 | 15:27

July 2021 officially the hottest month ever recorded on Earth

Global land and sea temperatures were 1.67F above the average for July, making it the hottest month since records began 142 years ago. July 2021 has earned the “unenviable distinction” of being…

26 08 2021 | 07:30

Wildfires ravage Greek island of Evia

Parts of the Mediterranean and central Europe have experienced extreme temperatures this summer, with wildfires causing devastation in both Turkey and Greece. The blaze on Evia, Greece’s second-…

26 08 2021 | 07:27

Invasive fish push westward as the Mediterranean Sea slowly becomes tropical

A host of fish species arriving via the Suez canal look set to stay – with perilous consequences for ecosystems

25 08 2021 | 13:02

Sicily Reports Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded in Europe as Wildfires Scorch Mediterranean

As wildfires swept through the Italian island of Sicily, fueled by an extreme heatwave, officials in one city recorded on Wednesday what is believed to be the highest temperature ever recorded in…

23 08 2021 | 14:31

Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet

Report warns temperatures likely to rise by more than 1.5C bringing widespread extreme weather. Human activity is changing the Earth’s climate in ways “unprecedented” in thousands or hundreds of…

18 08 2021 | 11:08

Oregon declares state of emergency as another ‘extreme heatwave’ looms

Pacific north-west prepares for triple-digit temperatures just months after heat resulted in hundreds of deaths in region The Oregon governor declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as the region…

10 08 2021 | 09:57

IPCC says Earth will reach temperature rise of about 1.5℃ in around a decade. But limiting any global warming is what matters most

Of all the troubling news in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report out on Monday, one warning will surely generate the most headlines: under all scenarios examined, Earth is…

09 08 2021 | 11:14

UN Secretary-General statement on the IPCC Working Group 1 Report

Today’s IPCC Working Group 1 Report is a code red for humanity. The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are…

09 08 2021 | 10:21

8.5 Billion Tonnes of Greenland Ice Melt In One Day

This story includes details about the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to…

07 08 2021 | 10:35

How Timbuktu’s Ancient Manuscripts Impact Africa’s Climate Map

When it comes to climate, Africa is the world’s most data-sparse continent, setting the region back in global negotiations. New weather stations and preserving old books will play a critical role.…

24 07 2021 | 10:40

Death Valley hits 130 degrees, nearly breaking heat record

Death Valley is more than earning its morbid name this weekend, as temperatures in the California desert reached a near-record-breaking 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius), according to…

17 07 2021 | 13:48

Record-breaking temperatures mean we must change the way we talk about the climate emergency

New normal. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. In recent days, as Western Canada and the United States have been broiling under a climate-fuelled heat crisis, all sorts of superlatives have been used…