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24 06 2021 | 09:55

IPCC steps up warning on climate tipping points in leaked draft report

Scientists increasingly concerned about thresholds beyond which recovery may become impossible. Climate scientists are increasingly concerned that global heating will trigger tipping points in Earth…

03 04 2021 | 07:33

Greening Our Language

What is the power of our words and how can we harness their power to create a better world for wildlife?

12 03 2021 | 14:55

Fact-Check: will 2°C of global warming trigger rapid runaway feedbacks?

Claim: Once global warming reaches 2°C (which we’ve nearly reached already, but scientists are downplaying it), positive feedback loops and tipping points will trigger rapid runaway warming and…

10 12 2020 | 12:13

UN Report Finds World Leaders Fall Short of Meeting Paris Agreement Goal.

World leaders could use the coronavirus pandemic to shave 25% off their greenhouse gas emissions with green recovery packages, according to a report released today by the UN Environment Program (UNEP…

24 10 2020 | 13:03

Climate crisis: Met Office warns extreme weather in UK will get worse and more frequent.

‘The UK is projected to become hotter and drier in summer, and warmer and wetter in winter’, agency says.

27 08 2020 | 13:25

Green glimmers of hope in climate action through a European, citizen-led transition model.

There is no space for “one crisis at a time”. And evidence suggests that behavioural changes have been instrumental in reducing the spread of COVID-19. The climate crisis is no different.

25 08 2020 | 08:53

The Observer view on the climate catastrophe facing Earth.

Thirty years ago we were warned. Now is our last chance to listen.

31 05 2020 | 07:53

10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth.

The United Nations suggests that climate change is not just the defining issue of our time, but we are also at a defining moment in history. Weather patterns are changing and will threaten food…

25 04 2020 | 12:46

Shell's Latest Annual Report: More Greenwashing?

Two years after internal documents surfaced showing that Royal Dutch Shell, like ExxonMobil, knew about climate dangers decades ago, the oil giant r

19 04 2020 | 08:10

Madrid 1995: Diagnosing climate change.

John Houghton chaired the tense IPCC meeting without which there would be no Kyoto Protocol. Here he recalls how science won the day. Climate change is increasingly recognized as one of the most…

26 03 2020 | 08:43

Don’t Wash Your Hands of the Problem.

The most repeated public health advice since the outbreak of the New Coronavirus has been “wash your hands thoroughly with soap”. Most governments who have decided to close down schools have done so…

16 03 2020 | 21:01

Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected.

According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s – currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate…

16 03 2020 | 20:50

How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities.

We estimate that approximately 7% of global facilities operated by MSCI ACWI Index constituents are threatened by coastal flooding risk. Nearly 62% of index constituents had at least one facility in…

12 03 2020 | 07:25

Climate strikers: Open letter to EU leaders on why their new climate law is ‘surrender’.

This is an open letter to EU leaders at the European Commission, European Parliament and member states from 34 youth climate activists, including Greta Thunberg. The European Commission will release…

09 03 2020 | 11:36

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019.

The World Meteorological Organization Statement on the State of the Climate in 2019 will be released on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at a press conference with United Nations Secretary-General António…

01 03 2020 | 14:20

Climate change: Arctic permafrost now melting at levels not expected until 2090.

Watch the video here. Related video: 'Mothers Rise Up' protesters gather in May to demand action on climate change

01 03 2020 | 13:28

How plans for new coal are changing around the world.

Just 15 countries dominate the pipeline for new coal. Together, they are responsible for 90% of coal capacity under development. This guest post explains what is happening in each of these key…

26 02 2020 | 09:11

JP Morgan economists warn climate crisis is threat to human race.

Leaked report for world’s major fossil fuel financier says Earth is on unsustainable trajectory The world’s largest financier of fossil fuels has warned clients that the climate crisis threatens…

20 02 2020 | 07:12

Half the world's economy now eyeing net zero transition, analysis shows.

Almost $39tr of the world's GDP is now aligned, or proposing to align, with net zero emissions targets, according to ECIU Almost half of the world's GDP is now generated in places where authorities…

12 02 2020 | 12:37

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on climate change and land.

This morning in Geneva, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on climate change and land. The land provides the “food, feed, fibre, fuel and freshwater”…