Earlier this month the world’s leading climate scientists released the most urgent warning on climate change to date. It describes the implications of our current warming trajectory, including dire food shortages, large-scale human migration, and crises ranging from a mass die-off of coral reefs ...
Monika Willner had only five minutes to pack her family's pets and precious items, before fleeing the wildfire that raged in their backyard. The fire still haunts her two months later.
International perceptions of the Pacific Island nation of Nauru are dominated by two interrelated stories. Until the turn of the century, it was the dramatic boom and bust of Nauru's phosphate mine, and the mismanagement of its considerable wealth, that captured global attention.
How improved weather forecasting and observation is helping the Comoros face a changing climate. The children playing in the school grounds in Diboini, a hilly central area of the Comoros’ main island, pay no attention to the gated area housing unremarkable-looking metal structures.
Scientists have discovered that global changes such as rising temperatures and higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are causing a drop in the availability of a vital nutrient for terrestrial plants.
A 1,5°C par rapport à l’ère pré-industrielle, la biodiversité est déjà menacée. Il y a quelques jours, le GIEC (Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat) lançait une nouvelle alerte sur l’urgence d’agir pour réduire drastiquement nos émissions globales de gaz à effets de se ...
See drone footage of Rigolet and the surrounding area in icy Labrador where Photographer Darren Calabrese went to see how the community is coping with the loss of the sea ice they depend on for travel and the climate that sustains their hunting and trapping lifestyle.
On climate change, countries that may not be thought of as climate leaders are emerging at the front-lines on responding to climate change.
Environmentalists and scientists have done a great job in educating people that climate change is real, and of its catastrophic consequences. But the idea that these groups alone are going to solve the problem is completely fantastical because the root cause of climate change is a broken economi ...
As well as rapidly reducing the carbon dioxide that we humans are pumping into the atmosphere in huge amounts, recent scientific assessments of climate change have all suggested that cutting emissions alone will not be enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 or 2 degrees C.
A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned of disastrous consequences if current trends of global warming are not reversed immediately. Aayushi Awasthy from the University of East Anglia's Energy and Resources Institute explains why this has particular consequenc ...
Have you ever wondered what climate change sounds like? Me neither. Until a couple of weeks ago, that is, when I was 3,000m above sea level in the middle of the Caucasus mountains and I heard a glacier.
The CCC’s chief executive, Chris Stark, told BBC News: “People know sea level is going to rise – but they haven’t grasped how bad this could be for them.” His colleague Professor Julia King added: “We’ve got to wake up to the fact that we’ve got some very difficult challenges ahead.
Top scientists are urging changes "in all aspects of society" to limit global climate warming to 1.5C. Experts say it's extremely likely that human activity is the main cause of recent global warming.
Efforts to combat climate change tend to focus on supply-side changes, such as shifting to renewable or cleaner energy. In a Special Issue in the Energy Efficiency Journal that follows the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C, researchers argue that demand-side approaches can p ...
As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action. Advocates urge the public to eat less meat to save the environment. Some activists have called for taxing meatto reduce consumption of it.
SWELTERING hot days. Increased number of typhoons. Unprecedented instances of storm surges. These have become the norm nowadays, and people are quick to blame these on one thing: climate change.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which arrived thunderously in October, concludes that we have only 12 years remaining to transform our energy systems and ways of living to limit the worst effects of climate change.
A conference in Regina about making the transition from a carbon-based economy to one with a greater reliance on renewable energy provided attendees with new perspectives, including an Indigenous one.
The first Franco-Chinese satellite was launched into orbit on Monday to study ocean surface winds and waves around the clock, better predict cyclones and improve scientists' understanding of climate change.
Season after season, he’d been growing and harvesting the same grapes on the same land. But five years ago, Livio Salvador began to wonder whether something was changing.
Gwenn Flowers, a glaciologist, trudges back and forth across a vast glacier in southwest Yukon, pulling a radar device mounted on skis behind her.
Implementing Bitcoin at similar rates at which other technologiesNSE 1.95 % have been incorporated could alone produce enough emissions to raise global temperatures by two degrees Celsius as soon as 2033, according to a study.
The world faces a near-impossible decision – one that is already determining the character and quality of the lives of the generations succeeding us.
If the world doesn’t get its act together on climate change, this could be our last resort. Nature has a method of cooling the planet very rapidly: volcanos.
The world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years, researchers say. Their study suggests that the seas have absorbed 60% more than previously thought.
A key metric of global warming is the Earth's "equilibrium climate sensitivity" (ECS), which represents the global surface warming that will accompany a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide. For nearly four decades, ECS was thought to be somewhere between 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and 8.1 deg ...
Once again, humanity might be well served to take heed from a history lesson. When the climate changed, when crops failed and famine threatened, the peoples of ancient Asia responded. They moved. They started growing different crops. They created new trade networks and innovated their way to sol ...
Heatwaves such as the one that struck this summer are lasting twice as long as they did just 50 years ago, according to a new report from the Met Office focusing on weather extremes.
Rising sea levels, intense heatwaves and invasive species are among climate-related threats that the Principality of Monaco takes extremely seriously, underlines Prince Albert II in an interview with UN Environment’s Patron for the Polar Regions Slava Fetisov.
Sir, – John Gibbons argues that a “profound disconnect between politics and reality” is fatally delaying our response to climate change (“Window for saving Earth from ecological annihilation closing”, Opinion & Analysis, November 5th).
The traits that help create biodiversity in tropical mountain species also make them more susceptible to climate change, according to new research.
There would be a drop in productivity of marine species as there was a gradual damage being caused to the ecosystem and biodiversity, the Vice-Chancellor said.
Where should investors be putting their money to make a real impact when it comes to climate change? And how should businesses react? Shifting the perspective from risk to opportunity can create an unexpected leverage point that could present the answer.
A warmer, drier climate is expected is increase the likelihood of larger-scale forest disturbances such as wildfires, insect outbreaks, disease and drought, according to a new study.
A team of more than 100 scientists has assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across the Amazon to discover the winners and losers from 30 years of climate change. Their analysis found the effects of climate change are altering the rainforest’s composition of tree spe ...
Run-off from vast ice sheet is increasing due to manmade global warming, says study
The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are meeting in Katowice, Poland.
Lush green fields blanket northern Egypt's Nile Delta, but the country's agricultural heartland and its vital freshwater resources are under threat from a warming climate.
Several families from an indigenous population in northern Europe are taking the European Union to court over what they perceive as a lack of action on climate change.
By combining ocean models, animal metabolism and fossil records, researchers show that the Permian mass extinction in the oceans was caused by global warming that left animals unable to breathe.
UN summit urged to end all coal burning and introduce substantial taxes on emissions
Move shocks delegates at UN conference as ministers fly in for final week of climate talks
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) pointed out that climate change will be leading cause of loss of species.
Canada and the United Kingdom are hosting a “coal-free day” at the United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland, a city built on coal mining.
White House representatives arrive at climate talks in Poland on Monday to promote coal and other fossil fuels.
10 December 2018 | KATOWICE | Poland | Global climate talks bogged down here over the weekend as negotiators from developed countries pushed back against language overtly “welcoming” (as opposed to “noting”) the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) October analysis of the changes ...
Brazil will use common sense in dealing with the Paris agreement, and the country has so far been responsible in preserving its vegetation, Salles says
While the world’s leaders fiddle at the UN climate summit, the world outside is giving some reason for hope
Katowice, Poland (CNN) — The American delegation came to promote coal.