Above fields of wheat in northern Colorado, drones equipped with thermal imaging technology read the temperatures of swaying canopies. They’re looking for wheat plants that stay cooler than the rest — a serious advantage as the world gets warmer.
Described as a ‘code red’ for humanity, the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change spells out a stark warning over the future of the planet.
Searing statements in this week’s landmark Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report are particularly alarming, considering the characteristically cautious language of science. The first consensus of the document’s 234 authors: it is “unequivocal” that humanity’s burning of fossil ...
The 'Status of Ireland's Climate' report makes stark reading for the country's coastal communities. Published by the EPA, Met Éireann and the Marine Institute today, it highlights four major changes that have taken place in the country's oceans.
Hundreds of fires are burning across the Mediterranean, displacing thousands and causing irreparable damage as human-made climate change causes record-breaking summer heatwaves.
It is the most comprehensive study of its kind to date. Researchers at the University of Bonn and the University of South-Eastern Norway have studied how two characteristic arctic-alpine plant species respond to global warming.
A metal roof sits atop the burned remains of a homestead on the once-lush slopes of Hawaii's Mauna Kea—a dormant volcano and the state's tallest peak—charred cars and motorcycles strewn about as wind-whipped sand and ash blast the scorched landscape.
"Nowhere is safe." As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in a recent report that climate change and its consequences are here to stay, is there still an opportunity to mitigate some of the dangers and to get back to a place of relative safety for humanity?
Changes in sea level can influence volcanic eruptions, according to new research led by Oxford Brookes University. Climate change may influence volcanic eruptions
Coffee leader Brazil is turning to stronger and more bitter robusta beans, which are hardier in the heat than the delicate arabica, in a sign of how climate change is affecting global markets - and shaping our favourite flavours.
The first release from the Sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been making waves simply by summarizing the brutal realities of what we know about climate change.
A new projection tool which could help "save lives and livelihoods" by showing the threat of rising sea levels anywhere in the world has been released by NASA.
A punishing, decade-long drought in Chile has gone from bad to worse due to a scorching July, a month which typically brings midwinter weather showering the capital Santiago in rain and snow.
When it comes to 'common pool resources,' economics suggest everyone is in it for themselves. If it is hot on the upcoming Labour Day long weekend, you may decide there will be nothing better than a relaxing jaunt to the public beach.
Parts of the western US have seen record-breaking temperatures this year, which - along with severe drought conditions - have triggered a series of major wildfires.
Ruinous, eye-watering, crippling, stratospheric, massive. That’s the cost to the UK of beating the climate crisis, according to those who portray getting to net zero emissions as economic suicide that is being thrust on an unwilling population by posh eco-fundamentalists and zealots.
Academic papers often take time to leach out into public consciousness. One that did not filter through was a study from Anglia Ruskin University that analysed “nodes of persisting complexity”, in the face of “global decomplexification event”.
The headline of the latest pronouncement from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (ipcc) on the physical science of climate change is the finding that, even if the world cuts emissions by more than governments are promising, it is still “more likely than not” that Earth will be 1.5°C w ...
“If ever there was going to be a wake-up call to the world when it comes to climate change, this report is it. But the future is not yet written. The very worst of climate change is still avoidable.”
From flash floods to forest fires, drought to "sea snot", Turkey is bearing the brunt of increasingly frequent disasters blamed on climate change, putting pressure on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to act.
If you have news alerts active on your phone, odds are you woke up Monday to grim tidings: The International Panel on Climate Change's latest report says the warming of our planet is "irreversible for centuries to millennia.
The evidence is unequivocal: Humans have warmed the planet, and every region on Earth is already affected by the climate crisis.
Hong Kong will suffer typhoons more destructive than Mangkhut, droughts that wreak havoc on its supply of drinking water, and intense heatwaves if global warming exceeds 2 degrees Celsius by 2050.
Many commonly-eaten fish could face extinction as warming oceans due to climate change increases pressure on their survival while also hampering their ability to adapt.
Climate researcher Sonia Seneviratne contributed to the latest assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). As she highlights here, the new report clearly demonstrates that we can't afford to lose any more time when it comes to climate change.
Dozens of small island states most vulnerable to the effects of climate change have called on the world to save "our very future" after a landmark UN report said accelerating global warming and rising sea levels threaten their existence.
The effects of climate change will force sports bodies to rethink their calendar of events, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said Sunday.
Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations called a code red for humanity.
In response to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report, world leaders and officials reiterated their countries’ current climate change commitments, while acknowledging the need for urgent action.
Yesterday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest - and starkest - paper outlining the severity of the climate crisis.
Babe, look!” my wife said excitedly, as we sprawled on the grass reading on one baking hot afternoon. She passed me her book: “Read this – this person is just like you!”
Earth is ever shifting. Continents drift, ice ages come and go, odd and wonderful creatures take shape only to one day vanish. Reviewing the history of our world, some might be tempted to dismiss the warming we are experiencing as just another of these planetary ebbs and flows.
An epochal new report from the world's top climate scientists warns that the planet will warm by 1.5 degrees Celsius in the next two decades without drastic moves to eliminate greenhouse gas pollution. The finding from the United Nations-backed group throws a key goal of the Paris Agreement into ...
Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations called a "code red for humanity."
The much-awaited new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due later today. Ahead of the release, debate has erupted about the computer models at the very heart of global climate projections.
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 likely to reach the crucial 1.5 degrees Celsius warming limit in the early 2030s.
Australia is experiencing widespread, rapid climate change not seen for thousands of years and may warm by 4℃ or more this century, according to a highly anticipated report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
After three years of writing and two weeks of virtual negotiations to approve the final wording, the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that changes are happening in Earth's climate across every continent and every ocean.
The U.N.-appointed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a new report Monday summarizing the latest authoritative scientific information about global warming. Here are five important takeaways.
The world watched in July 2021 as extreme rainfall became floods that washed away centuries-old homes in Europe, triggered landslides in Asia and inundated subways in China. More than 900 people died in the destruction. In North America, the West was battling fires amid an intense drought that i ...
There is still time to prevent "runaway climate change" but only if the world implements carbon net zero policies, the EU's vice president in charge of climate action said Monday.
Climate change is already widespread, rapid, and intensifying, according to a new report released today by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), involving contributions from UCL academics.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's first major scientific assessment since 2014, released Monday, shows unequivocally that global warming is unfolding more quickly than feared and that humanity is almost entirely to blame.
The IPCC report, which took eight years to compile, finds that human activity is definitely responsible for climate change – putting “billions of people in danger”, according to UN chief António Guterres
The world's largest ever report into climate change is published, setting out the stark reality of the state of the planet. The study, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says it is "unequivocal" that human activity is responsible for global warming
The United Nations has warned the planet will reach its global warming limit within the next 20 years, causing irreversible environmental damage and more extreme weather events.
Heatwaves, deadly floods and wildfires - this summer people are having to confront the link between extreme weather and climate change. Emissions from the burning of fossil fuels have been trapping heat in the atmosphere since the start of the industrial era. As a consequence, average temperatur ...
The UN climate panel sounded a dire warning Monday, saying the world is dangerously close to runaway warming — and that humans are "unequivocally" to blame. Already, greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are high enough to guarantee climate disruption for decades if not centuries, scientists w ...
The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out, and it’s not pretty: “Climate change [impacts are] widespread, rapid, and intensifying.”
A new report from the United Nations is warning some climate change effects may be irreversible and scientists say humans are unequivocally responsible for the warming climate. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the report was issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is the f ...