Pet owners have been told they may need to review their animal's housing to prevent them from getting heatstroke in the warmer months.
A study of more than 11,000 people in 28 countries by the World Economic Forum, Qualtrics and SAP suggests we are far from reaching a consensus about who is responsible for taking action on climate change and who is trusted to do so
Children experiencing disasters and abnormal weather caused by climate change are also being exposed to physical and mental problems, a charity group said.
By 2100, global temperature rise (compared to pre-industrial levels) is expected to breach the 1.5°C limit goal determined in the 2015 Paris Agreement. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global emissions need to be halved over the next decade, with net-zero emissions ach ...
Vultures roam the sand in the Brazilian resort town of Atafona amid the ruins of the latest houses destroyed by the sea, whose relentless rise has turned the local coastline into an apocalyptic landscape.
For the second year in a row, Greece experienced unprecedented amounts of snow, blanketing the country in white. ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer took this bird's eye view of the town of Chalcis, along the Euboean Gulf, from the International Space Station in early February.
Each February the rich and famous descend upon St Moritz, not just for the slopes and après-ski but for one of the world’s most exclusive horse races, held on ice.
A snowmobile trip off the shore of Northern Ohio’s Catawba Island recently turned into a daring rescue by helicopter and airboat when Lake Erie’s famed winter ice gave way, leaving 18 people stranded on an ice floe drifting away from the shore.
Australia's floods of 2010-11 spread devastation and damage across Queensland, with 33 people losing their lives and causing billions in losses across the state. The floods also damaged 19,000km of roads, including those needed for emergency and delivery vehicles.
Skiing on fake snow feels oddly different from the real thing, athletes say. But with climate change warming winter venues, they might need to get used to it.
Soalandy stooped down to pick up a pebble, threw it across the parched earth and watched it roll across the dusty ground. “Look at that,” said the 31-year-old mother of four, opening her arms wide. “The ground is so dry. How many more years can we survive this drought?”
A report released Monday claims companies that made ambitious public pledges to fight climate change are exaggerating their goals and lacking transparency.
The effects of climate change are moving the city toward the creation of its own storm water utility to deal with the increase in significant rain events.
A new World Bank report, Ukraine: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture and Forestry, is the first detailed assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on Ukraine, with a focus on agriculture – a key driver of the economy and jobs.
The UK must do more to insulate the country's draughty homes, warns Britain's climate change chief. Chris Stark, head of the UK's Climate Change Committee, told the BBC he rates government policy on insulation as "very poor".
In the last five years, scientists have observed sea animals dying off at an alarming rate in the northern Pacific waters.
The COVID-19 pandemic process has once again shown us how vital the balance between nature and human beings is. The grim situation offers us an opportunity – a new way to build a world in accordance with the ancient relationship between nature and humanity.
A new study, published in the journal Marine and Coastal Fisheries, has found that the rising amount of ocean heatwaves, triggered by climate change, has a direct effect on the population numbers of the squid species Doryteuthis opalescens which primarily was known to inhabit the warmer waters o ...
Climate change is a global phenomenon and can often appear to be a bigger issue in places where it is already very hot and humid. But what will the climate crisis mean for the relatively mild UK?
Global efforts to combat climate change will require trillions of dollars, and a lot of people want companies to bear the cost.
We've been conditioned to think of animals and plants as our primary sources of proteins, namely meat, dairy and eggs or tofu, beans and nuts, but there's an unsung category of sustainable and nutritious protein that has yet to widely catch on: insects.
Action research can help make the Global Goal on Adaptation more tangible and reduce vulnerability at the same time. “Where there is a flood, communities remain the first respondents, so it makes more sense to invest directly in them,” says Joshua Amponsem, founder of the Green Africa Youth Orga ...
Smog-ridden cities. Endless war. Water so polluted it cannot be drunk. Crop failure. Acid rain. A pandemic of antibiotic-resistant diseases. Declining life expectancy and human fertility.
Australia’s mean temperature last year was 0.56C warmer than the long-term average despite 2021 being the country’s coolest year in a decade.
In 1977, an internal memo at Exxon, the United States oil giant, made clear that carbon emissions from its product were causing climate change. But not only that – time was running out to act.
The Earth’s polar regions could become conflict zones as climate change opens them up to mining and militarisation, experts fear. A complete ban on mining in Antarctica is due to expire in 2048 — by which time resources on other continents may be becoming scarce. Global warming could also make t ...
Climate change is increasingly seen as the cause of natural catastrophes, from floods to famines. But a growing number of scientists are cautioning that blaming disasters solely on climate overlooks the poor policy and planning decisions that make these events much worse.
Nineteen hundred years after it was built to keep out barbarian hordes, archaeologists at Hadrian's Wall in northern England are facing a new enemy—climate change, which threatens its vast treasure trove of Roman artefacts.
I’ve been asked this question a lot: How can we most effectively talk to consumers about climate change? Last month, Dieter Holger at The Wall Street Journal asked about it in relation to carbon labeling. My answer (which was indeed quoted) was that most consumers don’t know what the hell a carb ...
Experience of extreme climate events in Europe (especially warmer temperatures) makes people more concerned about the environment. This is making people more likely to take political action — most notably, voting for Green parties, a new study suggests. For the researchers, this could help bette ...
The pace of global heating is forcing insect populations to move and adapt – and some aggressive species are thriving.
More than a third of the American population is currently experiencing rapid, above-average rates of temperature increase, with 499 counties already breaching 1.5C (2.7F) of heating, a Guardian review of climate data shows.
Many of the world's biggest companies are failing to meet their own targets on tackling climate change, according to a study of 25 corporations.
The postcards and posters from most Winter Olympics call attention to the thick powder and ice-covered mountains we expect from winter mountain sports. But this year will be a little different.
Like it or not, web 3.0 is here to stay, with blockchain at its heart. It’s time to get up to speed on what the latest internet revolution means for climate action.
Having a solid estimate of the amount of carbon that forests can pull from the atmosphere is essential for global accounting of climate change—leaders are counting on forests to pull a good chunk of human-produced carbon back to earth.
River basins around the world, including in India, are vulnerable to increased flood danger from rising global temperatures, according to new research.
Climate change is a massive threat to humanity, and therefore, many countries are trying to combat its detrimental effects. South Asia, notably India, will be one of the critical places influenced by climate change in its extremes in the coming years, owing to its diversified geography.
Climate change and global warming have been a primary focus of the recent conference between the UN and its member countries in October and November 2021.
The effects of climate change – extreme heat waves, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and devastating floods – have now been occurring for several decades, and the COP26 climate agreement reached in Glasgow will not be enough to keep global warming below 2°C, as the French climatologist Benja ...
A new global survey of senior corporate executives challenges the common perception that companies are overlooking climate change risks, a concern that is especially prevalent among millennial and Gen Z employees.
When the rains never arrived in the East African nation of Somalia in 2016, nor in 2017, hundreds of thousands of rural residents were forced to abandon their lands and livelihoods due to one of the most severe droughts in decades.
Climate change will be having its impacts felt in a myriad of ways in coming decades and one way will involve depriving farmers in tropical countries of suitable conditions to grow important crops such as coffee, cashew nuts and avocados, scientists say.
Severe floods and other extreme weather have cost Europe about half a trillion euros in the past four decades, with Germany, France and Italy the worst-hit countries.
The world is facing a climate and ecological crisis. The two planetary crises occasionally pull in the same direction: restoring faltering coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves and saltmarshes, sequester carbon, buffer against more frequent extreme weather events and provide for nature.
Cultural heritage sites are irreplaceable sources of historical information, providing insight into the social, religious, and economic life of our ancestors. They are important markers of identity, and constitute attractions to both locals and visitors, and can thus play an important role in a ...
Safeguarding and restoring shrinking wetlands is our last, best defence against global warming and biodiversity loss
Today's first international World Wetlands Day should prompt action to restore these vital ecosystems to protect communities, biodiversity and prevent future disasters, writes Jane Madgwick of Wetlands International.
According to Anderson Tanoto, managing director, RGE, carbon credits are a commodity to be valued and traded. They are also a bellwether of rates of investment in climate and nature.
Millions of trees are being planted beside Scotland’s remotest rivers and streams to protect wild salmon from the worst effects of climate heating.