Warming climate will displace millions in coming decades - World Bank

2018-03-20 20:54

The wave of refugees fleeing crop failures, droughts and rising sea levels will grow drastically over the next three decades if world governments do not intervene, the World Bank warns.

Global warming could threaten half of species in 33 key areas: Report

2018-03-14 16:08

Global warming could place 25-50% of species in the Amazon, Madagascar and other biodiverse areas at risk of localised extinction within decades, a report says.

The doomsday vault built to store every known crop on the planet is becoming more crucial than ever — and it may get a big upgrade

2018-02-28 16:03

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault could come to humanity's rescue. To keep its valuable resources safe, Norway is spending close to $13 million to upgrade it.

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: Study

2018-01-19 12:17

Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up 4-5°C by 2100, according to a study which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

Alaskan snow more than doubles due to global warming: Study

2017-12-19 13:09

Snowfall in central Alaska has more than doubled since the mid 1800s, says a study which points the finger at global warming.

Obama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection of climate change

2017-11-16 22:45

The Obama-era official who helped deliver the 2015 Paris Agreement, lashed out Thursday at the Donald Trump administration's "wrongheaded" decision to abandon the first-ever pact committing all countries to limiting climate change.

Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks

2017-11-06 12:08

Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama brings a sobering message as he presides over UN climate talks in Bonn this week - climate change is real, it's already having disastrous impacts on his people and only urgent action can address the problem.

Shortfall in climate action is 'catastrophic': UN

2017-10-31 13:46

There is a "catastrophic" gap between national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the actions needed to cap global warming below two degrees Celsius, the UN's environment chief has warned, days ahead of global climate talks in Bonn.

Global warming might be speeding up

2017-07-06 17:48

Two climate scientists suggest they’ve come closer to resolving a critical debate about how quickly human activity will heat up the planet. The answer isn’t good news.

Even 2°C warming means more killer heatwaves: study

2017-06-19 21:11

Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at 2°C, a report says.


Wake-up call #2: Human proliferation in perspective

2018-03-15 10:37

The Wake-up Call Series of weekly articles by Robert J Traydon will look at climate change from a range of problem/solution perspectives using simple analogies for all to understand.

Wake-up call #1: Will mankind be extinct by 2100?

2018-03-08 11:36

The Wake-up Call Series of weekly articles by Robert J Traydon will look at climate change from a range of problem/solution perspectives using simple analogies for all to understand.

Last three years hottest on record: UN

2018-01-20 21:30

The last three years have been the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency says, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.

Global warming will expose millions more to floods

2018-01-11 15:01

Global warming is expected to unleash more rain, exposing millions more people to river flooding particularly in the United States and parts of Asia, Africa and central Europe, researchers say.

Meat taxes seen joining carbon to help curb emissions

2017-12-12 09:26

Move over, taxes on carbon and sugar: the global levy that may be next is meat.

Syria not invited to Paris climate talks despite joining accord

2017-11-09 08:30

Despite signing up to the Paris climate accord Syria has not been invited to a summit on the pact in the French capital in December, says the French foreign ministry.

Earth's ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

2017-11-03 16:02

NASA says the famous ozone hole over Antarctica shriveled to its smallest peak level since 1988.

Flood, tide dangers also threaten low-lying London

2017-09-12 06:00

If the Thames burst its banks in London, the results could be devastating, adding another concern to the already economically weakened UK, explains Terry Bell.

Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming: US

2017-06-20 21:03

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.

Climate change redirects Canadian river

2017-04-19 16:06

The retreat of one of Canada's largest glaciers has changed the flow of a northern river in just four days and altered the habitat.

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