Damian Carrington Environment editor / THE GUARDIAN

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01 12 2023 | 15:00

‘Climate collapse in real time’: UN head António Guterres urges Cop28 to act

World Meteorological Organization says 2023 will be hottest year on record, leaving ‘trail of devastation and despair’ “We are living through climate collapse in real time,” the UN secretary-general…

24 11 2023 | 16:58

UN to seek assurances UK will not renege on net zero pledge

Concerns ahead of Cop28 climate summit that Rishi Sunak among leaders backsliding on green measures The UN secretary-general, António Guterres, will be seeking assurances from the UK that there will…

24 11 2023 | 16:11

Madagascan heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without human-caused global heating

Study finds impact of heat on millions of people went unrecorded, highlighting limitations many African countries face A record-breaking heatwave in Madagascar in October would have been “virtually…

17 11 2023 | 16:16

Cop28 host UAE breaking its own ban on routine gas flaring, data shows

State-run oil and gas fields in the United Arab Emirates have been flaring gas virtually daily despite having committed 20 years ago to a policy of zero routine flaring, the Guardian can reveal.

17 11 2023 | 13:13

Cop28 host UAE has world’s biggest climate-busting oil plans, data indicates

State oil company’s huge expansion plans make its CEO’s role as president of UN climate summit ‘ridiculous’, say researchers The state oil company of the United Arab Emirates, whose CEO will preside…

17 11 2023 | 13:05

Climate-heating gases reach record highs, UN reports

World Meteorological Organization sees ‘no end in sight to the rising trend’, largely driven by fossil fuel burning The abundance of climate-heating gases in the atmosphere reached record highs in…

15 11 2023 | 14:19

Human-caused heating behind extreme droughts in Syria, Iraq and Iran, study finds

Millions of people’s lives wrecked by droughts that used to happen once every 250 years but now expected once a decade Extreme droughts that have wrecked the lives of millions of people in Syria,…

10 11 2023 | 16:09

‘Insanity’: petrostates planning huge expansion of fossil fuels, says UN repor

Plans by nations including Saudi Arabia, the US and UAE would blow climate targets and ‘throw humanity’s future into question’ The world’s fossil fuel producers are planning expansions that would…

02 11 2023 | 17:24

Climate crisis: carbon emissions budget is now tiny, scientists say

The carbon budget remaining to limit the climate crisis to 1.5C of global heating is now “tiny”, according to an analysis, sending a “dire” message about the adequacy of climate action. The carbon…

03 10 2023 | 12:07

‘We’re not doomed yet’: climate scientist Michael Mann on our last chance to save human civilisation

The renowned US scientist’s new book examines 4bn years of climate history to conclude we are in a ‘fragile moment’ but there is still time to act “We haven’t yet exceeded the bounds of viable human…

14 09 2023 | 15:22

Earth ‘well outside safe operating space for humanity’, scientists find

First complete ‘scientific health check’ shows most global systems beyond stable range in which modern civilisation emerged Earth’s life support systems have been so damaged that the planet is “well…

14 09 2023 | 12:36

‘Smashed’: summer of 2023 the hottest ever recorded

The climate crisis and emerging El Niño event pushed up temperatures and drove extreme weather across the world The summer of 2023 was the hottest ever recorded, as the climate crisis and emerging …

11 09 2023 | 21:50

Deadly humid heatwaves to spread rapidly as climate warms – study

Small rise in global temperatures would affect hundreds of millions of people and could cause a sharp rise in deaths Life-threatening periods of high heat and humidity will spread rapidly across the…

31 08 2023 | 22:09

Deadly global heatwaves undeniably result of climate crisis, scientists show

Analysis makes it clear human-caused global heating is destroying lives with worse to come without sharp emissions cuts   The human-caused climate crisis is undeniably to blame for the deadly…

30 08 2023 | 12:09

Fossil fuels being subsidised at rate of $13m a minute, says IMF

Oil, gas and coal benefited from $7tn in support in 2022 despite being primary cause of climate crisis.   Fossil fuels benefited from record subsidies of $13m (£10.3m) a minute in 2022, according…

21 08 2023 | 16:35

UN climate summit host UAE failed to report methane emissions to UN

Exclusive: State oil firm, whose chief will preside over Cop28, also accused of ‘incoherent’ reduction targets.   The United Arab Emirates, which will run the crucial Cop28 UN climate summit in…

16 08 2023 | 14:43

Sunak’s new oil and gas licences are ‘moral and economic madness’

By announcing hundreds of new oil and gas licences, the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, has become a “dangerous radical” pursuing “moral and economic madness”.

16 08 2023 | 00:30

Gulf Stream could collapse as early as 2025, study suggests

The Gulf Stream system could collapse as soon as 2025, a new study suggests. The shutting down of the vital ocean currents, called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (Amoc) by scientists…

19 07 2023 | 13:34

Vast fossil fuel and farming subsidies causing ‘environmental havoc’

Trillions of dollars of subsidies for fossil fuels, farming and fishing are causing “environmental havoc”, according to the World Bank, severely harming people and the planet. Many countries spend…

05 07 2023 | 09:42

El Niño: how the weather event is affecting global heating in 2023

The planet is being hit with a double whammy of global heating in 2023. On top of the inexorable rise in global temperature caused by greenhouse gas emissions is an emerging El Niño. This sporadic…