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27 08 2022 | 06:40

Warning as heatwave could spark cliff falls on England’s south coast

Experts are urging the public to be hypervigilant on south coast beaches as this week’s heatwave could trigger cliff collapses. One geologist said the area seemed the most vulnerable and beachgoers…

27 08 2022 | 06:31

Flushing the loo to gardening: how to save water around the home

Another heatwave is looming and many parts of the country are preparing for emergency water measures to combat drought. Britons do use a lot of water – on average, more than citizens in most other…

27 08 2022 | 06:28

Revealed: how climate breakdown is supercharging toll of extreme weather

The devastating intensification of extreme weather is laid bare today in a Guardian analysis that shows how people across the world are losing their lives and livelihoods due to more deadly and more…

27 08 2022 | 06:23

Why you need to worry about the ‘wet-bulb temperature’

In March, April and May this year, India and its neighbours endured repeated heatwaves that exposed more than a billion people to dangerously hot conditions. India broke several temperature records.…

17 08 2022 | 16:11

Switzerland’s melting glaciers: drone footage reveals impact of climate crisis – video

Glaciers in Switzerland have been receding due to the impact of the climate crisis. After a winter with relatively little snowfall, the Swiss Alps have already experienced two severe summer heatwaves…

17 08 2022 | 15:55

Greenwashing is driving our descent into climate catastrophe. But we can stop it

Gondola trips are a traditional part of visiting Venice for those who can afford the steep tourist prices, but I went a little off-script on a recent visit and chose a different, but equally iconic,…

09 08 2022 | 08:00

‘Wake-up call’ for climate-sceptic Czechs as blaze devastates national park

As wake-up calls go, this one had the distinction of early morning pungency. If the Czech Republic is to complete the journey from deep climate change scepticism to full recognition of the global…

09 08 2022 | 07:50

Climate breakdown made UK heatwave 10 times more likely, study finds

Climate breakdown made the recent record UK heatwave 10 times more likely, researchers have found. Analysis by World Weather Attribution reveals that temperatures in the UK during the heatwave, when…

07 08 2022 | 09:09

‘Like a public shaming’: a night with the eco-activists deflating SUV tires

A group of Gen Z activists is targeting gas-guzzling vehicles as frustration mounts over US inaction on the climate crisis by Oliver Milman with photographs by Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet

02 08 2022 | 11:42

UK people of colour four times more likely to live in areas ‘at higher risk from heatwaves’

People of colour are four times more likely to live in areas at high risk from heatwaves in the UK as the climate heats up, according to experts. Researchers at the University of Manchester and…

02 08 2022 | 11:25

World Meteorological Organization head uses tie to illustrate global warming – video

The head of the World Meteorological Organization, Petteri Taalas, used his tie to illustrate the way global temperatures have increased over the last 150 years. Taalas held his tie up during the…

02 08 2022 | 11:21

Too hot to sleep? Nights are warming faster than days as Earth heats up

Sleeping at the height of summer can sometimes feel impossible. And with gruelling heatwaves becoming more common, the nights can be sweltering, with no cooling breeze to relieve the discomfort. At…

28 07 2022 | 20:12

Delhi, London could run out of water amid rising heatwave: Report

As heatwave strikes the UK, and Indian cities battle with record temperatures, a recent report from Christian Aid highlights how the climate crisis is increasing the severity of 

28 07 2022 | 19:49

XR protesters smash windows of News UK over coverage of Britain’s heatwave.

Extinction Rebellion protesters have smashed windows at the London headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s media company, in protest at his outlets’ coverage of the climate crisis. Activists targeted the…

28 07 2022 | 19:16

“It’s Already Happening”: Ugandan Activist Vanessa Nakate on Deadly Climate Crisis in Africa

As heat waves scorch much of the globe, we look at who bears the brunt of the climate emergency and go to Kampala, Uganda, to speak with climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate. “The climate crisis…

28 07 2022 | 19:08

We’re Not Going to Make it to 2050

There’s a brutal truth that I think we’re all going to have to contend with. Take a look out there at the world. How do you think things are going?

19 07 2022 | 12:34

Thousands evacuated as heat causes wildfires in Europe and north Africa

Thousands of people in Portugal, Spain, France and Morocco have been evacuated from their homes as firefighters tackle wildfires caused by this week’s heatwave, which has brought extreme temperatures…

19 07 2022 | 12:18

Extreme heatwaves are here to stay in the UK. It’s time for us to adapt

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s feeling pretty hot in the UK. The Met Office has issued a rare, amber, extreme heat warning and we have a level 3 heat-health alert in place – just one level below a…

19 07 2022 | 08:26

Europe heatwave: Deadly wildfires spread in Mediterranean

Thousands of firefighters are continuing to battle wildfires in Portugal, Spain and France, as a heatwave shows no sign of easing. In northern Portugal, a pilot died when his waterbombing plane…