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12 01 2021 | 08:41

Climate crisis: 2020 was joint hottest year ever recorded.

Global heating continued unabated despite Covid lockdowns, with record Arctic wildfires and Atlantic tropical storms.

11 01 2021 | 14:40

Last decade hottest on record for Australia with temperature almost 1C above average.

Maximum and minimum temperatures were above average for all states and territories, Bureau of Meteorology says The last decade was the hottest on record for Australia with the temperature almost 1C…

11 01 2021 | 14:02

Global Grasslands Now Contribute to Climate Warming, Study Finds.

Grasslands play a critical role in carbon sequestration. But a recent study found human activity is causing grasslands to become a source of greenhouse gas emissions.

10 01 2021 | 11:05

More Than Two Degrees of Climate Warming Is Already Locked In, New Study Finds.

Existing greenhouse gases will eventually push the climate into more than two degrees of warming, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change on Monday.

10 01 2021 | 10:54

Global heating could stabilize if net zero emissions achieved, scientists say.

Climate disaster could be curtailed within a couple of decades if net zero emissions are reached, new study shows. The world may be barreling towards climate disaster but rapidly eliminating planet-…

03 01 2021 | 08:55

Biden must be our 'climate president'. He can start by ending pipeline projects

There is no way to mine fossil fuels without driving the planet past 1.5C of warming and putting Indigenous communities at risk. As we prepare to turn the page on 2020, and inaugurate Joe Biden as…

27 12 2020 | 07:00

2021 forecast to be one of Earth’s hottest years despite La Niña, says Met Office.

Forecast suggests 2021 is likely to be the seventh successive year where global temperatures are around 1C or more above pre-industrial levels The year 2021 is likely to be one of the hottest on…

23 12 2020 | 12:45

2021 Global Climate Forecast: Slightly Less Hot Than 2020.

2021 is forecasted to be slightly colder worldwide than years previous, according to meteorologists at the United Kingdom Meteorological Office, but will still be one the hottest on record due to…

20 12 2020 | 07:44

Climate Pragmatics: How to Make the Climate Great Again.

With 2020 ranking among the three hottest years on record, the climate has dominated announcements in recent months, from the US elections to European stimulus plans to the big oil companies’ carbon…

17 12 2020 | 12:25

Climate crisis sends temperatures soaring in Lapland.

Traditional way of life under threat in vast area straddling the Arctic Circle.

16 12 2020 | 12:56

Earth may be even closer to 1.5°C of global warming than we thought.

Earth may be even closer to 1.5°C of global warming than we thought      

13 12 2020 | 06:51

Australia's record spring heat one-in-500,000 without climate change: analysis.

This year’s spring temperatures would be ‘virtually impossible’ without human greenhouse emissions, according to new report. Australia’s hottest spring on record, which saw temperatures more than 2C…

11 12 2020 | 13:13

Greenhouse gas emissions transforming the Arctic into 'an entirely different climate.

Warmest temperatures since 1900 have all occurred within the past seven years, according to Noaa’s annual Arctic report card. The Arctic’s rapid transformation into a less frozen, hotter and…

09 12 2020 | 12:17

Toasty November means 2020 might nudge out 2016 as hottest year on record.

Global temperatures soared last month, making this November the hottest ever recorded, according to a new report.  Unless temperatures dip dramatically in December, 2020 could potentially overtake…

28 11 2020 | 08:10

Scorching Tucson bucks US trend to put climate justice at centre of plans.

Key goals include powering city buildings on renewables and curbing urban sprawl. It was another scorching summer this year in Tucson, Arizona, the second hottest city in the United States, where…

28 11 2020 | 06:52

Study finds ticks choose humans over dogs when temperature rises.

Experiment put a human in one box, a dog in another and saw which the ticks preferred. Confining a young researcher in one box and a dog in another and unleashing blood-sucking ticks to scamper…

27 11 2020 | 12:31

Climate crisis: Arctic temperatures for November soar well above average.

The Arctic’s record-breaking year is continuing as temperatures in late November are reaching up to 12C higher than averages in the 1990s. The latest figures, from the University of Maine's Climate…

10 11 2020 | 10:16

Climate crisis: Europe experiences hottest October on record.

Temperatures across continent 1.6C above average in October, Copernicus data shows. Europe has just experienced its hottest October on record, new data shows. Temperatures across Europe were 1.6C…

09 11 2020 | 07:20

Climate crisis: Global temperature rise of 2C ‘would release billions of tonnes of soil carbon’.

Soils could release equivalent of four times China’s emissions over past century, scientists warn. Soil is a huge, but little-recognised, carbon storage facility.

25 10 2020 | 10:23

Ice melt in Alaska threatens to unleash unprecedented 'mega-tsunami,' scientists warn.

A giant, catastrophic tsunami in Alaska triggered by a landslide of rock left unstable after glacier melting is likely to occur in the next two decades, scientists fear - and it could happen within…