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01 04 2020 | 10:53

Climate change set to make extreme heat more common - and costly.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-…

23 03 2020 | 07:22

Climate change could reverse falling inequality between countries.

Over recent decades, inequality between countries has fallen, in particular due to fast economic growth in China and India. But our new research suggests climate change could reverse this trend. In…

20 03 2020 | 08:12

1.2 billion people to suffer from heat stress due to worsening global warming, study warns.

A new study warned that 1.2 billion people could suffer from heat stress due to the rising global temperatures caused by climate change. A study on climate change revealed that over one billion…

24 02 2020 | 05:38

What is climate change? A really simple guide.

Scientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet. Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice…

23 02 2020 | 11:27

'There are no excuses left': why climate science deniers are running out of rope.

Guardian environment correspondent Fiona Harvey recalls being heckled at the House of Commons and explains how attitudes to climate have shifted in 10 years The shouted words rang out across the…

16 02 2020 | 05:56

Climate change: How 1.5C degrees of global warming could change the world.

Leading climate scientists say in order to stop global warming from exceeding 1.5C and causing a "climate catastrophe" urgent steps need to be taken now. Research by the UN Intergovernmental Panel…

15 02 2020 | 07:24

January 2020 noted as warmest since records began.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that January 2020 was the warmest January ever recorded.   In the span of 141 years of climate records, there has…

12 02 2020 | 12:37

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on climate change and land.

This morning in Geneva, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on climate change and land. The land provides the “food, feed, fibre, fuel and freshwater”…

08 02 2020 | 09:19

Antarctica logs hottest temperature on record of 18.3C. The Antarctic Peninsula is among the fastest-warming regions on earth.

A record high temperature of 18.3C (64.9F) has been logged on the continent of Antarctica. The reading, taken on Thursday by Argentine research base Esperanza, is 0.8C hotter than the previous peak…

04 02 2020 | 08:54

87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5°C Future at UN Climate Action Summit.

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK,— 87 major companies — with a combined market capitalization of over US$2.3 trillion and annual direct emissions equivalent to 73 coal-fired power plants — are taking action…

30 01 2020 | 11:24

New global record ‘likely’ within five years.

Latest predictions suggest that Earth’s global average temperature is likely to reach record warmth during the five-year period 2020-2024. The current warmest year on record is 2016, but the latest …

25 01 2020 | 08:09

Prof. Santamouris: Decreasing temperature and energy poverty in our cities.

Through High-Performance Architecture, Professor Mattheos Santamouris tackles problems affecting most of the population of the world.     9 January 2020 UNSW Sydney

24 01 2020 | 08:07

Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates.

Oceans are clearest measure of climate crisis as they absorb 90% of heat trapped by greenhouse gases. The heat in the world’s oceans reached a new record level in 2019, showing “irrefutable and…

17 01 2020 | 07:43

Earth Had Its Second Warmest Year in Recorded History in 2019.

The six warmest years in recorded history have been the last six years: 2014 - 2019.

16 01 2020 | 09:30

Climate change: Last decade confirmed as warmest on record.

The 10 years to the end of 2019 have been confirmed as the warmest decade on record by three global agencies. According to Nasa, Noaa and the UK Met Office, last year was the second warmest in a…

14 01 2020 | 08:43

Climate change: Australia fires will be 'normal' in 3C world.

UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a taste of what the world will experience as temperatures rise. Prof Richard Betts from the Met Office Hadley Centre said we are "seeing a sign of…

13 01 2020 | 15:19

Australia's Annual climate statement 2019.

Australia’s climate in 2019 Australia's warmest year on record, with the annual national mean temperature 1.52 °C above average Both mean annual maximum and minimum temperatures above average for…

13 01 2020 | 15:00

2019 in Review: U.S. Climate Rankings.

NOAA released the U.S. climate data for 2019. It was the second-wettest year on record with temperatures above average, wrapping up the warmest decade on record.

11 01 2020 | 09:14

The Lost Decade: How We Awoke To Climate Change Only To Squander Every Chance To Act.

This decade was likely the hottest on record. As it comes to a close and another begins, one glaring question is: Can the world make up for this lost time?

17 12 2019 | 07:09

Global Climate Action Presents a Blueprint for a 1.5-Degree World.

At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Global Climate Action brought together leaders from across sectors and borders for a lively series of events,  which were given concrete…