Dozens of towns and cities across the UK have declared “a climate emergency”.
There’s no single definition of what that means but many local areas say they want to be carbon-neutral by 2030.
Some councils have promised to introduce… Continue reading
It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, “Hothouse Earth” is a deadly serious concept.
Researchers believe we could soon cross a threshold leading to boiling hot temperatures and towering seas in… Continue reading
Pope Francis has said climate change is a challenge of “epochal proportions” and that the world must convert to clean fuel.
“Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation,” he said.
He was speaking to a group… Continue reading
The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland.
The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for… Continue reading
California legislators have voted to extend a law to cut carbon emissions, weeks after President Donald Trump said the US would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
The policy, which requires firms to purchase permits to release pollutants, will be… Continue reading
Don’t laugh, but the UK could be set for a record-breaking summer with the mercury set to hit 35C. Despite large parts of the country being covered in cloud and chill, weather experts are predicting a risk of heatwaves in… Continue reading
Temperature data for 2016 shows it is likely to have edged ahead of 2015 as the world’s warmest year.
Data from Nasa and the UK Met Office shows temperatures were about 0.07 degrees Celsius above the 2015 mark.
Although the… Continue reading
The UK government has signed a document ratifying the world’s first comprehensive agreement on tackling climate change.
Parliament raised no objections to the Paris deal; after the government signed the deal on Thursday, it is now just awaiting deposition at… Continue reading