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KG2KDA Gran Canaria after wild fire, October 2017, view upwards through burned branches of Canarian Pine trees.

State of the climate: 2017 shaping up to be warmest ‘non-El Niño’ year

The year 2017 has seen some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded, only slightly below the record set in 2016. It has also seen unusually low... Read More

Global temperature | Nov 9. 2017.
Aerial view of Arctic ice, Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, Arctic Circle, Alaska

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2017 is eighth lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has dwindled to its summer minimum for 2017, with its smallest extent for the year clocking in at 4.64m square kilometres (sq km) on 13... Read More

Arctic | Sep 20. 2017.
Clouds rolling into a Himalayan Valley in the afternoon, a view from Yala Glacier basecamp, Nepal.

Limiting global warming to 1.5C could save two-thirds of Asia’s glacier ice

Keeping global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could ensure that two-thirds of the ice stored in Asia's... Read More

Glaciers | Sep 13. 2017.
Melt water on the Greenland ice sheet near camp Victor north of Ilulissat

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

Dr Ruth Mottram, Dr Peter Langen and Dr Martin Stendel are climate scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in Copenhagen, which is... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 1. 2017.
J77E94 Dhaka, Bangladesh. 22nd May, 2017. DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MAY 23 : School children return home after school keeping their school bag on head to save from heat of the sun in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 23, 2017.Temperature in Dhaka reached 38 degrees Celsius on 23rd May. Credit: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

State of the climate: Warm temperatures and low sea ice mark first half of 2017

The first half of 2017 has seen record low sea ice extents at both poles and near-record global average temperatures – despite the absence of a... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 21. 2017.
D6HBM5 Aerial view of lush Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, farmland, home to the Amish, prolific farmers.

Warm spells in Arctic stunt crop yields across US, study suggests

Unusually warm periods in the Arctic stunt vegetation growth and crop yields across North America, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Arctic | Jul 10. 2017.
Aerial view of Antarctica from NASA's IceBridge project, which has allowed scientists to determine that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be in irreversible decline.

Guest post: Is the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet inevitable?

Prof Christina Hulbe is geophysicist in the School of Surveying at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and Dr Christian Ohneiser is a... Read More

Antarctic | Jun 1. 2017.

Antarctica’s high elevation is slowing rate of warming, says study

Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing around three times as fast as the global average, yet the pace of warming has been much slower at Earth’s... Read More

Antarctic | May 18. 2017.
Warming warning a 1981 documentary about climate change

The 1981 TV documentary that warned about global warming

On the evening of Tuesday, 8 December, 1981, the UK's only commercial TV channel, ITV, broadcast an hour-long documentary called "Warming Warning". ... Read More

Features | May 2. 2017.
A cabin door from a WWII outpost lies on the permafrost in Greenland

Warming limit of 1.5C would 'save' huge expanses of permafrost, study says

The cost of allowing global temperature to rise to 2C, rather than capping warming at 1.5C, is an area of permafrost the size of Mexico, according to... Read More

Ice | Apr 10. 2017.
Sea ice breaking up in spring, near Kulusuk, Greenland.

Video: Climate scientists discuss record lows in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice

Scientists confirmed last week that sea ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic fell to record low levels in March, capping off an exceptional few months... Read More

Interviews | Mar 28. 2017.
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