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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.
Krkonose National Park, Giant Mountains National Park, Eastern Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe

Explainer: How data adjustments affect global temperature records

Over the past two centuries, the times of day, locations and methods of measuring temperature have all changed dramatically. For example, where once... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 19. 2017.
Fiji Banded Iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus)

Rising seas threaten scores of species on Pacific islands with extinction

The Chuuk flying fox. The Black-spotted Cuscus. The Fijian crested iguana. The Mariana skink. The greater monkey-faced bat. Poncelet’s giant rat. ... Read More

Wildlife | Jul 13. 2017.

Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world

In the early 2000s, a new field of climate science research emerged that began to explore the human fingerprint on extreme weather, such as floods,... Read More

Attribution | Jul 6. 2017.

Major correction to satellite data shows 140% faster warming since 1998

A new paper published in the Journal of Climate reveals that the lower part of the Earth's atmosphere has warmed much faster since 1979 than... Read More

Global temperature | Jun 30. 2017.

Mission 2020: A new global strategy to 'rapidly' reduce carbon emissions

In April, a new global initiative called Mission 2020 was launched by Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate chief who oversaw the signing of the... Read More

International policy | Jun 28. 2017.

Study: Why troposphere warming differs between models and satellite data

The most common measure of global temperature rise is here on the Earth’s surface, but scientists also gather data on how temperatures in the... Read More

Global temperature | Jun 21. 2017.
Heatwave health warning as Britons told to stay indoors.

Billions to face 'deadly threshold' of heat extremes by 2100, finds study

Up to three quarters of the world's population could be at risk from deadly heat extremes by the end of the century, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 19. 2017.
USA, California, Los Angeles, Grand Park and Los Angeles City Hall

Analysis: US states and cities could meet Paris climate goals without Trump

Nearly 40% of US CO2 emissions are in the hands of states that have either committed to meeting their share of the US’s Paris Agreement target or... Read More

US Policy | Jun 15. 2017.
LA traffic, California, USA

Analysis: Meeting Paris pledges would prevent at least 1C of global warming

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change has raised questions about the effectiveness of the accord, and how... Read More

Paris Summit 2015 | Jun 6. 2017.
Prasat Bakong, Siem Reap, Cambodia. 2nd June, 2016. LERN, who has been farming all his life, plants rice in his fields near Seam Reap. Cambodia is in the second year of a record shattering drought, brought on by climate change and the El NiA±o weather pattern. Lern said this is driest he has ever seen his fields. He said he is planting because he has no choice but if they rainy season doesn't come, or if it's like last year's very short rainy season he will lose his crops.

Video: Tropics to see ‘unprecedented’ climates under future warming

Without action to curb CO2 emissions, more than a third of the world could face climates that are different from anything observed anywhere today, a... Read More

Interviews | Jun 5. 2017.
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