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Sunset over Tokyo, Japan

Interactive: How much does El Niño affect global temperature?

Every day, thousands of measurements are taken across the world by weather stations, ships, satellites, floating buoys and weather balloons.... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 20. 2017.
Delicate arch trail, US

World's major climate agencies confirm 2016 as hottest year on record

Last year was the warmest year in recorded history, scientists confirmed today. With global temperatures topping 1C above preindustrial times, the... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 18. 2017.
Savannah landscape at sunrise, Tanzania

Dramatic decrease in ‘mild’ weather for tropical countries by 2100

While climate change tends to be associated with extreme weather events or the long-term rise in global average temperature, a new study takes a... Read More

Extreme weather | Jan 18. 2017.
Dr Gavin Schmidt

Video: NASA's Dr Gavin Schmidt on 2016 as the hottest year on record

On Wednesday, the world's three major meteorological organisations will reveal how global temperature in 2016 stacked up against previous years. Given... Read More

Interviews | Jan 16. 2017.
Senior on newspaper stand
Photo: Getty Images

Guest post: Press complaints process is 'exercise in futility' for scientists

This is a comment article authored by two scientists who have made complaints to regulators about coverage of climate science in the media. The first... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 6. 2017.
Ocean Buoy Photo: Getty Images

Ocean data upgrade confirms pace of recent warming

Every day, thousands of measurements of the Earth’s temperature are taken across the world by weather stations, ships, satellites, floating buoys... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 4. 2017.
Fresh snow on dried plants

Record-breaking Arctic warmth 'extremely unlikely' without climate change

Exceptionally high temperatures across the Arctic this winter are unprecedented in the modern record, and extremely unlikely to occur were it not for... Read More

Arctic | Dec 21. 2016.
Schareck ski region in Austria

Factcheck: Newspaper claim about global temperature is 'deeply misleading'

This is a guest post by Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and energy systems analyst at Berkeley Earth, an independent temperature analysis... Read More

Global temperature | Dec 3. 2016.
Permafrost, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

UK unveils research priorities for 1.5C climate change goal

The UK government has given its clearest sign yet of how it intends to support efforts to limit warming to 1.5C, the ambitious goal that emerged from... Read More

Global temperature | Nov 11. 2016.
Thunderstorms on the Brazilian Horizon

Guest post: How scientists predicted CO2 would breach 400ppm in 2016

Prof Richard Betts is head of climate impacts research at the Met Office Hadley Centre and chair in climate impacts at the University of Exeter. ... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 8. 2016.
Green Leaves

Surge in plant growth explains slower CO2 rise over past decade

It's unequivocal that human activity is raising CO2 levels in the atmosphere. But since the start of the century, the level has stopped accelerating... Read More

Nov 8. 2016.
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