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Solar eclipse: Why the sun is not responsible for recent climate change

With a total solar eclipse sweeping across North America, everyone is suddenly paying attention to the sun. One of the most common sceptical arguments... Read More

Global temperature | Aug 18. 2017.
Field of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), Rock Hall, Maryland

Global warming could cause yield of sorghum crops to drop 'substantially'

Rising global temperatures could cause yields of sorghum – a cereal crop known for its resilience to heat stress and drought – to fall... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 14. 2017.
A48JB0 John humphries sue macgregor and sports reporter nick mullin in the bbc radio 4 today programme studio

Factcheck: Lord Lawson's inaccurate claims about climate change on BBC Radio 4

The Today programme, BBC Radio 4's flagship current affairs breakfast show, featured a prominent five-minute interview this morning with the climate... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 10. 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.
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.
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