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Mapped: How every part of the world has warmed – and could continue to warm

Climate change is often communicated by looking at the global average temperature. But a global average might not mean much to the average person. How... Read More

Infographics | Sep 26. 2018.
Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and naturalist. Credit: Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo. FDW7WY

The 2004 lecture that finally convinced David Attenborough about global warming

Sir David Attenborough’s long career as a presenter of BBC natural-history programmes first began in 1953 with a three-part series called “Animal... Read More

Features | Aug 13. 2018.
D7C2M5 Silhouette tree in front of a sunrise. English countryside.

State of the climate: 2018 set to be fourth warmest year despite cooler start

Temperatures on the Earth’s surface in the first half of 2018 were lower than over the same period for the three previous years. This was due, in... Read More

State of the climate | Aug 1. 2018.
Collage of global newspaper front pages covering the 2018 summer heatwave

Media reaction: The 2018 summer heatwaves and climate change

This year’s northern-hemisphere summer has seen a succession of heatwaves take hold in Europe, Asia, North America and northern Africa. ... Read More

Media analysis | Jul 26. 2018.
Setting sun shines on afternoon traffic on Taraval Street in San Francisco. Credit: MarmadukeSt. John / Alamy Stock Photo. DR8AK8

‘Powerful evidence’ of global warming’s effect on seasons found in troposphere

Scientists studying the troposphere – the lowest level of the atmosphere – have found “powerful evidence” that climate change is altering... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 19. 2018.
North Atlantic Ocean. Credit: Radius Images / Alamy Stock Photo. D43M9P

Slowdown of Atlantic conveyor belt could trigger ‘two decades’ of rapid global warming

A slowdown in the Atlantic Ocean current bringing warm water up to Europe from the tropics could trigger “a period of rapid global surface... Read More

Oceans | Jul 18. 2018.
JEXGWY Landscape images from the Wind River, a tributary of the Main Peel River. Wetlands of the Peel Watershed are critical for waterfowl and numerous animals, and the boreal forest of the Peel is critical as a carbon sink in the age of climate change

Permafrost and wetland emissions could cut 1.5C carbon budget ‘by five years’

Emissions of CO2 and methane from wetlands and thawing permafrost as the climate warms could cut the “carbon budget” for the Paris Agreement... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 9. 2018.
Strawberry Poison Frog, “Oophaga pumilio”-Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. Credit: Luis Louro / Alamy Stock Photo. JK188M

Climate change to become ‘greatest pressure on biodiversity’ by 2070

The combined effects of global warming and land-use change could cause the world’s ecosystems to lose more than a third of their animal species by... Read More

Wildlife | Jun 20. 2018.
HMET0M KENIA, Mount Kenya East, Region South Ngariama , extreme drought due to lack of rain has caused massive water problems, farmer uproot his dried failed maize crop to feed his cattle.

Guest post: Climate change could heighten risk of global food production ‘shocks’

Dr Michelle Tigchelaar is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington, currently investigating the impacts of climate change on global... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 11. 2018.
A5C16G Farmer in Bangladesh. Image shot 09/2006. Exact date unknown.

Guest post: Exceeding 1.5C of global warming will hit poorest the hardest

Dr Andrew King is a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne and Luke Harrington is a climate scientist at the University of Oxford ... Read More

Guest posts | May 29. 2018.
Members of COP 21 celebrate the adoption of the Paris Agreement, 12 December 2015. Credit: IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth

Guest post: Don’t shift the goalposts of Paris Agreement’s temperature limits

Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner is head of climate science and impacts at Climate Analytics, Dr Joeri Rogelj is a research scholar at the International... Read More

Guest posts | May 22. 2018.
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