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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.
Kaya, Burkina Faso. The Sahel region is regularly affected by droughts. Credit: Joerg Boethling / Alamy Stock Photo. DRYCY3

Solar geoengineering could ‘fail to prevent damage to crop yields’

Releasing aerosols into the atmosphere in order to limit the rise in global temperature would not stave off damage to crop yields, a new study... Read More

Geoengineering | Aug 8. 2018.
Boonsboro forest, Maryland, US. Credit: Joseph Thomas / Alamy Stock Photo. J90GD7

Methane uptake from forest soils has ‘fallen by 77% in three decades’

The amount of methane absorbed by forest soils has fallen by an average of 77% in the northern hemisphere over the past 27 years, a new study finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 6. 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.
PAGGF2 Lancashire, UK. 21 July 2018. The Reservoir is now showing very low levels due to a sustained dry period, and is shown here after 2 days of rain. United Utilities who own the reservoir intend to introduce a hosepipe ban from 5 August 2018. The reservoir supplies Liverpool via a series of reservoirs in the Rivington area, which were recently used to supply water for helicopters fighting the Winter Hill fires. The bridge shown is the Alance Bridge, which spans the River Yarrow, which would normally flow through it into the reservoir. Credit: Phil Taylor/Alamy Live News

In-depth: How the UK plans to adapt to climate change

The UK government last week published its updated strategy for tackling the impacts of climate change, including higher temperatures, drought and... Read More

UK policy | 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.
Harvesting rye crop for use as fuel for electricity generation, Shottisham, Suffolk, England. Credit: geogphotos / Alamy Stock Photo. D9TARB

Guest post: How use of land in pursuit of 1.5C could impact biodiversity

Prof Pete Smith is professor of soils & global change at the University of Aberdeen and a coordinating lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 4. 2018.
JCF7X8 Camunas, Toledo, Spain. 15th June, 2017. Young people drink water during the procession of the Corpus Christi. Part of Spain is experiencing a heatwave with temperatures up to 42C degrees. Credit: M.Ramirez/Alamy Live News

Guest post: Unprecedented summer heat in Europe ‘every other year’ under 1.5C of warming

Dr Andrew King is a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne and Dr Markus Donat is a climate scientist at the University of New South Wales ... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 26. 2018.
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