6 November, 2017 – The World Meteorological Organisation says 2017 is among the three warmest years recorded, with human wellbeing facing mounting risks.
5 November, 2017 – The 2017 UN climate summit may not hit the headlines as some of its predecessors have done, but it can speed up global action.
October 20, 2017 – Since 1989, numbers of flying insects have dropped by more than 75% in parts of Germany, with serious implications for the rest of Europe.
11 October, 2017 – Drought brought on by climate change is not responsible for the Syrian war, scientists say, but it has helped to make conflict likelier.
29 September, 2017 – Global warming threatens to substantially reduce the amount of land suitable for coffee-growing by 2050, but bees could fly to the rescue.
13 September, 2017 – Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew appeal for urgent global response to the ‘challenge of the ecological crisis and climate change’.
WE ARE making two significant changes to the Climate News Network over the next few weeks, and we want you to know about them before they happen, and also why they are happening. First, we are going to give more time and space to our mentoring work. This is designed specifically to be useful to journalists covering climate change, energy and related subjects, but it should work as well for everyone who wants to communicate facts objectively – scientists, for example. The changes mean we shall soon be providing: – a redesigned and expanded Training section (linked from our Home…
24 July, 2017 – Timber rots, cement crumbles, metal corrodes: plastics are there for ever. By 2050 there could be 12 billion tonnes in the world’s landfills.
18 July, 2017 – Even a small nuclear war could end global warming. But it would certainly precipitate catastrophic climate change.
27 June, 2017 – A group of physical chokepoints – roads, ports and waterways – could disrupt the flow of world food trade, with drastic consequences.
26 June, 2017 – US academics are arguing with ferocity about how to achieve a fossil fuel phase out. But, for now, the debate is entirely academic.