11 February, 2016 – Scientists stress the need for climate policy to focus not on this century but on the inescapable impacts of greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10,000 years.
9 February, 2016 – A pioneering fieldwork study of mountain heights and boulders in West Antarctica supports computer predictions that global sea levels could rise steeply by 2080.
6 February, 2016 – Records from a sailing ship’s round-the-world research voyage almost 150 years ago provide further evidence that the Earth is continuing to warm unchecked.
19 January, 2016 – To tackle chronic energy shortages Pakistan plans to mine and burn millions of tonnes of coal, helped by China’s money and expertise.
18 January, 2016 – The planet’s inexorable warming means there will be no new ice age for at least the next 100,000 years, scientists say.
10 January, 2016 – It’s not just the planet that benefits from reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that intensify global warming.
6 January, 2016 – Higher temperatures and permafrost thaw could cause an increase of up to 50 per cent in emissions of a key greenhouse gas from northern lakes and ponds by 2010.
24 December, 2015 – Calmer and cloudier weather across much of the Earth may have unwelcome effects at smaller scales, warming the Arctic and worsening drought risk.
21 December, 2015 – The world’s lakes are heating up fast, threatening the fish on which millions depend and rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
12 December, 2015 – COP21: “It is rare in any lifetime to have a chance to change the world”, declared France’s President François Hollande as the UN climate talks finally closed.
11 December, 2015 − The UN climate change talks are now in their final hours, but politicians are accused of ignoring scientific advice and still doing too little to avoid a dangerous future.