Why Next Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit Matters

September 16, 2019
The media and climate activists must “name and shame” laggards, says the UN special envoy.

Mountains rich in species still puzzle science

September 16, 2019
Life on Earth is ultimately a mystery. Even more of a riddle is why there are so many mountains rich in species.

Naomi Klein: ‘We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism’

September 15, 2019
This story originally appeared in The Guardian. It is republished here as part of the Climate News Network’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Read an extract from Naomi Klein’s new book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal here. The No Logo author talks to Natalie … Continue reading Naomi Klein: ‘We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism’ »

Global warming hot spots pass safe limit

September 15, 2019
A study says Earth’s hot spots have already warmed by more than the safe limit for avoiding dangerous climate change.

Moderate forest damage raises local temperature

September 13, 2019
Trees cool the world. They also cool themselves. Even moderate forest damage makes local temperatures soar.

Sand and dust storms pose global threat

September 12, 2019
The United Nations plans to tame lethal sand and dust storms with a mixture of modern technology and traditional knowledge.

Healthcare can worsen global climate crisis

September 11, 2019
Healthcare workers urging zero carbon emissions say chemicals used increasingly to anaesthetise patients are potent greenhouse gases.

University ends red meat meals and cuts carbon

September 10, 2019
A sustainable food policy which ends red meat meals has improved student diets and boosted a university catering service’s profits.

Jakarta’s sea level prompts a move – at a price

September 9, 2019
For its people, Jakarta’s sea level is a nagging anxiety. But moving the Indonesian capital 1,000 kms to safety will be horribly costly.

French wines show hot dry years are now normal

September 6, 2019
Records have begun to topple for the world’s finest tipple. French wines can now count 664 years of vintage information in the east of the country.

Climate change underlies Europe’s rapid warming

September 5, 2019
From the edge of the Arctic to almost the Tropic of Cancer, Europe’s rapid warming is evidenced by hotter summers − and winters.

Egyptian theatre aids climate change fight

September 4, 2019
To help to alert people to the hotter future ahead, an Egyptian theatre troupe is taking the climate message to villages to enlist farmers.

Worse US Atlantic floods need planned retreat

September 3, 2019
Its coasts are at ever-greater risk from rising seas, and US Atlantic floods will soon force people to move. Why not start planning now?

Desert treaty steps up fight for degraded land

September 2, 2019
Degraded land − drought − the spread of the world’s deserts: that’s the challenge for a UN conference starting in Delhi.

Paris climate accord awaits Russian backing

August 30, 2019
Reports from Moscow suggest that Russia will announce its support for the Paris climate accord before the end of 2019.

Plentiful renewable energy awaits the world

August 29, 2019
Cheap and plentiful renewable energy is possible: pure hydrogen power in the ground, enough wind in European skies to power the world.

Muslim pilgrims risk being killed by heat

August 28, 2019
Even with climate mitigation measures, the summer heat in Mecca will threaten the lives of many thousands of Muslim pilgrims visiting the city.

Tree loss brings more warming as world heats

August 27, 2019
Blazing forests cannot dampen climate change, tree loss will worsen it, and poorly nourished trees will make the next century more challenging.

Bolsonaro’s legal bonfire fuels Amazon inferno

August 26, 2019
Brazil’s president has destroyed the protection enacted by his predecessors, leaving an Amazon inferno to torch the rainforest.

Poor and rich face economic loss as world warms

August 23, 2019
Yet another study predicts economic loss as the world gets hotter. And the richer nations will also feel the pain.