Paris climate goals may be beyond reach

January 23, 2020
Scientists find carbon dioxide is more potent than thought, meaning the Paris climate goals on cutting greenhouse gases may be unattainable.

Climate migrants still face ‘immense disaster’

January 22, 2020
There's hope for many people seeking better lives as generosity offers them a real welcome. But for climate migrants serious doubts persist.

UK’s nuclear future hangs on electricity tax

January 21, 2020
The new British prime minister, Boris Johnson, must soon decide whether to save the UK’s nuclear future with an unpopular electricity tax.

New forests mean permanently lower river flows

January 20, 2020
Planting trees helps to combat the climate crisis by cutting greenhouse gases. But the price can be permanently lower river flows.

Physicians press climate emergency button

January 17, 2020
If you were doubtful before, the news that British doctors are now acting to limit the climate emergency may prompt a rethink.

Australia’s sunshine could spare its blazing forests

January 16, 2020
The hellish sight of Australia’s blazing forests threatens to become all too familiar. But the future doesn’t have to be like this.

Geo-engineering could make poor countries richer

January 15, 2020
There is still no certainty that geo-engineering could save the world. But, paradoxically, if it did work it might repair climate injustice.

Nuclear power ‘cannot rival renewable energy’

January 14, 2020
Far from tackling climate change, nuclear power is an expensive distraction whose safety is threatened by wildfires and floods, experts say.

Australia ablaze: Up close and in your face

January 13, 2020
One of today’s most respected climate scientists is Michael Mann. On 1 January The Guardian published his eyewitness account of what Australia’s catastrophic bushfires are doing, and why.

Ice-free Arctic Ocean allowed ancient carbon leaks

January 10, 2020
As the world warms, more greenhouse gas will enter the atmosphere. Researchers now think an ice-free Arctic Ocean explains how and why.

Can batteries help to limit bushfire horrors?

January 9, 2020
The Australian inferno has yet to reach its worst, but already minds are seeking ways to reduce the bushfire horrors. Could batteries help next time?

Germany’s green energy quest stalls

January 8, 2020
Despite its ambitious goals and promising start, Germany’s green energy quest is faltering, and it has missed a key target.

Russia moves to exploit Arctic riches

January 7, 2020
As the polar sea ice vanishes faster, Russia unveils plans to exploit Arctic riches: fossil fuel deposits, minerals and new shipping routes.

Global heating drives daily weather change

January 6, 2020
Expect the climate, but prepare for the weather? Not any more. The statistics spell it out: global heating is causing daily weather change.

Atlantic current could falter before 2100

January 3, 2020
The Atlantic current won’t come to a full stop the day after tomorrow. But it could face a temporary halt later this century.

Humans are set to hijack the fossil record

January 2, 2020
Humans have made an indelible mark on the planet: they may also have erased most of life’s other stories, distorting the fossil record, the narrative of creation.

Bank of England unveils climate stress test

January 1, 2020
Tackling climate change isn't just about replacing fossil fuels with renewables, or planting more trees. It's about confronting climate stress across society.

Flagship reactor launch postponed again

December 31, 2019
As the French state continues to bail out its debt-ridden nuclear industry a new delay to its flagship reactor casts doubt on the future.

Little time left to arrest Greenland’s melting

December 30, 2019
Humans may still have time to stop Greenland’s melting, preventing Arctic ice sheet collapse and devastating sea level rise. But the time left may be short.

Marine climate impacts are intensifying

December 20, 2019
Fish catches are falling in the Gulf of Maine, Baltic cod are getting smaller. Sharks suffer acid waters’ effects as marine climate impacts grow.