Texas faces more Harvey-sized hurricanes

20 November, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey caused devastation when it hit Houston. The likelihood of further Harvey-sized hurricanes hitting Texas is rising.

Past climate lessons prompt present rethink

19 November, 2017 – Climate scientists have been looking again deep into the Earth’s history. Those past climate lessons are not reassuring.

Canada & UK launch coal phaseout plan

17 November, 2017 – At the UN climate summit a group of countries has undertaken to end the use and the financing of coal.

World set for 3.4˚C by 2100

15 November, 2017 – By the end of the century we should expect a world set for 3.4˚C more warmth than pre-industrial levels, analysts find.

Brazil’s recession grows as emissions rise

14 November, 2017 – Uniquely among major economies, Brazil’s recession has left 13 million workers jobless while its carbon emissions continue to grow.

Worse climate change in the offing

13 November, 2017 – The prospect of the Earth overheating dangerously has come closer, with scientists warning that worse climate change will soon affect the planet.

Carbon emissions set to rise in 2017

13 November, 2017 – Global carbon emissions look likely to increase this year, putting at risk the hope of meeting the world’s agreement to slow global warming.

Geo-engineering can work – if the world wants it

10 November, 2017 – Geo-engineering can stop the Earth warming, at least in theory, scientists say, but doubts persist over the possible risks.

2017 among the three warmest years recorded

6 November, 2017 – The World Meteorological Organisation says 2017 is among the three warmest years recorded, with human wellbeing facing mounting risks.

Ancient Antarctic explains today’s warming world

3 November, 2017 – Painstaking and detailed study of the ancient Antarctic shows US-based scientists how natural and human causes affect the climate very differently.

Forests can bring 1.5°C Paris target closer

2 November, 2017 – Protecting the world’s forests could achieve a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions cuts needed to meet the 1.5°C Paris target, scientists say.