6 August, 2018 – Hazards multiply when extreme heat and humidity join in lethal combination. Scientists now know exactly where this twin danger could be greatest.
31 July, 2018 – High temperatures do more than raise tempers and stoke conflicts. They are also linked to depression, mental instability and a higher suicide risk.
16 July, 2018 – Air conditioning is already a political hot potato. Refrigeration could soon be a burning issue. Cooling a warmer world will cost the Earth in climate terms.
19 June, 2018 – A warmer world could mean shrinking harvests and a more meagre diet for millions of people, according to two new studies.
29 May, 2018 – Summer is the worst time for many allergies that make noses run and sufferers feel below par. They’re causing widespread misery just now.
25 May, 2018 – One consequence of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will be less nutritious rice, despite growth gains for some other crops.
22 May, 2018 – If world temperature rises more than another 0.5°C, the consequences will be catastrophic for millions of the poorest people.
8 May, 2018 – A more variable climate spells another injustice in a warming world, with the poorest people likely yet again to feel the heat most intensely.
6 March, 2018 – Extremes of heat are dangerous. Just how dangerous is still being established. But since heat waves are on the way, city-dwellers need to know.
8 February, 2018 – Big business says it’s leading the world to a sustainable future. But its critics say that’s a highly implausible claim.
7 February, 2018 – On 23 January we reported on the water crisis facing the South African city of Cape Town, expected on 11 May to reach Day Zero, when water to homes and businesses will be cut off. A long-time resident reports.