Europe’s cities face a hotter century

26 February, 2018 – British scientists have just issued a detailed hazard forecast for Europe’s cities, for increasing floods, droughts and heatwaves.

Rain and heat extremes set to grow

23 February, 2018 – Millions of people in Asia and Europe can expect fiercer heat extremes, even if the world makes promised emissions cuts.

Plastic particles threaten to swamp the planet

22 February, 2018 – Plastic particles are now present in every litre of water in the oceans and could be a threat to life as great as climate change.

Ozone loss may have caused mass extinction

21 February, 2018 – The loss of ozone may have caused the extinction many millions of years ago of most life on Earth, scientists believe.

Comet debris set off climate change

20 February, 2018 – Did a blitz by comet end a mysterious civilisation, or kill off the woolly mammoth? Ancient ashes tell a sombre story of climate change.

Global warming hits cricket for six

19 February, 2018 – Cricket, one sport with a devoted following in the United Kingdom, faces a doubtful future as the climate changes.

Fairer world may mean more modest dreams

16 February, 2018 – To achieve a fairer world, humans must think again about how they manage the only planet at their disposal.

Common insects face growing problems

15 February, 2018 – The Earth’s largest animal group faces a new threat. Insects – not just rare species, but common insects too – may become less genetically diverse.

More reflectivity can cool the world

14 February, 2018 – Think of reflectivity as down-to-earth geoengineering. Some simple actions could make a big difference to city life in the long hot summer.

Global warming gathers pace

13 February, 2018 – The world is getting hotter: during three recent years, the total amount of global warming jumped by a fourth. And cities are getting hotter, too.

Hydrogen could see off fossil fuels

12 February, 2018 – The surplus electricity from solar and wind power gives hydrogen the chance to replace oil and gas.