Global warming

Can the UK decarbonise without nuclear power?
Hitachi Wales
In Depth

Can the UK decarbonise without nuclear power?

Cancellation of Hitachi nuclear plant in Wales threatens to derail Downing Street’s plans for eliminating CO2
16 Sep 2020
What the Spalte glacier tells us about climate change
Greenland
In Depth

What the Spalte glacier tells us about climate change

Scientists warn that calving of largest remaining Arctic ice shelf could be ‘major centre of action for the deglaciation of Greenland’
14 Sep 2020
Cummings gets £100m to save planet by ‘sucking’ CO2 from air
Dominic Cummings
In Brief

Cummings gets £100m to save planet by ‘sucking’ CO2 from air

Treasury is funding the No. 10 advisor’s experimental scheme despite ‘scepticism’ in Whitehall
3 Jul 2020
Could heat tolerant algae save coral reefs?
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
In Brief

Could heat tolerant algae save coral reefs?

Scientists have ‘trained’ microalgae to tolerate higher sea temperatures
14 May 2020
Greenland’s ice sheet melting much faster than thought
Greenland ice
In Brief

Greenland’s ice sheet melting much faster than thought

Development threatens hundreds of millions of people with inundation
11 Dec 2019
Why asthma can be bad for the environment
Asthma pump
In Review

Why asthma can be bad for the environment

Cambridge University study finds some inhalers release greenhouse gases
30 Oct 2019
Hottest day: ‘no doubt left’ on global warming
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Hottest day: ‘no doubt left’ on global warming

Major historical data shows current warming is unprecedented in past 2,000 years
25 Jul 2019

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‘Precipitous’ decline in Antarctic sea ice since 2014
Antarctic ice melting has increased rapidly since 2012
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‘Precipitous’ decline in Antarctic sea ice since 2014

Concern over increase in global heating as data shows dramatic development
2 Jul 2019
UK towns ‘may need to be abandoned’ due to flood threat
Labour's Jeremy Corbyn called for better flood defences and said cuts to emergency services have become a serious issue
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UK towns ‘may need to be abandoned’ due to flood threat

Environment Agency warns ‘we cannot win war against water’
9 May 2019
Greenhouse gas levels rise to record high
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Greenhouse gas levels rise to record high

UN scientists warn ‘window of opportunity’ to tackle emissions is rapidly closing as carbon dioxide reaches 3 million-year-high
23 Nov 2018
What’s behind the world’s record heat wave?
British sunbathers have been warned over the record temperatures in the past week
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What’s behind the world’s record heat wave?

Northern Hemisphere continues to be battered by extreme temperatures, sparking deadly wildfires
24 Jul 2018
Global warming brings jackals to Western Europe
jackals have been driving westward across Europe since the 1980s
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Global warming brings jackals to Western Europe

Warmer weather and decline of rivals are driving westward migration from Asia Minor
21 Dec 2017
Norway’s £1tn wealth fund likely to divest all oil and gas
North Sea Oil has driven Norway's sovereign wealth fund
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Norway’s £1tn wealth fund likely to divest all oil and gas

Announcement jolts energy sector just hours after 19 countries commit to phasing out coal
17 Nov 2017
Syria signs Paris accord, leaving US alone on climate change
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Syria signs Paris accord, leaving US alone on climate change

War-torn regime to sign global warming deal, further isolating the Trump administration
8 Nov 2017
2017 to be one of the hottest years on record
Droughts, such has this one in Spain, have worsened in recent years
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2017 to be one of the hottest years on record

World Meteorological Organisation warns recent ‘extraordinary’ weather events are first result of man-made climate change
7 Nov 2017
Too late: Global warming target 'unachievable'
Smoke rises from stacks of a thermal power station in Bulgaria
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Too late: Global warming target 'unachievable'

Scientists say we may have missed our chance to limit climate change, as Trump disbands his climate advisory committee
22 Aug 2017
Trump playing 'destructive role' on planet, says Al Gore
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumpholds a sign supporting coal during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on October 10, 2016. / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER(Photo c
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Trump playing 'destructive role' on planet, says Al Gore

The former politician turned climate activist tells TheWeek.co.uk the US President is isolating himself
17 Aug 2017
Trillion ton iceberg breaks off Antarctica
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Trillion ton iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Scientists disagree about whether climate change contributed to the split
13 Jul 2017
Business world unites against Trump's dumping of Paris deal
Donald Trump
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Business world unites against Trump's dumping of Paris deal

Coal firms welcome decision and oil stocks rise as Wall Street hits a new record
2 Jun 2017
Global warming 'pause' does not exist, researchers say
Melting Ice Caps
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Global warming 'pause' does not exist, researchers say

Study backs up controversial 2015 report claiming climate change did not slow this century
5 Jan 2017
Paris climate deal: five things you need to know
Smokestack; climate change
In Depth

Paris climate deal: five things you need to know

UN climate talks end with 'momentous, world-changing' agreement between 195 countries to tackle global warming
14 Dec 2015
COP21: what can the Paris climate change summit achieve?
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COP21: what can the Paris climate change summit achieve?

World leaders faced with mammoth task of securing a legally binding climate agreement for the first time
30 Nov 2015
Most fossil fuels 'unusable' under climate change goals
Climate change pollution
In Brief

Most fossil fuels 'unusable' under climate change goals

New research means much of the reserves held by major oil and gas companies could become worthless
8 Jan 2015
CLIMATE ROW: can deal be reached?
Greenland ice climate change
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CLIMATE ROW: can deal be reached?

Diplomats hopeful of a global agreement after more than two decades of failed attempts
1 Dec 2014
Scientists 'suppressed' paper over climate sceptic argument
Global warming impact on Australian Antarctic territory
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Scientists 'suppressed' paper over climate sceptic argument

Researcher claims his paper was rejected because it might help climate sceptics advance their case
16 May 2014
CLIMATE CHANGE: Rowan Williams blames West
Rowan Williams
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CLIMATE CHANGE: Rowan Williams blames West

Rowan Williams blames climate change on the West on eve of publication of latest UN climate report
30 Mar 2014
Ancient virus revived after 30,000 years trapped in ice
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Ancient virus revived after 30,000 years trapped in ice

Experts warn that global warming and mining could uncover dangerous viruses from the past
4 Mar 2014
Melting Arctic ice is causing UK winters to get colder
A man walks through snow covered banks of the Danube river in Zemun near Belgrade on February 12, 2012. Cold weather claimed seven more lives on Sunday in the Balkans -- two in Albania, one i
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Melting Arctic ice is causing UK winters to get colder

New research suggests link between the Arctic melt and recent snowier winters
28 Feb 2012