Guest post: Understanding the UK’s recent spike in wildfires

Dr Thomas Smith is assistant professor in environmental geography in the Department of Geography & Environment at the London School of Economics. Last week marked...

France’s record-breaking heatwave made ‘at least five times’ more likely by climate change

The record-breaking heatwave that struck France last week was made at “least five times more likely” by climate change, according to a new quick-fire...

Bonn climate talks: key outcomes from the June 2019 UN climate conference

A record-breaking European heatwave provided a fitting backdrop to the latest round of UN climate change talks, in which delegates from around the world...

Analysis: Major update to ocean-heat record could shrink 1.5C carbon budget

The UK’s Met Office recently released “HadSST4”, the largest update since 2011 to its widely used sea surface temperature (SST) record. The new version provides...

Guest post: Planned growth of UK airports not consistent with net-zero climate goal

Dr Declan Finney is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Leeds’ Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS); and Dr Giulio Mattioli is...

Guest post: Air pollution and irrigation mask extremes of India’s 2019 heatwave

Dr Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Dr Gabriel Vecchi, Dr Flavio Lehner, Dr Friederike Otto, Dr Karsten Haustein, Dr Claudia Tebaldi, Dr Maarten van Aalst...

Cold-war spy photos reveal ‘doubling’ of glacier ice loss in Himalayas

The rate of glacier retreat in the Himalayas has doubled since the late 20th century, a new study finds. By comparing modern-day satellite data to...

In-depth Q&A: Why Ireland is ‘nowhere near’ meeting its climate-change goals

Despite its comparatively small population, stalling efforts to tackle climate change mean Ireland contributes a disproportionate volume of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. While the UK...

More than half the world could see ‘record-setting heat’ every year by 2100

More than half of the world could see new temperature records set in every single year by the end of the century if global...

In depth Q&A: The UK becomes first major economy to set net-zero climate goal

The UK is to raise its ambition on climate change by setting a legally binding target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to “net-zero”...

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