G8 leaders urged to ditch fossil fuels for renewable energy
New Global Wind Day app aims to give people the chance to call on their country’s leaders to ditch fossil fuels and focus on renewables.
Cities at risk for more heat-related deaths due to climate change
New research has found that heat-related deaths in cities will increase as climate change continues to worsen a global pattern of heat waves and record-setting high temperatures. Urban areas are especially vulnerable to the impacts of heat wa...
Scientists warn of 70cm sea level rise by 2100
New research, aimed at helping scientists better understand the contribution of glacier melt to rising sea levels, projects sea level rise of 70 cm by 2100.
World’s top climate scientist lays major denier theory to rest
Speaking on his European tour, renowned climate scientist Professor James Hansen labelled theories that climate change has stalled as misleading and a “diversionary tactic” by deniers aimed at confusing the public debate.
Arctic Council decision ‘fails to act’ on climate change
As the Arctic Council Ministerial wrapped up in Sweden this week observers say the outcome fails to act on climate change or protect the region from fossil fuel exploration.
Delaying climate action in Europe will have ‘disastrous results’, warns power sector
New report warns that delaying investments in decarbonising Europe until 2030 due to weak and uncoordinated policies could leave the continent facing a costly sprint.
Study confirms 97% scientific consensus on man-made climate change
New study confirms there is an overwhelming scientific consensus on man-made climate change, with 97% of scientists agreeing that humans are the main cause of global warming.
Canada’s tar sands lobby tour turns sour amidst protests
Canada’s latest tar sands lobbying efforts across Europe and the US have been met with protests, as ex-NASA scientists James Hansen also tours to highlight the detrimental impact of the fuel.
Brazil’s indigenous communities harness wind power
While Brazil’s Government tends to favour a one-size-fits-all approach to energy provision, an indigenous group in the far north aims to harness wind power.
Cutting emissions could help curb biodiversity loss
New research highlights the role cutting carbon emissions can have in reducing the massive biodiversity loss that is projected for the 21st century.
Shell unveils plans to drill world’s deepest offshore oil well
Shell Oil has announced plans to drill the world's deepest offshore oil well, three kilometres below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
Vulnerable Pacific island nations explore solutions to climate change
Pacific island nations have come together in a series of meetings to find climate change solutions to adapt to impacts already being felt in their countries and limit their own carbon footprint.
Atmospheric CO2 reaches historic high of 400 ppm
Scientists at the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii have registered atmospheric carbon dioxide levels of 400ppm. It is the first time they've been this high in more than 2 million years. What does this mean for the fight against runaway climate...
Petersberg Climate Dialogue ends with pledge to ‘enable’ greater action
Ministers meeting in Berlin at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue this week agreed that the world is currently on a pathway to dangerous climate change and that more action is needed.
Arctic faces threats from rapid ocean acidification
Researchers warn that the Arctic is experiencing rapid ocean acidification, putting the already threatened region under even more stress.
Jennifer Morgan: Encouraging signs of progress from Bonn climate talks
A slight breath of fresh air entered the UNFCCC climate negotiations last week in Bonn, Germany. Held in the old German parliament - which was designed to demonstrate transparency and light - the meeting took on a more open feel than the past...
U.S. media fails to connect Midwest floods to climate change
As communities recover from extreme floods in the midwestern United States, a new study reveals that the media has overwhelmingly ignored the role climate change plays in these natural disasters. A Media Matters for America analysis found tha...
World Bank president urges nations to scrap fossil fuel subsidies
Talking to environment ministers meeting in Berlin, President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim urges nations to scrap fossil fuel subsidies and put a price on carbon.