Climate Impacts Stories

2015 on track to become warmest year on record

Earth experienced the hottest June and the warmest first half of the year on record, according to climate scientists.

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Global warming’s record-breaking trend continues

Detailed update by hundreds of scientists on climate indicators in 2014 reveals highest recorded rises in temperatures, sea levels and greenhouse gases.

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Melting sea ice means shortage of bear necessities

Researchers explode theory that polar bears can use hibernation techniques to last without food as climate change reduces their summertime hunting habitat.

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Vivienne Westwood launches star-studded campaign to Save the Arctic

Sixty high-profile celebrities have this week joined Greenpeace’s campaign to Save the Arctic, in a new exhibition led by fashion designer and activist, Dame Vivienne Westwood.

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Record torrential rainfall linked to warming climate

Scientists show that devastating increases in extreme rainfall over the last 30 years fit in with global temperature rise caused by greenhouse gases.

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Warming planet heightens plight of the bumblebee

Scientists warn that human intervention may be needed to protect bees as climate change overheats their southern habitat range.

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Deaths mount as Pakistan heatwave is linked to climate

More than 1,200 people have died as the result of an intense heatwave in southern Pakistan, and experts warn of more hot weather to come

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US-Brazil climate deal caps off month of global climate progress

On the same day that China and several other nations announced their commitments to address the climate crisis, the United States and Brazil added to that momentum by announcing a deal of their own.

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Thousands march and Churches divest in wake of Pope’s call for climate action

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, ’Laudato Si’, continues to drive momentum for bold action on climate change, with thousands of people of faith, civil society groups, and communities marching together in Rome on Sunday.

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Rise in CO2 could restrict growing days for crops

While plants in temperate zones may benefit from higher temperatures, global warming’s impact in the tropics threatens catastrophe for food security.

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