Climate Science

Damian Carrington
Market in Mushin, Lagos. A large number of people in Nigeria will be pushed outside the human climate niche, say experts. Photo by Kaizenify / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

June 9, 2023

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Fiona Harvey
Forest fires approaching the village of Pefki on Evia island, Greece, in 2021. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

May 17, 2023

UN agency says El Niño and human-induced climate breakdown could combine to push temperatures into ‘uncharted territory’

The world is almost certain to experience new record temperatures in the next five years, and temperatures are likely to rise by more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, scientists have warned.

The breaching of the crucial 1.5C threshold, which scientists have warned could have dire consequences, should be only temporary, according to research from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

Andrew Nikiforuk
Mining for rare earth metals for ever more battery-driven gadgetry is a vastly destructive and ultimately doomed response to the climate crisis argues the author. Photo via Shutterstock.

"A competent civilization would also tax out of existence monster homes. They also represent another issue no political leader wants to tackle: rampant economic inequality."

May 10, 2023

Damian Carrington
Flamingos walk through a muddy pond in the Fuente de Piedra lagoon, dry due to the lack of rainfall. Photograph: Carlos Gil/Getty Images

May 5, 2023

Extreme event would have been expected once in 40,000 years before global heating, scientists estimate

The record-shattering temperatures that hit the western Mediterranean last week would have been “almost impossible” without the climate crisis, according to scientists.

Matt McGrath and Mark Poynting BBC Climate and Science team
Sun over the sea - Getty Images

Apr. 24, 2023

A recent, rapid heating of the world's oceans has alarmed scientists concerned that it will add to global warming.

This month, the global sea surface hit a new record high temperature. It has never warmed this much, this quickly.

Scientists don't fully understand why this has happened.

Primary Author: Isabella O'Malley
gas flaring - 2happy/stockvault

Apr. 11, 2023

This story includes details on the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to cope with fears and feelings about the scope and pace of the climate crisis.

John Woodside
Wildfire evacuee Rob Lessard watches from across Okanagan Lake, trying to see whether the White Rock Lake wildfire has burned his home or not. Photo by Jesse Winter / Canada's National Observer

"Canadian climate policy is considered “highly insufficient” by the independent Climate Action Tracker."

Mar. 2023

A climate bomb is ticking, and the latest report from the world’s leading climate science body is a how-to guide for defusing it, says United Nations Secretary General António Guterres.


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