Young people ‘don’t think adults are doing enough on climate change’

Around 80% would also like renewables to be the largest component in the future electricity mix

Government ‘must tackle emissions from fridges, asthma inhalers and air conditioners’

It says this could help slow global warming by as much as 0.5°C

UK to seek advice from Committee on Climate Change to cut emissions

The request is likely to be made following the publication of a special report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October

Oceans reach highest temperatures on record in 2017

  The world’s oceans rose to the highest temperatures on record in 2017. Chinese experts found the upper 2,000m of ocean water were far more warmer last year than the previous hottest year in 2015. The Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IAP CAS) said in comparison, total electricity generation in […]

Climate change ‘could see quarter of world dry out’

At least a quarter of the world’s surface will dry up if the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement are missed. That’s the suggestion made in a new study published by the UN, which suggests a global temperature rise of 2°C above pre-industrial levels would increase the size of desert areas, lead to more […]

Deforestation could be cutting climate-cooling gases

Deforestation could be warming the climate even more than originally thought. That’s according to an international team of scientists led by the University of Leeds, who have studied the way gases emitted by trees and vegetation can affect the climate. These gases react with other atmospheric chemicals to form tiny particles, which reflect sunlight back […]

Deer oh deer! BBC admits climate change mistake

The BBC has retracted its claim reindeers are in “steep decline” because of climate change. Climate change sceptic Lord Lawson wrote to the BBC, citing a 2016 study suggesting 17 out of 19 sub-populations of Eurasian Reindeer were now either increasing in number or had a stable population. The BBC accepted it had made a […]

Arctic has reached ‘new normal’ warmer temperatures

The Arctic has reached “new normal” warmer temperatures and is unlikely to again see the high levels of ice cover witnessed in the past. That’s according to the latest edition of an annual report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which tracks the region’s changing climate. It says the Arctic environment has […]

Global warming with a side of volcanoes?

A warming climate could mean volcanic eruptions becoming more frequent. That’s the prediction from scientists at the University of Leeds – they say based upon their observations of Iceland, there is a visible link between shrinking glacier cover and increased activity from volcanoes as a result. They suggest this happens due to changes in surface […]

Clean water to cost €255bn due to climate change

More than €255 billion (£227.4bn) needs to be invested in global water infrastructure each year until 2030 to mitigate the effects of climate change. That’s the verdict from the World Water Council (WWC), which says governments, banks and investors worldwide must prioritise providing financing to ensure safe water and sanitation are universally available, in line […]