Prince Charles on climate change: “We all need to race to the front line now”

The Prince of Wales said the recent wildfires in Greece have been “the stuff of nightmares”

New £12m UK funding to boost climate disaster responses in developing countries

The funding will be provided to the Start Network for rapid responses by charities to crises like droughts and floods and help local and frontline responders anticipate and respond swiftly to protect lives and livelihoods

The great European bake off: 2020 was the hottest year ever recorded in Europe

Globally, temperatures were an average of 1.25°C higher than in pre-industrial times, according to the EU climate agency Copernicus Climate Change Service

Arctic sea ice has reached its ‘second-lowest’ level in 42-year satellite record

The heatwaves in Siberia and the massive fires may be responsible for the ice melt, according to a new report

Climate change increases risk of wildfires, scientists confirm

A review of research shows links between climate change and increased frequency or severity of so-called ‘fire weather’

UK Government ‘must do more to protect UK against heatwaves’

That’s according to the EAC, which has criticised the government’s response to its report on heatwaves

‘Extraordinary weather’ to make 2017 one of hottest years

This year has been forecast to be one of the three hottest years on record. The world has seen many high impact events in 2017, including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, heatwaves and drought, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). It found the average global temperature from January to September 2017 was round 1.1°C above […]

UN: Global heat melts Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to record lows

The equivalent of heatwaves have passed over the Arctic pole, melting the sea ice volume to a record low last month. Antarctic sea ice extent is also the lowest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The Arctic sea ice extent averaged 13.38 million square kilometres last month – 260,000 square kilometres below […]