Carbon dioxide emissions
Carbon dioxide is ‘more than 50% higher than pre-industrial levels’

Scientists have said the atmosphere is in a state not seen for millions of years

‘Methane emissions are growing dangerously fast’

Methane concentrations tripled last year, according to new research

Global greenhouse gases ‘hit the highest point ever in 2020’

Lockdowns and slower economic activity did not succeed in limiting the total concentration of gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, a global review has found

Atmospheric CO2 hit new high in May

Research at the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii show that the amount of carbon in the air is the highest since measurements began 63 years ago

Scientists warn CO2 levels in 2020 were ‘higher than anytime in the last 3.6m years’

While emissions dropped last year, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere rose, according to a new report

Climate change: Scientists say last decade was warmest on record

They found the Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880

US natural disasters cost record $306bn last year

Weather and climate disasters cost the US a record $306 billion (£216.5bn) in 2017, the third warmest year. The nation experienced 16 natural disasters, each with losses exceeding $1 billion (£0.7bn), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That included one drought, two flooding, one freeze event, eight severe storms, three tropical cyclones […]

June was hottest ever month on record globally

June shattered records of being the hottest month globally. It was 1.62°F above the 20th century average, breaking last year’s record for the warmest June, according the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA scientists state the globally averaged sea surface temperature was record high for June while the land temperature tied as record high, […]

Switch to renewables ‘can be fast and cheap’

The US could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power production by up to 78% by 2030 only with wind and sun. That could be achieved if transmission infrastructures are improved so wind and solar can supply most of the nation’s electricity at similar costs to today. That’s according to a study by the National Oceanic […]

$627m Gulf oil spill recovery projects approved

US officials have approved plans to spend around $627 million (£392m) in 44 projects designed to help Gulf Coast communities recover from the 2010 oil spill. It is by far the largest instalment of money for projects aimed at reversing the damage of BP’s Deepwater Horizon incident, which killed 10 people and spewed oil for […]