Forest area twice the size of UK ‘cut down to grow food since 2010’

Greenpeace International says millions of trees have been cut down to set up plantations supplying some of the world’s leading food companies

Panda bear
One million plant and animal species ‘now at threat of extinction’

A new report says suggests human behaviours means many of these organisms could die out within decades

Drought
Extreme weather and climate events affected 62m people in 2018

A new report from the WMO says greenhouse gas concentrations are driving global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels

Resource extraction
Global resource extraction ‘has more than tripled since 1970’

UN Environment says the annual extraction of materials grew from 27 billion tonnes to 92 billion tonnes over the period

The Atlantic Ocean
New oceanic current research makes a splash

Scientists have improved their understanding of an Atlantic Ocean flow they believe is linked to climate change