UK summer heatwaves projected to soar 50% higher than global average

A new study warns the country could face a ‘future of extreme heatwaves’, carrying with it a raft of serious health risks

2020 is on track to become ‘one of the three hottest years on record’

The warmest six years on record have all occured since 2015, according to the World Meteorological Organisation’s new report

Global increases in temperature ‘could be held to 2.1°C by the end of the century’

That’s the suggestion from the Climate Action Tracker group, which previously estimated the planet’s atmosphere could warm by as much as 3°C by 2100

‘Human-caused climate change has fuelled Siberian heatwaves’

The study notes anthropogenic climate change increased the chances of the Siberian heatwave by at least 600 times

The roof is on fire! Scientists raise the alarm about Arctic heatwave

The temperature hit a record of 38°C in the Russian Arctic town of Verkhoyansk with a previous air temperature record of 37.3°C observed on 25th July 1988

May hailed as ‘warmest on record’ as Siberia melts after ‘alarming’ heatwave

Western Siberia stands out as a region with a long warming trend of higher temperatures, according to a new report

Antartica’s temperature exceeds 20°C for first time since records began

The temperature recorded on Seymour Island at the northernmost point of the continent reached 20.75°C on the ninth of February

Warmer temperatures cause Russian bears to wake from hibernation early

The zoo suggested the animals would not be able to hibernate properly until the temperature fell to -10°C

Greenhouse gas levels ‘have grown to record levels over last five years’

The World Meteorological Organization says global average temperature has increased by 0.2°C compared to 2011-2015

More than 20 multinational businesses commit to 1.5°C climate goal

The firms, worth more than $1.7 trillion, have made the climate pledges through the Science Based Targets initiative