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

Eastern California ‘may have felt the hottest temperature on Earth since 1913’

Temperatures in Death Valley hit 130°F (54.4°C) on Sunday afternoon

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

‘New global temperature record could occur in next five years’

The World Meteorological Organisation suggests sustained climate action is needed to limit damage to the environment

CO2 concentration in atmosphere hits new high

Levels of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached a “symbolic and significant milestone” last year and surged to new records in 2016. It reached 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time for the entire year in 2015, marking the start of a “new era of climate reality”, according to the World Meteorological […]

2011 saw new greenhouse gas ‘high’

The amount of greenhouse gases in the world’s atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. The Swiss-based research group said between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30% increase in ‘radiative forcing’ – the warming effect on our climate – because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping […]

UN calls on nations to adopt drought policies

The UN agencies are urging the nations around the world to adopt drought-management policies. The message from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) follows America’s experience of the worst droughts in decades and farmers from Africa to India struggling due to lack of rainfall. The WMO said the US drought and its ripple effects on global […]