Scientists Just Officially Declared a Global Climate Emergency

A massive alliance of more than 11,000 scientists have signed, sealed and delivered an important message to the world: if we don't make rapid, deep and lasting changes to our lives, they write, there will soon come "untold human suffering".

Qatar Is Air-Conditioning the Outdoors Because of Climate Change

Qatar's average temperatures have risen more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century. Now engineers preparing for the 2022 World Cup are outfitting stadiums with massive cooling systems to create tolerability for spectators and players.

Climate change is affecting the way Europe floods

Climate change is disrupting the rhythms of spring growing and river flooding across Europe, which could pose new problems for biodiversity and food security in floodplains, scientists say.

More than half of native European trees face extinction

More than half of Europe’s endemic trees are threatened with extinction as invasive diseases, pests, pollution and urban development take a growing toll on the landscape, according to a study.

20 are firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

On top of the list are Chevron, Exxon, BP and Shell. These four global businesses are behind more than 10% of the world’s carbon emissions since 1965. Twelve of the 20 companies are state-owned and together they are responsible for 20% of total emissions.

Antarctic ice sheets are melting from above and below

Upside-down rivers lapping at the bottoms of ice sheets and brilliant blue mini-lakes dotted on top may be speeding up Antarctic melting. As the Earth continues to warm, both processes could hasten the demise of Antarctica’s icy armor.

James Cameron wants us to stop treating the ocean like a toilet

"Our so-called civilization is using the ocean as its toilet. Unless this changes, and fast, ocean ecosystems are going to continue their rapid collapse", says Cameron.

'No Planet B': Millions take to streets in global climate strike

From New York to Guatemala City, Sydney to Kabul, and Cape Town to London, protesters in hundreds of cities around the world took the streets, demanding their governments take urgent steps to tackle the climate crisis and prevent an environmental catastrophe.

Indonesian forest fire chokes millions of people, animals

Since August, forest fires have erupted in Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and South Kalimantan, and produced smog that has choked millions of people in those provinces, several neighboring regions and even Malaysia and Singapore.

230 global investors warn firms linked to deforestation

Prompted by the Amazon fires in Brazil and Bolivia, 230 global investors have issued a statement warning hundreds of unnamed companies to either meet their commodities supply chain deforestation commitments or risk economic consequences.

Climate change: we need to Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt

The analysis was carried out by the Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of 34 leaders in politics, business and science. The report says it is an urgent moral obligation of richer countries to invest in adaptation measures that will benefit the world.

Food production must change drastically to save world

In a new report issued by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scientists warn that the decisions we make now regarding land use and food production will determine whether or not global warming is controllable.

July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet

Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows.

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest hits three football fields per minute

The rate of deforestation today is pushing the world's largest rainforest closer to a point beyond which it cannot recover. 1,345 square kilometers of the region have been cleared so far this month, higher than the previous monthly record.

Europe heatwave: Paris latest to break record with 42.6C

Meanwhile Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands also reached new record highs, of 41.8C, 41.5C, 40.8C and 40.7C respectively.