Climate change: 2021 will be cooler but still in top six warmest

UK Met Office scientists are forecasting that 2021 will be a little cooler around the world, but will still be one of the top six warmest years.  The La Niña weather phenomenon will see temperatures edge down but greenhouse gases will remain the biggest influence.… Read More

Foals’ keyboardist Edwin says ‘tour differently’ to help climate

Foals keyboardist Edwin Congrave has said he has questioned being in the band over the carbon footprint of their global tours. The musician says he has struggled with the idea of touring far-flung places like Asia and Australia. “I think that it would be quite… Read More

Climate change: Low-carbon revolution ‘cheaper than thought’

A landmark report says the UK can make major cuts to carbon emissions more cheaply than previously thought. The Climate Change Committee says that, for less than 1% of national wealth, the UK can reduce 78% of emissions by 2035, based on 1990 levels. This… Read More

Biodiversity Why the nature crisis matters, in five graphics

Biodiversity: Why the nature crisis matters, in five graphics. Human activities are destroying the natural world, leading to the extinction of animal and plant species at an alarming rate. Now, world leaders are promising action to tackle the problem. But will it be enough? Human… Read More

Extinction crisis: World leaders say it is time to act

World leaders say it is time to act. As nearly 150 global leaders lined up – virtually – to address Wednesday’s UN biodiversity summit, the stakes could not have been higher. As nearly 150 global leaders lined up – virtually – to address Wednesday’s UN biodiversity summit,… Read More

Sir David Attenborough on Joe Biden, Christmas wrapping… and flamingos

Like many of us, Sir David Attenborough has had to adapt to new ways of working since the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring.  For his latest series, the 93-year-old – who has been shielding – had to record some of his voiceovers from his… Read More