COP26: Does a climate summit need 25,000 people? And more questions

It’s two weeks until the start of the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow – one of the biggest ever world meetings on how to tackle global warming. The pandemic might be seen as the perfect moment for the UN to use technology for negotiations,… Read More

Climate change: Young people very worried – survey

A new global survey illustrates the depth of anxiety many young people are feeling about climate change. Nearly 60% of young people approached said they felt very worried or extremely worried.  More than 45% of those questioned said feelings about the climate affected their daily… Read More

COP 26 Climate Change Conference of the Parties

Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The climate talks will bring together heads of state, climate… Read More

Floods – Research shows millions more at risk of flooding

A new study shows that the percentage of the global population at risk from flooding has risen by almost a quarter since the year 2000. Satellite images were used to document the rise, which is far greater than had been predicted by computer models.  The analysis shows… Read More

Climate change : US-Canada heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without warming

The searing heat that scorched western Canada and the US at the end of June was “virtually impossible” without climate change, say scientists. In their study, the team of researchers says that the deadly heatwave was a one-in-a-1,000-year event. But we can expect extreme events… Read More

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

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

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