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

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

Nature ‘more important than ever during lockdown’

Data has confirmed what many suspected: nature and green spaces have been a big comfort during lockdown. More than 40% of people say nature, wildlife and visiting local green spaces have been even more important to their wellbeing since the coronavirus restrictions began. The percentages… 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

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

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