Stickers for the COP21, in Paris, ahead of the Climate Change Conference 2015. France will be hosting and presiding over the 21st Session of the conference. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Europe has to step up its effort to combat climate change and wake up to the urgency of the situation, climate change expert Nicholas Stern has said b(...)

Temperature buoy, Nantucket Sound. Once recordings are adjusted  to compensate for  problems in the way   temperatures were measured, a perceived global warming slowdown largely disappears. Photograph: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via The New York Times

Global warming has not undergone a “pause” or “hiatus”, according to US government research that undermines one of the key arguments used by scepti(...)

ExxonMobil says it does not envisage a low-carbon scenario of the kind many climate researchers advocate. The company believes the costs this would entail, and “the damaging impact to accessible, reliable and affordable energy resulting from the policy changes . . . are beyond those that societies, especially the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, would be willing to bear”. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

How much of the world’s fossil fuel reserves will eventually be burnt? This is not just a question for those concerned with climate policy. It is a(...)

The main greenhouse gas blamed for global warming averaged 400.03 parts per million at a monitoring station on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano yesterday. Image NOAA

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time since measurements began, breaching a (...)

The idea that Shell might be doing its bit to save the world from environmental disaster is something Shell to Sea campaigners might find odd, (...)