France’s president Francois Hollande meets  Hoesung Lee, the new head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,  and Valerie Masson-Delmotte, the new co-chair, at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on  October 15th, 2015. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/EPA

Calling all climate scientists, write more clearly! With just a few weeks before COP21, this is what a group of European researchers (from France, the(...)

Devices for collecting samples of Beijing’s air. Recent weeks have seen a noticeable reduction in pollution in Beijing which many have put down to the closure of coal-fired power plants in or near the city. Photograph: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China’s greenhouse gas emissions could start to fall within 10 years, according to a report from the London School of Economics. This would be five y(...)