A combine harvests wheat in Corn, Oklahoma. File photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

The combination of accelerating climate shocks, land abuses and over exploitation of water resources, which is occurring at “unprecedented rates” acro(...)

Ireland’s agricultural emissions are ‘uniquely high’ in Europe, a conference on climate change has heard. File photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Ireland’s agricultural emissions are “uniquely high” in Europe, while the State is one of the largest contributors to emissions from agriculture in th(...)

Former French president and candidate for next year’s presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy: “The climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years. Man alone is not responsible for this change,” he declared in a speech for the Institut de l’enterprise seen by AFP. Photograph:    Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Former French president and candidate for next year’s presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy has joined the ranks of Donald Trump and Danny Healy-Rae a(...)

A view of Arno, a coral atoll of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. Rising sea levels are already an inescapable part of daily life in the Marshall Islands. Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Sea levels are rising, and rising faster every year. The two main factors are related to global warming: the water from melting land ice and the expa(...)

‘Generating solar electricity on our roofs should be one of the easiest projects for a householder or a community. But in Ireland you don’t get paid for supplying solar electricity to the grid. That explains why we have only 1MW of installed solar, while the UK has 3,400 MW.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Industrial wind? Coal at Moneypoint? Fracking? Peat? The Government is consulting on the future of our energy system. They will prepare a document lat(...)

Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rajendra Pachauri, who resigned this week as chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change after being accused of accused of sexually harassing a female employee at his Delhi-based think tank. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Rahul Bedi, in New DelhiThe former head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been barred by a New Delhi court from leaving India,(...)

The IPCC report says options available to cut emissions, include using energy more efficiently, switching to renewable energy sources and investing in large-scale afforestation. Photograph: Reuters

Global greenhouse gas emissions will need to fall to zero by the end of this century if the world is to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate (...)

IPCC Working Group III co-chair Ottmar Edenhofer presents the Working Group III’s summary for policymakers at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Berlin today. Photograph: Steffi Loos/Reuters

Following are main findings by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a report saying time is running out to keep global (...)

File photograph  of a coal-fired power pant. The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sets out ways to curb rising temperatures by tackling greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Massive cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed in the next few decades to avoid “dangerous” climate change, a major international report h(...)

Mr Vicente Barros, IPCC Working Group II co-chair, stressed the importance of adapting to climate change. Photograph: EPA

A bleak picture for humanity, depending on how much the world actually warms in the 21st century, is painted by the UN’s Intergovernmental Pane(...)

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