Climate activists outside the supreme court of the Netherlands in  The Hague on Friday ahead of a ruling in the landmark Urgenda case. Photograph: Mike Corder/AP

The supreme court in the Netherlands has upheld a decision that the Dutch government must take urgent climate action to protect the fundamental rights(...)

Laughing all the way to the apocalypse: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for climate action this week. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Without a co-ordinated global response, unprecedented in history, in as little as 12 years “several hundred million” lives will be immediately threate(...)