In a Word . . .

I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. It’s time we marketed the Irish summer abroad. Yes, as in “Come to lovely Ireland, where the humidity is negli(...)

Snow-covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The hot air that smashed European weather records this week looks set to move towards Greenland and could cause record melting of the world’s second-l(...)

People cool down along the canal de l’Ourcq in Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

The Netherlands and Belgium recorded their highest ever temperatures as the second extreme heatwave in consecutive months to be linked by scientists t(...)

 Children play at a fountain in Nice, southern France, on Sunday. Temperatures in Nice reached up to 33 degrees Celsius.  Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Wildfires burned tracts of land in France and Spain at the weekend as Europe sweltered in record-breaking temperatures that pushed the mercury towards(...)

French firefighters extinguish a wildfire near  Saint Gilles in the south of France. Photograph: Sylvain Thomas/AFP/Getty Images.

Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to pa(...)

A tourist uses an umbrella to protect herself from sunshine in Toledo, Spain. Photograph: Angeles Visdomine

Extreme heatwaves causing risk to life, such as those under way in Europe, will become more frequent as the effects of climate change gather pace this(...)

People are escorted to safety by aid workers at the airport of the coastal city of Beira in central Mozambique on March 19th after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai. Photograph: Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty

Cyclone Idai emerged out of the Indian Ocean. It hit land over Mozambique, and from there caused destruction over vast areas as it tracked over neigh(...)

Kerala in India experienced severe flooding in August. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Last year was the fourth warmest on record and the outlook is for more heat extremes approaching levels that would be dangerous for the Earth, accordi(...)

The world in 2018 was 0.83 degrees warmer than the average set between 1951 and 1980. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Global temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest on record, US government scientists have confirmed, adding to a stretch of five years that are now(...)

RTÉ has been criticised repeatedly for its coverage of climate change, notably on flagship programmes. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

RTÉ is to increase coverage of climate change in response to growing audience demand, according to its director general, Dee Forbes. The expanded con(...)

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