The hottest temperature ever recorded was at California’s Death Valley in 1913. Photograph: EPA

A temperature of 54.4 degrees has been recorded in Death Valley’s Furnace Creek in the Southern California desert, the highest global temperature in m(...)

Chinstrap penguins swim in Antarctica. The  penguin colonies, which are dependent on sea ice, have declined by more than 50 per cent. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

The Antarctic has registered a temperature of more than 20 degrees Celsius for the first time in history, prompting fears of climate instability in th(...)

A meltwater canyon on the Greenland ice sheet. Around 400 million people would be exposed to coastal flooding every year by the end of the century if Greenland continues to lose ice at its current rate, scientists have warned. Photograph: Ian Joughin/PA

Ireland is to join an alliance of countries throughout the world committing to higher ambition on climate actions, notably in reducing carbon emission(...)

Melting glaciers are a clear sign of climat change and global warming. The rise in global energy consumption each year is still larger than new supplies of green energy

More fossil fuels are being used every year, despite all of the efforts to increase renewable energy supplies, a major report to be presented to the U(...)

A woman cools off in the fountain of the Trocadero esplanade in Paris on June 25th. Southern France experienced a national record of 45.9 degrees  during the heatwave. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Man-made climate change probably made last month’s European heatwave, in which southern France experienced a national record 45.9 degrees, 4 degrees h(...)

Damage in  Roseau on the Caribbean island of Dominica, following the passage of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Photograph:  Cedrick Isham Calvados/AFP/Getty Images

Global temperatures have continued to rise in the past 10 months, with 2018 expected to be the fourth warmest year on record. Average temperatures aro(...)

“Despite all of this unequivocal evidence supporting ambitious climate action, Ireland’s performance in meeting the goals of the Paris agreement and EU directives has been dismal”

The stark findings of the UN “1.5 degrees” report on global warming “heralds the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to climate justice campaigner (...)

Severe storms are now more commonplace,  World Meteorological Organization secretary-general Petteri Taalas has said. “Because of climate change, the occurrence and impact of extreme events has risen.” Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Weather-related hazards are displacing twice as many people as conflicts and violence, according to latest figures from the UN High Commissioner for R(...)

A treaty signed internationally in 1987 began the phasing out of CFCs - chemicals harmful to the ozone layer. Photograph: Chuck Eckert/Getty Images

Nearly three decades after the world banned chemicals that were destroying the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer, scientists said Thursday that ther(...)

The Eiffel Tower lights up with colours and messages of hope on the eve of the  climate conference in Paris: 190 countries are involved in the conference. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

I keep hearing about a big climate change thing going on in Paris. What is going on? There is a big international conference that starts (...)

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