Chris Field

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Residents wade through floodwaters in Houston, Texas, US, this week. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

The US National Weather Service is not noted for alarmist pronouncements. So when it tweeted that Hurricane Harvey was unprecedented and that “al(...)

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(...)

Models of pandas form part of an environmental protest  near  St Peter’s  Basilica in the  Vatican City. Its lights were turned off for 60 minutes on Saturday to raise awareness of the danger of global climatic change. Photograph: EPA/Angelo Carconi

Millions of people will go hungry due to climate change cutting food production worldwide by 2 per cent per decade even as the demand for food (...)

Smoke billowing from a plant in Tokyo bay, Japan. Climate scientists and government representatives have begun discussions in the city of Yokohama to draw up the second part of a key assessment of the report on global climate by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Scientists meeting in Japan to finalise a mammoth report on climate change are set to deliver(...)

A man places his hand on the parched soil in the Greater Upper Nile region of South Sudan in 2012. Future heatwaves could threaten key global food crops if climate change is not addressed. Photograph: PA

The world is at risk of “crossing multiple tipping points”, triggering dangerous global warming, if average surface temperatures rise by 4 degr(...)