Smoke belching from a coal-fueled power station near Datong, China. During July and August, China’s emissions were 2.7 per cent higher than the same period last year. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP  via Getty Images

Global emissions fell by 8.8 per cent in the first half of the year amid restrictions on movement and economic activity owing to the coronavirus pande(...)

A fossil-fuel free society is economically attractive: renewable energy sources increasingly compete with fossil fuels, even when these are priced at historic lows. Photograph: Getty Images

From accelerating sea-level rise and ocean acidification to increasing risks of extreme weather events and the “collision course” with Earth’s climati(...)

Environmentalists urging a ban on coal-burning plants take part in a bicycle ride to show solidarity for the global movement for climate justice in Manila, the Philippines on Sunday, December 13th, 2015. Photograph: Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images

After the stomping and cheering died down, and the hugs and toasts ended, a question hung in the air as the climate conference came to a close: What d(...)

Pope Francis has  warned that failure to act over climate change would have “grave consequences for all of us”. Photograph: Getty

Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the(...)