A motorist watches  as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP

Warnings of 45 degree temperatures in northwestern USA and western Canada, the World Meteorological Organisation report for June reads as if the Earth(...)

European Central Bank chief economist Philip Lane stressed the need for clear plans for transition to net-zero emissions, to minimise global financial risk. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The  Irish Times

A disorderly or incomplete transition to net-zero carbon emissions poses a major risk to the global financial system, European Central Bank chief econ(...)

Canadian climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Photograph: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The world is conducting “an unprecedented experiment with the only home we have” as CO2 continues to be released into the atmosphere at the highest le(...)

John Kerry, US climate envoy. File photograph: Stefani Reynolds/EPA/Pool

US climate envoy John Kerry is to participate in the Dublin Climate Dialogues next week. The initiative is an attempt to scale-up global ambition in a(...)

The event will forge a declaration on how to raise global ambition at COP26 with specific recommendations to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions.   Photograph: iStock

Details have been announced of Irish initiative to lead an international effort “to move beyond ambition” among the world’s largest carbon pollut(...)

The group will attempt to forge a declaration on how to turn net-zero pledges into concrete energy policies and actions to be adopted at COP26. Photograph: iStock

A global initiative attempting to set out measures to accelerate progress towards net-zero carbon emissions in advance of the critical UN climate summ(...)

‘Satellites offer a unique vantage point to monitor the health of our planet.’ File photograph: Getty

The world is in a dark place, gripped by a pandemic that could rage for months and take countless lives. But it has led to an astonishing fall in air (...)

Katharine Hayhoe concealed her email address online but the vitriol that followed her just shifted to social media, where she continues to deliver her message in spite of having to block up to 100 people a day. Photograph: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The number one question is the same wherever Prof Katharine Hayhoe goes: what gives you hope that the climate crisis will ever be addressed? The answ(...)