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The World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Global Climate 2021 report will inform Cop26 negotiations over the next fortnight. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Record atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and associated accumulated heat “have propelled the planet into uncharted territory, with far-reachin(...)

A pedestrian crosses a bridge over a dried-up stream and retention pond at a park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, this month. Photograph: Shannon VanRaes/Bloomberg

There is a 40 per cent chance of the world temporarily hitting the 1.5 degrees Celsius global temperature rise threshold in one of the next five years(...)

The last five years have been the warmest five years since measurements began 170 years ago. Photograph: iStock

The world has just experienced its hottest decade on record, with 2019 among the warmest years ever seen, scientists have confirmed. Last year saw 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(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

CO2 in the atmosphere is now increasing 100 times faster than at the end of the last Ice Age due to population growth, intensive agriculture, deforestation and industrialisation. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The concentration of CO2, which causes global warming, in the Earth’s atmosphere increased at a record rate last year to reach a level not seen for mo(...)

Moroccan and international demonstrators protest on the sidelines of the COP22 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, the United Nations’ weather agency has said. The World Meteorological Organisation sa(...)