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(...)