Climate change


post 19 March 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog The great smog - who's at fault, Europe, China or us?

The great smog has hit England. Is it us, the Chinese or the Europeans who are to blame?

article 17 March 2015 World, Australia
Vanuatu damage
John Sparks by Vanuatu: 'We are going to have to rebuild everything'

The grim warning of Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone which hit the Pacific island last week. John Sparks reports.

post 05 March 2015
Read more on Liam's blog El Nino arrives - finally...

Finally, it was announced today, by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, that El Nino has officially arrived - more than six months after originally expected and much weaker in strength.

post 29 January 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy Shell resumes Arctic drilling plans

The energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is reviving plans to drill in the Arctic, saying the world needs new sources of oil. Environmentalists say the risks are too high.

article 17 December 2014 World, United States
AGU conference
Climate scientists' biggest test: communication

Climate change scientists in San Francisco face their toughest test yet, as they try to find ways to convince the public of the need to act on their bleak findings.

article 14 December 2014 World
New climate change plan agreed by over 190 nations

The world's worst polluters agree to a new plan to tackle climate change, but some environmental campaigners are scathing about the deal.

article 03 December 2014 UK
Rainy weather at the 2014 Notting Hill Carnival (Getty)
2014 hottest year on record - ahem, apart from August

The Met Office confirms that 2014 is set to be the hottest year on record and says human influence on the climate is probably to blame.

post 20 November 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Is there a new fracking battle on the way?

What would it take to convince you to allow the mining of shale gas under your property? The giant chemical group Ineos thinks it has the answer,

video 15 November 2014 World, United States

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Is President Obama serious about climate change? - video

President Obama called on every nation to reach a global climate agreement. But in America, the new Congress has just taken the first step to approve a huge oil pipeline.