Investing in new fossil fuel production and power plants is "moral and economic madness", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned.
The breakneck speed of global warming exceeds the pace of efforts to protect billions of vulnerable people, according to a new report released Monday by the world’s top climate scientists. The report warns of a growing mismatch between rising temperatures and slow, fragmented efforts to adapt, leaving little time for catching up before “a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity” is sealed shut.
TotalEnergies has hit back at claims it “downplayed” the potential for fossil fuels to lead to “catastrophic global warming” in the 1970s.
Limiting global warming to 1.5C is a "human imperative" to avoid catastrophic climate change, and is a good investment, scientists have said.
Warming in the 20th century seen over 98% of the world is in "stark contrast" to previous warm and cool periods such as the "Little Ice Age" when frost fairs were famously held on a frozen Thames, which occurred on a regional basis.
I was having a chat with my grandson Jacob about Dippy the Diplodocus after he travelled from Aberdeen to Glasgow to see one of the world’s most famous dinosaurs.
Driving electric cars and scrapping your natural gas-fired boiler won’t make a dent in global carbon emissions, and may even increase pollution levels.
To reduce emissions and provide affordable electricity, the world needs to burn more fossil fuels, not less.
The “slowdown” in global warming is over, the Met Office has said.
Swapping meat for edible insects could make a major contribution to tackling climate change, according to scientists.
A global warming limit agreed by world leaders with great fanfare has come close to being broken just eight months on, it is reported.
Common commodities such as cocoa and coffee are under threat from global warming, businesses have warned as they backed a strong climate deal at international talks in Paris.
The annual State of the Climate report is out, and it’s ugly.
Environmentalists have called for an end to campaigns designed to slow action on global warming, after it emerged oil giant Exxon Mobil was still funding "climate sceptic" organisations.
ALCHEMISTS long dreamed of turning base metal into gold.
The recent furore over the hacking of e-mails at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit and the "revelation" that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change got its forecasts on the rate of Himalayan glacier melt wrong are both rather "unfortunate" events
Shale gas is natural gas found in impermeable rock that can now be produced by applying new technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. It's not only opening up massive new gas reserves, but is beginning to lead to some rethinking about national energy policies.
The best ways to improve energy security, mitigate global warming and reduce the number of deaths caused by air pollution are blowing in the wind and rippling in the water.
THE best ways to improve energy security, mitigate global warming and reduce the number of deaths caused by air pollution are blowing in the wind and rippling in the water, not growing energy crops on a grand scale or glowing inside nuclear power plants, says Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University in the US. He says that currently fashionable "clean coal" - which involves capturing carbon emissions and sequestering them in the earth, and which is currently flavour of the political month here in Britain - is not clean at all.
In the future, natural gas derived from frozen methane-based hydrates extracted from the ocean floor and beneath the Arctic permafrost may fuel cars, heat homes and power industry, according to the American Chemical Society.
LANCASTER University's marketing blurb says: "It is difficult to open a newspaper without coming across articles on global warming and energy security or an advertisement claiming 'greenness' as a reason to buy particular products or services.