President and CEO of the non-profit group Rachel Bronson said "It is the closest to Doomsday we have ever been in the history of the Doomsday Clock." The clock was created in 1947.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of thousands of protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business leaders to combat the climate crisis.
Scientists say Earth is probably the hottest it has been during the Holocene — the past 11,500 years or so — making it the warmest period since the dawn of civilisation.
Bushfires ravaging Australia have provided a foretaste of the kinds of conditions that could become normal, says Richard Betts, Head of Climate Impacts Research at Britain's Met Office Hadley Centre.
Tens of thousands rally across the country to demand PM Scott Morrison's conservative government cut back on fossil fuels, as deadly climate-fuelled bushfires burn out of control.
A marathon UN climate summit wrapped up with little to show, squeezing compromises from countries over the global warming battle plan but falling well short of what science says is needed to tackle the emergency.
With the two-week gathering mired in interlocking disputes over how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement on global warming, Chile, presiding over the talks, had earlier attempted to inject a note of optimism.
Awarded Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019 on Wednesday, Greta Thunberg accused leaders of turning the COP25 "into some kind of opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes".
While climate performance varies greatly, a report finds that none of the countries surveyed were currently on a path compatible with the Paris climate goals.
Evidence that our planet is teetering on the edge of disaster is everywhere to be seen.
Around 700 sites have been identified globally with low oxygen levels - up from only 45 in the 1960s, says the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
A day after tens of thousands marched in the Spanish capital demanding climate action, seven environmental groups raised concerns over the role of fossil fuel representatives at the COP25 UN summit.
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