Some 30,000 people, including 200 world leaders, had been due to attend the 10-day conference for crucial talks to halt rising global temperatures.
Scientists have spent decades studying the diseases lurking in the animal kingdom and they have managed to find very few answers to a whole range of questions.
While less visible than climate-enhanced hurricanes, sea level rise may ultimately prove the most devastating of global warming impacts.
The report by the Australia Institute compared data from the past two decades with mid-20th century benchmarks of temperatures at the calendar start of seasons in temperate and sub-tropical parts of the country.
Dozens of protesters from the Extinction Rebellion group drew attention — and anger from some drivers — as they fired colourful smoke flares into the air and blocked busy intersections in central London near the fashion events.
African climate activists are making an appeal a week after American news agency The Associated Press faced backlash for cropping activist Vanessa Nakate out of a photo at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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.
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