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.
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.
The report was set to conclude that global warming and pollution caused by humanity's carbon-heavy footprint are ravaging Earth's oceans and icy regions in ways that could unleash even more misery on a global scale.
The latest heatwave demonstrates that climate change is a transnational threat that requires transcontinental cooperation.
In a landmark report, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights the need to protect what remains of tropical forests as a bulkhead against future warming.
According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, every month so far in 2019 ranks among the four warmest on record for the month in question.
A group of the world's leading ice scientists released an expert judgement which said the area of land lost to the ocean could be equivalent to that of France, Germany, Spain and Britain combined and would displace more than 180 million people.
In its latest State of the Climate overview, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reaffirms that the past four years have been the hottest on record - figures previously announced in provisional drafts of the flagship report.
The coordinated 'school strike' was inspired by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish Parliament last year.
Cars, plastic, electricity, hurricanes, dead coral, heat and on the list goes. This is why more writers and scientists are being urged to piece the puzzle together for the world and declare this the single most pressing issue of our time.
Twenty warmest years "all in the last 22," scientists say in a UN report, with weather extremes in 2018 including wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India.
"This is the climate crisis you haven't heard of," Nepal-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development says in a report prepared by 210 authors.
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