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.
Scientists say oceans absorb most of the world’s growing climate-changing emissions rising due to human activities, helping fuel more intense hurricanes and other extreme weathers.
IPCC says limiting global warming to 1.5 Celsius above pre-industrial levels could reduce the number of people exposed to climate risks and poverty by up to several hundred million by 2050. But can poorer nations afford it?
A meeting of 195-nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in South Korea is vetting a major report that traces pathways for cutting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The bombshell 20-page report is due to be released on October 8.
Ice covers almost all of Antarctica. In some places, it's four kilometres thick. But that's changing as temperatures climb, and it could have drastic consequences for the planet as a whole.
While the lights-off event is a symbolic gesture, Earth Hour has led successful campaigns over the past decade to ban plastics in the Galapagos Islands and plant 17 million trees in Kazakhstan.
Even as Europe descends into a deep freeze, the Arctic region is seeing record high temperatures, with the North Pole recently 30 degrees Celsius above normal for this time of year.
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