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.
British charity Christian Aid says the disasters displaced millions and caused widespread deaths - seven of them caused damage of more than $10 billion.
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.
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.
The polar bears have been forced to the edge of northeastern village Ryrkaipy as unusually warm temperatures prevented coastal ice from forming, preventing them from their usual grounds.
The World Meteorological Organization said global temperatures so far this year were 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average between 1850-1900, making 2019 one of the top three warmest years ever recorded.
The UN Climate Change Conference COP25 aims to put the finishing touches to the rules governing the 2015 Paris accord.
The appeal by Inger Andersen, who heads the UN Environment Programme, and others came days before governments gather in Madrid for an annual climate change meeting.
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