Stunning Global Heat Wave Pushes Planet Into Uncharted Territory


Tom Randall

Humanity's experiment with planetary warming has reached a new level of extremes. Last month was the hottest February in 137 years of record keeping, according to data released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

UN: Weather and climate dominate 2015 disaster trends


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Hottest year on record linked to soaring levels of drought, heatwaves and rising seas, but better warning systems mean fewer deaths

Climate change means more fear, less fun for global middle class - UBS


Megan Rowling

BARCELONA, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The erosion of wealth among the world's middle class due to climate change is a threat to economic and social stability which could spur its 1 billion members to push for action on global warming, Swiss bank UBS Group AG said.

A natural gas leak with seemingly no end


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A giant stream of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is blowing hundreds of feet into the air in Los Angeles County for the seventh week.

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

01-20-2016 - by Brian Kahn

The West continues to be a fiery inferno as August fades into September. Wildfires have exploded across the region this month. There have been 117 large wildfires to date including 70 large fires that are still burning.

The Path to Carbon Pricing


Christine Lagarde, Jim Yong Kim

WASHINGTON, DC – In just six weeks, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate-change agreement. To date, 150 countries have submitted plans detailing how they will move their economies along a more resilient low-carbon trajectory.

Climate action plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion


Megan Rowling

PARIS, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's 48 poorest countries will need to find around a trillion dollars between 2020 and 2030 to achieve their plans to tackle climate change - and those plans should be a priority for international funding, researchers said.

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