Three outcomes could follow if climate change stokes mayhem, conflict and violence. It might be helpful to think about the strains to come.
As greenhouse gas consumers, young forests use carbon more industriously in the temperate and cool zones than older forests.
As turbines grow in size and costs tumble, offshore wind turbines, both floating and fixed to the seabed, have vast potential.
As spring advances, so does the rain to warm the permafrost. It means more methane can get into the atmosphere to accelerate global warming.
Honouring the Paris climate pledge would provide a fair catch for the world’s fishing fleets. Warm up the oceans, though, and everyone loses.
Different computer simulations deliver variant and uncertain futures. One research team has studied millions. And in most cases the outlook remains ominous.
Climate change presents a dilemma. Inaction means ultimate catastrophe. But before then an ill-considered climate strategy could harm the poorest even more.
If you like chocolate you’ll love this: the same tree that provides your indulgent treat is helping to slow climate change, thanks to cocoa fuel.
Rapid warning means rapid change in the north. That’s bad news for the hardy Arctic shorebirds and delicate plants that once found safety there.
Support is growing for a plan to tackle climate change, our economic crisis and deepening social divisions together − the Green New Deal.
Several countries are ensuring their rivers can gain legal protection, a move akin to treating them as people, which could help nature more widely.
Human efforts are producing a greener Earth. But the news is not all good, because some of the greening comes from fertiliser pollution.
Recent melting of Greenland’s icecap has been more intense than ever. And all the signs are that it could get worse.
Climate change is speeding up, and among its malign impacts is a setback for efforts to feed the world: hunger is growing again.
Half a degree of warming doesn’t sound like much. But there is fresh evidence that it could make a huge difference to rainfall and drought.
Researchers are clear: the healthy diet for a healthy planet is more vegetables, less meat. What matters is the food that’s served, and the way it’s produced too.