UN researchers are set to publish their strongest statement yet on the science of climate change. The report will likely detail significant changes to the world’s oceans, ice caps and land in the coming decades. Due out on Monday, the report has been compiled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It will be their first global assessment on the science of global heating since 2013. It is expected the forthcoming Summary for Policymakers will be a key document for global leaders when they meet in November.
BBC 7th Aug 2021 read more »
Last month was the worst July for wildfires across the world in at least 18 years, scientists have said. Parts of Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Siberia caught on fire as a result of extremely hot and dry weather. The fires in July released 343 megatonnes of carbon dioxide.
Independent 6th Aug 2021 read more »
Will the Gulf Stream collapse? Why failing ocean currents could lead to catastrophic climate change.
iNews 6th Aug 2021 read more »
The world is on course to breach a threshold of global warming within a decade, the most comprehensive assessment of climate change science will conclude next week. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is expected to say that global warming could reach the 1.5C threshold by the early 2030s, a decade earlier than anticipated three years ago. The forecast, which has been signed off by governments including the UK, is due to be published on Monday and will form the backdrop to the negotiations in the run-up to the Cop26 conference in Glasgow in November.
Times 7th Aug 2021 read more »