UN: ‘Last 8 years the hottest ever’

Sea level rises have also doubled in the last 30 years, a report has found

Paris target of 1.5°C now ‘unachievable’, says professor

But it’s “not sacred”, he claims

Oceans have stored 91% of energy caused by climate change in last 50 years

Last year sea levels and ocean temperatures hit new records, scientists reveal

Days after banning petrol cars, Californians urged not to charge EVs

This is after the state is expected to experience temperatures peaking 37°C

UN: ‘We can stop floods and wildfires from becoming disasters’

Early prevention is key, researchers stress

New reservoirs on the cards to fight UK drought

Anglian Water is looking to build them in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire

‘Tree landscape the size of Portugal taken by wildfire last year’

Russia witnessed more than half of this loss

Parts of UK move into ‘drought status’

This is following the incessant hot temperatures the country has experienced this summer

People queuing to get bottled water as taps run dry in Surrey

Thames Water has received fierce criticism over the failure of its welfare services during the heatwave

Environment Agency pushing to keep rivers flowing in heatwave

This is following one of the driest spells witnessed in some parts of the UK since 1976