IPCC and Global warming

After meeting in Stockholm the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest findings in a report likely to be one of the most carefully analysed documents on climate change this decade

Ornithology: climate threat to American birds

Climate Chestnut-Collared Longspur
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A study has concluded that climate change threatens half the species living in the US and Canada

Comment & Analysis

C6AEKP Dried riverbed of Zayandeh river with Khaju Bridge in background, Isfahan Iran. ©Alamy
Poor planning, populist policies and drought have contributed to a critical water shortage
In the first instalment of a series on the threat of water scarcity, Pilita Clark describes the cost to companies
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Our current path is likely to cause irreversible and costly damage
– Martin Wolf

Minister warns on climate deal penalties

Global pact unlikely to include financial sanctions

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere surge

Rise underlines inadequacy of emissions efforts

Britain boosts renewable power generation

Record 34% jump as national ‘carbon intensity’ is cut by 4.8%

Emerging economies beat G7 on climate

Countries are still not doing enough to limit warming

German business grapples with energy costs

Shift to clean energy generates costly surcharges for Mittelstand companies

Thames clean-up inspires Modi’s Ganges plans

London’s once filthy waterway may hold lessons for sacred river

Generic pictures of airplanes including the A380 and Boeing 747 queuing at Heathrow Airport to go with Colin Mathews, CEO of Heathrow Airport I/V.
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Environmental groups build runway case

Pollution concerns to play large role in decision

Climate change to slash south Asian GDP

Warning of 8.8% loss to economy if no action is taken

Chancellor backs down on carbon target cuts

Osborne had sought to water down greenhouse gas emissions limits

Australia abolishes carbon emissions tax

Abbott wins hard-fought political victory

Green bond growth of $40bn forecast

Market expected to expand by $100bn next year

Nestlé warns on water scarcity

Resource shortage ‘more urgent’ than global warming

Climate impact: why global warming is bad for your health

A study says heat-related deaths in Europe could reach 200,000 a year with a 3.5C temperature rise

Australia carbon tax repeal blocked

Clive Palmer and opposition combine to prevent moves to quash levy

NAO attacks cost of early green projects

Public spending watchdog criticises £16.6bn of subsidies

Australia plan to repeal carbon tax falters

Mining magnate to block government measures

Supreme Court backs US carbon curbs

Justices limit EPA on small company pollution permits

UN ‘concerned’ over Great Barrier Reef

Rampant development behind expressions of disquiet

US heavyweights back climate risk study

Effort to bridge political divide on global warming

Enel chief expects gas-renewables tie-in

Francesco Starace says the two technologies are complementary

US states study carbon trading schemes

New emissions targets drive cap and trade programmes

Climate a toxic topic for Republicans

The party’s supporters are dependent on the energy boom

Burden of EPA rules varies between states

‘Flexible approach’ vulnerable to legal challenges

China climate adviser urges emissions cap

Call for absolute limit comes a day after US reveals similar plan