Opinion

Lake Chad Basin: One long climate catastrophe

Climate change is feeding poverty, instability, hunger and violence in the Lake Chad basin.

Alexander Carius

by Alexander Carius

Alexander Carius

United States

US says no change in plan to quit Paris climate deal

White House rejects reports saying the US had offered to review terms and re-engage in the 2015 accord.

US says no change in plan to quit Paris climate deal

Cuba

Foreign officials visit hurricane-hit Caribbean islands

British and French governments have sent rescue and relief efforts to the islands devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Foreign officials visit hurricane-hit Caribbean islands

Environment

Pope Francis slams 'stupid' climate change deniers

Pontiff calls on politicians to take scientists' advice as he raises alarm over global warming after major storms.

Inside Story

What's behind world's recent extreme weather events?

The past few weeks have seen catastrophic weather events around the world. Is climate change to blame?

United States

'Terrifying' Hurricane Harvey hits Texas

Trump signs disaster order as storm with winds of up to 215km per hour is feared worst to hit US mainland in 12 years.

Opinion

What we need to learn from Freetown's landslide tragedy

To avoid another deadly landslide in a coastal town, Africa needs to take collective action against climate change.

Richard Munang

by Richard Munang

Richard Munang

Environment

Indigenous radio shows confront climate change in Peru

Radio hosts use indigenous language radio broadcasts in Peruvian Amazon to raise awareness and rally isolated villages.

Using radio to confront climate change in Peru

Weather

Global warming: July continues the upward trend

Last month was only 0.05 degrees Celsius below the record set in 2016.

Global warming: July continues the upward trend

Environment

Heatwaves could kill 152,000 Europeans a year by 2100

Deaths due to extreme weather in Europe could increase 50-fold to reach 152,000 a year by the end of the century.

European heatwave deaths could skyrocket: climate study

Environment

US submits official withdrawal from Paris climate pact

US will still attend UN climate change meetings during the withdrawal process, expected to take at least three years.

US submits official withdrawal from Paris climate pact

Asia

Much of South Asia 'could be too hot to live' by 2100

New study reveals that climate change in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh can drive heat and humidity to new extremes.

Much of South Asia 'could be too hot to live' by 2100

Opinion

'Clean cars' will save us from climate change deniers

The world is turning to clean energy and so is the car industry, ignoring Trump and his climate change deniers.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Antarctica

Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

One of the biggest icebergs in history snaps off West Antarctic ice shelf after developing a crack over past few years.

Inside Story

Does the world still need US for leadership?

World leaders are left frustrated at the G20 Summit as Trump takes US out of the climate change agreement.