Climate Change
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Climate change is the result of long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. While some of these shifts may occur naturally, human activities have been the primary driver of climate change since the 1800s. The burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and gas, releases heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, exacerbating the problem.

The Atlantic is at risk of circulation collapse – it would mean even greater climate chaos across Europe

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New research warns that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, a system of currents that significantly influence European weather, could collapse within years. This could lead to greater climate chaos across Europe and beyond.

Rising methane could be a sign that Earth’s climate is part-way through a ‘termination-level transition’

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The last time methane in the air rose so fast, Greenland warmed by 10°C within decades. Methane levels in the atmosphere are now rising fast, similar to past climate changes. This could lead to a ‘termination-level transition’ and make it harder to limit global warming.

How climate change might trigger more earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

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Climate change is causing increasingly severe weather – but it is not just hazards at the Earth’s surface we should be concerned about.

The oil industry has succumbed to a dangerous new climate denialism

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Oil producers behave as if heatwaves, forest fires, and rising sea levels were happening on another planet.

Britain’s next election could be a climate change culture war

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An argument over London’s ultra-low emissions zone threatens to engulf UK politics and the next general election.

Rishi Sunak’s green backtracking contrasts strongly with previous prime ministers’ efforts

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Past prime ministers could afford to talk big on climate change – but now the impact of the environmental crisis is manifestly real, Rishi Sunak can’t afford to appease those who oppose green policies.

We asked the British public what they really think about net zero – here’s what we found

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Research found people were not confident about the government’s leadership in meeting net zero.
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