Temperatures likely to dip slightly next year as El Nino wanes but long term average remains on an upward curve, say UK experts
NEWS: US agencies NASA and NOAA independently confirm last year as the warmest on record, as El Nino heightens impact of human-caused climate change
NEWS: Next year “likely to be at least as warm, if not warmer” says UK weather agency, with temperatures predicted to be 0.84C above 1961-90 average
NEWS: A return to a ‘grand solar minimum’ not seen for centuries may cause some cooling but won’t outweigh greenhouse effect
NEWS: Record-breaking year is “clear evidence” of climate change but highlights poor government communication, says critic
Scientists say evidence supports theory that exceptionally wet and stormy winter is caused at least in part by climate change
Sea Ice Scientist Ann Keen says variations in ice coverage is ‘not unexpected’ but long term projections see thickness and area diminishing
Workshop concludes with unusual seasons pinned on newly discovered cycle in ocean temperatures, climate change and a number of other factors
Lord Hunt says while a political solution will be found, it will come too late to stay with the safe limit of warming
Slow response from organisation to media reports draws criticism for delay
UK’s meteorological service issues 2013 global temperature prediction with possibility of record breaking year.
COMMENT: UK chancellor has taken an axe to country’s green policies in lead up to UN’s climate summit. His March 2016 budget will be an early chance to see if COP21 has worked
NEWS: The White House’s first ever methane rules for the oil and gas industry would help US curb global warming
21 states now signed up to agreement to slow climate change by cutting damaging emissions
While negotiations in the main Conference Centre in Durban remain deadlocked, there is plenty of innovation on display in the main conference centre.
Envoys from US, EU, Russia and South Africa reject claims that one piece of research in June 2015 shaped flagship UN climate pact