CLIMATE

Europe-wide rules significantly lowered air pollutant emissions over a 40-year time period, saving tens of thousands of lives in the process
The recent gas well blowout in California has been confirmed as the largest methane leak in US history, equivalent to the effect of annual greenhouse gas emissions from over half a million cars
Record temperatures are having an unpalatable effect on France’s wine growing regions. Hazel Southam reports on how one much-loved variety in particular is under threat of extinction
Rice production, a major source of anthropological methane emissions, could be transformed by a revolutionary new genetic strand
Developed countries are exporting unfair proportions of greenhouse gases to vulnerable, less-developed countries

Has El Niño peaked?

The dramatic weather phenomenon El Niño has been growing in strength for months, but new data suggests the worst may be over

The Trump card

In the first of a series of columns covering the world of climate change, Marco Magrini looks at the new Paris Agreement’s survival chances

Regime change

New evidence shows that a climate ‘regime shift’ took place in the 1980s, the largest such surge forward of global warming in 1,000 years

Halfway point

2015 marked the first time that global temperatures climbed higher than 1°C above ‘pre-industrial levels’
What role did the following key factors have at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris?
As sea level rise affects coastline communities around the globe, what hope for the future of the UK’s own Isles of Scilly? Hazel Southam talks to the people on the frontline
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris

Growing pains

Vegetation in semi-arid regions is expected to become more prosperous thanks to escalating carbon dioxide concentrations
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris

The Third Way

Combating climate change requires humanity to consider various available options – could so-called ‘third way’ technologies potentially make the difference?
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris
Behind COP21’s dramatic headlines and promises of an end to ‘business-as-usual’, there are substantial changes being asked of global industries in order to strike a deal. Mark Rowe examines the sectors most under pressure to change their practices

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