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Need to talk to a climate denier? Here’s how

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Discussing climate change is a challenge. Columbia University and ecoAmerica offer 10 tips for effectively getting your point across

19 Dec 2014

Extreme heat waves projected to 'occur once every other year', warns Met Office

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New study reveals chances of a heat wave as extreme as 2003 has already shortened from 1-in-1,000 years to 1-in-100 years

09 Dec 2014

UN: Poor countries face annual $500bn climate change bill

Oil

New study finds cost of adapting to climate change likely to be two to three times higher than previous estimates as risks increase

05 Dec 2014

Farage deserves to be called out for his self-confessed climate change ignorance

There are many reasons why mainstream parties should take a stronger line challenging the UKIP leader's policies, his reckless approach to climate change is one of them

05 Dec 2014

2014 could be hottest year on record, says Met Office

Both UK and global average temperatures expected to reach record levels this year, after January and October were hottest ever worldwide

03 Dec 2014

Autumn Statement: Campaigners warn £2.3bn flooding pledge will fail to protect UK from climate change

Campaigners say £2.3bn flood protection budget for next six years will create funding gap of at least £500m

01 Dec 2014

Financial markets need major overhaul to tackle climate risks, warns Royal Society

Major new study calls for businesses and public sector to report exposure to extreme weather events such as typhoons and superstorms

27 Nov 2014

DECC kicks off #BackClimateAction 'tweetathon'

Microsoft, Unilever, Marks & Spencer, and Nestle amongst the leading businesses taking part in day of Twitter engagement

25 Nov 2014

Canada bolsters Green Climate Fund as Europe emerges as biggest per capita backer

Harper government confirms $300m pledge to GCF, despite previous criticism of UN climate negotiations

24 Nov 2014

Rich countries pledge $9.3bn to help poorer nations cope with climate change

Green Climate Fund pledging conference in Berlin falls just short of $10bn target

20 Nov 2014

UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries

Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against 'little Englander' approach as donation to UN's Green Climate Fund announced

20 Nov 2014

President Obama prepares fresh wave of domestic climate action

Vice President Biden to meet with governors, mayors, and tribal leaders to discuss building more climate resilient communities

18 Nov 2014

Mondelēz International brews up sustainable coffee ambition

Coffee Made Happy programme aims to help secure a sustainable future for one million coffee farmers

17 Nov 2014

2071: Uplifting, depressing, soporific, and enthralling

The latest evening of climate change theatre from the Royal Court has divided critics, but James Murray is left impressed by a powerful exploration of the climate crisis

13 Nov 2014

Can theatre convert the climate sceptics?

Hubbub's Trewin Restorick asks if 2071's dispassionate analysis of the latest climate science will win over those opposed to environmental action

11 Nov 2014

Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change

Joel Makower talks to Paul Hawken about his bold proposals for reducing, not just stabilising, atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases

07 Nov 2014

IPCC chief: 'We need to tell the truth and if that truth is blunt, so be it'

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, explains why its latest report is essential reading for businesses

03 Nov 2014

Scientists warn time is running out to tackle climate change

Final AR5 IPCC report urges governments and businesses to work together to prevent temperatures rising beyond two degrees

02 Nov 2014

Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

Maplecroft warns rapid economic growth in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria is under threat from climate change impacts on agriculture

29 Oct 2014

Met Office £97m climate supercomputer 'to save £2bn'

Ministers say investment will make UK a world leader in climate science and enable better protection from extreme weather

28 Oct 2014

Insurers tell Osborne £500m extra needed for flood defences

Companies and NGOs write to Chancellor George Osborne warning millions of homes could be left at risk without greater investment

21 Oct 2014

New York Climate Summit: Stress Testing more than just the announcements

As the dust settles on last month's events in New York there's a lot of talk of tipping points for the climate and sustainability agenda - Have we crossed one for financial reporting, asks PwC's Malcolm Preston

15 Oct 2014

Pentagon: Climate change is threat to US security

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel unveils latest climate change adaptation roadmap, as European studies reveal more governments are focusing on boosting climate resilience

14 Oct 2014

Paterson slammed over Climate Change Act 'outburst'

Former cabinet colleague warns ripping up the Climate Change Act would be 'one of the most stupid economic decisions imaginable'

13 Oct 2014

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