Global Warming

Global Warming

World's oceans set new surface temperature record

The world's oceans set a temperature record in the past week, with their surface hitting 20.96 degrees Celsius (69.7 Fahrenheit)

How temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius impacts billions

About 2 billion people will live in hazardous heat conditions by the end of the century if climate policies continue on their current trajectory, according to new research published in the Nature Sustainability journal

Antarctica sea ice melts to a record low

The National Snow and Ice Data Center in the United States said Antarctica's sea ice fell to 1.91 million square kilometres this week, the lowest extent since records began in 1979

What's the link between global heating and extreme weather?

Heavy snowfall und subzero temperatures have wreaked havoc on the United States this holiday season. Deutsche Welle takes a closer look at how this and other types of extreme weather link back to climate change.

Earth is losing ice faster today than in the mid-1990s, study suggests

Earth’s ice is melting faster today than in the mid-1990s, new research suggests, as climate change nudges global temperatures ever higher.

G7 leaders vow 'concrete measures' over Amazon fires

G7 leaders gathering in France this weekend plan to hammer out "concrete measures" in response to the wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest, putting them on a collision course with Brazil's rightwing leader.

2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5yrs could break records

While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking.

Power outages hit Sydney suburbs as temperatures soar

Power outages hit around 45,000 homes across Sydney's upmarket eastern suburbs as a forecast 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) heatwave hit the harbourside city, with media reports of people being trapped in lifts and one hospital losing power.

Oceans heat up at faster rate: study

The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated, setting a new temperature record in 2018 in a trend that is damaging marine life, scientists said on Thursday.

Arctic posts 2nd warmest year on record in 2018

The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth’s weather patterns, according to a report released on Tuesday by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

Global warming will make insects hungrier, eating up key crops: study

Researchers find a new way that global warming is bad for the planet: more hungry bugs.

2 sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water

A SpaceX rocket blasts off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth.

2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN

2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino phenomena, the UN's World Meteorological Organization says.

Bangladesh weather to turn deadly by century: Study

Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity to new extremes, according to a new study.

Global sea level rise accelerates since 1990: Study

The rise in global sea levels has accelerated since the 1990s amid rising temperatures, with a thaw of Greenland's ice sheet pouring ever more water into the oceans, scientists say.

IPU meeting will be carbon neutral

Some 700 parliamentarians from around the globe are flying into Dhaka to participate in the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting and that would mean a lot of carbon footprint. But organisers have vowed to make annual assembly a carbon neutral one.

PM urges int’l community for greater focus on food security

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges the global community to put greater focus on agriculture and food security to minimise the risk of lives and livelihoods of farmers, fishers, artisans and women.

Plants closed, cars stopped as China faces smog 'red alert'

Engulfed in choking smog, some northern Chinese cities limit the number of cars on roads and temporarily shut down factories to cut down pollution during a national "red alert."