General Election 2015: Academics call on parties to set out plans to evacuate cities and move to a fossil fuel-free economy

They slammed politicians for ignoring climate change during election campaigning

Lord Cavendish, a former energy minister, claims to have built Britain’s first wind farm

Tory wind farm pioneer Lord Cavendish revealed to be anti-global warming donor

It has been confirmed that he is a donor to Lord Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation

Smog blanketed much of central and southern England on Friday, including the City of London

Supreme Court to rule on illegal pollution levels

The Government's four-year fight against EU clean-air rules will be decided this week

Losing volume: the Athabasca Glacier last year in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada

Many of the vast glaciers in western Canada could almost disappear by end of the century

Scientists estimated that up to 70 per cent of the volume of the glaciers in the wetter coastal regions of western Canada will have gone by 2100

An aerial photograph shows the clearing of trees on a peatland forest on Indonesia's Borneo island

The dramatic growth in plant cover will not offset the damage made from deforestation

The extra carbon being stored by this additional vegetation only represents seven per cent of the 60 billion tonnes of carbon that has been emitted into the atmosphere

A Tibetan monk surveys the wet Re’er grassland at Meiduo Lake, China. Grassland such as this is helping to balance out the demise of the rainforests

The climate change paradox: Rainforests are being felled... but the world is getting greener

The net increase in vegetation is so substantial that the world’s trees and other plants store 4 billion tonnes more carbon today than they did in 2003

Jochen Zeitz at Segera, his 50,000-acre ranch, which now houses three endangered species

Jochen Zeitz: The businessman who uses his millions to change opinions on climate change

'The more business speaks out, the easier it will be for politicians to set the agenda'

Energy minister Matthew Hancock was was forced to deny reports that he took the chartered flight with just two Foreign Office diplomats

Energy minister chartered his own private aircraft from London to Aberdeen, despite numerous scheduled services

He took the flight after a meeting in which the UK and Mexico affirmed to a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions

Earth Hour 2015 in pictures: Cities and landmarks around the world go dark to raise awareness of climate change

The world came together to rally against climate change

Earth Hour: The world turns off the lights in call for climate change action

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said this year is extra special because of December's UN climate change conference in Paris

Asian tiger mosquitoes can transmit tropical diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya

Mosquitoes could bring deadly tropical diseases to the UK as climate change kicks in

Conditions are already warm enough for disease-carrying mosquitos to survive in the UK and they have already reached 25 European countries

The Great Barrier Reef has lost about 50 per cent of its coral in the past 30 years

Great Barrier Reef: Australian PM Tony Abbott makes saving the World Heritage site his top priority

The 35-year plan envisages spending more than £1bn over the next decade

June 9, 2012: Robby Mandel, 16, makes his way through a parking lot in the Warrington area of Pensacola, Florida, . A storm moving across the U.S. Gulf Coast battered parts of Alabama and Florida with up to 18 inches (46 cm) of rain on Saturday with authorities in Pensacola, Florida, declaring a state of emergency and sending out boats to rescue residents of flooded homes.

Officials 'banned' from using 'climate change' and 'global warming' in flood-prone Florida

The ban was reportedly implemented even though Florida has some of the worst floods in the US

Demonstrators marching through central London on Saturday

Climate change must stay on political agenda, say protesters

Thousands march in central London on the 'most important issue of our times'

The Lib Dems are proud of their record in setting up new onshore wind projects

Coalition can live up to its claim to be the 'greenest government ever' says Lib Dem Energy Secretary

Ed Davey promises a bold election manifesto to counteract the Greens' surge

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Tom Drury: The quiet American

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