The cruise ship Crystal Serenity, which conservationists say likely has a carbon footprint around triple that of a Boeing 747

Luxury cruise line accused of offering ‘environmental disaster tourism’ with high-carbon footprint Arctic voyage

Cruise passengers will pay upwards of £12,000 to see polar bears and humpback whales in their natural habitat – before it disappears

Owen Paterson is to deliver the annual lecture to the Global Warming Policy Foundation

Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson to deliver keynote speech at climate-sceptic organisation's lecture

Spending on climate change work was slashed during Mr Paterson’s time running the Environment Department

Tony Abbott’s government has scrapped carbon pricing

Australia scraps carbon tax: Tony Abbott makes his country a ‘global pariah’ after legislation is passed by Senate

The irony is that the policy was working, with a study linking it to a 0.8 per cent drop in emissions in 2013

Under the current rate of progress, the UK will only reduce its carbon emissions by 21- 23 per cent between 2013 and 2025

Climate Change Committee blames Government over slow rate of progress in reducing UK carbon emissions

The report pointed out that just 170,000 cavity walls were insulated in 2013, down from more than 600,000 in 2012

California is experiencing one of its worst droughts since records began. Here, a small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir in San Jose, California.

Nestlé calls world’s water scarcity ‘more urgent’ than climate change – as it sells bottled water from drought-ridden California

Nestlé reportedly drawing water from area in California suffering in the drought, to bottle it and sell off

The plight of California’s farmers is evident from this sign put up near an almond farm in Turlock, about 180km east of San Francisco

California drought: America’s golden state runs dry - and its farmers are struggling to survive

The state’s $45bn farming industry produces almost half the fruit and veg grown in the US, and plummeting yields mean consumers are beginning to feel the effects

All of the 45 known emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica will be affected by melting sea ice

Half of emperor penguins could be 'wiped out by end of the century' due to melting sea ice

Two-thirds of Antarctica's known colonies of the penguins are likely to see their populations decline by more than half, a new report warns

The report concluded that to communicate much more “powerfully” with the public, scientists need to personalise their story, drawing on emotions and expressing their opinions

Improved communication between experts and the public key in winning battle to curb climate change, claims expert

Professor Chris Rapley believes scientists should rely less on scientific fact and more on narrative techniques to make their points

Britain experienced its third warmest spring

Climate change: Global temperatures in May hit an all-time record high

Latest data exposes the myth that global warming has 'stopped'

A bulldozer operates atop a coal mound at the CCI Energy Slones Branch Terminal in Shelbiana, Kentucky

Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’

Lord Stern says current models do not adequately reflect the science and the impact on global economies  

Barack Obama has compared action to cut carbon emissions to the space race

Obama challenges global warming sceptics

US President Barack Obama has criticised climate change deniers in Congress while challenging young people to change the “status quo” on global warming, during an address on Saturday to the graduating class of the University of California, Irvine.

Apocalypse now? a scene from the film of Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road'

Why the cultural response to global warming makes for a heated debate

The Met Office thinks that we need to communicate climate change in a more creative way. But can writers and artists inspire action, asks Dr Sam Solnick
What will warmer winters do to Wordsworth’s golden daffodils?

Unleash metrics on the climate change sceptics! Met Office chief wants scientists to turn to poetry to promote research

William Wordsworth found inspiration for his poetry in his environment, not least the “golden daffodils” he saw “beside the lake”.

The sheer number of water butts spread across the UK creates a network of easily accessible prime mosquito larvae habitat

Britain faces malaria risk as climate change sees mosquitoes thriving in garden water butts

Britain faces an increased threat from “tropical” diseases like malaria and West Nile virus – because of the increasing popularity of garden water butts.

Water surrounds flooded propeties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels near Bridgwater

Tories’ scepticism about climate change melts after winter floods – in their constituencies

John Gummer tells Tom Bawden a thawing in attitudes is down to recent bad weather and a tide of scientific evidence

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