Terrain spotting: Iain Cameron contemplates long lying snow at Aonach Beag

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Kiribati is home to a population of 100,000
Lord Lawson, founder of a controversial think-tank

Nigel Lawson's climate-change denial charity 'intimidated' environmental expert

Academic claims that the former chancellor's foundation complained to his employer
The dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, California cracks in the summer heat. The decade from 2001 to 2012 was the warmest on record in the United States

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Heat waves, wildfires, torrential rains – the Obama administration warns the people of the United States, particularly those on the right, that climate change is already here, and it’s almost too late to act

Canary Island first to be powered by just wind and water

Wind turbines and an extinct volcano help tiny Spanish island to pioneering energy feat.

Fish could be rendered more vulnerable to predators by ocean acidification caused by carbon emissions, a report has found

Climate change: Davey calls for new deal on emissions as UN warns of a catastrophe

The Government has called for a new ambitious deal on global emissions in wake of a landmark United Nations report that demands bold action to avert a climate change catastrophe.

Without further action, temperatures will increase from about four to five per cent compared with pre-industrial levels

Leaked climate change report: Scientific body warns of 'devastating rise of 4-5C if we carry on as we are'

The Independent on Sunday has seen a draft of the latest IPCC report, which says the world is not doing enough to combat problem. But, with sufficient political will, all is not lost

Smog cloaks the Canary Wharf district of London on Wednesday

Smog over Britain: Air pollution ‘will get worse’ as more drivers choose diesel powered cars

The fine particles created by the engines pose huge health risks, expert warns

Smog cloaks London in 2011

Saharan dust lands in England as 'very high' levels of air pollution warned this week

Experts are anticipating 'high' or 'very high' air pollution levels on Wednesday

Coral reefs, home to one third of marine species are threatened by ocean acidification and human activities

IPCC report paints bleak picture of war, famine and pestilence: ‘Climate change is happening and no one in the world is immune’

From food shortages to loss of species, the latest IPCC report paints a bleak picture for the planet

Climate change could wipe out wildlife and is ‘major risk’ to UK forests

Report says effects of tree dieback on food production and biodiversity worse than previously thought

Dr Lovelock is famed for his Gaia theory of the Earth as a self-regulating organism

Gaia visionary advocates city living to sit out the worst extremes of climate change

People should give up on the “English dream” of a house and garden in the countryside and retreat into mega-cities to sit out the worst extremes of climate change, environmental guru James Lovelock said yesterday.

Institutional investors are being urged to back renewable energy projects like wind farms

Britain one of the lowest producers of renewable energy in the EU

A report shows that the UK outperforms only Malta and Luxembourg

The former action star held stock in a fund that invests in logging companies

Arnold Schwarzenegger accused of profiting from deforestation

Campaigners say Mr Schwarzenegger held more than $1m worth of stock in firms that cause the climate change he wants to stop

Indonesian search and rescue workers survey high seas as part of the search mission

Missing Malaysia flight MH370: Search will be affected by climate change, say scientists

The turbulent currents and strong winds in the search area caused by manmade global warming, with only make the search more difficult.

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