2014 was the warmest year on record for central England

Exceptionally warm annual temperatures have become 13 times more likely in England

Global warming to increase likelihood of 'very warm years' in England, scientists say

The rate of mass extinction will speed up for every 1C extra rise in global average temperatures

Climate change 'could make one in six species extinct by end of the century'

Plants and animals of South America, Australia and New Zealand are at risk

The Arctic sea ice helps prevent permafrost from melting – and the gases beneath it from being released

Artificially manipulating Arctic climate by 'whitening' surface of ocean to reflect sunlight back into space will fail, say scientists

Some have suggested that this radical approach should be considered in a global emergency if the summer sea ice of the Arctic disappears completely

Pope Francis greets UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday

British climate change sceptics who travelled to the Vatican interrupted by 'papal heavies' half-way through making their point

They are attending the summit in Rome with scientists from the Heartland Institute, a think-tank backed by the US philanthropist Charles Koch

Scientists predict that if global average temperature increases by 2C then the proportion of extremes in heat attributed to climate change will increase from 75 per cent to 96 per cent

Three-quarters of extremely hot days influenced by man-made global warming, scientists say

'The risk of heat-related premature deaths has already increased and it will very likely starkly increase further in the future'

Green Party's Brighton & Hove MP Caroline Lucas, and leader Natalie Bennett

General Election 2015: Green Party accused of ignoring climate change during campaign

Critics say Natalie Bennett isn’t using her position to lead the debate

The sun balances next to St Albans Church in Earsdon, North Tyneside. Temperatures in Briatin this week equalled the Mediterranean island of Ibiza

Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris

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Young Indian girls pose with their painted faces during a 'Save Earth' awareness programme on the eve of World Earth Day at a school in Patiala on April 21, 2015.

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The Green Party is the only mainstream party that wish to scrap fracking altogether

General Election 2015: Where the parties stand on the key environmental issues

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Energy companies' fuel reserves contain five times the amount of carbon dioxide that can be safely burned, report says

The top 200 private coal, oil and gas firms currently own fuel reserves containing 555 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide

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

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