A city settlement at the Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan

Revealed: How climate change ended world’s first great civilisations

'Megacities' of the Indus Valley region of Pakistan and north-west India declined and never recovered because of a dramatic increase in drought conditions, according to new research

Damage costs caused by devastating floods are expected to rise five-fold in Europe by 2050, say scientists

Frequency of severe flooding across Europe 'to double by 2050'

Floods and climate chance will be responsible for 30 per cent of losses by the same time, a study has found

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore tells US Senate there is "no proof" humans cause climate change

Moore claims Greenpeace has taken a "sharp turn to the political left" and lost interest in science

A boat is seen seen among the icebergs that broke off from the Jakobshavn Glacier in Ilulissat, Greenland

Now the two most famous scientific institutions in Britain and the US agree: 'Climate change is more certain than ever'

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time and the indisputable warming of the world over the past century is largely the result of human activities, according to the two most august science bodies in Britain and the United States.

Scientists said volcanoes had not been taken into account when experts predicted global warming after 1998 - perhaps explaining the apparent 'pause' in climate change

Volcanic eruptions ‘contributed to global warming pause’, scientists claim

Research could explain why rate of climate change appeared to slow down after 1998 – but experts say volcanoes only offer ‘temporary respite’ from rising temperatures

Britain has some of the highest levels of air pollution from nitrogen
dioxide in Europe, caused mostly by diesel vehicles

UK faces £300m fine over failure to meet air pollution targets by 2010

European Commission to take legal action against Britain over high levels of dangerous gas

Kerry tells Indonesia: climate change is a 'weapon of mass destruction'

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Indonesians that man-made climate change could threaten their way of life, deriding those who doubted the existence of “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction”.

California opens world's largest solar power farm - as evidence emerges that it leaves birds who fly over 'scorched'

State officials decide benefit of green energy for 140,000 homes outweighs 'significant impacts on environment'

Winds are blowing warmer surface water from the Pacific Ocean, sending it down into the depths below

Cooler Pacific Ocean is causing global warming 'pause'

Scientists warn that the cooling capacity of the Pacific Ocean is not expected to continue much beyond 2020, when global surface temperatures are expected to start rising again rapidly

The parched flatlands near Cloncurry in Queensland

Cloncurry: A town in the Queensland outback that is so dry it may run out of people

After two rainless years, an Australian mayor sees moving everyone out as a final possibility

Rising temperatures and an increasing elderly population will mean that more people die

Deaths caused by heat will rise to average of 7,000 a year in 2050

However milder winters will mean fewer cold-related deaths

Climate change 'killing baby penguins' in Argentina, scientists say

New studies show what experts say is the direct consequence of global warming on Magellanic penguins in South America

Guy Shrubsole: 'By cutting Defra's work to protect the UK from climate change, Owen Paterson has shown that he's unfit for office'

Exclusive: Climate scepticism blamed as Owen Paterson slashes spending on global warming

Environment Secretary faces criticism as he cuts the budget for domestic initiatives by 41 per cent

Rainforests aren't faring too well with the rising temperatures

Climate change: Rainforest absorption of CO2 becoming erratic

For each 1C rise in temperature, tropical regions now release about 2 billion extra tonnes of carbon-containing gases

There may be more catastrophic effects on different parts of the world, such as wildfires in Australia, if scientists are correct

Extreme El Niño events could double over next 100 years, climate experts warn

During an extreme event, countries in the western Pacific experienced devastating droughts and wild fires

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