Declaring we now live in the ‘Anthropocene’ would reflect the impact of artificial changes to the Earth's climate, chemistry, lifeforms and even the rocks of the future
However the current rate of sea level rise is expected to cause serious problems for major coastal cities over the next century – and Pacific islands are already disappearing beneath the waves
Last known case of the deadly disease was in Somalia in 1977, but Russian scientists investigating an anthrax outbreak have found the virus's DNA in corpses once entombed in the frozen ground
The site will consist of 300 turbines and generate enough electricity to power 1.8 million homes
Being too close to the sun caused its oceans to evaporate, leading to a build-up of carbon dioxide that produced runaway global warming and today's temperatures of more than 460C
Greenhouse gas emissions account for 60 per cent of humanity’s ecological footprint
Ratifiying landmark agreement would 'send a much-needed signal that the Government is serious about climate change following Brexit,' WWF says
Funding for some combined heat and power schemes is cut with just three weeks' notice, causing outrage among the renewable energy industry and farmers
The heatwaves, droughts and other natural disasters expected to increase because of global warming are helping to push countries into armed conflict, particularly those already split along ethnic lines
Methane gas is twice as potent as carbon dioxide in warming the Earth's atmosphere
'Products such as quinoa tend to be more profitable than more traditional forms of agriculture'
Average global temperature in first six months of the year was 1.3 degrees Celsius higher than 19th century – just 0.2 degrees below target set by world leaders to limit global warming
The UK's supply of food could be put at risk as droughts and storms devastate farmland in the UK and abroad, report warns
The trend was predicted by climate models and is likely to continue – unless there are major volcanic eruptions
The Indo-Pacific Warm Pool, where the water averages more than 28 degrees Celsius, has increased in size by about a third in 60 years
'There isn’t a wall at the equator separating the two hemispheres, and air is free to flow from one side to the other'