Climate change is generating an "unholy brew" of extreme weather events that threaten global security, the UN chief said Wednesday as the Security Council recognised the issue's potential effect on world peace.

But the 15-member council apparently failed to agree on whether climate change itself was a direct threat to international peace and security, even after a rebuke by the United States wh

The answer is probably no if you live in Abilene, Tex., where temperatures have been at or above 100 degrees for 40 days this summer. It

On the basis of a climate modelling study, Lal et al. predicted that during the winter months there will be 5–25% less rainfall and in the summer season the monsoon rainfall will be not only 10–15% more than the normal, but also quite variable and specially irregular in Central India.

National Action Plan on Climate Change emphasizes the overriding priority of maintaining high economic growth rates to raise living standards of the people and aligns the measures that promote the development objectives while also yielding co-benefits for addressing climate change effectively.

Like many countries, the UK is currently undertaking a major exercise to understand the level of risk posed by climate change, to inform the policies and measures that will need to be adopted over this century.

Too close for comfort: fires burn in the hills above the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a nuclear site in New Mexico

Firefighters on Tuesday battled a wildfire that threatened a government nuclear facility in New Mexico, raising fears about the safety of radioactive materials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

On Monday, a spot fire at the laboratory was quickly contained and officials

The United States experienced some of the most extreme weather events in its history this spring, including deadly outbreaks of tornadoes, near-record flooding, drought and wildfires.

Damages from these disasters have already passed $32 billion, and the hurricane season, which is just beginning, is projected to be above average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Extra-toasty summers are going to be a mainstay if greenhouse gas levels continue to rise and tropical regions may see an irreversible bump in temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years, a new study has warned.

In the study to be published in the journal Climate Change, researchers at the Stanford University claimed that many tropical regions in Africa, Asia and South America could see

The primary goal of the annual State of the Climate collection of articles is to document the weather and climate events of the most recent calendar year and put them into accurate historical perspective, with a particular focus on unusual or anomalous events.  This report states that year 2010 was notable for its globally-averaged warmth and for the far-reaching impacts related to signifi

A primer on extreme weather, the paper explains that the recent surplus of extreme weather events is part of a longer trend of rising extremes that reveals a pattern of increasing risk as the planet warms.