Climate

Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’ over climate crisis, warns UN chief | António Guterres tells governments ‘half of humanity is in danger zone’, as countries battle extreme heat

António Guterres tells governments ‘half of humanity is in danger zone’, as countries battle extreme heat Wildfires and heatwaves wreaking havoc across swathes of the globe show humanity facing “collective suicide”, the UN secretary general has warned, as governments around the world scramble to protect people from the impacts of extreme heat. António Guterres told ministers

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Deadly wildfires spread in Portugal, France and Spain as heatwave grips Europe

EU officials warn climate change is driving the devastating blazes Thousands of firefighters are battling deadly fires that have swept across Europe this week as a heatwave grips the continent. A ferocious blaze has ripped through the pine forests in the Bordeaux region of France for five days straight, while wildfires in Portugal have killed one person. The pilot of a firefighting plane died on

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The U.K. gets ready for travel disruptions as temperatures may hit 104 F

LONDON — The British government held an emergency response meeting Saturday to plan for record high temperatures next week after weather authorities issued their first-ever “red” warning for extreme heat. The alert covers large parts of England on Monday and Tuesday, when temperatures may reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for the first time, posing

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