In pictures: The most iconic volcanic eruptions of 2021

Volcanologist Prof Bill McGuire takes a closer look at some of the iconic eruptions that took place in 2021.

There's a simple answer to climate change. But will capitalism allow it?

In discussions of climate emergency, degrowth has always been the elephant in the room; acknowledged from time to time, but rarely spoken about. But it may be the only solution

"Hottest September on record": Why lockdown hasn't curbed global warming

This is the 44th September in a row—and the 429th month in a row—that global temperatures have topped the 20th century average

Britain has seen a rise in weird weather—and it's only just the beginning

Floods, storms and heatwaves have swept the nation. But take my word for it—we haven't seen anything yet

The earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice. Here's what that means for our future

A sea level rise of two metres would render the current Thames Flood Barrier obsolete and would require consideration of alternative ways to protect the capital

Australian wildfires: is there anything that can be done to stop the world burning?

Devastating wildfires have spread across eight and a half million hectares of land in Australia. How can we stop it from happening again?

Why one in every 10 people worldwide should worry about the flooding in Venice

Around 10 per cent of the world's population live in coastal zones at risk from rising sea levels. So what can be done?

How to stop an earthquake

When tectonic plates collide or rub against each other, earthquakes send shockwaves through the ground, damaging anything standing in their way – so what can be done to halt them in their tracks?

How to stop a volcano

Yellowstone Park holds an explosive secret beneath the idyllic mountains, forests and rivers that make this US National Park – can we stop a volcanic eruption that would destroy our civilisation?

How to stop a hurricane

Hurricane season comes every year, and with it damage, devastation and lives destroyed - is there some way we could stop it and harness the energy at the same time?

How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet