Africa must find ways of dealing with extreme heatwaves or suffer a range of health problems, including fatalities.
We all love a shady courtyard, but it's tough to know just how effective trees are at beating the heat.
2014 saw heatwaves of all kinds and other wild weather. Research can now explain that climate change made these events much more likely.
This has been Australia's hottest October on record. And the record-breaking temperatures are at least six times more likely thanks to human-induced global warming.
We can live comfortably and sustainably in hot places – but we'll have to ditch the glassy skyscrapers.
Temperatures are set to rocket throughout the 21st century, but design lessons from history could help the gulf states stay cool.
The link between El Niño and heatwaves is complicated. But what we can say is that this summer's strong El Niño conditions are likely to bring more heatwaves to much of Australia's north and east.
Melbourne, Canberra and much of southern Australia have shivered through a cold winter. But on a longer view, record cold snaps are disappearing, while Australian heat records continue to be broken.
What we think we know, don't know and things that might surprise us about climate change and the environment.
Shifting air currents high up in the skies can have a big impact down on the ground.
Parts of the UK are sizzling thanks to Iberian air.
Tackling climate change is the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century, a team of 60 international experts today declared in a special report for the medical journal The Lancet.
Hardy new grains are being developed that can cope with extreme bursts of heat.
Regular statistics isn't much good at predicting the improbable.
The latest heatwaves in India have claimed at least 1,100 lives.
Most people are acutely aware of the toll the heat can take on human life. So it may come as a surprise that more Australians die from the cold than the heat.
While eastern Australia trembles in the face of an El Niño, Western Australia's oceans could finally see relief from devastating marine heatwaves.
Heat cost Australia nearly A$7 billion in 2014, which is bad news given climate forecasts of hotter and more frequent heatwaves.
An analysis of the world's longest-running temperature record suggests that England is many times more likely to experience more record-breaking hot years like 2014 than it was a century ago.
The Australian Academy of Science has warned that sick, older, poor and isolated Australians are at most risk from the health impacts of climate effects such as drought, fires, floods and heatwaves.