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he climate is highly sensitive to carbon dioxide, according to several new studies, which means that our greenhouse gas emissions will lead to strong warming
. The finding suggests we need to cut emissions fast if we are to avoid dangerous climate ...
Last year, I was chatting with a spokesman for the Union of Concerned Scientists about extreme weather events, and how climate change affects — or in many cases, does not affect — them.
“A lot of debate has been caught up in where the ...
BETWEEN 1998 and 2013, the Earth’s surface temperature rose at a rate of 0.04°C a decade, far slower than the 0.18°C increase in the 1990s. Meanwhile, emissions of carbon dioxide (which would be expected to push temperatures up) rose ...
The Marshall Islands are a leading advocate of international action on climate change. If you ever needed an illustration for why, this is it.This week an unusually high tide, sometimes called a king tide, swept through the island ...
Millions of people living at higher altitudes in the tropics will be at risk of malaria as a result of rising temperatures and climate change, according to an analysis of the disease over the past two decades in two mountainous regions in South ...
If current trends in global warming
continue unmitigated, some of the world's most well-known and historically significant cultural landmarks -- including the Statue of Liberty in New York City, the Tower of London in the United Kingdom, and the ...
In the 19th century, as land-hungry pioneers steered their wagon trains westward across the United States, they encountered a vast landscape of towering grasses that nurtured deep, fertile soils.
Today, just three percent of North ...
The impacts of climate change are being felt at even the deepest depths of the Antarctic ocean, a new study has found, in a discovery that may explain a 40 year old mystery.
In the mid-1970s, the first satellite images to be studied of ...
As one of the country's most popular and iconic poems laments, Australia is a "sunburnt country" of "droughts and flooding rains".
Dorothea Mackellar's My Country endures with its "wide brown land" evoking "flood and fire and famine" and ...
Ilaria Bertini reports on a recent conference in London that sought to uncover the health effects of climate change.
Is climate change bad for your health? This question was discussed at University College London (UCL) on Saturday during ...
AS HUNDREDS of people in Britain affected by floods seek help and shelter following the wettest winter on record, Caribbean islands hit by severe storms over Christmas are also still struggling to recover.
Although more than 4,000 miles ...
Experts are more certain than ever that human activity is changing the global
climate, even though they don't fully understand every detail of the climate system, according to a new report released Wednesday by two of the world's leading ...
Over 60 countries responsible for 88% of global
greenhouse gas emissions now have legislation aimed at cutting carbon pollution and promoting green growth.
The finding is part of a new study by the London-based NGO Globe International, ...
Australia should reduce emissions by 19 per cent from 2000 levels by the end of the decade -- a significantly stronger target than the current pledge of a 5 per cent cut -- to play its part in stopping dangerous global warming
, expert advice to ...
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time and the indisputable warming
of the world over the past century is largely the result of human activities, according to the two most august science bodies in Britain and the United ...
In a major settlement that could have far-reaching implications nationwide, New York's largest utility is now responsible for preparing for a future of extreme weather, including the impacts of climate change.
The state now expects all ...
Just about all scientists agree that global
climate change is caused by humans, and the impact on the environment can come in a variety of ways.
Since the change occurs slowly, it's hard to imagine rising temperatures, warmer oceans, ...
Far from offering a simple fix, sci-fi solutions to global warming
may in fact make the problem worse, a probe of "geo-engineering" options said on Tuesday.
Once mocked as unscientific, geo-engineering proposals are gaining traction as ...
Cooling caused by volcanic eruptions accounts for 15 percent of the recent global warming
"pause," the mismatch between actual warming
and climate-model predictions, according to a new study.
The slowdown in global warming
, sometimes ...
Small volcanic eruptions help explain a hiatus in global warming
this century by dimming sunlight and offsetting a rise
in emissions of heat-trapping gases to record highs, a study showed on Sunday.
Eruptions of at least 17 volcanoes ...
A thawing Antarctic glacier that is the biggest contributor to rising sea
levels is likely to continue shrinking for decades, even without an extra spur from global warming
, a study showed on Thursday.
Scientists said the Pine Island ...
The world needs to invest tens of billions of dollars a year in beefing up shoreline defenses against rising oceans or it will face mind-boggling costs in the decades to come, according to new research published this week in the Proceedings of ...
Melting ice is cooking the planet. Shrinking Arctic sea
ice means the ocean is absorbing more energy from the sun, and it's now clear the effect is twice as big as thought - adding significantly to heating from greenhouse gases.
As the barrage of bad weather eases, another kind of turbulence is brewing over one of the potential causes.
Listen to some environmental campaigners and you might think that there is total certainty that global warming
led to the recent ...
Secretary of State John Kerry injected some stridency into the Obama administration`s environmental advocacy on Sunday when he delivered a speech on the need for a coordinated, international response to climate change.
“The science is ...