If controlling global warming is a priority, then a transformation of how the world produces, transports and uses electricity will be required, IPCC report reveals
Could it be true that staving off the severe effects posed by climate change won't impose ruinous costs? The IPCC thinks so
Fueling the automobile fleet primarily with ethanol rather than gasoline might increase air pollution, a new study finds
Worst-case warming scenario may bring totally new kinds of tropical climate and cause others to disappear
Consensus document may understate the climate change problem
The IPCC summary for policymakers definitively proclaimed the globe to be warming as a result of human activity, now the science shifts to impacts and solutions
In this episode, SciAm.com associate editor David Biello discusses the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released last week in Paris; Academy Award Winner and Dolby Laboratories Senior VP Ioan Allen talks about the cyan dye audio track innovation that will be honored Saturday at the Scientific And Technical Academy Awards ceremony...
Scientists have spent the past six years combing the seas, skies, land and space for data on climate change
Scientists and diplomats review and edit their global warming proposal line by line to reach a consensus
Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are negotiating what many observers believe will be their most dire report yet
Understanding how plant matter breaks down in different environments helps scientists predict how ecosystems will respond to climate change
The surprising recent finding that living plants produce methane does not throw doubt on the cause of global warming. Human activities--not plants--are the source of the surge in this and other greenhouse gases...
Seasonal plants, including possibly the world's important grains, can adapt relatively quickly to climate change
When Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991 it left a trail of evidence in the skies that is helping scientists decipher the workings of the global climate
A bottom-loving fish in the North Sea shows how climate change can directly impact aquatic species--and presage their local doom
Historical record suggests the American West is "primed" for climate change-inspired conflagrations
Ocean sediment reveals the pattern behind the rise and fall of ice ages and the shape of Earth's orbit. By David Biello
In this episode, Leiden University bird song expert Hans Slabbekorrn notes the changes in bird vocalizations when they move from the forest to the city. And we wrap up our series on Scientific American magazine's "SA 50" citations with Ivo Menzinger, managing director of sustainability and emerging risk management for the reinsurance company Swiss Re...
Climate change appears to be increasing the risk of monsoon flooding on the Indian subcontinent.