As the world scrambles to combat deforestation, experts warn our efforts could have far fewer benefits than we think
Analysis finds that the planet’s protective shield was in place by at least 3.7 billion years ago, as early life arose
Scientists found the fingerprints of warming on heat waves, torrential rains and other major events in 2018
Its caldera’s dramatic, surprisingly slow collapse could point to other risks worldwide
Even models in the 1970s accurately predicted the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and temperature rise
The recent increase in emissions from fossil fuel burning did slow down, but huge cuts are needed to avoid dangerous warming
Draining meltwater could lubricate the base of the ice, speeding its flow and hastening sea-level rise
The question of whether CO2 gives forests a boost or heat stresses them may depend on how quickly temperatures rise
Without deep, fast cuts to greenhouse gases, global temperatures will shatter a 2-degree Celsius threshold a dire new U.N. report says
Ancient dust on nearby islands hides secrets of the desert’s origins
As the planet warms, life is changing here
To predict how much climate change will raise sea level, researchers are studying ice shelves, where vast expanses of ice meet the ocean.
Models of the behaviour of the oceans with higher spatial resolution could lead to more accurate climate predictions.
The oceans are an integral part of our planet’s climate system. Understanding the physical processes at work in the sea is crucial therefore to making accurate predictions about the effects of climate change...
Their data will also bolster climate models that forecast extreme weather where we all live
Cities from Key West to Boston have seen notably worse nuisance flooding this fall
A common argument among skeptics is put to rest
Limiting global temperature rise will substantially reduce the economic toll of climate change
The lowering of ocean pH linked to the Chicxulub impact is similar to what could happen if modern carbon dioxide emissions continue