From increasingly severe storms to collapsing coral reefs to the displacement of Syrian citizens, in this eBook we examine the effects of Earth’s changing climate on weather systems, ecosystems and human habitability and what this means for our future...
One planet, modified by life, racing into the future. Our species should gear up
To forecast sea level rise, a flotilla of robot subs must map the unseen bottom of a melting ice shelf—if they are not sunk by it
Complex life may be less resilient than microbial life by some measures, but it's not necessarily cosmically delicate
Want some perspective on how much carbon dioxide human activity produces? Here it is
California Gov. Jerry Brown gives strategy tips at huge research meeting; some scientists think there are opportunities they can seize
The Arctic now has seven times less old sea ice than it did 30 years ago. What does that mean for our planet's habitability?
In these final days before the 2016 election keep an eye on Maryland, New Hampshire and Missouri, where contested seats may have ramifications for science in the U.S. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 29, 2016...
Re-creating photographs from the 1930s can help scientists understand Greenland’s melting glaciers and predict how quickly climate change might make them disappear into the sea. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on July 27, 2016...
Why frigid air, normally bottled up at the North Pole, sometimes pours down as far south as Florida
Newly discovered giant rifts and lakes mean that ice sheets could become surprisingly unstable as climate changes
What will a world that is a few degrees hotter look like? As negotiators gather in Paris, reporter Adam Levy investigates some of the effects that temperature changes will have on our planet...
The other day, while waiting at the registration desk for an event entitled “Visualizing Climate Change,” I met a data visualization developer from Bloomberg News.
World leaders will soon meet in Paris, tasked with stopping the world from heating up by more than 2 degrees. Nature Video investigates the basis of this limit, and how much carbon we can burn before we reach it...
The Paris climate talks are nearly upon us, and the world’s nations are gathering to hammer out a deal. But how do you get an agreement that everyone will sign up to? This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 23, 2015...
Though constitutionally outlawed, atomic energy is ripe for development in the central European country
Unlike past elections, global warming may emerge as a significant policy issue in the 2016 campaign
Living on a small planet in a big universe exposes us to all manner of existential problems, but what are the worst, and what are the weirdest?
More than seven years into Obama's administration, he finally partially fulfills a pledge to confront climate change
Science doesn't belong to Democrats or Republicans, liberals or conservatives - Science belongs to all of us.