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18 04 2021 | 07:35

Scientists Warn 4°C World Would Unleash 'Unimaginable Amounts of Water' as Ice Shelves Collapse

A new study is shedding light on just how much ice could be lost around Antarctica if the international community fails to urgently rein in planet-heating emissions, bolstering arguments for bolder…

13 04 2021 | 12:30

Sydney’s inland suburbs are 10°C warmer than the coast in heat waves

Large-scale weather patterns and urban overheating are interacting to make Sydney’s inland suburbs up to 10°C warmer than coastal areas during extreme heat events.

13 04 2021 | 12:24

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’.

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists. More than a third of the vast floating platforms of ice surrounding …

10 02 2021 | 09:22

Since 1850, These Historical Events Have Accelerated Climate Change.

  From 1880, the Earth's average surface temperature has risen by 0.07°C every decade. Evidence shows that key historical developments such as industrial revolutions contributed significantly to…

03 02 2021 | 08:41

Why are ocean warming records so important?

If we want to understand global heating, we have to examine ocean temperature trends. As if 2020 could get any worse, the latest research showed that oceans hit their highest recorded temperatures,…

20 01 2021 | 08:16

2020 ends earth’s warmest 10 years on record.

The latest data confirms 2020 concludes the earth’s warmest 10-year period on record. The HadCRUT5 global temperature series, produced by the Met Office, University of East Anglia and UK National…

20 01 2021 | 07:53

‘Human fingerprint’ covers global heating seen from before industrial era to today, research says.

The impact of greenhouse gas emissions on global temperatures would have been even larger if were not for the cooling impact of air pollution, study finds. A “human fingerprint” covers the global…

17 12 2020 | 12:41

Estimating and tracking the remaining carbon budget for stringent climate targets.

Abstract Research reported during the past decade has shown that global warming is roughly proportional to the total amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. This makes it possible to…

11 12 2020 | 13:13

Greenhouse gas emissions transforming the Arctic into 'an entirely different climate.

Warmest temperatures since 1900 have all occurred within the past seven years, according to Noaa’s annual Arctic report card. The Arctic’s rapid transformation into a less frozen, hotter and…

10 10 2020 | 09:12

Antarctica could melt 'irreversibly' due to climate change, study warns.

The change will take thousands of years, but we only have a century to stop it. Antarctica contains more than half of the world's freshwater in its sprawling, frozen ice sheet, but humanity's…

30 09 2020 | 09:42

How our warmer oceans are contributing to climate breakdown.

A more stable ocean sounds idyllic, but it creates a dangerous feedback loop for our warming planet. Humans have made the oceans more stable, and the result will be more extreme weather and the…

30 09 2020 | 09:31

New Study Shows a Vicious Circle of Climate Change Building on Thickening Layers of Warm Ocean Water.

Global warming is deepening blankets of warmer water that alter ocean currents, hinder absorption of carbon, intensify storms and disrupt biological cycles. Near the surface of the ocean, global…

12 07 2020 | 08:12

Spreading rock dust on fields could remove vast amounts of CO2 from air.

It may be best near-term way to remove CO2, say scientists, but cutting fossil fuel use remains critical. Spreading rock dust on farmland could suck billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air…

25 04 2020 | 13:42

Decrease in Global Inequality is Threatened by Climate Change.

Global inequality between countries has been decreasing over the last few decades, particularly due to rapid economic growth in India and China. In contrast, recent studies highlight the role of…

25 04 2020 | 12:52

What to plant in a warming world.

NOTE: Importantly, as we continue to be mindful of the well-being of ourselves and others during the coronavirus outbreak, gardening can be as solitary and calming a pursuit as you’re likely to find…

29 03 2020 | 14:32

With Temperatures Rising, Can Animals Survive the Heat Stress?

A growing number of studies show that warming temperatures are increasing mortality in creatures ranging from birds in the Mojave Desert, to mammals in Australia, to bumblebees in North America.…

17 03 2020 | 13:43

Climate change is a bigger threat than coronavirus, says UN Secretary General.

Don't let a passing crisis, serious though it is, distract you from the real fight. The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, is worried that the coronavirus panic will distract people from the…

16 03 2020 | 21:01

Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected.

According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s – currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate…

16 03 2020 | 20:51

Climate crisis is accelerating, shows growing impacts, UN warns.

Last year was the second warmest in history at a global level. Global warming and its impact on ecosystems and people grew in 2019, according to a study by the United Nations, which warned more…