Global Warming Archive
08 December 2015, 10:41 AM ET
Northeastern China is covered in hazy pollution clouds, according to satellite images taken by NASA, which have created health hazards for many Chinese citizens.
30 November 2015, 11:15 AM ET
The Paris climate meetings begin on Monday. But what exactly are they?
20 November 2015, 08:49 AM ET
An ancient fossil forest in Norway with tropical origins is one of the earliest forests to appear on Earth.
19 November 2015, 06:43 PM ET
In tackling climate change, COP21 may — finally — spawn both environmental and economic changes.
19 November 2015, 02:26 PM ET
Recent NASA research shows that Antarctica seems to be gaining ice, but this finding has been met with skepticism. The research also doesn't support the assumption that climate change is ending; the story is more complicated than that.
18 November 2015, 06:39 PM ET
NOAA and NASA said October had the biggest temperature departure of any month in 100-plus years.
16 November 2015, 02:22 PM ET
This year's particularly strong El Niño is expected to get even stronger before it's done.
12 November 2015, 01:02 PM ET
For at least the past 50 years, about half of all Earth’s carbon dioxide emissions - human and natural - have been absorbed by the land and oceans. Scientists are trying to understand how much more CO2 this global carbon sink can take.
12 November 2015, 12:40 PM ET
NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2, launched in July 2014, measures global atmospheric carbon dioxide. Data from May to August 2015 were compiled to create this visualization.
11 November 2015, 09:03 AM ET
Sure mosquito bites and insect-carried diseases would be out of the picture, but without these pesky six-legged critters, the world as we know would not exist. In fact, we may not exist.
06 November 2015, 01:19 PM ET
President Obama said Friday that the pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States.
05 November 2015, 07:06 AM ET
Since the 1970s, it has been suggested that kangaroos don’t fart — or rather, the (ahem!) gas they emit contains very little, if any, methane. But now, new research suggests this isn’t true.
05 November 2015, 07:05 AM ET
Methane gas fermented in the guts of farm animals contribute up to 26 percent of U.S. methane emissions.
04 November 2015, 01:12 PM ET
To fight global warming, wealthy nations need to actually ask poor nations what they need.
04 November 2015, 12:13 AM ET
To get a handle on sea ice "composites", send mathematicians to the poles.
14 October 2015, 10:14 AM ET
Math man Ken Golden needed to understand how water moves through sea ice. So he bundled up for a polar science quest; not only climate questions, but physics, biochemistry, and materials research will benefit from his work.
08 October 2015, 11:48 AM ET
For only the third time on record, coral bleaching is occurring across the globe and climate change is to blame.
07 October 2015, 01:59 PM ET
The planet faces a booming population, but a stark future can be avoided if nations push for sustainable development.
06 October 2015, 12:50 PM ET
Hundreds of new species have been discovered in the Himalayas in recent years, but many face danger as climate change and overdevelopment alter their habitats.
30 September 2015, 05:48 AM ET
The king crab could soon take over a whole new kingdom, and it has global warming to thank for the conquest.
29 September 2015, 04:02 PM ET
For tens of millions of years the Bathyal King Crabs have steered clear of the freezing Antarctic waters. Today, with waters around the frozen continent warmer than ever previously recorded...
25 September 2015, 03:34 PM ET
China announced the world's largest cap and trade program on Friday, in a step toward tackling climate change.
25 September 2015, 11:48 AM ET
California's drought is not only fueling more frequent and voracious wildfires, but also making it more difficult for firefighters to get the water they need to douse flames, experts say.
24 September 2015, 01:31 PM ET
The snowpack in California's Sierra Nevada mountains is the lowest in centuries, which isn't good news for the drought in the region now or in the future.
24 September 2015, 10:54 AM ET
Pope Francis did the world a service with his encyclical addressing climate change, but he failed to address population growth, scientists say.
23 September 2015, 04:16 PM ET
Idle electronics, the energy vampires in nearly every U.S. home, aren't going away — but you can take steps to pull the plug, and save some money.
17 September 2015, 04:23 PM ET
If human-caused climate change continues unabated our world could change dramatically. A new visualization was created by the National Center for Atmospheric Research that shows the ice loss if current temperature trends continue.
15 September 2015, 04:12 PM ET
A dramatic photograph of a starving polar bear went viral online, but scientists say it's a stretch to definitively link polar-bear starvation to climate change.
14 September 2015, 12:32 PM ET
Drought-fueled wildfires over the weekend destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least one person.
11 September 2015, 02:06 PM ET
Burning all the fossil fuels on Earth would trigger enough global warming to completely melt the Antarctic ice sheet, raising sea levels by 200 feet (60 meters), and drowning major cities that are home to more than a billion people, the researchers said.
08 September 2015, 04:14 PM ET
Unseasonable heat has much of the U.S. in its grip. Global warming will likely make heat waves more intense.
02 September 2015, 02:48 PM ET
A new global census of all the trees on Earth estimates that more than 3 trillion call this "pale blue dot" home. But the total number of trees on the planet has dropped by almost 50 percent since human civilization began.
28 August 2015, 10:00 PM ET
The Galápagos are more than a life raft in Pacific currents — they actually alter the Pacific currents, and in so doing, help feed the islands' residents.
26 August 2015, 04:02 PM ET
Sea level rise is occurring right now, but the magnitude and speed of the rise in the future is still a big unknown.
26 August 2015, 12:36 PM ET
Global ocean levels have risen about 6 cm (2.3 in) over the past two decades, matching models consistent with human-induced climate change. NASA monitors sea heights and other parameters with the Jason satellite series.
24 August 2015, 04:26 PM ET
Two scientific papers inspired a media firestorm shortly after Katrina, polarizing popular opinion and, to some extent, scientists themselves, on whether global warming was in some way responsible for Katrina.