Global Warming Archive
16 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Tornadoes are touching down in clusters more often than 50 years ago.
15 October 2014, 07:27 AM ET
The U.S. Department of Defense released a new report Oct. 13 that says climate change poses an "immediate risk to national security." The so-called road map is designed to help the military navigate and prepare for increasing global temperatures.
14 October 2014, 04:01 PM ET
A NASA mission is measuring biofuel emissions and contrail formation by flying jets directly behind a large aircraft.
14 October 2014, 11:06 AM ET
Rocks found in the deep ocean near methane vents are teeming with microscopic life, new research finds. Microbes live in (and build) these rocks, surviving on the greenhouse gas methane seeping from below the ocean floor.
13 October 2014, 04:39 PM ET
September 2014 was the warmest September since 1880, update NASA data shows.
12 October 2014, 03:01 PM ET
Glaciers in the mountainous Karakoram region of Asia are stable or expanding, even as glaciers in most of the rest of the world are melting. Now, new research reveals the geography and weather patterns behind this mystery.
12 October 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Iceberg marks found offshore Florida suggest future ice sheet melting may be more complex that previously thought.
10 October 2014, 03:59 PM ET
Cyclones have been quietly costing the world for decades, costs that could grow due to climate change.
09 October 2014, 05:12 PM ET
So much methane is leaking from drilling in the Southwest's Four Corners region that the natural gas blob can be spotted from space, a new study reports.
07 October 2014, 01:31 PM ET
Record lows in sea ice have been recently recorded in the Arctic but ice around the opposite pole of the planet is on the rise. This is probably not due to climate stabilization:
06 October 2014, 05:03 PM ET
Study finds the upper levels of the planet’s oceans have been warming much faster than previously realized.
06 October 2014, 07:34 AM ET
A run-of-the-mill volcanic eruption from Alaska's Mount Churchill spread ash from Canada to Germany 1,200 years ago.
01 October 2014, 01:00 PM ET
It's time to stop trying to keep global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial averages, researchers argue. But not everyone is so quick to dismiss this prominent international goal.
01 October 2014, 12:26 PM ET
So much ice has disappeared from West Antarctica that Earth's gravity is weaker.
30 September 2014, 10:54 AM ET
Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests.
29 September 2014, 06:14 PM ET
Man-made climate change stoked some of 2013's most extreme heat on the planet, a new report shows.
26 September 2014, 08:53 AM ET
The Arctic's shrinking sea ice is reshaping the region's food web from the bottom up, a new study reports.
25 September 2014, 10:06 AM ET
Farmers must get "climate smart" if they wish to keep up with a changing planet.
24 September 2014, 02:51 PM ET
To illustrate global warming's possible effects on local weather, 13 nations from around the world created future weather reports in the lead-up to the UN Climate Summit yesterday (Sept. 23) in New York City.
24 September 2014, 10:39 AM ET
Explore our new analysis of worldwide exposure to sea level rise, complete with an interactive graphic via NYT.
23 September 2014, 04:23 PM ET
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke in front of more than 120 world leaders gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York today (Sept. 23) to deliver a message for cooperative action on climate change: "No nation is immune."
23 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
There is a balance to strike between doom-ridden messages and “bright-side” opportunities, and uncertainties around the science and the expected effects of climate change must be factored in too. Can risk language help?
23 September 2014, 01:12 PM ET
Addressing climate change is not only crucial for preserving the environment, it also makes good economic sense, some politicians and business leaders say.
23 September 2014, 10:55 AM ET
In the eyes of the American public, scientists are seen as respectable and competent — but not necessarily trustworthy, according to a new study. If scientists want to soften their image, they might could try to seem a little warmer.
23 September 2014, 09:50 AM ET
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's GCOM-W1 satellite has delivered data on sea ice from March 21st, 2014 to September 17th, 2014. NASA Goddard created this visualization from the data set.
22 September 2014, 09:31 AM ET
The People's Climate March in New York yesterday (Sept. 21) was organized to bring awareness to the issues caused by climate change in anticipation of the UN Climate Summit.
21 September 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Concentrations of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, will surge to a new high in the atmosphere in 2014.
18 September 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Three NASA science missions traveled the Alaskan way in summer 2014, soaring above Arctic sea ice, piloting over permafrost and gliding past mountain glaciers.
17 September 2014, 01:26 PM ET
For an unprecedented third year in a row, Antarctica's sea ice is poised to smash a new winter record, but Arctic summer sea ice hit its sixth lowest minimum.
16 September 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Sharks might not be able to adapt to acidified ocean water if climate change continues as-is, new research suggests. Exposure to ocean acidification changed sharks' nighttime swimming behavior.
12 September 2014, 12:24 AM ET
We are in the middle of one of the biggest experiments in human history. At its core is the homogenisation of global food systems, which increasingly must deliver the same products to an expanding population (in all senses) across the world.
11 September 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Human activities are promoting giant jellyfish swarms.
11 September 2014, 10:29 AM ET
Jellyfish expert Dr. Monty Graham of the University of Southern Mississippi describes the varied types of human activities that promote giant jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico.
08 September 2014, 03:03 PM ET
By looking at images of animals in Egypt's archaeological record, scientists found that most extinctions over the last 6,000 years were linked to periods of big change in terms of climate and human civilization.
03 September 2014, 08:19 PM ET
In terms of America’s best ideas, wilderness ranks alongside National Parks.
02 September 2014, 04:05 PM ET
The Southwest faces a dry and dusty forecast, with an 80 to 90 percent chance of a decade-long drought striking the region this century.