Global Warming Archive
10 December 2013, 09:32 AM ET
Water poured onto crops in the Western United States may evaporate and be carried by winds to the East Coast, making the North Atlantic summers slightly wetter, new research suggests.
09 December 2013, 05:05 PM ET
Bacteria that hitch a ride on methane bubbles from the ocean floor may devour the greenhouse gas before it has a chance to enter the atmosphere, new research suggests.
08 December 2013, 03:40 PM ET
Thirty years of shrinking Arctic sea ice has boosted extreme summer weather, including heat waves and drought, in the U.S and elsewhere.
06 December 2013, 09:38 PM ET
Is existing evidence for a warming climate enough for people to act?
06 December 2013, 04:36 PM ET
More than 20,000 scientists will descend on San Francisco this week for the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
06 December 2013, 11:25 AM ET
More than 20,000 scientists will descend on San Francisco Monday for the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
05 December 2013, 07:05 PM ET
Arctic drilling brings great risks for few rewards.
04 December 2013, 03:27 PM ET
Famed climate scientist James Hansen and colleagues from a diverse array of disciplines, including economist Jeffrey Sachs, make the case that warming needs to be kept below the widely cited figure of 2 degrees Celsius, by means of a carbon tax.
04 December 2013, 10:04 AM ET
As waters rise around New York, so does a city park.
04 December 2013, 12:06 AM ET
Natural history museum records are most often associated with preserved specimens, kept with information about the place and time of collection.
03 December 2013, 03:16 PM ET
In a public outreach effort, scientists at Columbia University have banded together to create a 2014 Climate Model wall calendar, in which they dress up and smile for the camera and help show the public that they are normal people.
02 December 2013, 06:42 PM ET
If the planet warms by a couple degrees, what does that mean for your neighborhood?
02 December 2013, 05:25 PM ET
Halting efforts could result in rapid climate changes and even war.
02 December 2013, 05:03 PM ET
In an effort to humanize climate scientists and engage the public with climate change research, Columbia scientists have banded together to model in the first ever Climate Model wall calendar.
27 November 2013, 10:21 PM ET
Americans can be thankful for the nation's natural bounty, but assuming that bounty will last indefinitely is a trap.
27 November 2013, 02:20 PM ET
Coffee growing is not adapting well to a changing climate.
27 November 2013, 02:08 PM ET
People won't be motivated about global warming until the call to action is clear.
27 November 2013, 01:39 PM ET
People are starting to feel the impacts of ocean acidification.
26 November 2013, 11:57 AM ET
Thanks in large part to gas wells and cow farms, the United States is spewing 50 percent more methane than previous estimates have measured, according to a new study.
26 November 2013, 11:01 AM ET
Greenland's ice sheet was smallest between 3,000 and 5,000 years ago. That suggests that warming oceans may play the biggest role in shrinking the ice sheet in current global warming.
24 November 2013, 01:00 PM ET
The Arctic methane time bomb is bigger than scientists once thought, according to a new study. About 17 teragrams of methane escapes each year from a broad, shallow underwater platform called the East Siberian Arctic Shelf.
22 November 2013, 07:47 PM ET
Endangered status cannot come too soon for the pinto abalone.
22 November 2013, 04:51 PM ET
Quoted out of context in a New York Times Op-Ed, Michael Mann asks why the newspaper is turning to misleading voices.
21 November 2013, 06:54 PM ET
Can science tease out the complete picture of human-climate interactions?
21 November 2013, 07:18 AM ET
A recent report from the United Nations projects global population could hit 11 billion people by the year 2100. How might this rapid growth affect climate change?
21 November 2013, 07:15 AM ET
While most climate-change predictions look ahead to the potential risks 50 or 100 years from now, there are places around the globe that are already being impacted by global warming.
19 November 2013, 01:57 PM ET
As oceans take up more carbon dioxide and become more acidic, marine animals may struggle to survive. Now, a new study finds that green sea urchin larvae show impaired digestion in acid environments.
19 November 2013, 12:57 PM ET
With a warming world, extreme weather is becoming all too common.
19 November 2013, 12:30 PM ET
The world is on track to emit nearly 40 billion tons of carbon in 2013 — a record increase that is 61 percent above 1990 levels, a new report suggests.
19 November 2013, 07:49 AM ET
The United Nations estimates that 11 billion people will live on Earth by 2100, faster than previously predicted. Here's what that means for food security, water supplies, disease outbreaks, Earth's animals and other issues/
18 November 2013, 10:58 PM ET
For climate negotiations to work, nations must maintain their commitments.
18 November 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Long-lived algae growing on the Arctic Ocean seafloor may hold a record of climate change extending back more than 600 years. The algae growth slows each winter when sea ice blocks sunlight, leaving behind layers similar to tree rings.
18 November 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Bright pink algae show how Arctic sea ice responded to climate swings for the past 650 years.
18 November 2013, 12:42 PM ET
The rise in global carbon dioxide is causing dramatic ocean acidification is threatening a number of aquatic species, including oysters farmed for human consumption.
15 November 2013, 10:10 AM ET
The country has dramatically scaled back its goals for slashing greenhouse gas emissions. The catastrophic Fukushima Daichi nuclear accident has led the country to reevaluate any nuclear power use, leading it to rely more heavily on fossil fuels.
14 November 2013, 11:48 AM ET
Individual birds haven't changed their migration schedules in response to climate change. Instead, the results of a 14-year-long study of a migratory shore bird species suggested that early-born birds get more worms and can migrate sooner.