It's real. It's happening. It's accelerating. And it's our fault. Human activity — particularly the production of greenhouse gasses from fossil fuel emissions — is reshaping our planet, effecting rapid environmental change at a rate never seen before. Global temperature averages are creeping upward, seas are warming, rising and becoming more acidic, and extreme weather events such as droughts, wildfires, floods and powerful storms are more commonplace. Here's where you'll find the latest on the effects of climate change, and the measures that scientists, world leaders and innovators are taking to reduce our harmful impact on the planet and mitigate the damage already done.
Locust swarms can arise from several locations at once. Research has linked these dramatic events to bouts of heavy rain and wind — and that's not good news under climate change.
Researchers have discovered the base of the Wilkes Subglacial Basin, which holds enough ice to raise sea levels by as much as 10 feet, may already be partially thawed.
If the new study is correct, global warming is at least a decade further ahead than we thought. But other scientists say it is filled with errors and inconsistencies.
After the warmest autumn ever, researchers are confident 2023 will be the hottest year on record before it has even finished.
At the current emissions level, there is a 50% chance that global warming will exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius consistently in about seven years, new research suggests.
Opinion Opinion: State-of-the-art climate models show warming stops once we stop emitting carbon. That means there's still time to stop the worst impacts of climate change.
Climate change is raising sea levels, and many low-lying islands are at risk. But determining which communities will be first to leave is impossible to answer.
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