A new report signed by 14,000 scientists assesses Earth's 'vital signs,' and finds 'untold suffering' awaits if climate change isn't dealt with soon.
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.
A United Nations panel is preparing to present the first of three reports on climate change, defining the factors that shape it and recommending strategies for policymakers and global leaders.
A high-altitude balloon mission would investigate a controversial way to reduce global temperatures.
A 1972 report predicted the collapse of human society by the mid-2000s. New research suggests that, yeah, we're right on track.
The Amazon rainforest is creating more CO2 emissions than it is absorbing, causing global climate change to accelerate, a new study finds.
The mass death of animals such as mussels and clams will have a significant impact on coastal water quality, scientists say.
Coastal flooding could quadruple in the US in the 2030s, a new study of the lunar cycle and sea level rise finds.
The planet has been losing 33,000 square miles (87,000 square kilometers) of ice coverage each year since 1979.
In the chilly Arctic, a long-frozen region is a critical refuge for wildlife that depends on ice. But the so-called Last Ice Area could melt away as Earth warms.
Scientists are concerned that increasing amounts of meltwater could be finding its way into the ocean.
Undulations in the jet stream have caused a heat dome to descend on the Pacific Northwest, leading to record high temperatures in the US and Canada.
EU satellites recorded ground temperatures above 118 degrees Fahrenheit in Arctic Siberia on June 20 — the 2021 summer solstice.
Nearly one-third of the 3 million simulations run by scientists showed disastrous effects within 2 degrees of warming, and scientists say their estimates are conservative.
Satellite observations of different climate variables don't quite add up, suggesting these measurements might be missing something about the atmosphere.
Glacial melt caused by climate change is redistributing weight on the planet, leading to a shift in Earth's poles as far back as the 1990s.
The hybrids may have an advantage over polar bears because their jaws enable them to eat a more diverse range of foods.