A hypothetical timepiece called the Doomsday Clock measures our nearness to Armageddon — by nuclear weapons, climate change and other global threats.
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.
It's the award no one wanted to win: 2019 was the second hottest year on record, government scientists confirmed yesterday (Jan. 15).
Venice is in a state of emergency as the Italian city braces from one of the worst floods in its history.
Experts once thought that older, more robust sea ice in the Arctic was mostly safe from melting — but that may not be the case.
September tied the record for the warmest average global temperatures during that month, according to a new NOAA report.
A nonprofit called The Earth Archive wants to make a 3D map of the entire planet, before the climate crisis changes Earth's face forever.
The grim future of new TNT sci-fi series "Snowpiercer" began with climate change. Could our rapidly warming world undergo a global deep freeze?
The anthropogenic climate crisis is disturbing our planet's carbon cycle more than the dinosaur-killing asteroid did.
Italian officials have ordered the evacuation of mountain huts and closed down roads near the Planpincieux Glacier, which is at risk of collapse.
Activists and politicians have been criticized from the right for saying we have only 12 years to stop climate change. Scientists say the situation is in some ways worse than that.
A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change addresses how climate change threatens Earth's oceans and frozen places.
Tropical storm Imelda is bringing historic and devastating flooding to southeastern Texas, just two years after Hurricane Harvey flooded the same part of the state.
Students around the world are walking out of schools on Friday (Sept. 20) in a global strike for climate action.
Beneath the Arctic lie billions of barrels of oil. But as the international energy race intensifies, we wonder, how did all that oil get there in the first place?
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