Wildfires burning large swaths of Russia are generating so much smoke, they're visible from space, new images from NASA's Earth Observatory reveal.
Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth’s climate. There is great debate among many people, and sometimes in the news, on whether global warming is real (some call it a hoax). But climate scientists looking at the data and facts agree the planet is warming. While many view the effects of global warming to be more substantial and more rapidly occurring than others do, the scientific consensus on climatic changes related to global warming is that the average temperature of the Earth has risen between 0.4 and 0.8 °C over the past 100 years. The increased volumes of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released by the burning of fossil fuels, land clearing, agriculture, and other human activities, are believed to be the primary sources of the global warming that has occurred over the past 50 years.Scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate carrying out global warming research have recently predicted that average global temperatures could increase between 1.4 and 5.8 °C by the year 2100. Changes resulting from global warming may include rising sea levels due to the melting of the polar ice caps, as well as an increase in occurrence and severity of storms and other severe weather events.
"We know what's happening and what needs to be done," the haunting letter to the future reads. "Only you know if we did it."
More than 80% of California's iconic Joshua trees are likely to die at the hands of drought and fire over the next 50 years — but there's still time to save them from extinction.
Greenland's ice sheet is sliding way more than previously thought, making it more vulnerable to a warming climate, according to a new study.
Was the planet ever as hot as it is today, when every month the globe seems to be breaking one high-temperature record after another?
Trump administration officials are removing references to climate change from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) press releases, according to a ClimateWire report.
Want to help save the world from climate change? Then grab some seeds, or some seedlings, and start planting trees like there's no tomorrow.
For the first time in recorded history, Anchorage, Alaska, reached 90 degrees F (32 degrees Celsius).
There's a huge cache of flammable ice under the ocean's surface, and it plays a key role in climate change. Scientists are only now beginning to understand what it looks like.
Summer doesn't begin for two more days, but oceanographers and climatologists are already sounding the alarm about stunning ice melts going on now in Greenland.
"Flesh-eating" bacteria that live in the ocean may be spreading to previously unaffected beach waters thanks to climate change, according to a new report.
About 60% of the world will face record-high temperatures every year for the next 100 years if we don't tackle climate change now, a new study suggests.
The Defense Department remains the world's single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world's top greenhouse gas emitters.