Warming oceans lead to some strange brain changes in sharks.
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.
Despite warnings that there is little time left to get a handle on global warming, carbon emissions are on the rise.
A new paper reveals that it would cost less to slow climate change than it would to fix New York City's subway system.
A newly discovered long and craggy rift is splintering across West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, satellite images show.
It's hard to find your place when you’re the new kid in town — especially when you're the only kid with a tusk the size of a baguette jutting out of center of your forehead.
For the first time, researchers have calculated the impact of climate change on a hurricane before it actually hits land.
The Sahara is the world's largest hot desert, but parts of it could be made green if massive solar and wind farms set up shop there, a new study finds.