Sinking could make flooding in the Bay Area worse than sea level rise alone would predict.
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.
Greenland is the biggest island on Earth, and it's covered by a thick ice sheet. Scientists are growing extremely concerned that global warming is melting the ice too quickly.
Archaeologists have collected more than 2,000 artifacts dropped by ancient reindeer hunters in Norway's icy mountains.
As climate change melts the ice patches of Norway, artifacts from the past 6,000 years are being exposed.
Butterflies and moths are so ancient, they lived before the existence of flowers, a new study finds.
A new study found that sea turtles born in areas most heated by climate change are 99.8 percent female.
In a new episode of "Favorite Places," Hawking wonders if humans will understand existence before destroying themselves.
Rising sea levels could threaten Jamestown in Virginia, Kennedy Space Center and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, among thousands of other archaeological sites in the U.S.
People's personalities may be shaped by the temperatures of the places in which they grew up, a new study suggests.
Evidence is mounting against the so-called climate change hiatus — a period lasting from 1998 to 2012 — when global temperatures allegedly stopped rising as sharply as they had before.
A new study shows how poor climate conditions can set off a chain of events that leads to mass migration.