The human cost of the climate crisis will hit harder, wider and sooner than previously believed, according to a study that shows a billion people will either be displaced or forced to endure insufferable heat for every additional 1C rise in the global temperature.
At several points in the history of our planet, increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have caused extreme global warming, prompting the majority of species on Earth to die out. In the past, these events were triggered by a huge volcanic eruption or asteroid impact.
The Antarctic has registered a temperature of more than 20C (68F) for the first time on record, prompting fears of climate instability in the world’s greatest repository of ice.
"Climate chaos" has caused widespread losses of bumblebees across continents, according to scientists. A new analysis shows the likelihood of a bee being found in any given place in Europe and North America has declined by a third since the 1970s.
Researchers have started an attribution study to determine how much global warming is to blame for the blazes that have ravaged the continent...The work is being led by researchers in Europe who have conducted multiple rapid analyses of global warming’s role in extreme events.
Creating marine protected areas (MPAs) has become a more popular management and conservation strategy to counteract various anthropogenic risks and hazards... Nature’s treasure chests, coral reefs, encircled by bright majestic fish are succumbing to the disastrous effects of climate change.
The heat in the world's oceans reached a new record last year, reveals a new analysis. The authors - a team of US and Chinese scientists who compiled data from nearly 4000 sensors across the oceans - say it shows the irrefutable and accelerating heat of the planet.
Ocean warming threatens to wipe out corals, but scientists are trying to protect naturally resilient reefs and are nursing some others back to health...When these scientists hear that 70–90% of reefs could be gone by mid-century, they focus on the 30% that might live.
This year is increasingly likely to be the planet's second- or third-warmest calendar year on record since modern temperature data collection began in 1880, according to data released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Researchers say that teasing out the role of human-induced global warming — as opposed to natural fluctuations — in individual weather extremes will help city planners, engineers and home-owners to understand which kinds of floods, droughts and other weather calamities are increasing in risk.