Climate Change
IEA says world needs 'laser-like focus' to bring down emissions  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
The world must do much more to slash emissions if it is to defuse the climate change time bomb and deliver sustainable energy for a growing population, the... more
Stalled weather patterns will get bigger due to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 41 minutes
Climate change will increase the size of stalled high-pressure weather systems called "blocking events" that have already produced some of the 21st century's deadliest heat waves, according to... more
Ten ways climate change can make wildfires worse  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Wildfires such as those raging across eastern Australia have become more common across the world in recent years. AFP talked to scientists about the ways in which climate change can make them... more
Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president... more
UAE's first astronaut urges climate protection on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Wearing a blue space suit with a UAE flag on one sleeve and a spaceship on the other, the first Emirati astronaut said Tuesday his mission highlighted a crucial issue—climate change. more
Nitrous oxide emissions set to rise in the Pacific Ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
The acidification of the Pacific Ocean in northern Japan is increasing the natural production rate of N2O, an ozone-depleting greenhouse gas. more
Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
As bacteria adapt to hotter temperatures, they speed up their respiration rate and release more carbon, potentially accelerating climate change. more
Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
As bacteria adapt to hotter temperatures, they speed up their respiration rate and release more carbon, potentially accelerating climate change. more
Recreating Earth through code  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The first Earth System Model developed and based in Africa are creating one of the most reliable and most detailed modulations of climate change. more
Nitrous oxide emissions set to rise in the Pacific Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
The acidification of the Pacific Ocean in northern Japan is increasing the natural production rate of N2O, an ozone-depleting greenhouse gas. That's the finding of a study carried... more
Finding common ground for scientists and policymakers on soil carbon and climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
There is growing interest in the potential for soil carbon to mitigate climate change, brought into the public sphere at the 2015... more
Finding common ground for scientists and policymakers on soil carbon and climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists argue that public debate about the role of soil carbon in battling climate change is undermining the potential for policymakers to... more
New findings on nitrous oxide emissions from northern trees surprised scientists  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A recent study demonstrates that boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere are sources of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O). The study provides new information on... more
Vivaldi reworked to 'make climate change audible'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A classical orchestra in Germany aims to "make climate change audible" with a reworking of Antonio Vivaldi's famous violin concertos "The Four Seasons" using algorithms based on climate data. more
Antarctica's first zero-emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As a scientist investigating climate change, I'm embarrassed by the high carbon footprint I have when I travel to, and work in, Antarctica. Researchers... more
New findings on nitrous oxide emissions from northern trees surprised scientists  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A recently published study by researchers from the University of Helsinki and Dr. Katerina Machacova, a visiting scholar, demonstrates that boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere... more
Net zero emissions: What's in a date?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Arguably the principal environmental burden facing inhabitants of Planet Earth is the prospect of "global warming" (or "global heating" as recently suggested as a more appropriate term by a senior UK Met Office scientist)... more
Expedition to Peru captures climate history trapped in ice—before it is gone  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
From the summit of Huascarán, the highest mountain in Earth's tropics, the valleys of the western Andes look placid and peaceful—calming, even. The signs... more
Drought and climate change were the kindling, and now Australia's east coast is ablaze  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Last week saw an unprecedented outbreak of large, intense fires stretching from the mid-north coast of New South Wales into... more
Climate change spreading deadly virus in marine mammals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A deadly virus that kills thousands of European harbour seals in the northern Atlantic Ocean has now begun affecting seals, otters and sea lions in the northern Pacific Ocean. This virus is... more
Iceland students see chilling reality of melting glacier  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Icelandic seventh-grader Lilja Einarsdottir is on an unusual field trip with her class: they're measuring the Solheimajokull glacier to see how much it has shrunk in the past year, witnessing climate change... more
Coastlines' contribution to climate change might have been underestimated  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Permafrost coasts make up about one third of the Earth's total coastline. As a result of accelerated climate change, whole sections of coastline rapidly thaw, and erode into the Arctic... more
They've managed the forest forever. It's why they're key to the climate change fight  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The first time Mandy Gull visited Canada's Broadback Forest, she was struck by the displays of delicate lichen. By the... more
Coastlines' contribution to climate change might have been underestimated  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Permafrost coasts make up about one third of the Earth's total coastline. As a result of accelerated climate change, whole sections of coastline rapidly thaw, and erode into the Arctic... more
The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The first native cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Europe. Experts are calling it a wake-up call as warming global temperatures could... more
Climate change and overfishing are boosting toxic mercury levels in fish  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
We live in an era—the Anthropocene—where humans and societies are reshaping and changing ecosystems. Pollution, human-made climate change and overfishing have all altered marine life and... more
Unless warming is slowed, emperor penguins will be marching towards extinction  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Emperor penguins are some of the most striking and charismatic animals on Earth, but a new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has found... more
Investigating the power of group think  MIT · 6 days
Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change. more
Plants and fungi together could slow climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new global assessment shows that human impacts have greatly reduced plant-fungus symbioses, which play a key role in sequestering carbon in soils. Restoring these ecosystems could be one strategy to slow... more
Scientists looked at sea levels 125,000 years in the past. The results are terrifying  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Sea levels rose 10 metres above present levels during Earth's last warm period 125,000 years ago, according to new research... more
Maps highlight Michigan cities, groups that will bear brunt of climate change effects  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Most of the cities in Michigan will be dealing with harsh consequences of climate change, and vulnerable groups who are disproportionately affected... more
Earth images in vogue  ESA · 6 days
Image: Images of Earth from space meet fashion this week as Vogue magazine features the ‘Fragility and Beauty’ exhibition in Milan, Italy. Through several satellite images, the Italian... more
Plants and fungi together could slow climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new global assessment shows that human impacts have greatly reduced plant-fungus symbioses, which play a key role in sequestering carbon in soils. Restoring these ecosystems could be one strategy to slow... more
'A very big problem': Rising sea levels will lead to significant displacement in coming decade  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Because of climate change, rising sea levels could affect hundreds of millions more people in the coming decades... more
The World's Thickest Mountain Glacier Is Finally Melting, and Climate Change Is 100% to Blame  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Taku glacier in Juneau, Alaska, is the world's thickest mountain glacier and was supposed to continue growing through... more
A third of California methane traced to a few super-emitters  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA scientists are helping California create a detailed, statewide inventory of methane point sources—highly concentrated methane releases from single sources—using a specialized airborne sensor. The new data, published... more
New Zealand passes law aimed at combating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
New Zealand lawmakers on Thursday joined forces across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change. more
Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Deforestation is a contributing factor to global climate change. more
MIT report provides guidance on climate-related financial disclosures  MIT · 7 days
Recommendations could help companies deliver more useful disclosures to investors on risks they face due to climate change. more
Abundance of microbe diversity key to healthy coastal ecosystem  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Symbiotic bacteria that live inside the gill cells of Lucinidae clams located in coastal seagrass meadows play a crucial role in the clam's survival while also contributing to the overall... more
Scientists declare climate emergency, establish global indicators for effective action  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A global coalition of scientists says 'untold human suffering' is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and other factors... more
Climate explained: why Mars is cold despite an atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
If tiny concentrations of carbon dioxide can hold enough heat to create a global warming impact on Earth, why is Mars cold?... more
11,000 scientists warn: climate change isn't just about temperature  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Exactly 40 years ago, a small group of scientists met at the world's first climate conference in Geneva. They raised the alarm about unnerving climate trends. more
Antarctica likely to drive rapid sea-level rise under climate change  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have shown that ice melt from Antarctica drives rapid and high sea-level rise, offering a forewarning of what to expect under... more
Scientists foresee 'untold suffering', another climate record falls  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
More than 11,000 scientists warned Tuesday of "untold suffering" due to global warming, even as another team said Paris carbon-cutting pledges are "too little, too late". more
Conservatives more likely to support climate policy if they report harm due to extreme weather  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
People who identify as politically conservative are more like to support climate change mitigation policies if they have... more
Does climate change affect real estate prices? Only if you believe in it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cities from New York to Miami and from New Orleans to Los Angeles are feeling the impact of climate change—and in some... more
Does climate change affect real estate prices? Only if you believe in it  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study shows that at-risk homes sell for more in areas where people don't believe in climate change. more
Red deer are evolving to give birth earlier in a warming climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Red deer living on the Isle of Rum, on the west coast of Scotland, have been giving birth earlier and earlier since the 1980s,... more
Paris climate pledges 'too little, too late': report  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Three-quarters of national commitments under the Paris climate accord to curb greenhouse gases will not even slow the accelerating pace of global warming, top climate scientists said Tuesday. more
Sea levels to continue rising after Paris agreement emission pledges expire in 2030  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Sea levels will continue to rise around the world long after current carbon emissions pledges made through the Paris climate agreement are... more
Jaw-some wombats may be great survivors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Flexible jaws may help wombats better survive in a changing world by adapting to climate change's effect on vegetation and new diets in conservation sanctuaries. An international study has revealed that wombat jaws appear to change... more
Declaration of a climate emergency and next steps for action  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientific consensus on the threat of climate change is well established, reaching back 40 years to the First World Climate Conference, held in Geneva in 1979. Over the... more
Jaw–some wombats may be great survivors  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Flexible jaws may help wombats better survive in a changing world by adapting to climate change's effect on vegetation and new diets in conservation sanctuaries. more
Lost trees hugely overrated as environmental threat, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Cutting down trees inevitably leads to more carbon in the environment, but deforestation's contributions to climate change are vastly overestimated, according to a new study. more
Lost trees hugely overrated as environmental threat, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cutting down trees inevitably leads to more carbon in the environment, but deforestation's contributions to climate change are vastly overestimated, according to a new study. more
Sea levels to continue rising after Paris agreement emission pledges expire in 2030  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sea levels will continue to rise around the world long after current carbon emissions pledges made through the Paris climate agreement are... more
Scientists create 'artificial leaf' that turns carbon into fuel  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have created an 'artificial leaf' to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel. more
Satellites are key to monitoring ocean carbon  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Satellites now play a key role in monitoring carbon levels in the oceans, but we are only just beginning to understand their full potential. more
Opinion: Trump's continued climate denial and the fires of California  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Last week I attended a corporate board meeting in California for the Willdan Group, a for-profit corporation largely devoted to the modernization of our energy system. The company... more
Opinion: Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss – no country is sufficiently prepared  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There's little that the left and the right agree on these days. But surely one thing is beyond question: that national governments must protect... more
Aussie researchers mount rescue bid for endangered pygmy possum  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate change is threatening to wipe out Australia's critically endangered mountain pygmy possum, but researchers are hoping to save the hibernating species by relocating the last remaining mammals to cooler... more
Satellites are key to monitoring ocean carbon  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Satellites now play a key role in monitoring carbon levels in the oceans, but we are only just beginning to understand their full potential. more
Asia must quit 'coal addiction': UN chief  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The UN chief on Saturday warned Asia to quit its "addiction" to coal, as climate change threatens hundreds of millions of people vulnerable to rising sea levels across the region. more
Antarctic marine sanctuary talks deadlocked for eighth straight year  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A multinational effort to create giant marine sanctuaries around Antarctica to counter climate change and protect fragile ocean ecosystems has failed for an eighth straight year, officials said Saturday. more
Harvesting genes to improve watermelons  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers has taken a comprehensive look at the genomes of all seven species of watermelon, creating a resource that could help plant breeders increase the domestic fruit's quality and ability to thrive during an... more
Oil and gas wastewater used for irrigation may suppress plant immune systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study gives pause to the idea of using oil and gas wastewater for irrigation. The team conducted a greenhouse study using produced... more
Dutch emission reduction targets probably won't be met  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Netherlands is unlikely to reach its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 despite a tough package of measures agreed in June, a government agency said Friday. more
Sustainability of new creosote alternative confirmed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A recently published study has confirmed the sustainability credentials of a new biobased alternative to creosote that is being developed in the Bio4Products project. The use of wood modification based on pyrolysis oil was shown to... more
Rice yields plummet and arsenic rises in future climate-soil scenarios  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rice is the largest global staple crop, consumed by more than half the world's population—but new experiments from Stanford University suggest that with climate change, production in major... more
Two million-year-old ice provides snapshot of Earth's greenhouse gas history  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Two million-year old ice from Antarctica recently uncovered by a team of researchers provides a clearer picture into the connections between greenhouse gases and climate in ancient times... more
Land restoration in Ethiopia pays off but climate change necessitates many strategies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In the last decade, Ethiopia has invested more than US $1.2 billion annually in restoring landscapes in several regions of the country. Research takes... more
Climate engineering should not be considered a public good, new research shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Countries around the world are preparing to modify the earth's climate to cope with climate change, with many proponents touting it as a "public... more
Techno-fix futures will only accelerate climate chaos—don't believe the hype  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Thanks to the efforts of climate activists, the climate and ecological emergency has never been more prominent. But acknowledging the problem is just a starting point. Now this... more
After Chile cancels, the world's largest climate gathering is now without a home  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
California is on fire. Scientists are warning of catastrophic floods and global food shortages. A 16-year-old activist has inspired millions around the... more
The science of drought is complex but the message on climate change is clear  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The issue of whether Australia's current drought is caused by climate change has been seized on by some media commentators,... more
Study shows how climate change may affect environmental conservation areas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Brazil contains the largest expanse of tropical ecosystems within protected areas, but a significant proportion of these reserves may be vulnerable to the effects of ongoing global climate... more
Intensified global monsoon extreme rainfall signals global warming  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate change has already led to significant increases in extreme rainfall over the global land monsoon regions over the past century, according to a study recently published in Journal of Climate. more
New study highlights the role of sea sponges in combating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
CO2 emissions don't just affect our atmosphere. According to some estimates, over a third of CO2—one of the primary greenhouse gases—is absorbed by the... more
Zeroing in on food security as agricultural impacts of climate crisis become more apparent  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Early this August, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued yet another in a series of grave and disquieting... more
Two million-year-old ice provides snapshot of Earth's greenhouse gas history  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two million-year old ice from Antarctica recently uncovered by a team of researchers provides a clearer picture into the connections between greenhouse gases and climate in ancient times... more
Abrupt shifts in Arctic climate projected  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers project that as the permafrost continues to degrade, the climate in various regions of the Arctic could potentially change abruptly in the relatively near future. Their research also suggests that as the permafrost degrades, the... more
Microrobots clean up radioactive waste  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to some experts, nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world's growing energy demands without generating greenhouse gases. But scientists need to find a way to remove radioactive isotopes, both from wastewater generated by nuclear power... more
Land restoration in Ethiopia pays off but climate change necessitates many strategies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the last decade, Ethiopia has invested more than US$1.2 billion annually in restoring landscapes in several regions of the country. But despite its... more
Microrobots clean up radioactive waste  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
According to some experts, nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world's growing energy demands without generating greenhouse gases. But scientists need to find a way to remove radioactive isotopes, both from wastewater generated by nuclear power... more
California's blackouts could make fighting climate change even harder  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
California's electric grid was experiencing rapid and unprecedented changes even before Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison began shutting off power to millions of people in a desperate... more
Largest mapping of breathing ocean floor key to understanding global carbon cycle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Marine sediments play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle due to the oxygen consumption and CO2 respiration of the organisms that live... more
Tracking Typhoon Hagibis from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hagibis was the biggest typhoon to hit Japan in decades. With extreme events like this likely to increase in number and in severity as a consequence of climate change, satellites are playing an increasingly important role in understanding... more
Three times more people at risk from yearly coastal flooding than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Before today, sea level rise and flooding were already forecast to wreak havoc for millions now and in the coming decades. Now,... more
Abrupt shifts in Arctic climate projected  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from McGill University project that as the permafrost continues to degrade, the climate in various regions of the Arctic could potentially change abruptly, in the relatively near future. Their research, which was published today in... more
Why are big storms bringing so much more rain? Warming, yes, but also winds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States.... more
Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Coastal areas currently home to 300 million people will be vulnerable by 2050 to flooding made worse by climate change, no matter how aggressively humanity curbs carbon emissions, scientists have warned. more
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