Arctic sea ice was at a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second straight year. At 5.607 million square miles, it is the lowest maximum extent in the satellite record, and 431,000 square miles..
Topic: Climate Change
Last December, officials representing more than 190 countries met in Paris to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The historic outcome from that conference was the “Paris Agreement” in which each country agreed..
To avoid multiple climate tipping points, policy makers need to act now to stop global CO2emissions by 2050 and meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, a..
JOIDES Resolution is a scientific drilling ship used by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. PETM sediment sections have been recovered during past expeditions of the JOIDES Resolution. Credit: International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) The earliest..
Aerial images of Greenland show rivers of meltwater and areas of dark ice. Greenland’s surface is absorbing more solar radiation as melting increases grain size and brings old impurities to the surface. (Marco Tedesco/Lamont-Doherty Earth..
Climate change could kill more than 500,000 adults in 2050 worldwide due to changes in diets and bodyweight from reduced crop productivity, according to new estimates published in The Lancet. The research is the strongest evidence..
The Philippines is one of many densely-populated nations in and around Southeast Asia that are endangered by rising sea levels caused by global warming. Global average sea level is rising 3.1 centimeters per decade.Credit: Department..
Coniferous (dark green) and broadleaved (light green) trees in summer in Alsace (France) exhibit differences in surface properties. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Feb. 5, 2016, issue of Science, published..
IMAGE: OVER-HUNTING LARGE MAMMALS IN TROPICAL FORESTS COULD MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE WORSE.CREDIT: CARLOS PERES, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA Over-hunting of large mammals in tropical forests could make climate change worse according to new research from..
Pacific and Atlantic southern sections showing upper-ocean warming for the past six decades (1955-2011). Red colors indicate warming and blue colors indicate cooling.Credit: Image by Timo Bremer/LLNL Lawrence Livermore scientists, working with National Oceanic and..