In University Valley, there is a layer of dry permafrost soil overlaying ice-rich permanently frozen ground. The ice in the permafrost is formed not by liquid water, but by frozen water vapor; the absence of..
Topic: Climate Change
2015 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to a new analysis by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The record-breaking year continues a long-term warming trend — 15 of the..
Scientists have found an abrupt change about 6,000 years ago in how terrestrial plant and animal species coexisted, right about the time human populations were ballooning and agriculture was spreading around the world. The findings..
A new report from the World Bank predicts 100 million more people will be living below the poverty line by 2030 due to impacts of climate change. There are 702 million people living in poverty today…
The extinction of large animals from tropical forests could make climate change worse. New research published today in Science Advances reveals that a decline in fruit-eating animals such as large primates, tapirs and toucans could..
Kangiata Nunata Sermia in Southwest Greenland. The image shows different lines that marks the extent of the ice at different points in time. The upper trimline (transition) between the ligther and darker valley sides marks..
Climate change is greatest humanitarian challenge facing the world as heatwaves, floods and forest fires become more severe. These events can ripple throughout a child’s life and limit on their access to sanitation, education and opportunities…
Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a study spanning six continents. The study is the largest of its kind and the first to use a..
Economic losses from the impacts of climate change in Southeast Asia could be 60% higher than previously estimated, reducing the region’s gross domestic product (GDP) by up to 11% by 2100, according to a new..
Global fossil-fuel emissions, like the CO2 emitted from the natural-gas flare at this North Dakota oil well, could show a decline this year, says a Stanford-led Global Carbon Project report.Credit: Rob Jackson, Stanford University Annual..