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: Global Warming
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..
This image shows the number of threatened species and their representation in the fossil record by continent and ‘insular’ (islands).Credit: Roy E. Plotnick Scientists struggle to compare the magnitude of Earth’s ongoing sixth mass-extinction event..
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..
Peter Ditlevsen’s calculations show that you can view the climate as fractals, that is, patterns or structures that repeat in smaller and smaller versions indefinitely. The formula is: Fq(s)~sHq .Credit: Maria Lemming When we talk..
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..
Hundreds of methane-emitting hot spots have been identified across the Los Angeles Basin, including a “clean ports” truck refueling facility near the Port of Long Beach, power plants, water treatment facilities, and cattle in Chino,..
In the early Miocene Epoch, temperatures were 10 degrees warmer and ocean levels were 50 feet higher — well above the ground level of modern-day New York, Tokyo and Berlin. It was more than 16..
A group of scientists says it has now reconstructed the history of the planet’s sea levels arcing back over some 3,000 years — leading it to conclude that the rate of increase experienced in the..
These are North Atlantic current and ice sheets during the last ice age. SO2 is the site where the sediment core is retrieved from, indicating existence of a warm blob.Credit: Illustration: T. Rasmussen/CAGE and E…