“The rise in the surface temperature of Earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace.”
Warming ocean temperatures may hamper vital ocean chemical cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorus, according to a new study.
They also lower the pH balance of the world's oceans, making them more acidic, and hamper production of dimethyl sulphide (DMS), a sulphur compound, by plankton, said the study.
"Warmer temperatures decrease the length of the snow cover and increase biological activity, an important factor in these cold conditions where growth is often limited by low temperatures, even in summer," she toldenvironmentalresearchweb. "Henc
While the ice will continue to shrink until around mid-September, it is unlikely that this year's summer low will break a new record. Still, this year's melt rates are in line with the sustained decline of the Arctic ice cover observed by NASA and
As planet warms global food security pushed further to the brink
With heavy rains, the basin fills up to become Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre; fish eggs lying dormant in the soil hatch, and an ecosystem briefly comes to life. "It's an instant inland sea," says Fasullo.
The storage capacity of the world’s oceans is limited, and the absorption of excess carbon dioxide has a devastating effect on marine life.
We've long known that sea level rise caused by global warming would threaten people and communities along the coasts, like Miami, Nantucket, Malibu, New York and others, but a new study puts a startling figure on the potential damage.
If a picture says a thousand words, a photo taken out of context can speak lies for eternity.
The modern meltdown of the Antarctic Ice Sheet mirrors the frozen continent's big thaw after the last ice age ended 20,000 years ago, a new study finds.
It takes time for these dam-controlled tidal pulses to travel downstream. Where we are now, just above Zoroaster Rapid, the river is roughly in phase with the dam: low at night, high in the daytime. Head a few days down the river and it will be the r
In an agency-wide address to employees Interior Secretary Jewell took the unusual step of saying, “I hope there are no climate-change deniers in the Department of Interior,” she said.
The sun’s magnetic field is expected to flip in the next three to four months and it could lead to changes in our climate, storms and disruption to satellites.
A new study from The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) of Australia shows that although topsoil is rich in nutrients and carbon, it is increasingly being blown away by events such as the “Red Dawn” in Sydney in 2009
Arctic ice is losing its reflective sheen.
Climate change and destructive fishing methods harm the ecosystem and the lives of fishermen.
Coral reefs teem with a diverse array of life and colour, but in many places around the world, their future is uncertain.
Feeling a bit hot? It may be your temper, or it may be global warming.
In the current issue of Rolling Stone, Jeff Goodell has a great report on why Jason Box's radical approach to climate science is changing our understanding of the unprecedented rate of glacier melt in Greenland.
Can we all stop worrying about global warming?
Last year, a particularly powerful cyclone is thought to have wiped out 800,000 square kilometres of ice. That contributed to record low sea-ice levels at the end of the 2012 melt year. This year’s storm over the Beaufort Sea formed about midweek
So, ice at the North Pole has melted and formed a freshwater lake. Yes, there is a lake at the North Pole. Naturally, the sight of Santa's home all melty has raised concerns about climate change.
The Alps were largely ice-free 2000 years ago during the Roman Warming Period, demonstrated by wood finds in today's glacial alpine regions by Dr. Christian Schlüchter. Dr. Schlüchter is Professor of Quaternary and Environmental Geology at the Unive
A sudden methane burp in the Arctic could set the world back a colossal $60 trillion.
The agency plans to spend $630,000 on a study that will determine whether geoengineering can be used to modify Earth’s climate.
A study published by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the Nature Geoscience journal discusses the potential of the algae growth caused by melting glaciers in Greenland, is actually having a positive effect on the environment.
Spy agency to help study “security impacts” of geo-engineering
The military-run High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP facility near Glennallen, Alaska, has shut down. No one's saying how long the closure will last. Considered by some to be a "weather-weapon", and suggested as capable of caus
Over the next two thousand years, each degree of global warming may lead to sea levels rising by more than 2 meters (6.6 feet), a new study by a group of international researchers said.