Global warming cynics unmoved by extreme weather
What will it take to convince skeptics of global warming that the phenomenon is real? Surely, many scientists believe, enough droughts, floods and heat waves will begin to change minds.
Should the role of afforestation in climate change mitigation policy be re-evaluated?
Afforestation (planting trees) to mitigate climate change could cause warming rather than cooling globally due to non-carbon effects of land use change, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank
Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank warned Sunday.
"Ferrari of space' yields best map of ocean currents
A satellite dubbed the "Ferrari of space" has yielded the most accurate model of ocean circulation yet, boosting understanding of the seas and a key impact of global warming, scientists said Tuesday.
Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming
Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth's upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, according to ...
NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014
Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year.
Warmest oceans ever recorded
"This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even exceed those of the record-breaking 1998 El Niño year," says ...
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon 'surges 450%'
Deforestation in Brazil's storied Amazon basin region skyrocketed more than 450 percent in October from a year earlier, a non-governmental group warned Monday.
30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn
French scientists said Monday they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.
Global warming not just a blanket: In the long run, it's more like tanning oil
While computer models churn out bleak forecasts for the planet's future, we also have a more conceptual understanding of what is happening as humans pump carbon dioxide into the air. But the conceptual understanding ...
Over 500 gas plumes found to be bubbling up in the ocean along the eastern US coast
Simulations show Eurasia more than twice as likely to have harsh winters due to sea ice melting
A global temperature conundrum: Cooling or warming climate?
When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently requested a figure for its annual report, to show global temperature trends over the last 10,000 years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Zhengyu ...
Big snowstorms will still occur in Northern Hemisphere following global warming, study finds
If ever there were a silver lining to global warming, it might be the prospect of milder winters. After all, it stands to reason that a warmer climate would generate less snow.