Why global warming is taking a break
The average temperature on Earth has barely risen over the past 16 years. ETH researchers have now found out why. And they believe that global warming is likely to continue again soon.
World falling far behind on two-degree climate goal
The world is falling far behind in its bid to curb greenhouse emissions enough to limit global warming to 2C, according to two new reports.
Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high, UN reports
Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said on Tuesday.
Pacific Northwest shows warming trend over past century-plus
The annual mean temperature in the Pacific Northwest has warmed by about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit since the early 20th century – a gradual warming trend that has been accelerating over the past 3-4 decades and is attributed ...
Ocean-threatened Marshall's leader posts climate video plea
Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak was forced to heighten the seawall protecting his home last year, but says the year-old defences are now barely enough to protect his family from a "climate emergency".
World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit
A UN summit on climate change will see the world "change course" and begin to seriously tackle global warming, UN climate envoy Mary Robinson said Wednesday.
Ocean warming could drive heavy rain bands toward the poles
In a world warmed by rising atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, precipitation patterns are going to change because of two factors: one, warmer air can hold more water; and two, changing atmospheric ...