A scientific report for the U.N. Climate Summit sends out a positive message that the tough task of cutting CO2 emissions to limit global temperature rise to below 2°C can be achieved by following a set of bold practical steps.
U.S. government and business are warned that climate change could cost the economy billions of dollars because of the increasing risk of property damage, reduced harvests and workers incapacitated by extreme heat.
Scientists using radar images of Greenland’s glaciers have discovered a spectacular underground landscape of “skyscraper” ice blocks formed by the melt-and-freeze cycle that is accelerating the reduction of the icecap.
A United Nations University report urges governments worldwide to draw up plans urgently to avoid conflict and insecurity by helping populations that are being forced to move because of climate change.
A 30-year territorial dispute between India and Bangladesh was resolved this week when a tiny uninhabited island, known as New Moore Island to the Indians and South Talpatti Island to the Bangladeshis, up and disappeared (Ta-da!) due to rising seas.
A team of researchers has found that sea levels could rise up to three times higher over the next century than U.N. estimates have indicated. The findings have dire implications for the 600 million people who live in vulnerable areas. Scientists gathered in Denmark said they expect polar and glacial melting to accelerate.
Polar ice experts warned Wednesday that a Texas-size block of ice in the Antarctic has thinned surprisingly fast. The Amundsen Sea Embayment contains enough water to elevate sea levels worldwide nearly 20 feet.