We have a finite amount of time left to coexist with large parts of the biosphere, including thousands of species of plants and animals.
In the just-published "Climate Change Performance Index," Sweden, Morocco and Lithuania are top performers in 2018's global warming battles.
Three new studies confirm the value of trees to the planet and underscore the dangerous rate of loss.
People adapted to cool wet summers or hot dry summers could face a range of pest infections in crops or pathogens in crowded communities as insects and microbes seize a new set of opportunities.
They have added their signatures to a document titled “Letter Warning Humanity.”
Researchers are painting a dark picture. One new study involves warming of the planet, another deals with heat extremes and a third underlines what will happen if we do not reduce carbon emissions.
"... [M]itigating future climate change must be accompanied by adapting to the climate change we have already caused. Doing nothing will be dangerous," one researcher warns.
As the world's climate warms, scientists warn that water-sodden air can greatly intensify the effects of extreme heat.
Our planet has entered the Anthropocene, some scientists argue—a new geologic era of human modification of the natural world. The latest evidence? Roads.
France says that "for the moment," the U.S. president is not welcome at the December summit.