The report by 13 federal agencies shows why the idea that global heating isn't increasing is daft.
In southern Asia, mortality is likely to rise with the thermometer.
"What we found is they knew a great deal, and they knew it much earlier and with greater certainty than anyone has recognized or that the industry has admitted."
Sudden shifts in settled climates can occur long before global warming reaches the internationally agreed safety level, European scientists say.
California's water-challenged residents know what it's like to deal with ecological trouble in their own backyards, so it was only fitting that the Golden State's Gov. Jerry Brown did a little preaching Tuesday at the Vatican's climate-focused meeting of mayors from around the world.
It’s often claimed that environmental science done in federal agencies is “politically driven” and therefore suspect. While widely held, the idea is demonstrably false. It ignores the simple fact that most of the major contributions of the twentieth century, at least in the physical sciences, came from just such government science.
Beset by pollution, overfishing and often uncontrolled exploitation, the world's high seas are also under mounting pressure from climate change, a panel of international leaders says.
According to a recent study, when it comes to the accuracy of forecasts and projections, climate scientists are much better at the game than economists.