There may be less time to halt greenhouse gas emissions than we suppose, researchers who simulated the impacts of climate change far into the future say.
The amount of carbon dioxide that has already built up in the atmosphere is helping to accelerate the pace at which the Earth is warming, two scientists say.
Farm crops and some tree species face an increased threat from destructive insects that are migrating to temperate zones to survive in a warming world.
A warming climate means ever more rapid changes in the Earth’s climatic zones, researchers say, and a heightened extinction risk for species that inhabit them.
As growing carbon dioxide emissions continue to warm the climate, more aircraft are likely to encounter turbulence in flight, meaning bumpier and perhaps longer journeys for passengers.
U.S. scientists say the global warmup heading our way as climate change intensifies will mean a New York as warm as Bahrain, where daily work will be a struggle.