Short-lived greenhouse gases such as methane will continue to affect oceans for centuries, no matter how much nations reduce carbon, research suggests.
Whatever policies the U.S. comes up with on climate change under the Trump presidency, the rest of the world intends to continue trying to save the planet.
A huge glacier in the frozen wastes of East Antarctica, a region previously thought stable, could melt much faster than expected, scientists say.
New research indicates that melting of the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest ice sheet is being accelerated by the seismic impact of waves crashing against Greenland’s coastline.
Scientists in the U.S. predict that the alarming rate at which Antarctica’s ice continues to thaw could be enough to double global sea-level rise within this century.
Extreme weather caused by global warming could lead to more violent, and more frequent, storms devastating beaches on exposed Atlantic coastlines in Europe.
Pumping seawater onto the Antarctic landmass to form ice and stop sea levels rising stands little chance of success, scientists say.
Scientists are now confident that in the near future, natural forces will keep the Arctic’s winter sea ice from melting as fast as once feared.
Scientists warn that continued ocean warming will lead to ice loss in the Amundsen Sea region that could raise sea levels by 3 meters.
Higher sea levels and less silt will endanger many mangrove forests -- home to huge varieties of wildlife, and natural buffers that protect coasts and estuaries during tropical cyclones -- across the Pacific.