The emerging science points to a complex interplay between manmade global warming, natural climate variability, and sea ice dynamics that scientists are only beginning to understand.
A recent study has found that global warming’s effects – particularly drought – will increasingly limit the capacity of America’s power plants.
An unusually widespread Greenland ice melt event has links to ‘heat dome’ and long-term manmade global warming.
At the end of June, about 56 per cent of America’s lower 48 states were in moderate-to-extreme drought – the largest-hit area since the 1950s.
The Arctic lost a record 2.85 million km2 of ice in June – an area about as large as Alaska, California, Florida, and Texas combined.
Two new reports present a peer reviewed tour through the extreme weather and climate events of 2011 and conclude that mankind’s influence of manmade global warming on the climate system continues to grow, and the probability of extreme weather events is also increasing. Plus: Australian experts add their views.
New study shows reflectivity of Greenland’s ice sheet is at record low and “self-reinforcing feedback loop that amplifies warming” may begin.
Newly formed coalition aims to cut emissions of climate warming pollution that acts on shorter timescales than carbon dioxide.
Meeting the IPCC’s strictest emissions reduction scenario would require the average person to cut their meat consumption in half by 2050.
Without some serious adaptation and mitigation efforts, studies show climate change could cripple transportation in New York City.