The first half of 2017 has seen record low sea ice extents at both poles and near-record global average temperatures – despite the absence of a... Read More
Over the past two centuries, the times of day, locations and methods of measuring temperature have all changed dramatically. For example, where once... Read More
The Chuuk flying fox. The Black-spotted Cuscus. The Fijian crested iguana. The Mariana skink. The greater monkey-faced bat. Poncelet’s giant rat. ... Read More
In the early 2000s, a new field of climate science research emerged that began to explore the human fingerprint on extreme weather, such as floods,... Read More
A new paper published in the Journal of Climate reveals that the lower part of the Earth's atmosphere has warmed much faster since 1979 than... Read More
In April, a new global initiative called Mission 2020 was launched by Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate chief who oversaw the signing of the... Read More
The most common measure of global temperature rise is here on the Earth’s surface, but scientists also gather data on how temperatures in the... Read More
Up to three quarters of the world's population could be at risk from deadly heat extremes by the end of the century, a new study suggests. ... Read More
Nearly 40% of US CO2 emissions are in the hands of states that have either committed to meeting their share of the US’s Paris Agreement target or... Read More
President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change has raised questions about the effectiveness of the accord, and how... Read More
Without action to curb CO2 emissions, more than a third of the world could face climates that are different from anything observed anywhere today, a... Read More
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