Bangladesh is learning to embrace flooding

As climate change is set to make flooding worse in Bangladesh, researchers are racing to find adaptations that balance their restorative and destructive powers.

Climate Change Is Slowly Turning Our Cities Into Saunas

An international team of researchers has used a new modeling technique to estimate that by the year 2100, the world’s cities could warm by as much as 4.4 degrees Celsius on average.

Iceberg due to collide with island splits in 2

Antarctic iceberg A-68A has drifted menacingly close to a remote island in the southern Atlantic Ocean. The giant iceberg could strike land this month. It has now split into 2 pieces.

Climate Change Could Reawaken Microbes Of The Ancient Past

Trillions upon trillions of microbes have remained locked away in the Arctic’s permafrost in a “deep sleep” for thousands of years. But the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world in the wake of climate change. 

The line for global warming will be crossed between 2027-2042

The threshold for dangerous global warming will likely be crossed between 2027 and 2042 - a much narrower window than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's estimate of between now and 2052.

Low oxygen levels in lakes may accelerate climate change

With low oxygen concentrations increasing in lakes and reservoirs across the world, these ecosystems will produce higher concentrations of methane in the future, leading to more global warming.

CO2 levels in atmosphere rising despite pandemic

The industrial slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has not curbed record levels of CO2. Carbon dioxide levels saw another growth spurt last year past 410 parts per million on average.

Cape Town "Day Zero" drought risk lurking around the corner

The human-caused climate change made the ‘Day Zero’ drought in southwestern South Africa — named after the day when Cape Town’s municipal water supply would need to be shut off — five to six times more likely.

Climate change: 'dirty' used cars sold to Africa

Between 2015 and 2018, some 14 million older, poor quality vehicles were exported from Europe, Japan and the US. Four out of five were sold to poorer countries, with more than half going to Africa.

Arctic sea ice isn't freezing in October for the first time

For the first time since records began, the main nursery of Arctic sea ice in Siberia has yet to start freezing in late October. The delayed annual freeze has been caused by extreme warmth. 

Satellites picture methane across the globe

This new tool allows you to move around the world to see how concentrations of the powerful greenhouse gas vary in space and time. Just like CO2, Methane (CH4) is increasing in the atmosphere. It is now above 1,876 ppb.

World's largest Arctic expedition returns with bad news

After 13 months of collecting data, history’s largest Arctic research expedition returned with grim news. “We witnessed how the Arctic Ocean is dying,” the mission leader said.

Global food production threatens the climate

Concentration of N2O in the atmosphere increases strongly and speeds up climate change. In addition to CO2 and methane, it is the third important greenhouse gas emitted due to anthropogenic activities. 

2020 may clinch hottest year

The planet just recorded its hottest September since at least 1880. The data, most of which was released Wednesday, shows that 2020 is on track to be one of the hottest years on record.

More Than 50% of Great Barrier Reef Corals Are Lost

Since the mid-1990s, coral in the Great Barrier Reef has declined by more than 50%. The research spanned the entire 2,300 km of the Great Barrier Reef and found a disturbing loss at pretty much every level.