A satellite that measures methane leaks from oil and gas companies is set to start circulating the Earth 15 times a day next month.
In a crazy demonstration of just how little Greenland cares about following the laws of physics, the large island is rising out of the sea. The rise is fueled by Greenland’s ongoing ice loss, which continues to melt as global temperatures rise.
An abrupt shutdown of Atlantic Ocean currents that could put large parts of Europe in a deep freeze is looking a bit more likely and closer than before.
Earth has endured 12 months of temperatures 1.5C hotter than the pre-industrial era for the first time on record. That is a grave foretaste of the Paris climate deal's crucial 1.5C warming threshold.
Researchers peering back through 800 years of history have concluded that Mayan civilizetion may well have been undone by drought.
Ii is the closest the Clock has ever been to midnight, reflecting the continued state of unprecedented danger the world faces.
Melting at the interface between ice sheets and the ocean in the Arctic is much more extensive than previously estimated. Melting in the Arctic could have catastrophic effects on the rest of the world.
Earth's average surface temperature in 2023 was the warmest on record, according to an analysis by NASA.
This direct historical connection suggests that around 125,000 years ago, the massive 2.2 million cubic kilometer West Antarctic Ice Sheet that separates the two bays had fully collapsed into the sea.
The Earth would only have to heat up by a few dozen degrees to spur runaway warming, making it as inhospitable as Venus, a planet whose average surface temperature is around 464 degrees Celsius, according to NASA.
Model results show that Pine Island glacier region of west Antarctica could collapse in the future. If it does, then it could raise global mean sea level by several metres.
2023 has seen climate records being not just broken, but smashed. By September there had already been 38 days when global average temperatures exceeded pre-industrial ones by 1.5°C.
A large hole in the Antarctic ozone layer once thought to be steadily closing could actually be widening, according to new research.