Climate change fueled the floods in Germany and Europe

There are major links between climate change and extreme rainfall events like the one in northwestern Europe. A one-degree rise in temperature has the potential to give you a 7 % increase in the intensity of rainfall.

Iran faces its driest summer in fifty years

Some parts of Iran had a 50 to 85 % reduction in precipitation this year. There are also temperature rises of 2-3 C. These factors have prompted tensions between the Iranian government and its citizens.

Our Atmosphere is Storing Energy Twice as Quickly as it did 15 Years ago

A team from NASA and NOAA found that the Earth’s “energy imbalance” doubled between 2005 and 2019. The Earth is absorbing more energy than it was emitting.

Antarctica hits record temperature of 18.3 C

With this, Antarctica has now become one of the fastest-warming regions in the world - registering a rise of almost three degrees Celsius in the last 50 years.

Million in Asia's cities can be affected by sea-level rise

As many as 15 million people and 1,829 square km land in seven Asian cities could be affected by extreme sea-level rise and coastal flooding by 2030, a recent report by Greenpeace East Asia flagged. 

Large amounts of mercury discovered in Greenland′s glaciers

Scientists were alarmed at the amount of dissolved mercury they found in rivers and fjords. The heavy metal raises concerns for the health of indigenous communities. And with global warming, the problem may get worse.

Temperatures soar as heatwave hits western US and Canada

The extended “heat dome” could be a taste of the future for the Pacific Northwest as climate change reshapes weather patterns worldwide.

World now likely to hit 1.5 C rise in next five years

There is now a 40 % chance that global temperatures will temporarily reach 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels in the next five years - and these odds are rising, says the World Metrological Organization. 

Carbon dioxide peaked at record levels

Scientists from Scripps and the NOAA reported that levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide peaked in May, reaching a monthly average of nearly 419 parts per million.

Climate disasters displaced more people than conflicts in 2020

More people were displaced by weather disasters in 2020 than by violent conflicts. Further, the publication indicates the number of internally displaced people in the world reached the highest level in history. 

World's Largest Iceberg Breaks Off In Antarctica

The massive chunk of ice floating in the Weddell Sea was first spotted on May 13 2021, measuring approximately 170 km long and 25 km wide, it boasts a surface area of 4,300 sq km and is currently the world's largest iceberg.

Chinas CO2 pollution now surpasses all developed countries combined

Carbon pollution from China's coal-intensive economy last year outstripped the carbon pollution of the US, the EU, and other developed nations combined, making up a 27 % of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

Climate has shifted the axis of the Earth, study finds

Loss of water on land through ice melting and human-caused factors is changing the movement of the North and South poles.

Global warming could lead to the melting of a third of Antarctic ice

A new international study suggests that 34% of the Antarctic ice shelves could disappear by the end of the century if the planet warms up by 4°C compared with pre-industrial temperatures.

Global Warming Directly Confirmed For The First Time

Direct observations for the first time confirmed the long-standing predictions: radiative forcings of Earth are increasing due to human actions, affecting the planet’s energy balance and ultimately causing climate change.