Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger

In almost every region of the world where hurricanes form, their maximum sustained winds are getting stronger. That is according to a new study involving an analysis of nearly 40 years of hurricane satellite imagery.

Will The World Be As Hot as the Sahara by 2070?

One in three people living on Earth today would experience annual average temperatures of more than 29˚C, a climate currently experienced by humans in only a handful of the hottest desert settlements.

Modern sea-level rise linked to human activities, confirmed

Sea-level rise, which has accelerated in recent decades, threatens to permanently inundate densely populated coastal cities and communities, other low-lying lands and costly infrastructure by 2100.

Brazilian Amazon deforestation hits new Jan-Apr high

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new high in the first four months of the year, according to data released Friday, a worrying trend after the devastation caused by record fires last year.

That Unusually Large Ozone Hole Has Closed Up Again

Earlier this year, most of the ozone around 18 km overhead had vanished completely. But now we can breathe a sigh of relief as its healed up again. However, it's hard to predict just how rising temperatures will affect it in future.

Sea Ice Will Be Gone in Arctic Summers by 2050

A new analysis of numerous climate models predicts the Arctic Ocean will become ice-free in the summer before the mid-point of this century – a startling forecast that persists even if we cut down atmospheric CO2 emissions.

2019 was Europe's warmest year on record

Europe is heating faster than the global average. Data from the EU's Copernicus Climate Service shows that 11 of the 12 warmest years on record on the continent have occurred since 2000. 

NASA Sees Fires Near Chernobyl Break Out Again

Seasonal fires do break out around Chernobyl but the range of this fire from beginning to now has reached 50,000 acres which makes this wildfire the largest since the nuclear accident occurred in 1986.

A Glacier in Antarctica Has Retreated With Astonishing Speed

In nearly three decades, Denman Glacier has already retreated some five km and lost over 250 billion tons of ice. In the worst case scenario, the damage could be much greater.

World fritters away half trillion dollars on coal support

Nations around the world risk wasting $640 billion by continuing to prop up the coal industry rather than investing in less expensive and environmentally friendlier wind and solar power initiatives.

Half of world's sandy beaches could disappear by 2100

According to a new study, up to half of the world’s sandy beaches are at risk of disappearing by the end of this century if no action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions. 

Canada Has Lost Half Of Its Ice in the Last 16 Years

Thousands of glaciers in the northern Ellesmere Island Canadian territory of Nunavut have shrunk, losing an estimated 1680 km, in the past nearly 20 years.

Rising Sea Levels Are Displacing Villagers in Myanmar

Millions of people in Myanmar are threatened by flooding and rapid soil erosion caused by rising sea levels. One village of 1,500 residents had to relocate entirely, moving further inland to escape the rising water, and abandoning farmland in the process.

Australia's fires burned 21% of the country's forests

When researchers surveyed historical records for evidence of comparable wildfire seasons — not just in Australia, but across the globe. They found nothing approaching the scope of Australia’s devastation.

January was warmest on record for the globe

We’re off to a hot start in 2020, with January setting a new mark as the warmest instance of that month on record for the globe. Europe through to northern Asia was particularly warm, and January ranked fifth warmest over the contiguous US.