Supernovae explosions may have left traces on our Earth

Recent findings suggest that relatively close supernovas could theoretically have triggered at least four disruptions to Earth's climate over the last 40,000 years. What happens in space may not always stay in space.

Massive Geoengineering Projects

From planting continent-long forests to inducing rainfall, researchers have begun proposing, testing, and in some cases implementing large-scale geoengineering projects to radically transform the planet.

Fighting Climate Change Could Save the World $30 Trillion

These gains would come primarily from avoiding rising health care costs, productivity losses, and declining agricultural output, according to the authors.

Jupiter and Venus Change Earth's Orbit Every 405,000 Years

A new study presents the first physical evidence that the Venus’ and Jupiter’s gravity can cause shifts in Earth’s orbit—and swings in its climate—every 405,000 years.

This Interactive Map Forecasts Deadly Heat Waves Due to Climate Change

Hot weather is the number one summertime killer in much of the world — and the number of these deadly heat waves is only going to increase.

UN Launches Polar Weather Study to Prepare for Radical Climate Shifts

The World Meteorological Organization will scrutinize Arctic and Antarctic to minimize risks linked to rapid climate change.

By 2100, we could be recreating a 50 million-year-old climate

The researchers calculated that the combination of sunshine and CO2 at the end of this century would already be equivalent to the Eocene climate 50 million years ago, the warmest time period since the dinosaurs reigned.

Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream

Now an international team of climate scientists has found a connection between many extreme weather events and the impact climate change is having on the jet stream.

Extreme rain storms in the US could increase by 400% due to climate change

Six scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research found extreme rain storms in America could increase by 400% due to climate change.

The World Passes 400 PPM Threshold..

Carbon dioxide just hit its annual minimum and failed to dip below 400 ppm.

Momentum Builds for Montreal Protocol to Be Big Climate Win

What if I told you the world could take one action this year that would shave off a half a degree Celsius of warming from our overheating planet? Leaders have a chance when they meet in Rwanda next month to secure a phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Europe's cutting-edge wind satellite should launch in 2017

Humanity is about to deepen its understanding of Earth's winds. The European Space Agency has secured a rocket launch deal for its wind-tracking Aeolus satellite, which is now expected to enter orbit before the end of 2017.

The Anthropocene: The Earth's new geological era

Humans have changed the Earth to such an extent that some scientists say we have entered a new geological epoch. The new geological epoch would be called the Anthropocene and it would bring an end to the Holocene, which began at the end of the last Ice Age.

Alaskan town decides whether to stay or go in face of climate change

Rising seas and more ice-free months are causing erosion that is eating away at the island. Residents fear it will be completely submerged within decades.

The Last Spot on Earth Just Passed a Historic Climate Milestone

For the first time in 4 million years, carbon dioxide concentrations cleared 400 parts per million (ppm) at the South Pole. It's the last climate-monitoring spot on Earth to pass the historic milestone.