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.

Big Oil's devastating pollution plan

In 2018, ExxonMobil announced its intention to reduce its methane emissions and gas burning. But newly leaked documents reveal that Exxon actually plans to increase its carbon production by 17% by the year 2025. 

Nitrous oxide emissions pose an increasing climate threat

The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the production of food worldwide is increasing atmospheric concentrations of nitrous oxide - a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than CO2.

Coldest Northern Hemisphere Temperature Record

Nearly after 30 years, the World Meteorological Organization confirms that the Northern Hemisphere in Greenland has a minus minus 69.6 C. This new data provides a benchmark for understanding climate change.

Death Valley Hits Record 54,4 C

Temperatures at Furnace Creek in Death Valley in the southern California desert, USA reached a sizzling 54.4 C on Sunday, Aug. 16. This might be the highest temperature ever "reliably" recorded.

Greenland ice sheet sheds record amount

Greenland's massive ice sheet saw a record net loss of 532 billion tonnes last year, raising red flags about accelerating sea level rise, according to new findings.

Complete loss of Arctic sea-ice by 2035

High temperatures in the Arctic have puzzled scientists for decades. Now, a new study supports predictions that the Arctic could be free of sea ice by 2035.

Dominica to become world's first hurricane-proof country

When Hurricane Maria destroyed Dominica in 2017, the devastation spurred an ambitious goal to fully adapt to climate change. Today, people are rebuilding with the knowledge that climate change could mean a future of storms.