More than half of common species of plants and a third of animal species are likely to see their living space halved by 2080 on current trends of carbon emissions, according to a new climate study.
Can we predict the future? Climate scientists say we can, and have been warning us about it for decades, says Stephen Pincock.
Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet’s surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years, according to the latest climate records.
Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago, with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years, according to a joint Australian–British study.
It’s 2063, and life is good. Technology has given Indian farmer Prabhjit Kumar the tools and seeds she needs to feed her family. But can the dream of sustainably feeding the world’s nine billion other mouths be fulfilled?
Over the next 50 years, humanity will experience change at an unprecedented pace. What lies ahead? And can science save us from catastrophe during what Sir Martin Rees has dubbed ‘our final century’?
The new houses were so far up the mountain, the fear they would blow away in the wind outstripped the fear they’d flood. If the water ever reached that high, there’d be no hope for any of us.
When science meets parliament, you’d expect clashes in areas where political stances and rational evidence don’t intersect. But it’s a meeting of the minds that both sides enjoy, and the truth is, they have one very important thing in common.
Claims that global warming can be braked by dissolving huge quantities of rock in the sea to absorb carbon emissions are laden with flaws, according to a new study.
U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to make climate change a priority as he was sworn in to a second term, using some of his most forceful language yet despite uncertain political prospects.