The effect of climate change on the world’s two polar regions looks like a stark contrast: the Arctic is warming faster than most of the rest of the Earth, while most of Antarctica appears to remain reassuringly locked in a frigid embrace.
But an international scientific team says the reality is quite different. The Antarctic is warming too, it says, and the southern ice could become the main cause of global sea level rise during this century − far sooner than previously thought.
The study, led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany, found that ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimetres to global sea levels by 2100.
A new study published today in PLOS One shows that golden orb weaver spiders living near heavily urbanized areas in Sydney, Australia tend to be bigger, better fed, and have more babies than those living in places less touched by human hands.
Warmer oceans are thawing methane deposits, adding more of the greenhouse gas to the atmosphere (RT @YaleClimateComm: Methane leaks off Siberian coast, speeding #climate change @sciam http://t.co/SrdO8cJrbp)...
This month's climate disruption dispatch, explaining how the planet is being impacted by anthropogenic climate disruption, provides another sobering reality check, demonstrating how rapidly our world is moving toward an unsurvivable state.
People are suffering under the burden of increased air pollution as a consequence of natural gas development. These communities deserve clean, healthy air--and a healthy planet for our children's future.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is lending his voice and support to a new short film, bringing attention to climate change and calling for federal action over carbon pollution.“We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make billions at our...
A chemical used in dry cleaning and fire extinguishers may have been phased out in recent years but NASA said Wednesday that carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is still being spewed into the atmosphere from an unknown source.
CREDIT: shutterstock Climate change is altering the flow of the Missouri River, the nation’s longest, causing increased streamflow in some parts and decreased flow in others, according to a new report.