Climate

  • How a pandemic created a cleaner planet

    Scientists quantify fall in emissions – but more is needed.

    Since the coronavirus lockdown we’ve seen reports of clear waters in Venice, dramatically reduced air pollution in Ch...

    Climate May 20, 2020
  • Conversation

    How hot will it get this century?

    Latest climate models don’t offer good news.

    Climate scientists use mathematical models to project the Earth’s future under a warming world, but a group of the la...

    Climate May 19, 2020
  • Climate change in northern climes

    Studies assess peatlands and monitor methane.

    Two new studies could help scientists better monitor – and hopefully manage – climate change in the Earth’s northerly...

    Climate May 12, 2020
  • The heat we fear may already be here

    Study tracks pattern of wet-bulb extremes.

    Heat and humidity beyond what the human body can tolerate is emerging ahead of projections, a new study suggests.  ...

    Climate May 11, 2020
  • Higher rainfall could amplify global warming

    Microbes release more CO2 from soil when it’s wet.

    Global warming causes multiple feedback loops – including parts of the tropics, it seems. The drainage basin of th...

    Climate May 8, 2020
  • Snow loss fuelling harmful algal blooms

    Unwanted green can be seen from space.

    Continued loss of snow over the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau region is fuelling the rapid expansion of destructive algal...

    Climate May 6, 2020
  • Global warming affects tropical cyclone patterns

    Study confirms shifting geographical trends.

    Global warming is shifting patterns in the distribution of tropical cyclones rather than their frequency, according t...

    Climate May 5, 2020
  • Missing climate targets could cost trillions

    But global cooperation would be profitable for all, report suggests.

    If nations don’t meet their current goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the global economy could lose around...

    Climate April 15, 2020
  • The warming of Australian estuaries

    Rate of change has economic and environmental implications.

    Estuaries on the southeast coast of Australia are warming at twice the rate of oceans and the atmosphere, according t...

    Climate April 15, 2020
  • Lovely while it lasts

    Scientists concerned at how quickly this glacier is retreating.

    This NASA image shows ripples in the surface of Denman Glacier in East Antarctica throwing shadows against the ice.  ...

    Climate March 30, 2020
  • How’s the heat in Phoenix?

    New model helps to explain the seasonal variations in cities.

    British, Swiss and US scientists have devised a new model that explains how the undesirable effects of urban heat isl...

    Climate March 26, 2020
  • Keeping an eye on methane

    NASA creates a 3D portrait of its sources and movements.

    NASA is tracking methane to get a better handle on how and where it moves, and how it behaves when it gets there. ...

    Climate March 25, 2020
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