Climate change and severe weather


Just 30 years to save the planet

Monday, 25 November 2013

The IPCC now knows exactly how close we are to tipping into dangerous climate change, writes James Mitchell Crow.


Don’t bet on an end to warming

Monday, 9 September 2013

Slower rising global temperatures over the past decade do not mean an end to the crisis

Tropical cyclones tipped to increase

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Global warming drives trend for more damaging storms

A species of Shrub frog from Vietnam, called Gracixalus quangi. Amphibians species are considered most at risk from climate change. Credit: Jodi J. L. Rowley

Warming to hit half of plants, a third of animals

Monday, 13 May 2013

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.

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Another day in paradise

Monday, 22 April 2013 - 3 comments

Can we predict the future? Climate scientists say we can, and have been warning us about it for decades, says Stephen Pincock.

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Late 20th century warmest in 1,400 years

Monday, 22 April 2013

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.

Antarctic ice sheet

Antarctic summer ice melting 10 times faster

Monday, 15 April 2013

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.

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Fields of plenty

Monday, 15 April 2013 - 2 comments

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?

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Visions of hope

Friday, 12 April 2013

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 Eighth Year COSMOS Science Fiction featured

The Eighth Year

Thursday, 4 April 2013

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.


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