Tropical forests quite resilient to warming
But carbon storage could plummet.
In an ambitious, long-term study of more than half a million trees, a virtual army of scientists has found that tropi...
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...
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 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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...