climate science

  • Feeling the heat

    When you study heatwaves, you understand the urgency of a rapid reduction in the emission of gree...

    I decided to look at heatwaves around the time of the Angry Summer, back in 2012–13. Heatwaves were starting to occur...

    Climate November 12, 2021
  • Not like in my day: a climate reckoning for today’s youth

    A new study highlights the intergenerational injustice at the heart of the climate crisis – and c...

    Every way scientists have crunched the numbers, the youth of today will inherit a hotter, more unpredictable world th...

    Climate October 29, 2021
  • Good news, bad news: how climate science is being used in court

    New research suggests climate lawyers need to catch up to climate science to improve their chance...

    It was a big year for the climate movement back in 2015. Global leaders signed the Paris Agreement, pledging to reduc...

    Climate August 20, 2021
  • It’s Thank a Climate Scientist Day

    We talk to First Dog on the Moon about expressing thanks to those who heroically keep on climate ...

    It’s 12 June, the main day of the year – and there really ought to be more than one – when we stop to thank climate s...

    Australia June 12, 2021
  • Cold green life: the climate scientist balancing Antarctic research and sustainable living

    Nerilie Abram is living the dream, and trying to ensure it doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Lauren ...

    Nerilie Abram is a scientist, a leader, a mother and a gardener, but above all she is certain — certain that climate ...

    Climate September 6, 2018
  • Heatwaves and hope

    Climate scientist Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick knows more than most about the scorching summers of t...

    When I call Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick early one morning, our conversation naturally starts with the weather. For Perk...

    Climate August 7, 2018
  • A century of climate change in 35 seconds

    This video shows how the world has heated up since 1900

    We know that the climate is changing and temperatures have gradually been creeping up. But when a change happens so s...

    Climate August 4, 2017
  • Rapid, drastic warming pinned on small increases in carbon dioxide

    In the past small changes in carbon dioxide levels have driven disproportionately large changes i...

    New research shows how incremental changes in carbon dioxide levels have in the past caused big temperature changes i...

    Climate June 21, 2017
  • Human activity prods major weather events

    Human culpability in floods and droughts appears more certain, according to new research. Amy Mid...

    Human activity has contributed to increasing severe weather events. Busa Photography/Getty Images Human-induced clim...

    Climate March 29, 2017
  • Puzzles posed by a chilly northern winter

    Climate scientists are divided about what caused the massive winter snow storms in the US. Belind...

    A massive snowfall in February almost blocks access to this home in Kittery, Maine. – Derek Davis/Portland Press He...

    Climate March 23, 2015