People really do behave worse in hot weather—and whole nations do too
The South Pole has been the stable one in the climate change era—relatively speaking. But a pair of studies about Antarctica’s past and its present point towards a very different future.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a study suggests that conservation can protect potential storm victims
Southern California depends on the mountain snowpack for part of its water — and that snow is about to get less reliable
A doctored TIME magazine cover warns of a coming ice age. But the reality remains that the world is warming, thanks chiefly to human action
When humans cause species to go extinct, the effects ripple throughout the surrounding ecosystem
Human civilization didn’t exist the last time that carbon levels in the atmosphere were as high as they are now. As a new study shows, temperatures were much higher—and the Arctic was largely ice free.
From Las Vegas to Arctic glaciers, navigate through time and space as you explore changes to Earth’s surface over the last three decades
Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 are set to pass 400 ppm, far faster than scientists would have predicted. That shows how difficult it’s been to reduce carbon emissions—and points the way towards dangerous warming in the future
Last year was the hottest ever for the continental U.S. — and it wasn’t even close. Just in case you needed more evidence that the climate really is changing