The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases the first chapter of its new report on global warming. The findings …
Diseases like the potato blight have ruined harvests in the past — and still haunt farmers today. Research suggests climate change will spread those pests and pathogens
Using radar and radio, researchers uncovered a previously unknown canyon that runs down the middle of the frozen continent of Greenland. It could play a role in the dispersion of melting water from the ice sheet.
As we emit more carbon dioxide, the oceans will become more acidic. That will be bad for sealife—but it may also speed the rate of global warming
Cities like Shanghai and Seoul are enduring a brutal heat wave. But climate change will make this year’s summer feel like nothing in the decades to come
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
The unusually powerful tornado that killed more than 30 people in Oklahoma naturally raises worries that climate change could be bringing stronger storms. But the science doesn’t yet support that.
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.