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Global warming may be far worse than thought, cloud analysis suggests

Climate change projections have vastly underestimated the role that clouds play, meaning future warming could be far worse than is currently projected, according to new research.<p>Researchers said that a doubling of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere compared with pre-industrial times could …

Climate Change

Polar bears at risk of dying off if global warming not reversed: report

Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.<p>"The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a draft …

Global Warming

NASA: Global warming now changing how Earth wobbles

Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study says, highlighting what one expert said is the "large" impact humans have on the planet.<p>According to the study published on Friday in the journal Science Advances, melting ice sheets - especially in Greenland - …

Global Warming

Clouds Aren't Helping Stop Global Warming as Much as We Thought, Study Says

The reflective power of clouds may be less effective at counteracting global warming than previously thought, according to new research.<p>Scientists …

Climate Change

The World Bank has a multibillion-dollar plan to help poor countries fight global warming

The bank released a 59-page climate action plan Thursday designed to help less developed nations meet global warming goals they set last December in Paris.<p>The private-sector arm of the international financial organization plans to increase its $2.3 billion-a-year spending on fighting climate change …

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Sea Level

The bodies of these shorebirds are actually shrinking, and global warming is the cause

For red knot shorebirds that nest in the Arctic and fly across the globe every year, timing is everything — a matter of life and death.<p>They nest in the coldest place in the world, feeding bugs to chicks to nourish them for a marathon flight to the tropics when winter approaches. Historically, their …

Global Warming

When it comes to global warming, clouds may not be as helpful as we thought

To some, clouds resemble bunnies. To others, they can look like squished flowers. When scientists used NASA data to peer into clouds, what they saw …

Global warming could wipe out one of the world's most famous natural landmarks

A study released on Thursday examined 27 years of temperature data along the world's biggest reef. It found that corals were able to cope with gains in water temperatures when the heat built up step-by-step, rather than abruptly.<p>In three-quarters of 372 cases studied along the reef, water …

Climate Change

Study: humans have caused all the global warming since 1950

Global warming attribution studies consistently find humans are responsible for all global warming over the past six decades.<p>A new study published in Climate Dynamics has found that humans are responsible for virtually all of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century. It’s not a novel …

Climate Change

Global warming has made the weather better for most in U.S. -- but don't get used to it, study says

Since Americans first heard the term global warming in the 1970s, the weather has actually improved for most people living in the U.S. But it won't always be that way, according to a new study.<p>Research shows Americans typically — and perhaps unsurprisingly — like warmer winters and dislike hot, …

How Earth itself has dramatically upped the stakes for the Paris climate accord

From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts.<p>From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts.<p>The first three months of 2016 have been the hottest ever recorded, and by a large margin. Greenland’s massive ice sheet melted more …

Global Warming

New evidence shows conservatives are warming up to climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Global warming isn't as divisive in the United States as it used to be.<p>The percentage of conservative Republicans (not just Republicans but <i>conservative</i> Republicans) who believes climate change is happening has jumped 19 percentage points in the last two years, to 47%.<p>That's according to a …

Climate Change

Scientists are figuring out the keys to convincing people about global warming

Understanding the greenhouse effect, the expert consensus, and that humans are causing global warming are gateways to support for climate policies<p>The latest survey data from Yale and George Mason universities underscores the partisan divide on climate science denial – 73% of Americans realize that …

Climate Change

Global Warming Can Reportedly Cause Earthquakes And Volcanoes, So You’re Welcome

Bill McGuire is a professor of geophysical and climate hazards at University College London, and he’s here to tell you that Climate Change not only wreaks havoc with our weather patterns, but that it can move tectonic plates too. That’s right — more earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis for us!<p><i>Quartz</i> …

Climate Change

Climate change: Flooding caused by global warming to put one billion people at risk by 2060, charity warns

More than a billion people will be at risk from flooding caused by climate change in just a few decades' time, a leading charity has warned.<p>Christian …

Climate Change

Global warming worsens with record temps, widespread coral bleaching

Six months after 195 nations vowed tougher action to curb global warming, the problem has only grown worse, with higher accumulations of greenhouse gas emissions, record worldwide temperatures and widespread coral bleaching from hotter ocean waters.<p>On top of that, a new United Nations report …

Climate Change

Global warming will hit poorer countries hardest, research finds

Tropical regions likely to suffer biggest increase in hot days and extreme weather because of climate change, say scientists<p>New evidence that poorer countries will suffer the worst effects of climate change has shown that the number of hot days in tropical developing countries is likely to increase …

Climate Change

When should we worry about climate change?

Other warning signs - such as the 1 degree warming point reached last year - did at least spur nations to agree at the Paris Climate Summit that …

Climate Change

Climate Change This Week: Sobering Suicides, Battery Breakthrough, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Forests Protect The BUB: Bizarre, Useful and Beautiful</b> biodiversity that sustains all of us, besides storing carbon -- and hooded Indian grasshoppers.<i>Credit Kaushik GM at flickr</i><p><b>OO India Is Set To Spend Over $6 Billion On Restoring</b> …

Climate

No human alive has seen 7 months this hot before

<i>This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p><i>N.B. If this article sounds familiar,</i> …

Global Warming

Celebrate Caturday at Brooklyn’s new cat café

Why should Brooklyn miss out on all the cat café action? Exactly. Opening this Friday, May 6 is King County's first permanent—excuse us, …

Kittens Star In A Hip Hop Video

Straight out the litter box with swag... And for more gangsta kittens, make sure to see Keanu, now playing in theaters.<p>View this post on Facebook

17 Adorable Kitten Photos To Get You Through A Bad Week

Keep calm, and kitten on.

Funding for Scottish-backed rare cat conservation effort

<b>A project aimed at improving the conservation status of one of the world's rarest and least known wild cats has secured key funding.</b><p>The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is working with the Snow Leopard Trust and Sweden's Nordens Ark Zoo on the Pallas's cat initiative.<p>Pallas's cats are …

Wildlife