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Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: the threat of irreparable harm

The term 'global warming' has a reassuring, comfortable sound, writes Jim Hansen. But paleoclimate data shows the reality could be anything but, with …

Former NASA climate director James Hansen and a team of scientists claim a mechanism in the climate could rapidly raise sea levels by metres<p>James Hansen’s name looms large over any history that will likely be written about climate change.<p>Whether you look at the hard science, the perils of political …

Climate Change

Hot Winds Fan Massive, Unprecedented March Wildfire Burning 40 Mile Swath Through Kansas and Oklahoma

It’s likely that we’ve never seen a March wildfire like the beast that just ripped through Kansas and Oklahoma over the past day. But in a world …

Study suggests Earth is heading toward a second catastrophic hot-house event

If you dig deep enough into the Earth's climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get …

The largest continent on Earth is running out of fresh water

In terms landmass and population, Asia dominates the rest of the globe.<p>But at least 1 billion of the continent's estimated 4.4 billion people could be facing extreme fresh water shortages in the near future, according to a study released by MIT researchers in the journal PLOS One.<p>If current trends …

Climate Change

With the ice cover down to 14.52m sq km, scientists now believe the Arctic is locked onto a course of continually shrinking sea ice<p>A record expanse of Arctic sea never froze over this winter and remained open water as a season of freakishly high temperatures produced deep – and likely irreversible …

Global Warming