Climate

Which cities are liveable without air conditioning?

Mapping the world’s cities where you can live comfortably without heating or air conditioning reveals how few boast such ideal climates – and how global warming would further narrow the field

Climate Change

A 1912 Newspaper Article About Coal Has a Prescient Climate Change Warning

Two billion tons of coal was burning back then and it only would go up.<p>A post that reached the top of Reddit on Thursday today offers a glimpse of …

Climate Change

Climate models predict the world will be 'anomalously warm' until 2022

The next four years are going to be anomalously warm – even on top of regular climate change. That’s according to new research my colleague Sybren …

Climate Change

Animal fat on ancient pottery reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory

A bit more than 8000 years ago, the world suddenly cooled, leading to much drier summers for much of the Northern Hemisphere. The impact on early …

Archaeology

Greenhouse-gas levels near milestone: Highest in millions of years

Any day now, the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide sampled from the air wafting above a barren lava field in Hawaii could be above 400 parts per million (ppm), a level not seen since the Pliocene, between 3.2 and 5 million years ago.<p>Carbon dioxide levels were around 280 ppm when …

Climate Change

The next five years will be ‘anomalously warm,’ scientists predict

The past four years have been the four warmest ever recorded — and now, according to a new scientific forecast, the next five will also probably be “anomalously warm,” even beyond what the steady increase in global warming would produce on its own.<p>That could include another record warmest year, …

Climate Change

Global heatwave could last for the next 4 years

The world could be basking in unstoppable sunshine for another four years, according to scientists.<p>New research suggests 2018’s incredible global …

Climate Change

Global heatwave is symptom of early stage cycle of civilisational collapse

<i></i>This summer’s extreme weather has hit home some stark realities. Climate disaster is not slated to happen in some far-flung theoretical future. It’s …

Climate Change

This summer’s extreme heat may just be the start of a super-hot stretch

More than 100 major wildfires are raging across the American West, including the largest blaze in California’s history. Deadly heat waves around the …

Climate Change

Climate studies

Aeolus scientific disciplines - Climate studies<p>Aeolus will investigate the global wind profile<p>Climate studies aim to learn more about the atmosphere …

Climate Change

Al Gore Forced to Walk Back Trump Comments After Seeing State of Environment

The Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, but the damage so far has been less than it initially appeared, …

Al Gore

EPA Doubted Car Fuel-Economy Freeze Would Save Lives as Claimed

The Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department sparred for months over the Trump administration’s plan to ease vehicle efficiency …

Automotive Industry

Extreme temperatures 'especially likely for next four years'

The world is likely to see more extreme temperatures in the coming four years as natural warming reinforces manmade climate change, according to a new global forecasting system.<p>Following a summer of heatwaves and forest fires in the northern hemisphere, the study in the journal Nature …

Climate Change

Exceptionally hot weather predicted until 2022 according to new study

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in the Earth's surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday.<p>The joint effects of climate change and so-called natural variability more than doubles the likelihood of "extreme …

Climate Change

Why Are We Getting Extreme Rainfall This Summer?

<b>Follow CBSPHILLY</b> Facebook Twitter<p><i>PHILADELPHIA</i> <i>(CBS)</i> — The Delaware Valley is again under a risk for localized flooding today as downpours and …

Climate Change

Canada-Saudi rift: The next steps forward for Ottawa

<i>Colin Robertson is vice-president and fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.</i><p>Who would have imagined that a tweet could have sparked such a crisis in Saudi-Canada relations? In this still-developing saga, there is a lesson, questions and a challenge.<p>The lesson is obvious: Diplomacy by …

Human Rights

Extreme temps likely to continue until 2022 - study

Natural changes in the earth's temperature means the world is more likely to see extreme temperatures until 2022.<p>That's according to a new climate …

Climate Change

'It can’t get much hotter ... can it?' How heat became a national US problem

Heat now kills more Americans than floods, hurricanes or other natural disasters – but cities are facing it almost entirely alone<p>On yet another day of roasting heat in Phoenix, elderly and homeless people scurry between shards of shade in search of respite at the Marcos De Niza Senior Center. Along …

Climate Change

A.I. Researchers Have an Ingenious New Plan to Save Coral Reefs

It also involves scuba diving with 360-degree cameras, which sounds fun.<p>Climate change has been bleaching coral reefs, decimating the local marine …

Science

Phytoplankton Is Affecting Earth's Climate in the Ocean's 'Twilight Zone'

NASA scientists are venturing into the ocean's "twilight zone" to explore how phytoplankton are affecting Earth's climate.<p>Phytoplankton are …

Exports

More hot years ahead, study says

While an extreme heat wave sweeps the globe this summer, a forecast by researchers brings little hope for cooling in the near future. There's a high …

Climate Change

Global temperatures likely to be ‘abnormally high’ for at least four years, climate scientists warn

Sizzling heatwaves are likely to be a feature of the global climate for at least the next four years, say scientists.<p>Researchers found that both …

Global Warming

How the Antarctic is helping combat climate change

In Expedition Antarctic, CNN's Arwa Damon and Brice Laine spent nearly a month on an ice-breaking vessel to explore the harsh but fragile beauty of the Antarctic, where researchers are finding it to be a vital buffer to climate change.

World News

“Hothouse Earth” Co-Author: The Problem Is Neoliberal Economics

By shifting to a “wartime footing” to drive a rapid shift toward renewable energy and electrification, humanity can still avoid the apocalyptic …

Climate Change

Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'

<b>The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.</b><p>Researchers have developed a mathematical model to predict how average global surface air temperatures will vary over the next few years.<p>The results suggest that the period from 2018 to 2022 could see an increased likelihood …

Climate Change

Big Oil is spinning the New York Times’ historic climate article as a PR win. It isn’t.

Turns out, fossil fuel interests love “Losing Earth.” The New York Times Magazine’s massive climate change article from earlier this month has …

Environment

Scorching Summers Melt Away America's Growth

Global warming could come with dire consequences for the U.S. economy.<p>June 2018 was the third-warmest on average across the contiguous forty-eight …

Environment

A Map of Freshwater

Freshwater is found in lakes, rivers, soil, snow, groundwater and ice, and is one of the most essential of Earth's resources, for drinking water and …

Sea Level

'No, Secretary Zinke. Record-Breaking Wildfires in California Have Everything to Do with Climate Change'

People who actual understand science, and also care about planet's future, accuse Interior Secretary of "either being willfully ignorant or purposely …

Forests

Abnormal Heat For Next Four Years, New Model Predicts

From California to Switzerland and south to Australia, a global rash of heat waves have scorched our planet in recent weeks, exacerbating drought and …

Climate Change