The planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct. But what might be even more troubling for humans, plants and animals is the speed of the change. Stanford climate scientists warn that the likely rate of change over the next century will be at least 10 times quicker than any climate shift in the past 65 million years.
As the world starts feeling the effects of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide and consequent global temperature rise, researchers are looking for a Plan B to mitigate climate change.
Most species at greatest risk from climate change are not currently conservation priorities, according to an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) study that has introduced a pioneering method to assess the vulnerability of species to climate change.
US residents who believe in the scientific consensus on global warming are more likely to support government action to curb emissions, regardless of whether they are Republican or Democrat.
In a recent survey of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents conducted by the Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) at George Mason University, a majority of respondents (62 percent) said they feel America should take steps to address climate change.
The majority of coral reefs could be experiencing mass bleaching events by 2045, says an international team of scientists.
Want to help save the planet? Turn that PC off, sit back and put your feet up, says Washington thinktank the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
Climate change is threatening the health and safety of US coastal communities, according to a report.
Americans should brace themselves for earlier and more severe flu seasons, say scientists, thanks to the effects of climate change.
A hundred and fifty years after his death, Henry Thoreau has helped demostrate the effects of global warming on plant life in the US.
Last year was the ninth warmest since 1880, say NASA scientists, and the warmest recorded by far for the continental US.
Black carbon - soot to you and me - turns out to be causing twice as much global warming as previously thought.
A new method for predicting future sea levels that mathematically pools expert predictions is being used by climate scientists.
New data from taken from coral records suggests that future El Nino events will be 'unpredictable'.
Erratic changes in the East African climate around two million years ago may have been the driving force behind human evolution, say researchers at Penn State and Rutgers University.
The western part of Antarctica is warming three times faster than the average global temperature increase.
As if hurricanes and heat waves weren't enough, a new study indicates that climate change can cause volcanic eruptions too.
The US East Coast is set for a big rise in heat waves and storms, a study using the world's fastest supercomputer has shown.
New research suggests arctic hurricanes should be included in climate models.
The UN climate change talks in Doha have ended with a commitment from developed countries that they'll help pay for the costs of climate change for poorer nations.