Did dinosaurs fart themselves to death?

British scientists have calculated that the amount of methane produced by farting dinosaurs would have affected the planet's atmosphere - and noticeably warmed the climate.

Plants responding to climate change more than thought

Experiments on how plants respond to climate change may have lulled us into a false sense of security by dramatically underestimating the effects.

Eastern US avoiding climate change

Particulate pollution over the eastern United States, dating from the late 20th century, has caused a colder patch where global warming has been held back.

Climate change won't boost plant performance

Plants may thrive in the initial stages of global warming - but not for long. A study from Northern Arizona University shows that any improvements in growth caused by climate change disappear within ten years.

Extreme weather linked to global warming

Climate scientists have in the past been cautious about suggesting that extreme weather can be linked to climate change. But a new report from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) argues just that.

Citadel skyscrapers are ready for the apocalypse

It's 2012, and if you like to entertain end-of-the-world, apocalypse-type scenarios, this could be an interesting year for the human race. 



Millions of American homes at risk of flooding

Nearly four million Americans are at risk of severe flooding by the end of the century as climate change raises sea levels around the country.

Climate change beliefs influenced by recession

Americans are less likely to believe in man-made climate change as economic conditions get tougher, new research shows.

Team solves mystery of 'megafauna' extinctions

The long-ago extinctions of some of the world's largest animals were caused by both human activity and natural climate change, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

Earth's clouds are getting lower

The sky is falling - but it may be good news for the planet. New Zealand scientists say that the Earth's clouds are getting lower, in a mechanism that could help to counter global warming.

Anti-climate science group threatens mass lawsuits

A libertarian thinktank devoted to rubbishing climate change is threatening to sue anybody commenting on certain leaked documents - even where the papers are genuine, it says.

Major storms set to increase

So-called 'storms of the century' like last August's Hurricane Irene could become almost commonplace, thanks to climate change.

Implications unclear as ocean microbe balance changes

As the oceans warm, the microbes and plankton that live in them are set to be affected drastically - but scientists say they have no idea whether the changes will fuel climate change or work to counter it.

Atmospheric geoengineering could make climate worse

One suggested method of countering man-made climate change, injecting sulfate particles into the stratosphere, could carry serious consequences, say scientists.

Are we on track to stop climate change?

Not every problem can be solved by throwing more money at it, but climate change is one of them.

Amazon basin becoming carbon emitter

Deforestation and climate change are having a psofound effect on the Amazon basin, shifting it from a carbon sink to a carbon emitter.

New-found particle could help cool Earth

A long-hypothesized particle which could cool the planet by cleaning up the atmosphere has finally been discovered.

Doomsday Clock ticks a minute closer to midnight

The Doomsday Clock - which represents how close the human race is to destruction - has been moved a minute closer to midnight, thanks to concerns over climate change and international tension.

Climate models may underestimate extinction rates

We may be being grossly complacent about the scale of species extinctions caused by climate change, according to US scientists.

Evolution triggered by climate change

Six distinct waves of mammal species diversity in North America over the last 65 million years were driven primarily by climate change, new research suggests.