Evolution won't save us from climate change

Animals and plants may not be able to keep pace with climate change by evolving, a UC Davis study suggests.

Climate change could hit your Wifi, report warns

Climate change doesn't just mean a threat to polar bears and penguins - it could damage your precious Wifi signal as well, a UK government report has warned.

Climate change could hit Western US water supply

Climate change is likely to cut water flow in many of the American West's rivers by as much as a fifth, a report from the Interior Department warns. The affected rivers supply water to eight US states.

Climate change damaging ancient treasures

Climate change is destroying important archaeological remains that have been frozen for thousands of years, a study has shown.

Navy 'underprepared' for climate change

Climate change could have major implications for the US Navy, a report from the National Research Council has warned.

'Global warming' vs. 'climate change': terminology matters

Do you believe in global warming? How about climate change? A new study has shown that words matter, with more Americans saying they believe in the phenomenon when it's referred to as climate change.

More big snowstorms on the way as world's climate warms

Massive snowstorms like those that hit the US and Europe last winter are likely to become more frequent, says the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), thanks to global warming.

Analysis: Forum for the Future proposes a "Planned-opolis"

The United Kingdom-based think tank Forum for the Future has proposed some interesting views of city life in the future. Their recent animated video depicting a "Planned-opolis" flew under the world’s technology and science radars at the end of last year.

Climate change to continue for at least a thousand years

Even under the best-case scenarios, rising CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere will cause unstoppable effects to the climate for at least the next 1,000 years, say Canadian researchers.

Business leaders demand action on climate change

Hundreds of business leaders from around the world yesterday released a demand for "an ambitious, robust and equitable global deal on climate change".

Climate change made ocean circulation switch direction

The circulation of water in the Atlantic Ocean reversed its direction less than 20,000 years ago, a study has found.

Arctic warming heralds colder US winters, warns NOAA

The Arctic is contuing to warm at an unprecented rate - and the changes are likely to be permanent, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Cars worse than planes for global temperatures

Driving a car helps hike global temperatures in the long run more than making the same long-distance journey by air, the American Chemical Society says.

Americans hazy on climate change, says report

Most Americans have a very poor understanding of climate change, according to Yale University researchers, who grade 52 percent as deserving an 'F' on the subject.

Slowing population growth could have big effect on emissions

A new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and other bodies aims to quantify the effects of population growth on carbon dioxide emissions, and concludes that it could make a big difference.

Ocean seeding wouldn't halt climate change, says team

Seeding the oceans with iron to combat global warming might be ineffective as well as risky, it seems.

Copenhagen climate accord won't do the job, say scientists

The Copenhagen Accord is so full of holes that even if countries stick to their targets there could still be a 4.2-degree rise in temperature by 2100, says a new report.

Women and socialists understand science better

Women have a better understanding of science than men, and are more likely to heed the expert view that man-made global warming is taking place.

'Dry water' could help prevent global warming

It sounds like a contradiction in terms, but British scientists have developed 'dry water', and say it could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide.

Geoengineering won't halt sea level rise

Tackling sea level rises though geoengineering won't work, and would impose enormous risks on future generations, according to an international research team.