Arctic facing record ozone loss

Ozone levels over the Arctic have been plummeting in recent days, and look to be heading for a record loss.

'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.

Canadians more likely than Americans to believe in global warming

A new survey - the first explicitly to compare US and Canadian attitudes to climate change - has found that Canadians are vastly more likely to believe in global warming.

Al Gore pontificates about Snowmageddon

Al "ManBearPig" Gore has taken time out from his busy jet-setting schedule to pontificate about the heavy winter storms pummeling the East Coast. 

Now Al Gore is defending the Internet

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is calling on the public - yes, you - to "defend the Internet" from greedy corporate interests and clueless shills.

 Ahem. 

Loss of reflectivity accelerates global warming

A new 30-year analysis has found that the northern hemisphere's loss of reflectivity due to snow and sea ice decline is more than double current estimates.

Is CES causing global warming?

The arrogant PR hacks working for the over-hyped Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas are claiming that "the world's coolest tradeshow is also the greenest."

North Atlantic ocean currents changed in the 1970s

An examination of deep sea corals has revealed drastic changes to ocean currents in the western North Atlantic since the 1970s.

2010: a good year for creationists

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is warning that creationists are increasingly attacking the science curriculum to get their sweet but bonkers ideas accepted as fact in schools.

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.

Sulphuric acid could cut global warming

It's so obvious, it's a wonder nobody thought of it before: releasing vast quantities of sulphuric acid into the atmosphere to save - yes, save - the planet.

Climate change 'undeniable', says government report

The last decade has been the warmest on record, and there's now conclusive evidence that the world is getting hotter, according to a major study from the NOAA.

Climate change could cause mass Mexican immigration

Rednecks may have to choose between their love of SUVs and their hatred of Mexicans, if predictions from Princeton University linking climate change and immigration turn out to be true.

Pictures show Everest's vanishing glaciers

The Asia Society has released pictures showing the dramatic shrinking of Mount Everest's glaciers since George Mallory photographed them nearly 90 years ago.

US should prepare for many more heatwaves, says government-funded report

Heat waves like the one now roasting the Eastern Seaboard are likely to become commonplace over the next 30 years, say scientists at Stanford University - even if global temperatures rise by only one degree Celcius.   

Carbon sequestration could be ticking time bomb, says scientist

Carbon capture and storage could be as risky and hard to manage as the storage of nuclear waste, according to a Danish scientist.

Ridge, not global warming, causing major glacier to melt

In a discovery likely to fan the flames of climate change debate, a team has concluded that the thinning ice on one of Antarctica's major glaciers is not caused by global warming.

Americans start to care again about global warming

US concern over global warming is starting to rise again - good timing, perhaps, as the US Senate prepares to vote this week on whether to block the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

World is at its warmest since records began, NASA warns

The global temperature over the last 12 months has been the highest on record, according to the latest NASA figures.