Sea levels are rising much faster than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) projections predict - 60 percent faster, in fact.
The Indian monsoon - on which more than a billion people depend for food crops - could fail frequently and catastrophically over the next 200 years as a result of global warming.
The total mass of all life on Earth is about one third less than thought, a new analysis has indicated.
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.