A new NASA study shows Earth's climate likely will continue to warm during this century on track with previous estimates, despite the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming.
In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea. This ice-free region, or polynya, stayed open for three full winters before it closed.
As scientists forecast the impacts of climate change, one missing piece of the puzzle is what will happen to the carbon in the soil and the microbes that control the fate of this carbon as the planet warms.
A new study estimates that global sea levels will rise about 2.3 meters, or more than seven feet, over the next several thousand years for every degree (Celsius) the planet warms.
A "cold snap" 116 million years ago reportedly triggered a similar marine ecosystem crisis to those witnessed in the past as a result of global warming.
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).
As soil warms from climate change, it releases additional carbon into the atmosphere – but that effect diminishes over the long term, say scientists.
Researchers have uncovered a direct link between global temperatures and body size, leading them to conclude that future climate change could mean species getting smaller.
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).
It's completely counter-intuitive, but it now seems that increased solar activity actually leads to cooling on Earth.