Jul 22, 2014

World breaks monthly heat record twice in a row

The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month’s average global temperature was 16.2 Celsius, which is 0.72 degrees higher ...

World still warming: climate report

Jul 18, 2014

World still warming: climate report

The world is getting warmer as greenhouse gases reach historic highs and Arctic sea ice melts, making 2013 one of the hottest years on record, international scientists said Thursday. The annual State of the Climate report 2013 is a review of scientific data and ...

Grim climate forecast expected

Mar 29, 2014

Grim climate forecast expected

by Hiroshi Hiyama

International scientists on Tuesday kicked off a weeklong meeting in Japan that is set to deliver dark predictions on the impact of climate change, warning of severe floods and droughts that could spark conflict and wreck economies. Their report, set to be released on ...

Study warns of sudden climate change woes

Jan 4, 2014

Study warns of sudden climate change woes

by Seth Borenstein

Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth’s environment are more worrisome than climate change’s bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the U.S. government concluded last month. The 200-page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming problems that can occur ...

Extreme heat waves likely to be the new normal

Aug 15, 2013

Extreme heat waves likely to be the new normal

Climate change will trigger harsher and more frequent heat waves in the next 30 years regardless of the amount of Earth-warming carbon dioxide we emit, a study said Thursday. But targets adopted today for curbing greenhouse gas emissions will determine whether the pattern stabilizes ...

Europe floods raise warming fears

| Jun 7, 2013

Europe floods raise warming fears

Less than three months after being battered by snow and ice, Central Europe now finds itself fighting floods — and some scientists are pointing the finger at human interference with the climate system. Leading the charge is the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ...

Mar 29, 2013

Climate change, harsh winters tied

Millions of people in northern Europe are still battling snow and ice, wondering why they are being punished with bitter cold when — officially — spring has arrived and Earth is in the grip of global warming. Yet some scientists, eyeing the fourth year ...