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Global Warming

Droughts are threatening global wetlands: Study

In a major study, researchers have shown how droughts are threatening the health of wetlands globally.

Droughts are threatening global wetlands: Study

The Arctic: Key things to know

The Arctic, with its extreme climate and immense oil and gas resources, is also threatened by global warming.

Map comparing the extent of summer Arctic sea ice this year with the average between the years 1980 to 2010.

Arctic odyssey ends, bringing home tales of alarming ice loss

Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be no grand fanfare when the German Alfred Wegener Institute's Polarstern ship docks.

Chart showing the measured extent and the average extent of the Arctic sea ice in September, 1981-2010 in million km2

Warming oceans more 'stable' and that's bad, scientists warn

Global warming is making the oceans more stable, increasing surface temperatures and reducing the carbon they can absorb, according to research published Monday by climate scientists who warned that ...

Graphic outlining the environmental degredation of the oceans caused by human activity. Global warming is making the oceans more stable, increasing surface temperatures and reducing the carbon they can absorb, according to research published 28 September 2020.

Arctic sea ice shrinks to second lowest on record

Warming in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent in four decades, scientists announced Monday, yet another sign of how climate change is rapidly ...

Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship navigates through floating ice in the Arctic Ocean, 15 September 2020.

A Nobel for Thunberg?

"There is a relationship between environmental damage and our increasing problem with pandemics and I wonder whether the Nobel Peace Prize Committee might want to highlight that," he told Reuters.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg walks along the quayside to board an electric powered rib, before travelling to board the Malizia II IMOCA class sailing yacht off the coast of Plymouth, southwest England, on 14 August 2019.

Emissions could add 38cm to sea level rise by 2100

If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica's melting ice sheets could together contribute more than 38 centimetre of global sea level rise by 2100, says a NASA-led study.

Emissions could add 38cm to sea level rise by 2100

Arctic sea ice lows mark a new polar climate regime

At the edge of the ice blanketing part of the Arctic Ocean, the ice on Monday looked sickly. Where thick sheets of ice once sat atop the water, now a layer of soft, spongey slush slid and bobbed atop ...

Floating ice is seen during the expedition of the The Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship at the Arctic Ocean, 14 September  2020.

'Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change'

With some of the deadliest storms in recent history churning through the Bay of Bengal before slamming into India or Bangladesh.

People play in the water on the record heat wave, amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Santa Monica, California, US, 6 September 2020.

South Pole warmed three times the global rate in last 30 years

So fast, in fact, that Kyle Clem and other climate researchers began to worry and wonder whether human-driven climate change was playing a bigger role than expected in Antarctica.

South Pole warmed three times the global rate in last 30 years
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