A scientist monitoring solar activity at the North Pole.
To help humanity change its carbon course, we climate scientists must shed conservatism, refocus our research, and rethink what level of existential risk we're willing to offer world leaders.
Penny Whetton, right, addressing a March for Science rally. Her death last month shocked and saddened colleagues.
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Penny Whetton made the lives of those around her richer, more interesting and more human. Her death leaves a massive void.
Justin Trudeau speaks to Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg in Montreal on Sept. 27, 2019.
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With her climate strike, Greta Thunberg has upended climate politics and posed the key question of who are the real radicals in current discussions.
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Rising sea levels, unstable weather, and a much smaller carbon budget.
The IPCC is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Every word of the 40-page summary document has to be agreed by representatives of 195 governments.
Solving the world’s climate problems will require many kinds of brain power.
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Climate change isn't just a technical challenge – it also involves ethics, social justice and cultural values. Insights from literature, philosophy and other humanities can produce better solutions.
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Here's what we already do – and don't – know about the link to climate change.
Celebrations after setting up the world’s highest weather station during National Geographic and.
Rolex’s 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mt. Everest.
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A climate scientist goes to work – at 8,500 metres.
New South Wales, which was 100% drought-declared in August 2018, is already suffering climate impacts.
Ten years ago, politicians such as Tony Abbott would routinely voice disdain for climate science. Now, while the policy debate remains fierce, the battleground has shifted to economics and jobs.
There’s a difference between not believing and denying the science on climate change.
Calling all people who don't agree with climate science "deniers" is neither accurate nor helpful.
Climate scientist Mark Maslin talks to his 13-year old daughter about why she's going to a climate strike.
The research vessel must dodge dangerous icebergs as it drills for sediment core samples.
A paleooceanographer describes her ninth sea expedition, this time retrieving cylindrical 'cores' of the sediment and rock that's as much as two miles down at the ocean floor.
How can we design projects, such as tunnels, to last decades yet still account for the uncertain effects of climate change?
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Climate change science was driven by curiosity in the past. Now climate researchers need to focus on managing the risk of global warming's ill effects.
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New and stronger evidence confirms global warming will mean more intense and frequent floods, heatwaves and droughts.
Firefighters tackle a large blaze on Saddleworth Moor near Manchester, England, February 2019.
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Wildfires broke out across the British Isles during a recent heatwave. But the burning question of the link to climate change does not have an easy answer.
If citizens think they’ll personally and financially benefit from a carbon tax, maybe politicians would take action.
Millions of people worldwide are either indifferent to a carbon tax or opposed. If citizens were motivated by potential carbon dividends, maybe politicians would finally take action on climate change.
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New research addresses two questions about the supposed 'pause' in warming.
The ocean absorbs about 90 percent of the excess heat produced as climate change warms the earth.
According to a new study, the oceans have absorbed more heat from climate change than previously thought. This could mean the Earth will warm even faster in the future than scientists have predicted.
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Limiting human-induced warming will be tough, given where we start from.
The scientific drilling ship JOIDES Resolution arrives in Honolulu after successful sea trials and testing of scientific and drilling equipment.
The ocean floor holds unique information about Earth's history. Scientific ocean drilling, which started 50 years ago, has yielded insights into climate change, geohazards and the key conditions for life.