'Wet-bulb' temperature records show that deadly thresholds for heat and humidity are arriving faster than anticipated.
During the transitional period between the Pleistocene and Holocene epoch, the Earth's temperature underwent massive change, forcing prehistoric humans in Indonesia to change their diet.
In a rapidly warming world, temperature increases are a challenge to mental well-being. A group of economists quantified the relationship.
Our study explores the factors which cause glacial erosion.
A drying climate and the arrival of people together finished off Australia's megafauna.
Both drought and violence drove many Syrians out of their homes; even if the war ends, the continuing difficulty of farming will make it hard for them to return.
More places around the world are experiencing days with record high temperatures. These prolonged hot spells may have unanticipated impacts on pregnant women, triggering early deliveries.
Australia is heading into a scorching summer, but the factors causing the hot and dry weather are expected to ease later in the season.
What caused the rise and then collapse 2,600 years ago of this vast empire centered on Mesopotamia? Clues from a cave in northern Iraq point to abrupt climate change.
The problems of climate change are not only problems of science and technology. They are also moral, ethical and spiritual problems about how we live our lives.
Climate is the most important driver of the colour and brightness of birds' eggs.
A new film contends that meditation can transform us from individuals in chaos to calm beings - and in turn change the world.
In the face of the climate crisis, a lot of young people are experiencing eco-anxiety – here, a psychotherapist explains how to cope.
Warm summers aren't the only threat to Arctic ice – increasingly intense winter storms are also weakening and reducing ice cover.
Mineral-rich Mongolia is experiencing a mining boom, but its growth is creating distrust and conflict with herder communities.
We've spent years publishing smart, practical research on real climate solutions. Now it's time to put it all into practice.
Publishing the comments of climate change deniers would be journalistically irresponsible. That's why we're redoubling our efforts to weed out misinformation.
The Conversation is committed to delivering responsible, evidence-based journalism that helps readers understand the world’s most pressing issues.
South Africa needs to develop low-cost housing solutions that are inherently comfortable and environmentally sustainable. Green roofs could be part of these solutions.
We're beginning a new phase in our climate coverage, a vital conversation between scientists and politicians.