Thwaites Glacier’s ice shelf appears to be splintering, and scientists fear it could give way in the next few years. A polar scientist takes us on a tour under the ice to explain the forces at work.
If fossil fuel burning stopped, emerging research suggests air temperatures could level off sooner than expected. But that doesn’t mean the damage stops.
Simply providing passive information is not enough. Governments must find better ways to deliver important messages about natural hazards.
A new analysis, using 15 years of autonomous underwater measurements and simulations from the latest global climate models, refined our estimate of future ocean warming and sea level rise.
As weather becomes more extreme, the value of coastal wetlands is increasing.
The IPCC report has laid out some alarming sea level projections for the future. But the relationship between sea level rise and real-world risk is complex.
Five climate-sensitive infectious diseases exist in the Torres Strait. Traditional Owners are calling on the UN for action.
New research shows how fibre-optic cables can monitor the hidden structure of glaciers, teaching us about past and future ice flow.
Cultures worldwide are awash with tales of great floods. What can they tell us about the reality of a wetter world?
Climate change means more water is evaporating than is flowing in.
In Australia, coastal flooding is expected to be worse along the northern coast in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
The findings point to how Australia’s most important river system might be altered by future sea level rise.
A new study has reported the world will lose almost half of its valuable sandy beaches by 2100 as sea levels rise. But cutting our emissions could keep some intact.
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.
Cyclone Idai hit poor countries the hardest and shows why disaster resilience is a necessity.
A record of sea-level change from 400 million years ago in South Africa, reveals how ecosystems and environments collapsed at the South Pole.
For many world heritage sites, flood risks are increasing. But what about places that don’t have the funds for protection?
While extreme weather conditions represent a considerable challenge globally, some communities have been living with (and adapting to) similar events for centuries.
Research says South Africa’s picture perfect weather conditions are a tourist’s dream.
Comparing the locations of key internet data centers and cable routes with maps of expected sea-level rise suggests it’s time to shore up internet connections in the face of a changing climate.