Study suggests that current national climate commitments could be enough to stabilise global warming within the century. But mitigation action needs to be turbocharged.
Beavers are an important ecosystem engineer in the boreal forest and researchers are demystifying their secrets.
An expert in atmospheric science sheds light on Earth’s energy imbalance and its consequences for humankind.
A free trade agreement between Australia and the United Kingdom has begun – and it failed to put climate change at the forefront.
If greenhouse gas emissions continue at a high rate, breadbaskets of Europe and North America will see a 50% chance of a flash drought each year by the end of this century.
Humans prospered in a stable climate. But conditions are changing. Research out today shows 2 billion people will be pushed out of the habitable zone by 2.7C warming. Why? What does this mean for us?
Meltwater rivers in the European Alps will change as glaciers melt – threatening animals that are vital for alpine ecosystems with habitat loss.
Hot days are getting hotter in north-west Europe – and the region is poorly equipped to cope.
There’s a 98% chance of a record hot year by 2028, and a 66% chance of exceeding the 1.5°C threshold for at least that year, according to the latest World Meteorological Organization update.
Even if the industry could make the shift, there’s not enough land or renewable energy potential on Earth to produce all the sustainable fuels airlines need.
For young people seeking to engage with the world’s most critical challenges, the UN Sustainable Development Goals can serve as an entry point. The arts open up possibilities to take action.
Look for hidden trade-offs, political contributions and what businesses are not telling you.
The impacts of climate change on the terrestrial ecosystems, that comprise interconnected webs of snow, water, plants and animals, can be rapid, complex, and unpredictable.
Carbon capture and storage could keep fossil fuel power plants running under newly proposed federal emissions standards, but it faces high hurdles.
Flood risks are rising, yet communities may spend millions of dollars in federal infrastructure funding on systems that aren’t built to handle them.
Air pollution accounts for many deaths in Africa yearly. However, this may change if people learn to protect themselves and hold their leaders accountable.
Nigeria is expected to experience severe flooding this year. With proper planning and management its impact may not be so devastating.
The rapidly changing climate presents many challenges for the sustainability of forest ecosystems. Assisting the migration of trees is a tool to address these challenges.
Life relies on a fine balance between energy in and energy out. But heating the world 1.2℃ means we’ve trapped an extraordinary amount of extra energy in the Earth system.
Both at home and in schools, food can become a powerful tool to empower young people to take climate action, which can lead to reduced climate anxiety and increased feelings of hope for the future.