Evidence in Earth’s natural archives, from tree rings to seafloor sediments, points to one trend. Some climate models suggest another.
Scientists used satellites to map tens of thousands of glacial landforms in Antarctica’s highest mountains.
As water dripped in a remote cave, it left behind evidence of every monsoon season for a millennium. Scientists say it holds a warning for a country about to become the most populous on Earth.
Yes, dinosaurs really did survive in snow – we simulated the Cretaceous climate to prove it.
Spoiler: lots more floods.
What climate changes in the distant past can tell us about the near future.
Australia’s alpine region warmed for about 600 years. What makes this climate change particularly interesting is that it bears striking similarity to today.
These giant predators are helping solve the mystery of Earth’s cooling shift some 50 million years ago.
Scientists studied charcoal layers in the sediment of lake beds across the Rockies to track fires over time. They found increasing fire activity as the climate warmed.
People were drawn to Ga-Mohana for many reasons. Surface water was likely among them.
Scientists have uncovered evidence of a global paleopocalyspe.
Extreme shrinkage of summer sea ice is just the latest evidence of rapid Arctic warming – and what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay there.
These findings are in stark contrast with the original worldview that suggested the entire globe was at a maximum glaciated state around 20 000 years ago.
Cold-water plankton is being replaced by warm-water species.
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.
Scientists have reconstructed the monsoon over 145m years – and found it predates the Himalayas.
Why did Earth’s climate rapidly cool 12,800 years ago? Evidence is mounting that a comet or asteroid collision is to blame, with new support coming from the bottom of a South Carolina lake.
The clearest picture yet of the past 2,000 years of global temperatures has shown warming in the last 50-odd years is unprecedented in the last two millennia.
A series of new studies sheds light on the population crash and extinction of the giant birds, lemurs and more that roamed the island until around A.D. 700-1000.
The Indian summer monsoon rainfall affects the lives of over a billion people. By looking at how prehistoric climate changes affected it, scientists can contribute to its future prediction.