Learn about the critical impact global warming is having on our planet and why it's important for us act now
- Melting Ice & Rising Seas Show All
Almost half of the world’s sandy beaches will have retreated significantly by the end of the century as a result of climate-driven coastal flooding and human interference, according to new research.
Why Boiling Methane in Arctic Seas Should Scare the Crap out of us: New Data Shows the Numbers Are Rising
Recently scientists in the Arctic sea measured high methane in the air along with prolific underwater methane bubbles rising from the mud under the water.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has said that if greenhouse emissions are not reduced, sea levels could rise 8.2 feet from 2000 levels by 2100, The Guardian reported.
Global warming and rising seas are increasing the amount of tidal flooding on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Flood levels are different from city to city, but the trends are similar.
Scientists' warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the US coastline are no longer theoretical.
Sea-level rise, a problem exacerbated by greenhouse gas emissions, could disrupt the lives of more than 13 million people in the United States, three times the most current estimates.
Sea levels are rising due to melting ice and thermal expansion related to global warming. This trend may have consequences for life on Earth.
Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities.
CNN's Clarissa Ward visits Greenland to learn about how quickly the ice sheet is melting and the effect it has on the planet.
- Droughts & Wildfires Show All
Two weeks ago, after freak lightning strikes torched Northern California but before the inferno of Labor Day weekend had begun, a friend called to talk, like you do when the world is turning to crap and nothing is stable or makes sense. In the past six months she’d fled New York for rural West Marin (due to the pandemic), and West Marin for San Francisco (due to smoke). Now she was planning to leave San Francisco for Los Angeles, as the gross air had descended here. We joked, as I’d joked with every friend this summer, that we should all just drop out and start a commune on a lake in Maine. “Every commune needs lesbians!” she said. “I’ll be our lesbian! California is going to become unlivable!”
How to live in an ecosystem that is primed to burn?
Because of drought and rising temperatures, wildfires in the West will grow so large and regular they could reshape entire forests.
Scientists think that global warming may already be influencing fire seasons.
As global temperatures rise, wildfires are getting more frequent and intense.
In the face of the climate disaster it helped create, the Australian government has given us only lies and denial.
Report advises Australia to maintain drought preparations, even in times of normal rainfall
Global warming caused by human emissions has most likely intensified the drought in California by 15 to 20 percent, scientists said.
Scientists say they have detected the fingerprint of human-driven global warming on patterns of drought and moisture across the world as far back as 1900.
- Extreme Weather & Temperatures Show All
At the site of a Bangladeshi town lost to devastating storms, locals make do by scavenging what remains.
Scientists say extreme weather events are getting worse as emissions rise and the planet warms.
With recent hurricanes like hurricane Michael and hurricane Florence, climate change seems to be definitely affecting our weather systems.
One of the most concerning aspects of climate change is that it is expected to make extreme weather more frequent and intense.
It’s been a hectic end to summer, meteorologically speaking. Back-to-back hurricanes raked Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. A Labor Day heat wave broke temperature records in San Francisco and strained California’s electricity grid. Wildfires continue to rage in the Pacific Northwest.
2°C: BEYOND THE LIMIT
Even regions of the U.S. where extreme heat and humidity have been rare should expect significant increases in the number of hot days by mid-century.
Climate change makes heat waves more frequent