“A warming Arctic could cost the world trillions of dollars”

“A warming Arctic is shifting from white to dark as sea ice melts and land-covered snow retreats, and that means it can absorb even more of the sun’s heat. Plus, the Arctic’s vast permafrost area is thawing, releasing… Read More

“Sea level rise could threaten California cities and ports by 2040”

“A new U.S. report, using advanced analytic software, says waves and storm surges are gaining momentum from sea level rise and collectively pose a more immediate threat than was previously believed. The result could be serious damage to… Read More

“Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds”

“Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters. A… Read More

“Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming”

“Colorful wooden houses dot the sub-Arctic landscape battered by one of the harshest climates on the planet. But global warming is reshaping the world’s largest island, causing the ice sheet to melt at a faster rate than previously… Read More

“Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam”

“From chronically flooded Midwestern towns to fire-charred California suburbs, from Bangladesh’s sodden delta to low island nations facing rising seas, a long-underplayed strategy for cutting risks related to human-driven climate change is coming to the fore—adaptation. Through 30… Read More

“Climate change research produced reasons for concern and hope in 2018”

“The past year brought multiple extreme events to the US, including devastating wildfires to California and deadly hurricanes on the east coast. These are the types of extreme weather events that a 2018 study by Noah Diffenbaugh, the… Read More

“Related Group’s Jorge Pérez: ‘Sea level rise is something that is going to hit us all’”

“What do a billionaire real estate mogul, a wealth management executive and a Republican congresswoman have in common? Living and working in South Florida, they share concerns about the impacts that a changing climate — and rising seas… Read More

“Russia’s Suez Canal? Ships start plying a less-icy Arctic, thanks to climate change”

“LONDON — Under partly sunny skies and relatively balmy temperatures in the low 50s, the Venta Maersk sailed through the Bering Strait this past week and steered hard to port, beginning a modern-day voyage of discovery that could… Read More

“Climate change event heats up when Harvey victims complain of neglect”

“It seemed a reliably friendly crowd Saturday at a town hall dedicated to climate change effects in flood-prone areas of Houston. More than 100 had packed the community center auditorium east of downtown, many sporting T-shirts with environmental… Read More

“This Seaside Community Is Getting Swallowed by the Ocean”

“SLOWLY BUT SURELY, North Carolina’s Outer Banks are being eaten up by the sea. The 200-mile stretch of islands that sits just off the coast is known for its idyllic beaches and thriving tourism, but scientists say those… Read More