Climate & Climate Change

Mount Pinatubo's caldera on June 22, 1991
August 10, 2016
Greenhouse gases are already having an accelerating effect on sea level rise, but the impact has so far been masked by the cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.
Image of Antarctic sea ice in 2014
July 04, 2016
The recent trend of increasing Antarctic sea ice extent — seemingly at odds with climate model projections — can largely be explained by a natural climate fluctuation.
Capping at 2 degrees: photo of entrance to COP21, Paris climate conference
June 27, 2016
A new study finds that, even if all the countries follow through on their Paris Agreement commitments, steeper emissions cuts would be necessary after 2030 to stay below 2 degrees of warming.
climate modeling 101: four maps show increases in climate model grid resolution
June 20, 2016
A new open-access book demystifies climate modeling without using a single equation.
Climate change is lengthening days: Photo of a sunset
June 15, 2016
Melting ice sheets and glaciers are slightly slowing Earth's rotation.
Future summers will break heat records - photo: a hot sun
June 13, 2016
In 50 years, summers across most of the globe could regularly be hotter than any summer experienced so far by people alive today. Reducing carbon emissions could cut the risk.
Population and future fire: photo of fire burning across a grassland
May 23, 2016
The future pattern of population growth, not climate change, is likely to be the dominant factor in determining whether the amount of land burned by fires increases or decreases globally this century.

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