Where Has All the Ice Gone?


Emily E. Adams

As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches).

China and Australia top list of 'carbon bomb' projects


Oliver Milman

China and Australia top a global list of planned oil, gas and coal projects that will act as "carbon bombs" and push the planet towards catastrophic climate change, a Greenpeace report warned on Tuesday.

How High Could the Tide Go?


Justin Gillis

BREDASDORP, South Africa — A scruffy crew of scientists barreled down a dirt road, their two-car caravan kicking up dust. After searching all day for ancient beaches miles inland from the modern shoreline, they were about to give up.

China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show


Adam Vaughan

China now burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined.

The country's appetite for the carbon-intensive fuel rose by 9% in 2011, to 3.8bn tonnes, meaning it now accounts for 47% of worldwide coal consumption.

Global Impacts - Irreversible Changes

Submitted by ninaoyen1 on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:13

Weather extremes are already affecting lives around the world, damaging crops and coastlines and putting water security at risk.

Climate change will have increasingly severe consequences as extreme heat becomes more frequent, water resources become less reliable, diseases move into new ranges, and sea levels rise. 

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