New NASA study offers first direct proof that the ozone hole is recovering thanks to the Montreal Protocol treaty and the international ban on CFCs. In the 1980s, the discovery of the “ozone hole” was all over the news and represented the first real global climate change challenge. […]
Wonder what our planet would look like without oceans? Then this animation by NASA will blow your mind.
The idea of modifying Earth’s atmosphere to cool the planet, once seen as too risky to seriously consider, is attracting new money and attention. Investors watch out! As the effects of climate change become more devastating, prominent research institutions and government agencies are focusing new money and attention on […]
Many parts of the Earth’s climate system have been destabilised by warming, from ice sheets and ocean currents to the Amazon rainforest – and scientists believe that if one collapses others could follow The warning signs are flashing red. The California wildfires were surely made worse by the impacts of […]
Using aircraft data, scientists have been able to understand the bigger picture on ozone levels. Their new research shows that the pollution levels in the lower part of the Earth’s atmosphere have increased over the last two decades. Called tropospheric ozone, this greenhouse gas and air pollutant can […]
A heat wave pulsating through the Arctic helped push Alaska to its warmest month ever recorded in July, with the state’s vast coastline left completely barren of sea ice. Alaska’s average temperature in July was a record 58.1 degrees F (14.5 degrees C), nearly 1 degree F above […]
The annual melting of ice on Antarctica happens faster than ever before. The pace is about six times higher than forty years ago. This is causing an ever-increasing increase in sea level, scientists warn Monday. The melting of the ice on Antarctica was responsible for an increase of […]