Heavy rain forecasts mean that communities already flood-hit in the south and Wales will see little respite from the bad weather. After dealing with more than four weeks of flooding these winter floods have been the worst in Britain in over 20 years.
The Greenland ice sheet is likely to be more vulnerable to global warming than previously thought.
A new study by scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, shows that the temperature threshold for melting the ice sheet completely is in the range of 0.8 to 3.2 degree Celsius global warming, with a best estimate for 1.6 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
The future of Canadian outdoor ice hockey – a sport synonymous with the country’s culture – is being threatened by anthropogenic climate change, new research suggests.
How many of us can actually say we’ve seen a polar bear? And I don’t mean by simply watching TV documentaries or looking at posters of them. I’m going to take a wild guess and say not many of us have been lucky enough to say we have.
That, of course, hasn’t stopped campaigners of climate change from using the polar bear image which has become synonymous with the debate on climate change as the melting arctic sea ice continues to threaten its survival.
Poor Sir David Attenborough. It’s not easy being the voice that warns people of the dangers that global warming represents to us, particularly when every word you utter is frowned upon and criticised by climate sceptics. Nor is it easy to simply remain silent when those same critics claim you lack objectivity.
A calm exterior he may have, but Attenborough has refused to stay quiet and instead has hit back at prominent climate sceptic and former chancellor Nigel Lawson after he claimed that the BBC Frozen Planet natural history series, which Attenborough presented, lacked objectivity. Instead, he said the series promoted alarmism about climate change.