New study challenges many climate scientists’ expectations that plants will make much of the world wetter in the future.
Climate Science Archives - State of the Planet
Dozens of Earth Institute staff and students took part in New York City’s Climate Strike march.
Researchers warn that world leaders are being misled by economic assessments of future climate-change impacts.
In a coastal cave off Spain, scientists have found evidence showing that more than 3 million years ago, when temperatures were similar to those projected for the end of this century, sea levels were as much as 16 meters higher than they are now.
Longer Summer Stretches of Drought, Extreme Heat and Flooding Expected in a Warming World, Study Says
The changes could affect health, agriculture and ecosystems, the study suggests.
In the Southeastern United States, the increasing amount of rain during hurricane season is coming not from hurricanes but from non-tropical storms created by weather fronts, new research finds.
Climate scientists often invoke the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age as natural worldwide climate swings predating human influences. They may not have worked the way we think.
Millions of years ago, vegetation across much of the world underwent a transformation as grasses with a new way of doing photosynthesis displaced previously dominant plants, shrubs and trees. A new study examines what got these plants started, and why they spread so far and wide.
A new study combs through the factors that can promote wildfires in California, and concludes that in many cases, warming climate is the decisive driver.
Between 2016 and 2018, the Center for Climate and Life awarded $2.1 million to 10 leading scientists who are bringing a fresh perspective to one of the most pressing issues of our times.