New research shows that the Larsen C ice shelf—the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica—experienced an unusual spike in late summer and early autumn surface melting in the years 2015 to 2017.
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Scientists are sailing to remote areas of the Southern Ocean to drill cores from the bottom that they hope will contain clues to past rapid changes in the Antarctic ice, and how it may react to warming climate today.
Biodiversity could suffer as result, and more carbon could be added to the atmosphere.
One morning, a tiny snowman appears, seated on a bench near the corner of 112th Street and Broadway in New York City. Let’s take a picture every time we go by. Maybe we will learn something.
Rainy weather is becoming increasingly common over parts of the Greenland ice sheet, triggering sudden melting events that are eating at the ice and priming the surface for more widespread future melting, says a new study.
Scientists are developing a geologic record of how other planets have influenced the orbit of Earth, and thus its climate, over the last 200 million-plus years.
Measurements of stable isotopes in tree rings may expand the climate information that scientists can get from old trees.
Wallace Broecker, a geochemist who initiated key research into the history of earth’s climate and humans’ influence upon it, died Feb. 18 in New York. He was 87.
Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since modern record keeping began in the 1880s, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A new study shows that some of Yellowstone National Park’s forests may be at a climate tipping point, and could be replaced by grassland by the middle of this century.