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Global Warming Report Warns the World is “Ill-Prepared” Global Warming Report Warns the World is “Ill-Prepared”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week issued its Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of climate change around the world. The new report states that the effects of climate change are already occurring throughout the world. The …

2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest 2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest

Though much of the U.S. is currently experiencing cold temperatures and snow, it turns out that the previous year has easily made it into the top 10 warmest years since 1880. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) today released …

More El Niño Heat Waves Expected in the Future More El Niño Heat Waves Expected in the Future

As high temperatures continue to scorch much of Australia this week, researchers are warning that particularly harsh summers could become more normal in the future. A new study published this week in Nature Climate Change predicts that hot El Niño- …

Man Seeks Asylum in New Zealand As a Climate Refugee Man Seeks Asylum in New Zealand As a Climate Refugee

A citizen of tiny island nation Kiribati, who is now facing deportation from New Zealand, is seeking asylum as a “climate refugee,” as global warming is severely affecting his native soil. The 37-year-old and his wife emigrated to Middle Earth …

Climate Change Blamed on Humans in New IPCC Report Climate Change Blamed on Humans in New IPCC Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a new report on the Earth’s climate today, stating that humanity’s influence on the warming climate “is clear. The panel, an organization set up by world governments to assess the science and risks …

Climate Data Can Predict Crop Failure, Shows Study Climate Data Can Predict Crop Failure, Shows Study

Farming can often be a volatile business, but NASA researchers this week published a new study showing that climate data could help predict crop failures months in advance. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, linked temperature and …

2012 the Ninth Warmest Year on Record, Says NASA 2012 the Ninth Warmest Year on Record, Says NASA

NASA announced this week that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880, the earliest date to which global temperatures can be tracked. 2005 and 2010 rank as the hottest years on record, while all 10 of the warmest years …

Study Shows Ice Loss at Both Poles Increasing Study Shows Ice Loss at Both Poles Increasing

A new study by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) is showing that the melting rate for ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica has increased over the past two decades. All together, the ice sheets are losing over three …

NASA ‘Earth Now’ iOS App Shows Earth’s Resplendent Climate Data NASA ‘Earth Now’ iOS App Shows Earth’s Resplendent Climate Data

Morbidly curious to see a global map of carbon monoxide around the earth? Just in time to satisfy that curiosity, NASA has released a new iOS app, Earth Now, that provides visualizations of such types of global climate data. Essentially, …

World’s Oldest Living Organism Discovered Just In Time For Us To Kill It World’s Oldest Living Organism Discovered Just In Time For Us To Kill It

What’s green, about 5 feet tall, and wet all over? If you guessed an overgrown leprechaun after losing a water balloon fight, then go to the back of the class. The answer is actually the oldest living organism on Earth, …