Global warming

China's coastal sea levels hit record highs in 2016, spelling disaster

China's coastal sea levels hit record highs in 2016, spelling disaster

The report by China`s State Oceanic Administration showed that average coastal sea levels in 2016 were up 38 millimetres compared to the previous year, and saw record-breaking highs in the months of April, September, November and December. 

Mar 23, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
World Meteorological Day: Understanding clouds that play a pivotal role in weather forecasts, warnings

World Meteorological Day: Understanding clouds that play a pivotal role in weather forecasts, warnings

The theme for this year's World Meteorological Day is 'understanding clouds', which highlights the enourmous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.

Mar 23, 2017, 10:28 AM IST
Extreme weather continues in 2017, pushing world into 'uncharted territory': Report

Extreme weather continues in 2017, pushing world into 'uncharted territory': Report

While the year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017, pushing the world into "truly uncharted territory", said the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 

Mar 21, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
New research suggests global warming could make us shorter

New research suggests global warming could make us shorter

A new research suggests that global warming could make us shorter over time. 

Mar 17, 2017, 21:22 PM IST
February 2017 was 2nd warmest February since modern record-keeping began: NASA

February 2017 was 2nd warmest February since modern record-keeping began: NASA

February 2017's temperature was 0.20 degrees Celsius cooler than February 2016.

Mar 16, 2017, 11:17 AM IST
Halting global warming only way to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Halting global warming only way to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Climate change is the single greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef, said co-author professor Morgan Pratchett, from Queensland's James Cook University.

Mar 16, 2017, 10:48 AM IST
Climate change or us? Humans at fault for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss!

Climate change or us? Humans at fault for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss!

Understanding all causes of the sea ice retreat is crucial for accurately projecting the rate of future loss, and trying to slow it.

Mar 14, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
Great Barrier Reef suffers severe coral bleaching for second year in a row

Great Barrier Reef suffers severe coral bleaching for second year in a row

On Thursday, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) carried out the first survey for 2017 over the area between Cairns and Townsville in Queensland state.

Mar 10, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
One of Earth's biggest mass extinctions the result of ice age, not global warming!

One of Earth's biggest mass extinctions the result of ice age, not global warming!

It is the first time that the various stages of a mass extinction have been accurately understood and that scientists have been able to assess the major role played by volcanic explosions in these climate processes.

Mar 07, 2017, 20:13 PM IST
Global warming: Arctic sea ice may vanish this century despite climate action, warn scientists

Global warming: Arctic sea ice may vanish this century despite climate action, warn scientists

The 2 degrees Celsius target may be insufficient to prevent an ice-free Arctic, James Screen and Daniel Williamson of Exeter University in Britain wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change after a statistical review of ice projections.

Mar 07, 2017, 09:52 AM IST
Changing flight routes may reduce climate impact, says study

Changing flight routes may reduce climate impact, says study

The study by researchers at by University of Reading in the UK shows airlines could make a large positive impact on climate change by altering flight routes to avoid areas where emissions have the largest impact.

Mar 05, 2017, 16:07 PM IST
Antarctica warming up; clocks highest temperatures on record, says UN report

Antarctica warming up; clocks highest temperatures on record, says UN report

Getting a better grip on how global warming might impact the world's largest ice mass is of more than academic interest.

Mar 01, 2017, 21:11 PM IST
Global warming: IMD predicts 'above normal' temperature this summer, northwest region to be worst affected

Global warming: IMD predicts 'above normal' temperature this summer, northwest region to be worst affected

In its summer forecast for the season (March to May), the India Meteorological Department has predicted 'above normal' temperature across the country - at least up to June - even as January was recorded as the eighth warmest in 116 years.

Mar 01, 2017, 09:14 AM IST
Arctic is already witnessing spring – thanks to climate change!

Arctic is already witnessing spring – thanks to climate change!

The study covers 12 years of observations at a West Greenland field site near Russell Glacier, a dynamic front protruding from the massive inland ice sheet that covers most of the island.

Feb 24, 2017, 17:23 PM IST
Science and research in US 'under threat', say scientists protesting in Boston

Science and research in US 'under threat', say scientists protesting in Boston

The protesters gathered in Boston's Copley Square on Sunday.

Feb 20, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
A small effort of ours can reduce global warming – Read

A small effort of ours can reduce global warming – Read

The study simulated the effects of painting roofs white to reflect incoming solar rays and found that it could help cool cities and reduce the effects of global warming.

Feb 17, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
Climate change winning? Scientists confirm receding Antarctic sea ice has hit record low!

Climate change winning? Scientists confirm receding Antarctic sea ice has hit record low!

The sea ice is likely to decrease further as it usually melts to its smallest for the year at the end of February in the summer of southern hemisphere, researchers said.

Feb 16, 2017, 22:52 PM IST
World's oceans lost 2% of oxygen over last 50 years, warn scientists

World's oceans lost 2% of oxygen over last 50 years, warn scientists

The authors said they needed to conduct more research to determine how much of the oxygen loss was due to global warming and how much was related to natural climate cycles.

Feb 16, 2017, 14:22 PM IST
Nature 170 times behind humans in the race to cause climate change, warn researchers!

Nature 170 times behind humans in the race to cause climate change, warn researchers!

They have for the first time come up with a mathematical equation - known as the Anthropocene equation - to describe the impact of human activity on the Earth system.

Feb 13, 2017, 20:22 PM IST
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet looks out at warming signs over  Antarctica’s Larsen ice shelf from ISS!

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet looks out at warming signs over Antarctica’s Larsen ice shelf from ISS!

The massive Antarctic region serves as a measuring unit when it comes to climate change.

Feb 07, 2017, 23:29 PM IST