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Living with climate change: You can make a difference

With climate change, individual behaviour does matter. Here's how to influence the future through how you travel, where you get your electricity and what you eat. »
24 June 2017, 19:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Living with climate change: How to cope in a warmer world

Feeding and housing a growing human population when seas are rising and extreme weather hits will be hard – but manageable if we take the right decisions now. »
23 June 2017, 18:41 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Living with climate change: What’s the worst that can happen?

If Earth reaches dangerous tipping points like the Antarctic glaciers melting, we'll have to engineer our way out of the crisis. It's difficult to gauge how far we are from either of those things. »
21 June 2017, 23:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Billion-dollar dams are making water shortages, not solving them

Dams are mitigating climate change impacts for certain populations, but the overall effect of such interventions may be increased drought. »
15 June 2017, 19:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Governments sued over climate change, with banks and firms next

Almost 900 climate change cases have now been filed in 24 countries, and the Paris climate agreement could provide a further boost to litigation efforts. »
27 May 2017, 00:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Rising seas could double the number of severe coastal floods

An increase in sea level of between just 5 and 10 centimetres could make devastating weather events come every 25 years rather than every 50 years. »
19 May 2017, 07:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Narwhals could help us measure melting glaciers underwater

A project off Greenland will tag whales with sensors to measure sea temperatures and ice melt in hard-to-reach places, improving predictions of sea-level rise. »
18 May 2017, 19:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

We are on track to pass 1.5°C warming in less than 10 years

Business as usual would cause the planet to warm above the aspirational 1.5°C limit agreed at the UN Paris meeting as early as 2026. »
12 May 2017, 15:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Snowball Earth melting led to freshwater ocean 2 kilometres deep

A freshwater layer up to 2 kilometres deep floated on our planet’s oceans for some 50,000 years after the end of an extreme ice age. »
10 May 2017, 20:11 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Warming drives Alaskan glacier to its lowest point in 900 years

The Columbia glacier was tipped into rapid retreat by human-caused climate warming of less than 2°C, so many more glaciers might be doomed. »
1 April 2017, 06:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Shock mass coral die-off in Asia sounds alarm for world’s reefs

An unexpected coral bleaching event in the South China Sea shows that reefs can heat up substantially more than the surrounding ocean. »
23 March 2017, 18:00 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Quarter of California’s snowpack loss is from human-made warming

California’s reservoirs depend on the gradual melting of winter snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains, but the snowpack is dwindling and may not return. »
22 March 2017, 17:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Weather and climate extremes continue to set new records

Last year was bad, but 2017 is shaping to follow suit as carbon levels, temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, says the World Meteorological Organisation. »
21 March 2017, 04:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Trump’s assault on climate science will not make America great

Gutting the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency will leave the US more vulnerable to climate change. »
13 March 2017, 17:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

EPA boss says carbon dioxide not primary cause of climate change

The statement from Scott Pruitt, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, contradicts all the scientific evidence. »
9 March 2017, 21:00 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

The EU’s renewable energy policy is making global warming worse

Independent report concludes the massive subsidies for wood energy are increasing greenhouse emissions, and are a waste of public money. »
23 February 2017, 11:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Alarm as climate sceptic named head of US environment agency

Scientists within the EPA say work continues as usual for now, but they worry about potential changes when Scott Pruitt – a climate change sceptic – takes charge. »
20 February 2017, 15:50 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

More people now believe human-made climate change is happening

The proportion of people in the UK who accept climate change is happening and is largely human-made has risen from 57 per cent three years ago to 64 per cent now. »
14 February 2017, 05:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Trump ditched Obama’s climate and water policies on first day

White House signals intention to cancel Obama’s Climate Action Plan and expand oil and gas exploration. »
23 January 2017, 21:50 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Resisting Trump: How scientists can fight a climate witch-hunt

Climate scientists could find themselves facing an internal witch-hunt. But there are several things they can do to fight back, as individuals and as groups. »
18 January 2017, 18:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email