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Climate change helped kill off super-sized Ice Age animals in Australia

Image Credit: Flickr/Ken and Nyetta During the last Ice Age, Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea formed a single landmass, called Sahul. It was a strange...

Short-lived greenhouse gases cause centuries of sea-level rise

Researchers report that warming from short-lived compounds -- greenhouse gases such as methane, chlorofluorocarbons, or hydrofluorocarbons, that linger in the atmosphere for just a...

Antarctic Ice Sheet study reveals 8,000-year record of climate change

Iceberg in the Weddell Sea. Credit: Mike WeberAn international team of researchers has found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet plays a major role in...

Climate change is already causing widespread local extinction in plant and...

Local extinctions are almost twice as common in tropical species than temperate species.Image Credit: Flickr/Mariya Chorna Extinctions related to climate change have already happened in...

2016 is set to break even the temperature records of 2015

Global temperatures showing the change from pre-industrial times. The global temperatures for January to September 2016 were approximately 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels and 0.88°C...

The global climate 2011-2015: Hottest five-year period on record

Global five-year average temperature anomalies (relative to 1961--1990) for 2011-- 2015.Credit: The analysis uses HadCRUT4 analysis produced by the Met Office Hadley Centre in...

See How Arctic Sea Ice Is Losing Its Bulwark Against Warming...

Compare the extension of older sea ice in the Arctic in September 1984 and September 2016. The older ice is thicker and more resistant...

Latest ocean warming review reveals extent of impacts on nature and...

Credit: © arttmiss / Flickr Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on fish stocks...

Effect of summer melt on Greenland ice sheet

The image above, taken during a high-priority flight that IceBridge carried on Aug. 29, shows Helheim Glacier, with its characteristic wishbone-shaped channels, as seen...

Global warming’s next surprise: Saltier beaches

Researchers have developed models that show that increases in temperature associated with global warming will not only make inland locations more salty, but would...

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