Comparison of Lyell Glacier in 1866 (A) and in 2018 (B). Image A: View from Meins Knob by Julius Haast. 1867. Full citation: (published 1867, painted in 1866): ‘Report on the headwaters of the River Rakaia, with twenty illustrations, a map, and three appendixes. Christchurch, 1867 Haast, Johann Franz Julius […]

MIT’s Asegun Henry on tackling five “grand thermal challenges” to stem the global warming tide: “Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change.” Credit: Portrait photo courtesy of MIT MechE “Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change,” says MIT […]

Even if the climate cools, study finds, glaciers will continue to shrink. Nearly 40 years of satellite data from Greenland shows that glaciers on the island have shrunk so much that even if global warming were to stop today, the ice sheet would continue shrinking. The finding, published today, Aug. […]

Coastal elevation in California. Coastal zones, which are defined to be those with elevations less than 10 m, are shown in red. Segments of the coast with elevations higher than 10 m are colored by a yellow gradient. Credit: USGS NED A majority of the world population lives on low […]

A blazing sunset lights up the evening sky. Credit: NOAA Four years of research confidently narrows range of 1.5°C-4.5°C down to 2.3°C-3.9°C. The most advanced and comprehensive analysis of climate sensitivity yet undertaken has revealed with more confidence than ever before how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to carbon dioxide. […]

Steven Fons. Credit: Calle Schonning Ph.D. student Steven Fons’ Arctic research adventure, complicated by COVID-19. For Steven Fons, returning home to D.C. in June was like coming back from another planet. “It was totally surreal. The grass and the trees were greener than I remembered,” recalled Fons, an atmospheric and oceanic […]

Chiquihuite Cave in Mexico. Devlin A. Gandy, Author provided Humans lived in what is now Mexico up to 33,000 years ago and may have settled the Americas by travelling along the Pacific coast, according to two studies by myself and colleagues published today. It has been commonly believed that the first […]