Climate Change Articles
The earth's average temperature rose by 0.8 degrees Celsuis (1.5 degrees F) during the last century.
Scientists have compared their own recent observations of when Massachusetts plants start flowering in spring with the records Henry David Thoreau made 150 years ago.
Global warming has broken down the relationship between Arctic climate patterns and fluctuations in the volume of Arctic ice.
Researchers have traced a sharp decline in survival of caribou calves to climatic warming.
Global warming has recently accelerated the pace of rising sea water.
Although the Atlantic Ocean is rising by only a fraction of an inch each year, scientists warn that the increase is enough to radically change the coastline of the northeastern United States in coming decades.
According to trees and flowers throughout Europe, spring has jumped ahead by one week in just three decades.
Some birds nesting in the central and eastern United States have moved their range over a hundred miles farther north in less than three decades.
Over the course of the 20th century, Europe's weather grew warmer and in many places wetter.
A massive analysis encompassing 50 years of daily weather data collected from around the world concludes that more significantly than the planet becoming warmer, it has become less cold.
The amount of sunlight reaching the earth's surface has declined over the last two centuries, a phenomenon that scientists call "global dimming".
While looking over global weather data for the 20th century, climatologists began noticing a strange pattern.
Fossilized stumps and chunks of logs left jumbled in rubble reveal that glaciers in British Columbia's Coast Mountains have been anything but static and stable over the last thousand years.
The climate in every region of Canada has gotten warmer during the last six decades.
Severe winter storms that leave behind million of dollars in damage have become less common in the United States over the last five decades. But at the same time, individual storms have become more massive and destructive.
The town or city in the continental United States that can lay claim to being the hottest or coldest location hinges on how temperature is calculated.
Europe’s balmy autumn of 2006 broke all historical temperature records and confounded predictions by climate change models.
Drought on the scale of North America's 1930s dust bowl struck 30 times in regions around the globe during the 20th century.
Satellite images show that the north Pacific Ocean has recently become much cloudier, particularly during winter.
Shrubs are transforming the face of Arctic tundra. Alder, willow and dwarf birch have recently moved into areas where they never used to grow.
It appears that climatic warming in boreal forests has pushed many trees beyond the limits of their optimal growing conditions.
Scientists expect the ranges of many North American trees to shrink over the next century if the climate gets as warm as models forecast.
Warming winter weather in southeast Alaska has created a combination of conditions that's eliminating yellow cedar from low-elevation rainforests.
Plants across nearly all of the Northern Hemisphere are responding to global warming by bursting their leaf buds 1.2 days earlier on average each decade.
Red-backed salamanders in eastern North America have responded to warming temperatures by losing their namesake red stripe.
Long after harvesting, new forests keep leaking substantial amounts of carbon, research in northern British Columbia has revealed.
Various combinations of vegetation models and climate-change projections forecast that global warming will place anywhere from 27 to 79% of British Columbia’s 511 provincial parks into a different biome.
Scientists predict that young lodgepole pine planted today in the correct seed planning zone in British Columbia will be poorly suited to that site’s temperatures by 2020.
Subalpine-fir seedlings from high elevations in central British Columbia are less adaptable to warmer temperatures than are seedlings of lodgepole pine or interior spruce.
Unusually warm ocean temperatures in 2005 along with altered current patterns drastically suppressed productivity of marine ecosystems off British Columbia’s south coast.