Nobel Prize laureate and climate advocate Al Gore said Tuesday that prompt action is necessary to prevent the potentially irreversible melting of the planet's ice. The former US vice president co-chaired a conference devoted to melting ice in the town of Tromso in northern … [Read more...] about Melting ice could accelerate global warming, says Gore
During a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Democratic senators challenged president-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over his ties to the energy industry and his past comments on global warming, which he has called a hoax. During … [Read more...] about Trump pick for EPA admits global warming is not a hoax
Climate change may soon transform oceans teeming with complex life into simple ecosystems that can no longer support the billions of people relying on them as a primary source of food, according to a new study . Unabated warming and ocean acidification will devastate numbers of … [Read more...] about Global warming may cause ocean species collapse
With wisps of morning fog drifting across the surface of the Irrsee, ecologist Harald Ficker lowers a thermometer into the deep blue water to measure the Earth's global warming fever. Since the 1970s, the water has warmed about 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) - twice … [Read more...] about Can we save our lakes from global warming?
Near the end of Austria's record-hot 2015 summer, the forests above the Danube near Linz were sapped out. Dry beech and oak leaves crackled at lower elevations, where the trees baked for weeks under a dome of dry desert air. Daily highs topped 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees … [Read more...] about Global warming is increasing forest fire risk in the Alps