Global warming could stave off next ice age for 100,000 years

Global warming is likely to disrupt a natural cycle of ice ages and contribute to delaying the onset of the next big freeze until about 100,000 years from now, scientists said on Wednesday. In the past million years, the world has had about 10 ice ages before swinging back to …

Stand with Chileans! Demand Protection for Chile’s Glaciers

Chile is home to 82% of the glaciers in South America. These glaciers constitute one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world. They are also vital to the preservation of vulnerable local ecosystems and biodiversity, particularly in times of drought. In a warming planet, protecting all glaciers is essential. …

Climate change: Cereal harvests across the world ‘fall by 10% in 50 years’

Impact of droughts and heatwaves stronger in recent decades, especially in developed countries. Extreme weather has affected global cereal production. Droughts and heatwaves have reduced cereal harvests by an average of about 10% globally over the past half century, and their impact has become stronger in recent decades especially in developed …

Fresh Climate Data Confirms 2015 Is Unlike Any Other Year in Human History

Over the past few days, a bevy of climate data has come together to tell a familiar yet shocking story: Humans have profoundly altered the planet’s life-support system, with 2015. increasingly likely to be an exclamation point on recent trends. On Monday, scientists at Britain’s national weather service, the Met …