Antarctic CO2 Hits 400ppm for the First Time in 4m Years

We’re officially living in a new world. Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution, setting a new high year after year. There’s a notable new entry to the record books. The last station on Earth without a 400 parts per million (ppm) reading has …

Alaska Continues to Bake, on Track For Hottest Year

Alaska just can’t seem to shake the fever it has been running. This spring was easily the hottest the state has ever recorded and it contributed to a year-to-date temperature that is more than 10°F (5.5°C) above average, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Lower 48, …

CO2 Turned into Stone in Iceland in Climate Change Breakthrough

Carbon dioxide has been pumped underground and turned rapidly into stone, demonstrating a radical new way to tackle climate change. The unique project promises a cheaper and more secure way of burying CO2 from fossil fuel burning underground, where it cannot warm the planet. Such carbon capture and storage (CCS) …

Arctic Could Become Ice-Free

Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University predicts we could see ‘an area of less than one million square kilometres for September of this year’. The Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice this year or next for the first time in more than 100,000 years, a leading …

Australia Records Warmest Autumn Ever

The mean temperature between March and May was 23.86C but winter could be cooler than normal as El Niño wanes. After officially sweltering through the warmest autumn on record, Australians can expect a return to normal chilly weather this winter. The mean temperature between March and the end of May …

World Could Warm 8 Degrees Celsius If All Fosil Fuel Reserves Burned

As nations meet in Bonn, Germany this week to hash out how to achieve the 2-degree Celsius goal they set in Paris, new research is providing policymakers a glimpse of what would happen if the world does nothing to curb climate change. What if nations chose instead to burn through …