Most are aware that bleaching events in tropical corals can cause short-term impacts and devastate reefs. Now, though, scientists have found that there are longer-term effects.
When it comes to global warming, we may be dealing with tanning oil rather than a blanket. Scientists have taken a closer look at what happens to the planet under climate change and have found that instead of slow warming, we may be dealing with something a bit more complicated.
It turns out that this past summer may have experienced the highest ocean temperatures ever recorded. Scientists have announced that the summer saw the highest global mean sea surface temperatures to date.
Scientists may have discovered a new mechanism that could be a huge contributor when it comes to warming in the Arctic.
While other parts of the world's oceans have warmed, it turns out that the cold abyss may have escaped that particular fate. Scientists have found that the Earth's deep ocean has not warmed measurably since 2005.
After using satellite observations and a suite of climate models, scientists have discovered that ocean temperatures may be rising far higher than expected.
Scientists have announced that it may threaten nearly half of the bird species in the continental United States and Canada; that's a staggering 314 North American bird species that include the bald eagle, common loon, Baltimore oriole and the brown pelican.
The average temperature of Earth has barely risen over the past 16 years. So if global warming is still occurring, why does it seem like it's taking a break? Scientists may have the answer and have also announced that warming will continue again soon.
It turns out that even small fluctuations can trigger an abrupt climate change. Scientists have discovered that small changes in the sizes of ice sheets during the last ice age were enough to set off a warming event.
We're all aware that global warming can impact species negatively. Now, though, scientists have taken a closer look at how a changing climate might affect invasive species.
As our planet warms, it's changing the weather systems across the globe. Now, scientists have found that a rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean has turbocharged the Pacific Equatorial trade winds.