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Norwegians won’t stop flying, even though they know it’s bad for the planet

Flying is one of the last things that Norwegians want to give up. Should we require people to cut their air travel by one flight a year? One researcher says that won’t work, and that the only solution is electric airplanes.

New study estimates the carbon footprints of 13,000 cities

Many see cities as the new front lines of the climate change fight. Identifying the mayors and city councils in cities with the biggest carbon footprints, and the most power to make big changes, could mobilize a wave of reinforcements.

Greenland’s recent temperature drop does not disprove global warming

Unfortunately, the planet is still getting warmer.

Statistics yield better results from climate models

Nordic researchers are creating more realistic forecasts of Earth’s future climate by collaborating with statisticians. Now they’re encouraging other climate researchers to do the same.

Mud from the Greenlandic seabed reveals a hidden past

Sea ice and bedrock shape key for glacier stability.

How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Ineffective marine protection rules leave the environment unable to recover when disaster strikes.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.

What makes the climate change? Part two

Dig deeper into the geological past to learn more about the large swings in climate throughout the Earth’s history.

Glaciers are vital for Greenland’s fisheries

But as the glaciers retreat on land, this could all change.

Bacteria thrive on methane deep beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet

For the first time, scientists have direct observations of methane-eating bacteria in a subglacial lake in Antarctica. The study also provides evidence of increased methane production below the ice sheet.