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Climate Change

It's real. It's us. It's serious. So what now?

The Earth is getting warmer, and scientists are shouting from the rooftops to tell us that time is running out to prevent the worst effects this century. But behind the headlines, how much of the science do you really know and understand?

Do you really know about all of the mechanisms that make the climate change? Or why the overwhelming majority of climate scientists around the world agree that our greenhouse gases are changing the climate today?

What challenges does industry face here and now? What might our world look like in 2050 when we wake up and draw the curtains in the morning?

Realistically, what are our chances of achieving the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to below two degrees? And what happens if we do not?

In this series, ScienceNordic and our partners at ForskerZonen—meaning "Researcher Zone" in Danish, part of our Danish sister site, Videnskab.dk—attempt to answer these questions and more as part of our special theme on climate change, brought to you from scientists in the Nordic countries.

Bookmark this page to stay up to date with the theme and all of our articles on climate, here at ScienceNordic.

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More extreme warm days in a warmer climate

Global warming means more warm extreme weather conditions, according to an analysis of more than 140 years of air temperature data from Denmark.

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.

Climate Change theme on ScienceNordic

It’s real, it’s us, it’s serious. So what now?

What makes the climate change? Part one

Explore the processes behind climate change today and in our recent past.

Volcanic eruptions hastened the end of the last ice age

... by punching a hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica.

Predicting the next big flood in Greenland

A new study shows precisely how surface melt on the Greenland ice sheet is transferred into the rivers that drain the vast inland ice. Scientists are ready to implement an early warning flood system.

Climate change will make us sweat more and work less

Rising temperatures due to climate change will make us lazier and decrease productivity. It will hit GDP hard, say scientists.

Is Syria really a 'climate war'? We examined the links between drought, migration and conflict

OPINION: Putting too much emphasis on the climate overlooks the role of political and socio-economic factors in determining a community’s vulnerability to environmental stress.

Rising sea temperatures will hit fisheries and communities in poor countries the hardest

Fisheries and communities in poor countries will be made worse off by climate change, whether looking long-term or short-term and irrespective of how much climate actually changes, shows new research.

DNA analyses reveal secrets about the Pacific oyster

Is oyster larvae drift across the Skagerrak the cause of wild oysters great increase? New DNA analyses provide insight into the origin of the first wild Norwegian sea oyster populations.