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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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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.

One quarter of the Arctic is a hotbed for overlooked greenhouse gas

New study shows how thawing Arctic peat releases large quantities of nitrous oxide—an overlooked greenhouse gas that is almost 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

Four big changes in the Arctic and what to do about them

“The Arctic is heading for a train wreck” and the window to confront the worst of these changes is narrowing, say scientists behind a recent report. Here is what we can do.

New report: how the Arctic will look in 30 years

The Arctic climate is entering a new state, say the scientists behind a new pan-Arctic report. But implementing the Paris Climate Agreement in full could stave off some of the biggest changes post 2050.

New study reveals how climate change will overturn nature

A new review shows just how climate change is expected to change the distribution of all animals on planet Earth, and impact on our own livelihoods. It is an all encompassing and thorough review, say scientists.

USA budget: Planned cuts to climate and satellite programs

A new budget "blueprint" released in the USA seeks to cut funding to climate and satellite programs. The developments have scientists on both sides of the Atlantic concerned.