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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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Marine bacteria are the climate’s wild card

How much carbon dioxide will the ocean be able to absorb in the future? A new study of marine bacteria brings us closer to the answer.

Ancient crops are the future for our dinner plate

VIDEO: New research project aims to revolutionise the way we eat.

Greenland Ice Sheet has already caused nearly five metres sea-level rise

New calculations show the true extent of ice melt from the Greenland ice sheet over the past 23,000 years.

When will the Arctic be ice free?

Sea ice is declining rapidly and the prospect of an ice-free Arctic is drawing ever closer. But when will it happen? We cut through the headlines to bring you the facts.

Earth set for large-scale wildlife reshuffle

Totally new climate regimes have already emerged this century and further changes are likely to cause new species assemblages to appear throughout the world, shows new study.

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2016

OPINION: Scientists from the Danish Meteorological Institute give the Greenland ice sheet its annual health report.

Seaweed plays a surprisingly large role in global climate

Scientists urge for greater protection of kelp forests as a new study shows that they remove more carbon from the atmosphere than previously thought.

Elephant seals help scientists study climate change

Data collected by elephant seals reveal key chemical changes in the sea around Antarctica that drive ocean circulation and climate.

Human-induced global warming began 180 years ago

An international team of scientists have detected a warming signal in some parts of the globe from as early as the 1830s.

Pumping CO2 into volcanic rock transforms it into limestone in record time

The greenhouse gas was pumped into basalt rock and turned into limestone in just two years.