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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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The Arctic is getting wetter

In the last few winters, the airport in Longyearbyen in Svalbard was often closed because of rain. One of the major issues climate researchers deal with is how precipitation changes as the temperatures are rising all over the Arctic.

What does the average Norwegian think about climate-related issues?

Using a new method, researchers discovered that so-called climate sceptics are more ambivalent about climate issues than previously assumed.

Is the UN too slow to tackle climate change?

Most government and NGO negotiators want UN-led initiatives to tackle climate change, but support for smaller initiatives is growing.

Icebergs in the North Atlantic caused rain in the tropics

Ancient air bubbles trapped in Antarctic ice since the last Ice Age reveal how the climate was in the past.

International conference brings climate change to Greenland

Climate scientists come together with citizens, industry representatives, and politicians in Greenland to discuss climate change in the Arctic.

Northern nature under stress

High northern latitudes are increasingly exposed to the combination of extreme winter climate and deposition of long-distance dispersed nitrogen pollution. These combined pressures may over time drive changes in plant composition and carbon uptake.

Fjords catch loads of carbon

Organic material is quickly buried at the bottom of fjords round the world.

Climate scientists: Plant woodland when we're draining wetlands

Wetlands can best be exploited as woodland if we intend to drain them anyway.

Climate change is destroying Greenland’s earliest history

Rising temperatures and heat producing bacteria threaten the remains of three major Greenlandic cultures preserved in the permafrost.

Greenland Vikings outlived climate change for centuries

Climate change didn't kill off the thick-skinned Norsemen.