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Global warming

Development may reduce heatwave impact

Global warming of 1.5 or 2°C will lead to more intense and frequent extreme heatwave events, a new study suggests. Better socio-economic development can help reduce their impact on society in low development countries.

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.

Deceleration of the Greenland ice sheet caused by 11,000-year-old events

Events that happened 11,000 years ago are still affecting the behaviour of the Greenland ice sheet today, causing it to decelerate.

Climate research using lasers and water pipes

Global warming disturbs the delicate balance of the ocean currents. Petroleum and climate researchers work together to try and understand what is happening beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

Tundra shrubs can speed warming

A rapidly warming climate is boosting the growth of shrubs on the tundra. These absorb more solar heat and intensify global warming.

1.4 billion years old forces are causing climate change today

Scientists have found evidence that the same natural forces that are causing climate changes today made the climate turbulent 1.4 billion years ago.

Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

A new study shows that calcium carbonate in the ice absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere.

Ecosystem clash imminent as Arctic warming continues

Species from the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans will soon start to mix and this could have serious consequences.

Global warming may benefit some farmers

Danish scientists predict that while global warming will lead to drought and flooding across the world, Danish agriculture may well benefit.

Exotic travellers are planet warmers

Nature and experienced-based tours to distant countries take us happily out of our daily routines, but they are also far from good for the environment. The tourist industry should really care about how people reach their destinations – not just how many bath towels they are using.