What spurs people to save the planet? Stories or facts?

With climate change looming, what must people hear to convince them to change their ways to stop harming the environment? A new study finds...

Human land-use and climate change will have significant impact on animal genetic diversity

Researchers have made the first ever global assessment map of how future climate and land-use change impacts genetic diversity in mammals. The researchers hope...

Policy decisions will affect coastal communities’ risk more than climate change

Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding...

How to talk to people about climate change

New research may offer some insight, examining biases towards climate information and offering tools to overcome these and communicate climate change more effectively.

Changes in ocean chemistry show how sea level affects global carbon cycle

A new analysis of strontium isotopes in marine sediments has enabled scientists to reconstruct fluctuations in ocean chemistry related to changing climate conditions over...

Weed invaders are getting faster

Biologists are studying weeds to better understand (among other things) how they might respond to climate change. Research shows that most invasive plants are...

Sea level rise up to four times global average for coastal communities

New research shows that coastal populations are experiencing relative sea-level rise up to four times faster than the global average. The study is the...

Gender assumptions harm progress on climate adaption and resilience

Outdated assumptions around gender continue to hinder effective and fair policy making and action for climate mitigation and adaptation: women are innately caring and...

High end of climate sensitivity in new climate models seen as less plausible

Researchers found that the latest generation of high-sensitivity climate models do not provide a plausible scenario of Earth's future climate. These models project that...

Some open ocean waters teeming with an abundance of life

Since Charles Darwin's day, the abundance of life on coral reefs has been puzzling, given that most oceanic surface waters in the tropics are...

Latest news

Popular Articles

Berlin plans a new network of bike superhighways.

Twenty years ago, Berlin’s network of sidewalk paths marked it out as one of Europe’s best places to ride a bike. But as the...

Guest post: Deciphering the rise and fall of Antarctic sea ice extent

The sharp decline in Arctic sea ice over recent decades has become one of the most enduring images of the Earth’s warming climate. Yet,...

Canada's climate change policies keep its Paris commitments out of reach.

Canada probably will fail to meet its international commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under even the best-case scenario, according to a new report...

Vacancy: Science writer at Carbon Brief

An exciting opportunity to become Carbon Brief’s new science writer, helping us to analyse and report climate change and society’s response to it. Do you...

Canary in the kelp forest: Sea creature dissolves in today’s warming, acidic waters

The one-two punch of warming waters and ocean acidification is predisposing some marine animals to dissolving quickly under conditions already occurring off the Northern...